Looks to be a good sports weekend in Seattle upcoming. Whether you are a soccer or baseball fan the city has you covered. The #FACup final is happening this weekend between Arsenal and Aston Villa FC – Official. If you are looking for a good way to to get Saturday started and catch a glimpse of some top quality soccer in the process, tune in at 9:30 am on Saturday to watch the match unfold live at England's Wembley Stadium . For those of you that are a little more adventurous we would recommend making the journey to what is arguably Seattle's best soccer bar, the George and Dragon in Freemont, to witness the game aside passionate fans. A preview to the match can be seen by following this link.
After the game why not explore downtown to take advantage of the beautiful weather we have been having this week and grab a bite to eat. We would recommend somewhere with a patio, Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails would provide a welcome rest. Located on the fifth floor of Seattle's Motif Hotel, Frolik provides stunning views of the Sound, expressive cocktails, and Shuffle Board / Ping Pong for those looking to stay amused.
After Frolik you can slowly make your way through the Central Business District and Pioneer to Safeco field to watch the Seattle Mariners take on the Cleveland Indians with the game scheduled to start at 7:10 pm. On your way to the game be sure to check out the numerous art galleries and shops that are sprinkled throughout the city.
Make sure to rest up after a Mariner's victory because Sunday will give you the opportunity to watch the first place Seattle Sounders FC take on the New York Red Bulls. With the match scheduled to start at 2 pm it might be worth it to stop somewhere for breakfast. Salty's on Alki beach would be great spot for numerous reasons, firstly being the brunch is renowned as one of the best in the city. The second reason is that after the meal, you can just hop on the water taxi right down the street which will take you across Elliot Bay and footsteps from CenturyLink Field. From there the choice is yours, although a lot of people tend to head to pioneer square to march down with Emerald City Supporters which can be a fun and exciting experience. For those that prefer a different option, the area around the Clink has numerous options for everyone's taste. After cheering on the Sounders to victory, simply hop back on the water taxi and head home!