Elliott Bay Waterfront
Elliott Bay Waterfront
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A wide walkway lined with old buildings and shops.
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Neighborhood: Downtown
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  • Seattle Center • 10 min walk
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David W
Astoria, OR12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Solo
My fav places on Elliot bay boardwalk are Ivar’s & I as. Solo used to go into restaurants and just order a great gourmet Clam Cowder, yummy😉 There is an awesome buffet place by the ferry ⛴ loading area as well as some shoe 👞 stores to find something special. At Pike St market you name it & you’ll as visitor to Seattle will find it there gifts & community & food & pastry & the flowers 💐 are the best deal in Washington. Just up the hill is a Nordstrom Rack & a couple of blocks further the first original Starbucks cafe & the at Westgate Mini-mall they have a chocolate store that sells mochas that have THE best chocolate taste in this universe. Under Westgate is the underground bus that will take to Seattle Center East & China town West & on the top floor is the Monerail that takes you to Seattle Center with a great overview of Seattle either direction you find a basket load of things to do & if your blessed they just might have an food event in the water park area. I used to walk that direction during my lunch break so I would miss out on an food event.
This review was written by Pastor David from Healing Rooms Astoria Church. Viewing Elliot Bay every morning inspire me to retire in Astoria where the Ocean is a ten minute driveway & I’m surrounded by Youngs Bay. 🧎😇🧎‍♂️
Written March 26, 2021
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DilrukshiH
Colombo, Sri Lanka2,716 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Elliot Bay has a lot of history to it.I found out about it after visiting the place, by surfing on the Internet.
It was nice walking along the bay for the scenic beauty of the Bay as well as the trees were just changing its colours for Autumn.
The water front bay is situated close to the Cruise Ships Harbor.
A very busy & interesting place.
It was a very nice experience.
A good walk if you have the time.
Written January 13, 2020
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Alec D
Seattle, WA2,743 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
Water helps define the city of Seattle and Elliott Bay is a big park of that. It runs north to south all along the west side of the city. There are so many things to do so it might be hard to choose. There are many parks by or near the bay. There are also lots of places to eat or have a drink. But I think watching boats and the views of the Olympics are two of the main reasons to find your way there.
Written March 30, 2019
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Amos C
Mount Pleasant, SC710 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
While in town for baseball games, we stayed a couple of blocks off the waterfront. I ran over to the trails and along the water. There are basically two paths that run parallel to each other. One for people and one for bikes. People use the bike trail to commute to work. It isn’t the prettiest trail I have ever seen but it is great for a city to have this available to residents and visitors.
Written June 7, 2018
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McWett
Las Vegas, NV1,508 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Living in Las Vegas this is a real treat. The view is endless reaching out to Bainbridge Island and west Seattle. Tugs pulling cargo ships, ferries heading in and out, sailboats and powerboats all add to the flavor of the bay. On the land side are restaurants, bars, museums and even a giant Ferris Wheel. The skyline has snow capped mountains and a view of Mt. Rainier.

We walked this many times during our stay here whether just to see the water or stop in Pike Place Market or a restaurant along the bay.
Written July 11, 2017
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dmarun
Jacksonville, FL539 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
Elliott Bay is quintessential Seattle. A waterfront with a meandering walkway replete with sculpture park, aquarium, restaurants, quiet parks, running trails and a small beach. Closer to the town center, Elliott Bay seems (and is) crowded and, sometimes, overrun with Seattle's homeless. Further north, one can truly enjoy the serene beauty of the water. Walk, or bike, the trail and traverse by Pier 67 where the Edgewater hotel sits where the Beatles and Led Zeppelin stayed. Take a step away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.
Written September 13, 2015
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mini
Fremont, CA195,777 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
We have been to Seattle several times. This time we stayed at the Marriott Waterfront which has scenic views of Elliott Bay.

We also were so thrilled as this was the start of our cruise to Alaska. The amazing Norwegian Pearl departs from the Elliott Bay for the 7 day cruise to Alaska - Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, Victoria, before our arrival back in Elliott Bay.

So for us now Elliot Bay is not only amazing views of the Seattle waterfront. It will always bring back spectacular memories of our trip to Alaska.

On this and other trips to Seattle, we have walked and enjoyed the various attractions such as the aquarium, the Seattle Great Wheel, restaurants along the Elliott Bay waterfront, and more.
Written September 26, 2014
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mrslibrarian23
Phoenix, AZ182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and I spent a lot of time at the waterfront. We walked here from Pike Place Market. The Seattle Aquarium is here, The Great Wheel, Argosy harbor cruises, and several restaurants. Both The Great Wheel and the harbor cruise are good choices to see the sights of the city and learn a little about it (on the cruise).
Written July 28, 2014
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Joanna F
Chicago, Illinois, United States19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Friends
I suggest to take Argosy and enjoy their waterfront tours. The guide I had knew all of the old lore and new. It's worth all of the enjoyment. A lot of popular restaurants are located nearby, try Ivars try the clam chowder. Avoid the the Crab Pot over rated over priced. Walk down Alaskan way and enjoy the people watching.
Written September 16, 2013
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Steve W
Monroe, Washington73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013
The Elliott Bay Waterfront provides, shopping, sightseeing, attractions and dining selections ranging from fast food to fine dining. A must see for visitors enjoying a classic Seattle summer.
Written June 10, 2013
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