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Seattle Waterfront

Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
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Ranked #3 of 203 Nightlife in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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... more » 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.  « less
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Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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130 reviews 130 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 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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Chennai
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The water front of Seattle is worth visiting. Also, the Chihuli glass house is a fantastic place designed with different shapes of glass-work. Near this is also the Seattle's Space needle tower.

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Boise, Idaho
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We go to the waterfront every time we are in Seattle.. There are some great places to eat and shop down on the waterfront, great views of the waters..a must see.

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Carseland, AB Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Sights, stores, food, you name it! You can find it on the waterfront! Great place to take a stroll with a Starbucks coffee!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Aquarium, cruises, restaurants, big wheel, arcades - so much to do. Great views and easy access from downtown. Something for everyone.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Loads to see the Saturday we were there: naval ships, jet flyovers, sailors in dress uniform, all sorts of watercraft, people of all sorts to watch enjoying the sunshine. Not so pleasant where motorway noise spoiled the ambiance, but you can walk to areas where this is not so noticeable.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Go to the Seattle Waterfront to enjoy all of the activities here. This was my first visit to the city, and I had a great time just hanging around. Take in some views of Puget Sound and wander the Waterfront to explore various shopping and dining opportunities. It's a great spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was our first visit to Seattle and we very much enjoyed the waterfront area. Seeing the cruise ships and watching the cruisers checking in to board their ships was exciting. We enjoyed the variety of vendors and the many shops and restaurants. It's exciting to be part of the hustle and bustle of the variety of things going on... More

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