Seattle Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Seattle

  • 1. National/Local - Parks/Gardens

    Going east and slightly north of downtown Seattle, you will hit the Capitol Hill area of the city. Among the large old houses of this community, you will find Volunteer Park, which features a view of...

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  • 2. Snoqualmie

    Somewhat off the beaten path is Snoqualmie Falls, which is about 30 miles (50 km) east of Seattle. It is taller than the famous Niagara Falls but not as wide. During the spring and early summer, it's...

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  • 3. Bruce Lee Memorial

    This was a great thing to do on my last day in Seattle as I'm a huge fan of Bruce Lee. Their gravesite is in Lake View Cemetery on the Capitol Hill area which is probably not an area that people...

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  • 4. Mount Rainier

    Mount Rainier towers over Seattle even though it is over 50 miles away. At 14,411 feet this mountain is the highest peak in the Cascade Range. Mount Rainier is classified as a stratovolcano. Mount...

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  • 5. Jimi Hendrix Memorial

    Jimi Hendrix, the 60's music legend, has legions of fans to this day. I can't say I was a Hendrix fan and didn't like the culture he was involved in, but I appreciated his talent and some of the...

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  • 6. Downtown Seattle

    With a very deep room filled with pinball machines, this tiny and relatively unknown museum in the International District is most certainly one of the places few people hear about when considering...

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  • 7. Sound Garden

    I actually read about the Sound Garden on VT while researching things to do in Seattle and decided that I had to give this a go. Basically, the Soundgarden is a group of about 10 hollow metal pipes...

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  • 8. Alki Point

    Some of the best views of the Seattle skyline are available in the much more suburban communities known as West Seattle and Alki. Alki was the first American settlement in the area, and was so named...

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  • 9. Fremont District

    By far the most famous feature of the Fremont District in Seattle is the Fremont Bridge Troll, but there is more to the story and neighborhood than just the troll. This was once a very working class...

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  • 10. Waterfront

    in the early 1900s, there was a need for a sheltered harbor for the fishing fleet of small boats that were based in Seattle. Thus, the development of the "Fisherman's Terminal" soon after the "Ballard...

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  • 11. Discovery Park

    Seattle has a few parks that are fairly good sized, and Discovery Park is one of them. This park is large enough to contain a number of different activities and attractions. I have written a few...

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  • 12. Ferries / Ships / Boats

    You can do your own low-budget "cruise" simply by hopping on one of the ferries operated by Washington State Ferries, ph: 800-84-FERRY or 888-808-7977 in Washington, or call 206-464-6400....

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  • 13. Museums / Theaters

    The Seattle Center has a number of facilities in it. Some of these are world famous (The Space Needle for example, or the much newer Experience Music Project & Science Fiction Museum) while others are...

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  • 14. Mount St Helens

    From time to time, posted in the Seattle Travel Forum, there are questions about visiting Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument. Usually, these are people who would like to do this trip as a...

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  • 15. Space Needle

    Certainly, it is an office building and therefore isn't really anything you would want to put onto a "Things to Do" list, but if you happen to be in the area of the Seattle Center (the facility that...

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  • 16. Campus (various)

    While it is still very much an urban university campus, the University of Washington Seattle campus (there are locations in Bothell and Tacoma, as well as many smaller locations in the state) just...

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  • 17. Bellingham

    Too far away from Seattle to really be considered part of the same urban area, and yet close enough that people make the trip between the two regularly anyway, Bellingham is the heart of a much...

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  • 18. Boeing Factory

    The Boeing Factory is about 30 minutes north of Seattle. We took a guided tour of the Boeing plant and also went through their flight museum. This is a great family activity and both of our children...

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  • 19. Leavenworth

    If you have an extra day, take a nice scenery drive up to the Bavaria Village, Leavenworth. It's a nice small German heritage community. For more information and driving direction; go to:...

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  • 20. Harbour District

    The Puget Sound area has several major ports. Huge cargo ships are arriving and departing at all times, carrying vast loads of every commercial item known to mankind. Obviously, logging is a big...

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  • 22. 12th Avenue South Viewpoint

    Seattle has a number of lesser known viewpoints. The 12th Avenue South viewpoint isn't hugely spectacular, but it does allow a view of the Seattle skyline and...

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  • 23. Nearby Attractions: Day Trip to Portland by Train

    It is not extremely unusual for people in Seattle to visit Portland for the day, and while going by air gives the most time (but is expensive) and driving gives...

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  • 24. Henry Moore Sculptures downtown

    Perhaps these figures would be more appreciated in an open field, instead of their current location on a windswept plaza of an office tower. But the Public...

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  • 25. Wine Tasting in Woodinville!

    Woodinville is about 25 minutes from Seattle. You don't see a sea of grapevines covering the landscape there but you do have a cluster of wine tasting rooms all...

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