“My wife and I are planning a trip to the Seattle area next year. We are thinking that the end of June and first week of July would be a good time. We want to avoid any park closures due to late snow.”
Just a short excerpt of timothy’s reply:
“June / July: excellent time to visit, esp. if you’re put off by the though that Seattle is a rainy place. It does rain (less than many other cities, blah blah blah, a gentle soothing mist, blah blah blah ), but seldom in the summer — most summers are about like this one has been, mostly glorious blue skies, sun glinting on water, good weather for biking, picnicking, walking around, admiring flowers.
It’s a good town for food — I think it’s great, in fact! (I’m a fairly low-brow eater — once in a while, I like to get great sushi, though; my favorite place — with great vegan options, if that matters to you — is Mashiko, on California Street in West Seattle. A slight pain to reach from the rest of Seattle, but also the home of the quite nice little in-city Alki Beach.) The Bihn factory is between West Seattle and the downtown, if you’re there one of the days open to the public. If you are an omnivore, I recommend Pho (Vietnamese soup) as being a local favorite — Than Bros. is my favorite, and they have several locations. The “large” bowl is nearly impossible for one human to comfortably finish. Vietnamese coffee is a thing unto itself — sweet, strong, electrifying. Plus, Than Bros. serves you a cream puff as a sort of micro-dessert. “