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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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Great Way to Experience Seattle

It may not be as bustling as San Fran's waterfront or as modernized as Chicago's, but this place certainly holds its own. Lots of great restaurants and shops to choose from, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The possibilities are endless when you are exploring the Seattle Waterfront. Within a few short blocks, one can eat at a variety of restaurants serving the freshest seafood and locally grown produce, great local brews and wines, and wonderful kid-friendly entrees. Prepare to be entertained while you dine as there is never a dull moment on the waterfront. Not hungry?... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite place in Seattle! Great for a walk even if I'm traveling on my own, just watching the ships and people passing by. The view is absolutely stunning with the sun at dawn, and it's perfect for taking photos.

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Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Normally, the Seattle Waterfront is a great place to walk. However, construction for the new sea wall, and on-going repairs to the tunnel boring machine ("Bertha") have the waterfront from the Aquarium, south toward Pioneer Square chewed up. The water side is mostly closed to pedestrians in that area; the other side of the street has a pedestrian corridor but... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Very good place to spend day walking, best time is in Summer. Not big place, just for several hours and good lunch or dinner. Small local restaurants around, best food and not expensive.

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Vancouver, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
26 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Why go any where else to see the water front , Just take hwy #5 from Vancouver B.C to SEATTLE , not just the waterfront to see ,this Pacific Northwest is so cheap to visit ,for all ages ,luxury ,or back packet traveller ,nightlife seeker ,shopping ,eat , but ,you need less 2 days or a week to enjoy the... More 

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Oh to be in Seattle in the summer and taking a beautiful evening stroll along the waterfront. Highly recommend it with plenty of places to stop for a nice dinner.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I did not go from one end to the other though I did visit parts of the Seattle Waterfront and I loved every moment the views of the Puget Sound and city of Seattle was amazing most of the waterfront has free access so you can enjoy the views without having to worry about cost.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It may not be as bustling as San Fran's waterfront or as modernized as Chicago's, but this place certainly holds its own. Lots of great restaurants and shops to choose from, but the best feature here is the view of Puget Sound to the west or the city to the east. Take a leisure walk along the waterfront at dusk... More 

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Dayton
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I enjoyed the waterfront view for dinner after i spent about 2 hours walking around the open air / under cover small shops, flowers, and incredible food market selection!

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Blairsville, Georgia
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28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Visited the Waterfront while on a cruise and enjoyed strolling the shops and restaurants. The sides of the docks were teeming with schools of colorful fish in many sizes in the clear water. Some of the ships had lively groups entertaining guests as they arrived to sail, which added to the atmosphere. Take a little time to visit before you... More 

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