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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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Been here several times over the years and there is always some sort of expansion or improvements taking place. Food, shopping, and attractions all in one beautiful place on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kenneth L
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Rayne, Louisiana
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It has interesting shops and restaurants, but it is located next to a two level highway, so it is supernoisy. This is definitely not the place to go if you want to walk with your loved on a lovely evening.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

walked the waterfront. A lot of good shops and restaurants. They do have a problem with homeless people.

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a gorgeous sunny day and we started from the sculpture park and walked south. It was interesting to see the renovated Edgewater Inn. As we approached the aquarium area, the noise of the construction made walking less pleasant and conversation impossible, and we turned back.

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Rayne, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been here several times over the years and there is always some sort of expansion or improvements taking place. Food, shopping, and attractions all in one beautiful place on the water.

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montreal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful and rich harbor, you must see the waterfront in Seattle. Good seafood, boats, attractions, shops. Exciting and the views of the islands are beautiful.

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silver spring, md
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The views are very nice on a clear day, but depending on where you are on the waterfront it can be very industrial with a large highway between you and the water. For example, near Pike Place Market there is a small park that is a pretty serene place to take in the scenery, but near the ferry dock it... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

WE always love Seattle's waterfront. WE were there the week of the 20th...so much construction that it made it very hard to park and get around. Once we got there we had great fun walking around and looking at things. Good lunch at Elliots.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lovely stroll along the waterfront entertains you as you head towards Pike Place market. Take in the cruise traffic, totem pole and tourists strolling along the looking at ships, barges and fishermen

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Dalton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was nice to just walk the waterfront and see many stores and attractions. They are doing some construction and remolding so be ready for that. Also the parking is terrible.

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Northern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can walk from the big wheel all the way north to the cruise ship terminal -- 3 miles or so. The south end is busy with attractions (Pike Place Market, Big Wheel, Aquarium, etc.), but farther north is the Olympic Sculpture Garden and then parkland almost all the way to the cruise ship terminal.

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