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Seattle Waterfront

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Address: Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone Number: 206-938-3322
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Walking along the Seattle Waterfront is a perfect way to soak up some...
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. 
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The waterfront roads are being torn up which makes it challenging to get where you want to go. The views are nice. There are many homeless seen throughout the waterfront, Have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Leduc, Canada

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Leduc, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The waterfront roads are being torn up which makes it challenging to get where you want to go. The views are nice. There are many homeless seen throughout the waterfront, Have some change why not help those out. Love the ferriswheel and crab pot.

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Kent, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

This is a fun waterfront. There is a lot to see and do here. The construction that is currently going on makes it harder to navigate but it will return to form once the construction is over. Anyone who hasn't seen it before the construction should give it another try when the construction is complete. It is worth a little... More 

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Fairfield County
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I guess if you live in Nirvana/Paradise/Shangri La you might view this as a vacation opportunity to see how "others" live. Coming from a major metropolitan area we were all too familiar with this concept of tourist attraction. I don't know if Seattle is a Sanctuary City, but based on the number of homeless, tweekers, junkies, pan handlers and mentally/emotionally... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The waterfront it a bustling place, full of tourists, however, it is a lot of fun to experience. Pike's Place has a variety of stores with things ranging from fresh fish to knick-knacks and unique gifts. Also the very first Starbucks is nearby. I didn't attempt to go, due to the excessively long line, but it was neat to see... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

You can barely get there. The construction is awful and spans the length of the waterway. It's hard to get to with no parking. Totally overrated and not worth the hassle.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We planned on having lunch at the Waterfront and were dismayed to find such major construction that getting to the area was impossible. Parking non-existent and only one entrance to the area. We feel sorry for the poor businesses down there. All have huge banners saying Open During Construction, but it's so hard to get into the area they must... More 

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Alameda, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I really enjoyed the peacefulness of this place. It can get packed with tourist but you can escape that nonsense at any time. The ferris wheel is really best at night too!

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Lecanto, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Recommend staying away from this area if you are on foot during the current construction activities. It is extremely frustrating and nearly impossible to walk from the ferry terminal north to the wheel or the aquarium. Construction has the area torn up and they obviously made no decent provisions for pedestrians. Besides the mess,the noise is overwhelming and they are... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I enjoy watching the activity on the water and along the waterfront. The weather was clear when I visited in late February and the Olympic Mountains were spectacular from the waterfront area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Walk down the waterfront then take the water taxi (less than 20 bucks round trip for 2) to West Seattle. (Don't mis the last boat back). Great views of the city, nice boat ride. Great restaurants on Alkai beach. Trip to Bainbridge Island on the fairy another great rip. About the same price for the boat ride, great restaurants over... More 

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Address: Address: Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone Number: 206-938-3322
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle

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