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Seattle Waterfront

Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
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Ranked #2 of 203 nightlife in Seattle
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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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Sydney Australia
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343 reviews 343 reviews
189 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We found the waterfront to be a great stroll among the Tourists, Workers, Locals & Seagulls !!Just turn right (or downhill) from Pioneer Square and you are there. The ferries were non-stop serving all the rest of Seattle & Islands. There are a heap of souvenir shops , eateries and play areas for kids and adults alike. On a sunny... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We ate at Ivars (kind of expensive but worth it) and fed the seagulls - one scratched my son as he was holding bread in the air. But they really enjoyed it

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Seattle waterfront is absolutely beautiful with plenty of things to do.You get a great view of the Olympic mountains, and if you walk up Alaskan way going away from the ferry terminal there are enough stores to keep you busy all day that lead to Pike Place Market and the Aquarium. The waterfront gives Seattle its character, I love it.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

If you are visiting Seattle I highly recommend you make some time to visit the water front but you should know that this is a working port so it's very industrial and has not been developed for tourists. There are really good places to eat here, just not as many as you would expect. There are really great things to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We visited Seattle on a cruise ship and had a wonderful day. our tour included the waterfront, Pikes fish markets and the locks. Great day, great city.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

In many ways, Seattle remains a throwback to the 1960s. While it is a city on the cutting edge of health and technology, it also oozes a laid back vibe with countless street actors providing the kind(s) of entertainment reminiscent of the decade that marked a watershed period in America's history and culture. The best time to visit Seattle is... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The Seattle Waterfront is a bit industrial, but then again, that's what it is - a working port. The main section that the tourists visit is also exactly what it is supposed to be, a collection of restaurants, shops and attractions designed to capture and keep your attention for as long as you can bear it. Take advantage of the... More

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St Helens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Except for the parking, Seattle's Waterfront is one of the best boardwalk type areas in the country. Lots of little restaurants and interesting places that have been there forever, like Ye Olde Curiosity Shop and the good lighting and flat walk makes it a ideal place for daytime play and nighttime romance walks.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

you will never run out of activities down on the waterfront, only time, money and energy! my mom's family is from seattle and we are from southern california. after a few years of visiting, my relatives ran out of "touristy" stuff to do and started just taking us to places that the locals like. this area is one of those... More

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Sammamish, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We have lived in the Seattle area for over a decade and the waterfront is a wonderful 'tourist' area right here at home. Alaskan Way runs right alongside the waterfront and you can find parking all along the east side of the road, under the soon to be demolished viaduct. There is also commercial parking close by. Get there early,... More

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