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Capitol Hill Food Tour in Seattle
"Meet your guide in Capitol Hill a densely populated residential neighborhood near Downtown Seattle that's one of the city’s most prominent culinary nightlife and entertainment districts and counterculture communities. On your easy 2-hour walking tour you'll discover the plethora of great restaurants cafes bars nightclubs
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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

Waterfront Tips (7)

Waterfront of Seattle- Overpriced!

Granted, the Seattle waterfront is very nice and gives you something to do, there are a lot of tourist shops here that are really overpriced. Just watch the prices of things.

Fun Alternatives An alternative would be to buy things in downtown, around 4th, 5th, and 6th ave, things are cheaper and more locally priced.

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Venturingnow
Feb 03, 2003

Maritime Museum--Fascinating (If You're a Child)

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. One "attraction" is the Maritime Museum that allegedly celebrates Seattle's seagoing traditions. Please! It was so imbecilic that I can't remember a single display--I only remember feeling ripped off.

Unique Suggestions Get on the ferry! Walk-on passengers can sail across the Puget Sound and back for a few bucks, and the views of the city are spectacular. You also get a nice visit to rural Washington on the west side of the Sound, if you want to take an hour and walk around, catching a later ferry home. The tourist traps are not as bad on the west side because they are actually frequently by the locals--there just aren't enough tourists to support the Seattle-style scams.

Fun Alternatives The Olympic Sculpture park at the north end of the waterfront is worth a visit. The quality of the art is dubious, but it's infinitely better than the Maritime Museum. And there are a couple of legitimately cool art pieces, like the stainless steel tree and the giant typewriter erasure. (for those of you who remember typewriters).

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ddickinson
Mar 01, 2009

Russian Cobra Submarine

There is here not much to see. So The Russian Cobra Submarine I would give a miss.

Unique Suggestions Go on a Harbour Cruise.

Fun Alternatives Take a Harbour Cruise and see the Seattle skyline and you will see this city at it's best.

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EdinburghRoc
Oct 02, 2002

Ye Olde Oddity Shoppe down by...

Ye Olde Oddity Shoppe down by the piers. It's a great place, don't get me wrong. Where else can you see a whale.. *cough* reproductive organ hanging from the ceiling? But it -is- a tourist trap. Uses their oddities and antiques to lure you in under the claim of being a museum when all it really is in actuality is a gift shop with lots of unusual displays (such as a two-headed calf, an Arizona desert mummy, antique clockwork games and more).

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Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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SEAGULLS!!!!!!! ...

SEAGULLS!!!!!!! AGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!

They are filthy scavengers that are agressive and carry diseases. Some people think they are cute. I worked offshore for a number of years and grew to hate them. No matter what we had to work on had seagull crap all over it. No matter what we installed they crapped on. Yuck!

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american_tourister
Aug 25, 2002

Seattle Aquarium

The Seattle Aquarium was a complete rip off and waste of time for me. I was expecting so much more. Not worth it. If you have kids they will probably want to see it, but if you are an adult or couple going on your own and if you have seen aquariums in the past, don't bother it is nothing special.

Unique Suggestions Stay there as long as you can, use the restrooms, drink the water and get your money's worth somehow!!

Fun Alternatives Don't go!!

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kimod74
Jan 15, 2006

Seattle Aquarium

I love aquariums but Seattle's is a bit lackin'- Very disappointing for me
http://www.seattleaquarium.org/

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Jul 23, 2003
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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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