Travel + Leisure just came out with the 20 Quirkiest Cities in America and guess who made the list? That’s right, WE did. Not only did we make the list, we made top 10; bravo everyone! Coming in at #9, here’s what they said: “In a city where, according to census numbers, dogs outnumber children, your best bet for good vibes may be to follow the four-footed crowd. In the Fremont area—known for its giant stone troll, the regularly decorated Lenin statue, and the nude cyclists who ride during the summer solstice—you’ll also find Norm’s Eatery & Ale House, where dogs are welcome to join you at your inside table. The city also scored well for specialty food shops like the bountiful Pike Place Market—as well as places like Scraps Dog Bakery in South Lake Union, where you can indulge your furry friend with gorgeous baked treats and pup-size Seahawks swag, the latter reflecting the locals’ well-known love of their teams.”
Makes sense. They may have also mentioned that us locals didn’t exactly “light up the survey for being friendly,” but we’re still positive the “Seattle Freeze” is a myth. We just prefer fellow four-footed citizens to people, nothing wrong with that.
Shout out to our fellow weirdos for making our city so fun! See who else landed on Travel + Leisure’s quirky list.