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Seattle Waterfront

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Address: Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone Number: 206-938-3322
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Walking along the Seattle Waterfront is a perfect way to soak up some...

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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You can walk a long way along the waterfront and see all kinds of things and people. From tourists, to commuters, to fishmongers the waterfront is an eclectic mix of interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved spending the afternoon at the Seattle Waterfront, despite all the tourists and ongoing construction at the seawall. Be prepared to dodge crowds and detour around fencing, dust and debris (contractor did a nice job redirecting the public around their job site, by the way). Plenty of seafood restaurants with bars and outdoor seating, as well as several souvenir shops,... More 

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Cheltenham, Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

even though the weather did not cooperate and it was raining off and on the day we were at the waterfront, it was still a great place to explore with many nooks and crannies and found wonderful place to eat breakfast that baked sourdough bread.....we had a great time!

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can walk a long way along the waterfront and see all kinds of things and people. From tourists, to commuters, to fishmongers the waterfront is an eclectic mix of interesting things to see. There are lots of shops and places for full meals or, what I think is more fun, places to graze little snacks. The one downside to... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the best time at the waterfront. It was just fun people watching. We stayed across the street, so we went several times at different times, all was good!

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take the time for a leisurely stroll along the water front. There are restaurants, shops, museums, etc to enjoy. Pick a sunny day, enjoy the weather and beautiful views of the bay. Take pictures with the mountains in the background.

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Lumberton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nothing fancy or unusual. Over rated and stores are over priced. The walk back uphill is ridiculous! The cars even struggle spinning tires to get back uphill.

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Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The water front is littered with heavy equipment, chain link fence and piles of dirt. There is little room on the sidewalk from the ferries to Ivar's with extremely busy road on one side and chain link fence on the other. Although the construction is really taking away from the beauty of the water front, you can still go to... More 

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Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friendly walk along the water. We didn't arrive till late in evening, we walked a few miles with our children with no worries.

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Charleston, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lot of shops and places to eat. The famous fish market is there with fish occasionally tossed around. Some unusual finds in some unusual shops. It is a fun experience.

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Collinsville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

many of the roads and walkways to the riverfront are under construction. I have been to other cities with river fronts that I enjoyed more, Do have tourist shops and pricey restaurants.

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