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Seattle Waterfront

Address: Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101
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Ranked #3 of 204 Nightlife in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Bars
Fee: No
Owner description: Walking along the Seattle Waterfront is a perfect way to soak up some...
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Bars
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 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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Oklahoma City
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152 reviews 152 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

visit to the area was OK, the construction going at while we were there made parking and getting around difficult. I would like to visit again when the construction is completed.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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37 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

First place we went in Seattle was along the boardwalk/water. Great views of the city from below and the boardwalk is HUGE in the one area before the aquarium. Lots of seating and places to stop. Nice views of the water and across. Restaurants all around. Cross the street, climb the stairs (pause on the way up....there's a lot of... More 

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Fort Langley, Canada
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133 reviews 133 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Of all the destinations in Seattle, this is the main one. There are many, many things to do here, tons of food to eat, and you are within walking distance of Pike Place, Pioneer Square and the downtown shops. I recommend staying at one of the budget hotels in Belltown and walking the mile or so to the waterfront via... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Every time I visit Seattle, WA I end up here. First of all, for a great view of the sound park here and walk the entire waterfront, it you have the time. You will find several restaurants, eateries, the great wheel and the Seattle aquarium. On the street located one block from the waterfront is where you will find Pike... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Follow the signs to Pike Place Market for food so fresh it is by far the nicest marketplace in the land. All types of produce, georgious flowers for little money, you leave feeling you still owe someone. Parking is ample as long as you get there early in the morning. Breakfast pastries are delicious at the bakery next door to... More 

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Youngsville, Louisiana
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52 helpful votes 52 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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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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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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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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