Walk to the new, free, waterfront Olympic Sculpture Park and picnic on the red mesh chairs placed among the white birch, dogwoods, pea gravel paths and manicured lawns. Take a virtual tour and read more here.
You can't beat Nordstrom Rack for sharp discounts on men's Seven Jeans ($30), Kerastase shampoo ($24), Hanky Panky and Cosabella lingerie ($5), Michael Kors shearling purses (70 per cent off), and Lacoste shoes ($20)and that was just last week. 1601 2nd Ave., 206-448-8522.
The Fairmont Olympic is located right in the heart of the shopping district, and offers a grand lobby, large health club and an oyster bar. The Only One Way summer rate (from May 1, 2007) is $299/night. www.fairmont.com/seattle