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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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Chennai
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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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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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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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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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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

During our trip to Seattle, we visited the Waterfront several times. However, the best time that we had there was when we visited it EARLY (after we had just been to Pike Place Market for breakfast). Many of the shops were still closed (the Aquarium doesn't open until 9:30, which was where we were headed next), BUT it was nice... More

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Apopka, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were with friends and it was nice to stroll along but started to get a bit hectic after awhile. Lots of shops and food places and that is where most of the water tours go out of. It is a hike to get to the Public Market area. Parking is not free and the traffic is just awful so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We ate at the Crab Pot restaurant, which was great! We were going to ride the ferris wheel, but decided it was a bit too pricey. The Seattle aquarium is next to the ferris wheel too. The waterfront is a fun place to go but wear a good pair of walking shoes!

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