Getaway: Kirkland, WA

A couple of weeks ago Tyson and I took a solo trip up to Kirkland, WA for a quick overnight getaway. Tyson is up in Seattle quite a bit for work, so any chance I get, I try to tag along. I love me some Seattle! 

This trip we took was so needed! Between moving houses and my business growing so quickly, everything just feels like a LOT lately. When I start to feel a bit burnt out, I always like to plan a quick getaway. It's my recharge! And staying in Kirkland and at the Woodmark Hotel couldn't have been a better place to do this. 

Where to Eat:

Where to Stay:

Things to do:

-Rent kayaks (free for hotel guests at the Woodmark)
-Rent a boat
-Grab lunch downtown
-Run/walk along the waterfront

Key Travel Notes:

-Boating, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding
-Tons of healthy food options
-Only 20 minutes from downtown Seattle 
-Great shopping close by 
-Good place for kids

We headed up to Seattle on a Monday. I dropped Tyson off at work near downtown and then went straight to a coffee shop to get some work done for a bit. After working for awhile, I decided to head towards the hotel, making a pit stop for lunch in downtown Kirkland. I ate at Homegrown, which was delicious. I'm such a sucker for a good sandwich and this place has their sandwiches down (and gluten free options, which is great).

After grabbing some lunch and getting some more work done, I went to check in at the Woodmark and was greeted by a glass of champagne (yes please!). This hotel is honestly the cutest. I feel like I am the pickiest person when it comes to hotels. I just love a place that has some charm to it, and this place completely did.

So, I enjoyed my champagne, headed to the room and unpacked my things while I waited for Tyson to get back to the hotel after work. Our room was overlooking the water, and can I just say, spend the extra money for the water view!! We even had a small balcony, so we were able to open the doors and hear the water crash on the rocks. I felt so relaxed that I even took a nap (and I don't even know how to nap usually!).

Once Tyson got back, we headed out for a walk around the waterfront of the hotel and grabbed dinner at Le Grand, right next to the hotel. We ordered just about everything off of the menu because my idea of a great vacation, always includes great food. ; )

After dinner, we walked around a bit more, and then headed back to the hotel. We had BIG plans to watch a movie, or go grab more drinks downstairs at the bar, but the reality was that we both fell asleep before 9pm and slept like babies.

So wild, I know...

The next day was spent working out and then on the water. I can't get over how beautiful it is up there in the summertime!

Until next time, Kirkland! We had such a blast!

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