You can't visit Seattle without a stop at the world-famous Pike Place Fish Market, a must-see experience where fish fly high over heads. Watch as its fishmongers throw fish like hot potatoes and poke fun at customers, and buy from its fleet of sustainable salmon, white fish, shellfish and more.
Cap off a day of sightseeing with dinner at Zin, where farm-fresh produce, local wines and homegrown ingredients are the stars of the menu. If there's a long wait for a table, Giada recommends grabbing a seat at the bar and ordering zinfandel-glazed barbecue-beef short ribs with mashed potatoes.
If the breathtaking skyline view doesn't evoke sheer amazement, maybe the menu will. Located on top of the John Hancock Center, The Signature Room at the 95th (floor, that is) radiates art deco luxury with a menu prized for local dishes like the Roasted Amish Chicken atop a bed of creamy grits.
There's no better cure for a hot Texas day than a little Amy's ice cream, especially when the flavor is the famous Mexican Vanilla. Work your way through more than 350 premium ice creams on rotation, as well as frozen yogurt and dairy-free fruit ices. Then fold in a few mix-ins and Crush'ns.
On Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways, host Giada DeLaurentiis visits 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill for the delicious, local foods and Colorado's best microbrews and wine at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa, in Avon, CO.
On Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways, host Giada DeLaurentiis grabs a cup of coffee at The Flying Goat Coffee, brewing coffee in Healdsburg, CA.
You'll find French Riviera Bakery & Cafe deep in the heart of Mexico. Offering a sweet taste of France with its flaky, fresh pastries, this San Jose del Cabo eatery also offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and teatime. Giada arrived early in the morning to get a fresh, buttery chocolate croissant.
During her weekend getaway to Las Vegas at The Venetian, Giada's meal at Thomas Keller's Bouchon resulted in a breakfast as sinful as dessert. Her Croque Madame with buttery brioche and melted Swiss cheese made her swoon, just like diners experiencing Keller's signature dessert, Chocolate Bouchons.
From social events to dinner delivery on your Newport, R.I., harbor tour, McGrath Clambakes specializes in authentic New England clambakes and catering services. Arrange a clambake delivery, complete with lobster, clams, corn and chorizo, as you enjoy a glass of wine on a harbor tour, like Giad.
On a weekend in Martha's Vineyard, Giada De Laurentiis grabs a bite of fresh fish from Menemsha Galley, in Chilmark, MA, and heads for the beach on Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways.
Giada starts her three-day Weekend Getaway in Seattle at a local favorite in the heart of Pike Place Market: Lowell's. It's no wonder, with Lowell's stunning views of Mt. Rainier and use of fresh, local ingredients. Diners swear by the Dungeness Crab Egg Benedict and the Incredible Breakfast Tacos.
Chef-owner Richard Sandoval's Latin-Asian fusion paradise is meant to be shared. Artfully blended, innovative dishes roll out of his test kitchen and onto small plates you'll want to pass around the table. There's always something new to try, like a starter of XO Edamame tossed in chiles.
Giada thought the perfect ending to her weekend getaway in Santa Fe would be taking a hike at the mountain trails of The Bishop's Lodge. This resort also features two restaurants: the award-winning Las Fuentes Restaurant and Bar as well as the poolside Sunflower Bar & Grill.
Giada says Tia Sophia’s breakfast burrito makes for “the perfect hearty breakfast.” Soft tortillas are stuffed with bacon and hash browns, smothered in melted cheese and served with a poached egg on top. For added kick, order the Christmas version that comes with extra-spicy red and green chiles.
Grab your fishing poles! For a fun family activity, learn to fly-fish on the Snake River with one of Four Seasons' seasoned guides. Full-day lessons come with a gourmet picnic, wine included, and all half-day lessons feature a gourmet snack selection. Giada caught a trout on her trip -- will you?