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Seattle Waterfront

Address: Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101
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Ranked #39 of 213 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: Walking along the Seattle Waterfront is a perfect way to soak up some...
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
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 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

One of the things I like about Seattle overall, is that it's not too over commercialized, particularly in their waterfront. Great place to walk around and get a feel for the city.

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Larkspur, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The question is not why, but why not? The parking by the aquarium was open so we paid the pricey parking fee via the credit card meter and walked on the boardwalk while the sun went down. It was quiet and beautiful. It looks like the construction is wrapping up, but there were still remnants especially with the road in... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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58 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

One of the highlights of a visit to Seattle has become a war zone of construction. P*** poor prior planning by city and state have made a bustling waterfront and scenic promenade into a noisy and ugly scene. Two major construction projects are in progress and are blocking the most popular restaurants and tourist shops and even the sidewalk is... More 

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Oklahoma City
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227 reviews 227 reviews
46 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

visit to the area was OK, the construction going at while we were there made parking and getting around difficult. I would like to visit again when the construction is completed.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

First place we went in Seattle was along the boardwalk/water. Great views of the city from below and the boardwalk is HUGE in the one area before the aquarium. Lots of seating and places to stop. Nice views of the water and across. Restaurants all around. Cross the street, climb the stairs (pause on the way up....there's a lot of... More 

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Fort Langley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Of all the destinations in Seattle, this is the main one. There are many, many things to do here, tons of food to eat, and you are within walking distance of Pike Place, Pioneer Square and the downtown shops. I recommend staying at one of the budget hotels in Belltown and walking the mile or so to the waterfront via... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Every time I visit Seattle, WA I end up here. First of all, for a great view of the sound park here and walk the entire waterfront, it you have the time. You will find several restaurants, eateries, the great wheel and the Seattle aquarium. On the street located one block from the waterfront is where you will find Pike... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Follow the signs to Pike Place Market for food so fresh it is by far the nicest marketplace in the land. All types of produce, georgious flowers for little money, you leave feeling you still owe someone. Parking is ample as long as you get there early in the morning. Breakfast pastries are delicious at the bakery next door to... More 

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Youngsville, Louisiana
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the waterfront with all the interesting shops and good restaurants on the water. There are some great views! There is a pretty fountain and attractions to see. Would recommend strolling the waterfront.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was a beautiful place to walk around. All of Seattle is very modern and clean, and the waterfront was no exception. In this area, there are tons of restaurants and quirky little shops. The big wheel is also there (which you definitely need to ride). Great spot for taking photos and observing the ships coming and going. You can... More 

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