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Seattle Highlights Sightseeing Tour
"After hotel pickup start your 1.5-hour sightseeing tour by comfortable minibus in downtown Seattle. Your guide engages you with humorous stories and in-the-know facts and stats about the city. Tunes from Seattle’s famous musicians like Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain amp up the liveliness on board.Weave through the main retail district and cruise past the culinary landmark of Pike Place Market and the picturesque waterfront. Gaze at Seattle’s oldest buildings in Pioneer Square and learn about the city’s gold rush while passing through Old Town. Then drive through the Chinatown-Internat known locally as ‘ID' which dates back to the early 1900s.Cruise past the former home of Kurt Cobain and the high school that Quincy Jones and Jimi Hendrix attended. Along Lake Washington
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Seattle Highlights Sightseeing Tour
"After hotel pickup start your 1.5-hour sightseeing tour by comfortable minibus in downtown Seattle. Your guide engages you with humorous stories and in-the-know facts and stats about the city. Tunes from Seattle’s famous musicians like Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain amp up the liveliness on board.Weave through the main retail district and cruise past the culinary landmark of Pike Place Market and the picturesque waterfront. Gaze at Seattle’s oldest buildings in Pioneer Square and learn about the city’s gold rush while passing through Old Town. Then drive through the Chinatown-Internat known locally as ‘ID' which dates back to the early 1900s.Cruise past the former home of Kurt Cobain and the high school that Quincy Jones and Jimi Hendrix attended. Along Lake Washington
From $42.00
 
3-Hour Seattle City Tour
"Seattle the crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest is a vibrant city of dramatic contrast and diverse people - a towering Mt. Rainier and the glistening waters of the puget sound stand in sharp relief to the working class neighborhoods booming tech businesses and gourmet restaurants that fill the town. Exploring Seattle can be an adventure unto itself which is why pairing with an expert knowledgeable guide can be such a good idea. Rather than spending days wandering through neighborhoods trying to understand how the myriad of seemingly disparate parts all fit together this tour will show you the sites and give you the overview necessary to understand the real Seattle. The tour starts with a pick-up at your centrally located Seattle hotel. The vehicle the tour is conducted in is dependent on the size
From $60.00

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Yup, it rains in Seattle!

Even though Seattle is often described as one of the rainiest cities in the US, it's not exactly true - it's not that it rains a lot, it's that it rains a little bit, almost all the time! On average,...
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Jefie
Nov 20, 2010

The rain...

One of the first things that comes to mind when one hears Seattle is the rain. That reputation is well deserved. On average, Seattle only gets 50 days of clear sunny days in a whole year. That...
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joits
Nov 23, 2005

Don't bring an umbrella - Really

When I moved to Seattle, I got 3 or 4 umbrellas as going away gifts. In the past 4 years I've used them about once. Carrying an umbrella will immediately identify you as a tourist. It rarely rains...
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Sunshine64
Jul 19, 2005

Prepare for rain

Seattle is very casual for the most part. Restaurants that require clothing more formal than that are few and far between. It does get cold here, even in the mornings and evenings during the summer,...
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goingsolo
Jul 08, 2004

Always bring a jacket!

No matter what month of the year you are coming in, always bring a jacket. You never know when it's going to start raining in this town, or when the weather will turn chilly. If it is late July or...
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wanderingbtrfly
Feb 18, 2004

Raincoat, but no umbrella

No one from Seattle would ever be caught dead with an umbrella and the truth is you probably won't need one anyway. It rarely pours in Seattle and normally just tends to drizzle. Bring a raincoat...
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sarahandgareth
Jun 09, 2003

Packing List

If you have a raincoat, warm sweaters, pants, good heavy shoes that water won't soak through and lighter clothing to wear under neath it all you are set. You can bring an umbrella but to be quite...
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snmred
Sep 12, 2002

Count on rain (9 months in a year)

Just in case make sure you bring an umbrella or some kind of rain gear to avoid being soaked in that Seattle rain.
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high_d
Jan 30, 2004
 
 
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"The famous Space Needle in Seattle"
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"<) @ L was great!"
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"Emerald City of the Northwest"
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"It's not always raining in Seattle"
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Things to Do Near Seattle

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Elliott Bay Waterfront

Owned by the Port of Seattle (not the regular city of Seattle park system), the park runs through port owned property right along the Seattle waterfront. Combined with the Olympic Sculpture Park and...
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Columbia Center Sky View Observatory

When it was built, the Space Needle was certainly the dominant feature of the Seattle skyline. However, over the past 40 years, many newer and very tall buildings have been built in Seattle. Today,...
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Starbucks

Speaking of successful ventures, it's hard to believe that the mega coffee company Starbucks started out as a small coffee store located at the heart of Pike Place Market. The first store actually...
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Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill (so named by a developer with political aspirations) is the counter culture heart of the Northwest. It's also the most densely populated neighborhood. The streets are lined with midrise...
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Frye Art Museum

Since I was already planning on visiting the Portland Art Museum, I decided to skip the Seattle Art Museum and visit the Frye Art Museum instead. This museum located in the First Hill area first...
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Smith Tower Observation Deck

A historical landmark, the building was the vision of Lyman Cornelius Smith, a New York tycoon, back in 1909. He did not live to see it open in 1914 but his son did. There is an observation deck you...
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