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Address: Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone Number: +1 206-938-3322
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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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There are many shops down on the waterfront which are fun to look in. It is expensive down here but definitely fun to wander around and get some clam chowder from Ivar's or look... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was interesting to fill in a bit of time but spoilt by a lot of works and also the noise from the nearby highway. This will be better when all the work is finished and I believe soon they will have a tunnel which will do away with the noisy highway. Otherwise there are some nice places to eat... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are many shops down on the waterfront which are fun to look in. It is expensive down here but definitely fun to wander around and get some clam chowder from Ivar's or look at the curiosity shop.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Late September 2016, and we were in summer clothes, the sun was shining and Seattle was looking its best. In those conditions, this is a great place to visit.

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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There's always something interesting going on at the waterfront. Love to eat fish and chips and people watch. We usually spend full day in Seattle - Pike Street market, Seattle waterfront and International district.

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Plenty of cafes and bars and restaurants are on hand all within a shot walk either way. Shops and boutiques are here and as well you gotta have fish and chips at Ivars at least once if you aren't from around here. Plenty of hotels are on hand and as well you are on many bus lines and the light... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I liked going to the waterfront before getting on the plane after my Microsoft interview. It was nice to see a very small part of Washington, since I was wrapped up in interviews most of the time.

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Irrigon, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Seattle waterfront is so much fun to see and enjoy. I love all the activities. There is always something new to watch

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Anderson Island, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful place to visit if you're new to the city. Above it is Pike Place Market (fish throwing, hundreds of shops and great water views) and at dock level are many tourist attractions (great wheel and a video flight over the area similar to the one at Disney). Very good restaurants on the waterfront. Check first, however, as there... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great shops, restaurants, and access to the ferries. Parking can be an issue, but don't miss the waterfront. Classic Seattle.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not Circular Quay in Sydney, the Cape Town waterfront or Paris. In Seattle old partly disused wharves are reached by negotiating three levels of roadway. With the coastal highway stacked up on a double-height viaduct echoing traffic noise across the whole area and cutting off downtown from the waterfront. No doubt it was cheaper than building a Seattle... More 

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