Sitting atop a massive hill, catch a breath-taking glimpse of the city at Queen Anne. Named after the queen who reigned over Britain between 1702 and 1714, this regal neighborhood is elegant, majestic, and posh. Interestingly however, the eponymous monarch had nothing with this neighborhood. Rather, it gained its name from the “Queen Anne” architectural style popular around the founding of the city. Perfect spot for architecture buffs and the aesthetically inclined, enjoy the opulent view of mansions towering with gables, large windows, wraparound porches, and manicured lawns. If you’re more of an outdoorsy kind of guy or gal, head east to the the calm, turquoise waters of Lake Union Park to row, kayak, or sail. After a sunny afternoon in the watery playground of Seattle, nourish your body with wholesome meals (and a cocktail or two?) from fine dining like Italian at How to Cook a Wolf run by Ethan Stowell or go old-school, 1950’s classy at Canlis?