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Washington State Ferries

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Neighborhood: Belltown
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Address: 801 Alaskan Way, Pier 52, Seattle, WA 98104-1410
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Best view of Seattle skyline, Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains

Every route is difference and worth the trip. My favorite is the walk on from down town to Bainbridge Island and back is my favorite.Coming east into Seattle is a picture... read more

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
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Every route is difference and worth the trip. My favorite is the walk on from down town to Bainbridge Island and back is my favorite.Coming east into Seattle is a picture postcard and then a short walk to most of downtown.

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Seattle, Washington
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Anywhere you are headed on the ferry is made better by the start --or the finish-- that takes you cruising over the water.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
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Travel to breakfast, dinner provides an exciting travel break, especially for guests and vacationers.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is one of the most unique experiences in the northwest. it's fabulous and a must do. from seattle you can go to bainbridge island (20 min) or bremerton (60 min).each destination is unique and can get you to the peninsula. there is also the edmonds to kingston route. anacortes will take you to the san juans. i've done them... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ferries are always exciting, I think. We've enjoyed the longer rides, sitting at a booth playing cards and watching out the windows. This last trip, I actually drove our car (have always been a passenger before) so wasn't aware of the rules for getting in the line which backed up into a neighborhood. At an intersection, I made a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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I took the Washington State ferry at Edmonds and Kingston. I saw beautiful scenery, relaxed, plus saved some driving time. It was a very pleasant experience.

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The once mighty Washington State Marine Highway System (Ferries) or WSF continues to provide reliable (and increasingly expensive) service despite the fact that the Washington State Department of Transportation appears to hope WSF will go out of business. For the visitor to Seattle, you may be astounded to find that I-90 does not really end in Seattle, but that WSF... More 

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Mountlake Terrace, Washington, USA
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've taken a Washington State Ferry to just about every island in the area and include the ferry ride as part of the fun of the day's activities. It's relaxing to kick back and watch the view from the window or out on deck. Many of the ferries also have a good snack shop with some tasty food and beverages.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A short ride or a longer one. Walk on or drive on. A great way to see more of our beautiful area. Fun with the little kids. Nice for teens to wander around on. Feeling lazy or just want to relax and visit before your next adventure. Stay in your car during the trip. A cool way to relax on... More 

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Bellingham
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If you haven't gone out to the islands- you are missing the Best of the Northwest. In summer plan your visit with reservations or use your bike. The lines and waits can take some fun out of the trip. The parks and hotels fill up, so have a plan! My favorite places are: Moran State Park on Orcas. Lime Kiln... More 

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