SNAPSHOT : Seattle, WA

Just a stone’s throw from Vancouver, Seattle offers an edgy take on West Coast chic with an unbeatable music scene (and history to boot), tempting restaurants and a legendary underground cocktail culture, making it the perfect weekend trip.

Stay: Hotel 1000 with freestanding tubs, which fill via a futuristic ceiling fountain and cute rubber ducks to join you, paired with a highly personalized level of service – no ask is too much trouble.

Dine: Any Tom Douglas restaurant, the indomitable king of Seattle seafood scene. Or for something a little more casual (and messy) the CrabPot serves up shellfish by the bucket-load with a bib and hammer to match. Oh, and anything from Beecher’s Handmade Cheese in Pike Place Market…

Sip: no, that’s not a shady alley doorway, its Bathtub Gin & Co and the go-to-place to dive headfirst into the city’s incredible cocktail scene.

See: the morning buzz in Pike Place Market, the ornate Chinese Room in the heritage Smith Tower (once the tallest building west of the Mississippi), the incredible Experience Music Project, and Seattle Outlet Malls on the way home!

PS: There’s a three-day sale with Amtrak on right now with round trips from $38.