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Seattle Waterfront

Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
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Ranked #3 of 204 Nightlife in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Walking along the Seattle Waterfront is a perfect way to soak up some Northwest atmosphere.  Take in views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains... more » Owner description: Walking along the Seattle Waterfront is a perfect way to soak up some Northwest atmosphere.  Take in views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains while exploring Olympic Sculpture Park, the Seattle Aquarium, shops, and restaurants like Ivar’s, a local landmark, where you can watch the ferries load and depart while you eat.  « less
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Youngsville, Louisiana
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107 reviews 107 reviews
45 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the waterfront with all the interesting shops and good restaurants on the water. There are some great views! There is a pretty fountain and attractions to see. Would recommend strolling the waterfront.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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62 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was a beautiful place to walk around. All of Seattle is very modern and clean, and the waterfront was no exception. In this area, there are tons of restaurants and quirky little shops. The big wheel is also there (which you definitely need to ride). Great spot for taking photos and observing the ships coming and going. You can... More

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Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Spectacular View of Seattle! The Seattle Waterfront is the best! One of my favorite attractions in Seattle! There's lots to see! Lots of souvenir stands, There's food venders! It's actually in great location too! Pike's Place Market, Seattle Aquarium, Red Robin, Argosy Tours & so many nice souvenir shops,restaurants & Video Arcade & The Great Wheel too!

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We really enjoyed walking along the waterfront in Seattle. On the days when there were no cruise ships in port it was very peaceful strolling along the waters edge. Parts of the waterfront are quite industrial and other parts are quite touristy, however if you avoid these parts and walk further north, then there are some beautiful spots with some... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We like to take visitors here or spend extra time here if we are visiting the Seattle Aquarium, the Great Wheel, or the Pike Place Market. The waterfront has several old wooden piers with buildings filled with shops and restaurants. The Aquarium is located on one of the piers, next to a park with fountains and benches for viewing the... More

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Chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The water front of Seattle is worth visiting. Also, the Chihuli glass house is a fantastic place designed with different shapes of glass-work. Near this is also the Seattle's Space needle tower.

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Boise, Idaho
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We go to the waterfront every time we are in Seattle.. There are some great places to eat and shop down on the waterfront, great views of the waters..a must see.

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Carseland, AB Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Sights, stores, food, you name it! You can find it on the waterfront! Great place to take a stroll with a Starbucks coffee!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Aquarium, cruises, restaurants, big wheel, arcades - so much to do. Great views and easy access from downtown. Something for everyone.

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Cork, Ireland
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Loads to see the Saturday we were there: naval ships, jet flyovers, sailors in dress uniform, all sorts of watercraft, people of all sorts to watch enjoying the sunshine. Not so pleasant where motorway noise spoiled the ambiance, but you can walk to areas where this is not so noticeable.

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