My favorite moment of the last Seattle trip we took was looking over the edge of a pier in Tacoma and spotting three huge, bright orange starfish clinging to the edge of the wooden pilings.
Mercer Island has a fabulous dog park with two beach access points to the water. Waves. Canine friends. Sticks and tennis balls to go retrieve. Our dog was in heaven!
Last time we visited, we stayed at the Hotel Monaco – possibly the most pet friendly boutique hotel I’ve ever visited. No extra charge and they drop off a pet welcome package complete with treats. Parking was a pain in downtown Seattle, but that was the only downside.
The seafood is pretty good there, too. Hmmm… May have to plan a trip back sometime soon.