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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
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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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A lovely walk

It was very difficult to find a parking spot nearby, and I believe that it's a very common thing in Seattle. However, it's worth a walk! I recommend this along with Kerry Park at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
tazrianahmed91
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Seattle
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137 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The waterfront is one of those areas yet to be developed in this city. It ranges from mediocre through tawdry. However, it does offer the Aquarium and the ferry dock.

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Thank AboveEarth
Toronto, Canada
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154 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Continues to be under construction in several spots, which obscures the view of the water and ships. Lots of things to do along the way, including the aquarium, the ferris wheel and catching a ferry. Plenty of seating in areas that aren't under construction.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Seattle Waterfront is a nice place to take a stroll. There are multiple restaurants, coffee shops, and attractions.

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Park City, Utah
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310 reviews
201 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In Seattle for business and wouldn't you know it the sun SHONE all 3 days illuminating the beautiful harbor, busy ships, and strolling tourists. Fish market was especially a treat. Didn't have time for the carousel but it was much smaller than the huge British Airways carousel that dominates the south bank in London. Still, everything was beautiful and interesting,... More 

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los angeles, ca
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is under construction right now, so it's not a pleasant walk. If you are considering visiting businesses on the waterfront, please plan your route accordingly. It's best to walk on 1st (parallel to Alaskan way) then find a staircase (there is one by Pike right next to gum wall) and hike down. But it's not pleasant to walk along... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very difficult to find a parking spot nearby, and I believe that it's a very common thing in Seattle. However, it's worth a walk! I recommend this along with Kerry Park at sunset till dark if you are visiting Seattle. At least, these are some free, but some of the most pleasant activities in Seattle (if not the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the views were great but it was raining, what can you do, overall still great if rain doesnt bother u than your good

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Baton Rouge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seattle is a great walking city. Wonderful views, great climate and then the sun starts to descend. The Waterfront fills with homeless people that will not let you pass, vagrants using the street to relieve themselves and the smell is horrible. The city needs to provide people with a place to go.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed very close to the Space Needle and took a walk to the Pike Market. The waterfront is worth a visit with the scenic view and also the informative interpretation of the waterfront's history and its impacts on the marine life an conservation.

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Thank hongching
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a bit messy at the moment with the construction, but still lots of great things to see. Check out the history pictures in the miners landing building outside the numerous restaurants. Or just kick back and watch the boats come and go. A few local buskers and beggars will be seen, but take it all in, it's Seattle.

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