Washington State Tourist Traps

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Washington State Tourist Traps

  • Space Needle

    Seattle Tourist Traps

    It is fairly expensive to go up the Space Needle, and if it is just the view you are looking for, I would suggest visiting the Smith Tower at 506 2nd Street. It is a blast from the past, with an elevator man who takes you up in the old fashioned elevator, with a peak at each floor as you pass. The view from the top is spectacular, not the mention...

  • Pike Place Market

    Seattle Tourist Traps

    Tourist Trap or shopping mecca...it's all in your interpretation. At the end of the day you can get some great bargans on the flowers. There are shops for most anything. Since the stalls seem to change places almost daily, sometimes it difficult to get back to "just that right place" to find something. Visit the fish market at the entrance on Pike....

  • Waterfront

    Seattle Tourist Traps

    The only reason to visit the Seattle waterfront is to catch a ferry, which is a fabulous and cheap way to get a great, romantic view of the city. (Bundle up, even in the summer). Otherwise, the waterfront has nothing to offer except a few restaurants (not all bad, but a restaurant is not s tourist attraction) and a couple of crappy souvenir shops....

  • Downtown Seattle

    Seattle Tourist Traps

    It is hard to find parking in Seattle. When you are going to downtown Seattle, make sure to take the bus instead of driving. The bus is free if you catch the bus before the International District. There are specified free zones. Bus fare is $1.50. Parking is expensive in downtown Seattle. When you are driving, make sure to park on designated...

  • Experience Music Project (EMP)

    Seattle Tourist Traps

    Our tickets to Experience Music Project covered this as well: good thing as it's not worth forking over the green for. The museum is in the EMP complex, and you enter one at the end of the other, or either of them from outside. Maybe sci-fi geeks will get a rush out of it but IMHO there's really very little of interest to see (a bunch of book...

  • Seattle Center

    Seattle Tourist Traps

    Seattle Center sounds like it should be the hub of activity in Seattle. It really isn't. It's just a fairgrounds without the fair, except on special occasions like Bumbershoot or Bite of Seattle, which are actually really fun and recommended. When a festival is not going on, the place is kind of dull, parking can be expensive, it's quite a walk...

  • Leavenworth

    Some may think that Leavenworth is a tourist trap with it's many stores with cheap trinkets and expensive items, but there are many unusual items I have never seen in any of my other travels.

  • There is a lot of small of the...

    There is a lot of small of the way bread and breakfast...that are expensive smelly....a hole in the wall.....

  • 1. Don't go up in the Space...

    1. Don't go up in the Space Needle. It's really expensive, and you'll just be looking down at places you'd rather be.2. The town of Leavenworth was actually redesigned as a tourist trap in the 1940's. There you'll find lots of quaint little shops where they sell cute little gizmoes that have no function and are made in foreign lands. If you must...

  • The revolving restauraunt...

    The revolving restauraunt inside the Space Needle is a big tourist trap. It has huge prices and bad food. Jut go to the top of the Space Needle without eating. You'll get the same expierience except with out the terrible food at inflated prices.

  • The biggest tourist trap is in...

    The biggest tourist trap is in Seattle...yep, the Space Needle. It makes a pretty picture...and of course, you should go up to the top at least once. (Even that will cost you.) But unless you have more money than you know what to do with...skip the restaurant!

  • Not all is bad in Leavenworth,...

    Not all is bad in Leavenworth, but remember to bring your pocketbook. It is a wonderful Bavarian Village recreation, especially nice in winter time with snow capped roofs. Unfortunately a lot of hipe, and advertising, exists in its mists. (Bring your pocketbook.) Possibly not a waste of time, if culture is of interest.


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