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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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Wish I'd had more time to explore, but what I was able to see was very nice. Lots of restaurants, souvenir shopping, attractions. There are several safe places to cross the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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French Lick, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The Seattle, WA waterfront is a fun place to visit. We especially like the Public Market and the shopping. The ferris wheel is a great experience also! The ferry was a wonderful ride and we enjoyed it a lot.

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Salinas, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Lots to see and do. Shopping, dining, and people watching. Very friendly area and safe to walk around.

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Southwest Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Wish I'd had more time to explore, but what I was able to see was very nice. Lots of restaurants, souvenir shopping, attractions. There are several safe places to cross the viaduct to get to the waterfront from downtown; look for them.

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Placerville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Seattle Waterfront, Seattle, WA - is a great place to roam and visit restaurants and shops, visit an antique sail boat, etc. Close to Pioneer Square and the Space Needle. Lots to see and do in the area.

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Palmer, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We actually only walked along the waterfront. However there were lots of little shops and restaurants to visit along it.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I make frequent trips to Seattle and I always stay near downtown so I can walk to most places for restaurants, entertainment and shopping. The waterfront is one of my favorite places to walk and to people watch. It is very safe and the views are spectacular.

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The seattle waterfront will be very pretty once it is completed, a nice array of more touristy shops and some nice looking restaraunts lots of ice cream and some interesting looking games, Noise is quite loud from all the construction work being undertaken. Was told about the big wheel in Seattle and don't know why but expected an old ferries... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had a great time walking the waterfront of this fine city! It was a little warm (80 deg. F.) however it was interesting to see all of the unique shops/ water fountain/ Big Wheel or restaurants. You will always have an interesting time strolling along the boardwalk, possibly enjoy the shuffle board or table tennis on the pier. Must... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The sea-wall work is done, and the fun shops and restaurants along the waterfront are finally open. This is a lovely walk, the ferries and the Wheel, the water and the mountains make this a very special stroll. Well worth a visit if you are in town.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

one of a number of sights in Seattle to wend away a little time....nothing terribly fantastic but nice enough to while away an hour or two......take a harbour cruise and you stretch it to a good 2 hour visit ...throw in the Market which is almost adjacent and you have filled a morning....and you are satisfied...but don't come here expecting... More 

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