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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

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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Take in the Waterfront of Seattle before you leave the Emerald City

It's the Puget Sound that really sets Seattle apart from other great cities. So one needs to get down to the waterfront for a walk to take in the sights, sounds, tastes and smells... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Renee C
Kapaa, Hawaii

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The vibrancy of this area was fascinating. The proximity of the Seattle Aquarium and the Harbor cruise made this a convenient area to visit. We were glad to discover that the is a pedicab which will take you to the elevators up to Pike Place.

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's the Puget Sound that really sets Seattle apart from other great cities. So one needs to get down to the waterfront for a walk to take in the sights, sounds, tastes and smells so you can truly experience Seattle. The city is framed like an auditorium with the ground floor featuring the Seattle Waterfront and the beauty of the... More 

Thank Renee C
Louisville, Kentucky
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566 reviews
308 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the time to walk along the Seattle Waterfront during our recent visit to the city. They have really done a nice job of keeping it safe and clean for visitors to enjoy. We also were able to walk to the nearby Aquarium and up to Pike Place Market. The whole are is just a marvelous place to visit.

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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Seattle is great for walking and the waterfront is really enjoyable. Lots to see and do. South end under construction for a new sea wall but everything is still accessible

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited the waterfront at the start of an Alaskan cruise. Lots of shopping and restaurants around. Area seemed safe and close to modern office buildings. Would love to go back another time when I have more disposable time and really take a grand tour of the area. What I saw impressed me.

Thank chariotsoffire
Tampa, Florida
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47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We really enjoyed the waterfront at night. The lights over the water were beautiful. Be sure to check it out.

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Mobile, Alabama
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed seeing the docks and waterfront of Seattle.. Most people were friendly Pike's Market beautiful but very expensive on smoked Salmon and vegis.. Asparagus fresh was $5.99/lb! lol But it was beautiful and without any bruises.. you could tell very fresh!

Thank Debbie S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked it on one day, then did a segway tour all through it the next day, and loved it both times. Lots of restaurants, gift shops, ferris wheel, the ferry service to Bainbridge island,etc.

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent much of our time in Seattle along the waterfront. It is easy to do and desirable to do as well. The key attraction to the Seattle Waterfront is not the numerous, restaurants, shops and the like, but the views of the Puget Sound. It is an absolute must to grab a coffee along the way and spend a... More 

Thank SnowBeans
Georgetown, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was such a nice day to walk down the boardwalk and look around the pier and see the Seattle Aquarium. Quite busy but very nice and relaxing. It was quite easy to get to from Pike Place Market. Highly recommend anytime, esp if you need a break from the business of Pike Place.

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