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  1. kboltwkreations

    kboltwkreations Low-Roller

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    Curious about what there is to see and do in Seattle.
    We are going on a cruise in May, but spending 3 night in Seattle prior to cruise.
    Staying close to Pier 66 at the Marriott. I know for sure we will do Pike Place, see the space needle, but looking for info on what else there is to do in that area.
    We are wine drinkers, foodies, like craft beer/pub atmosphere. :drunk:
    Any info on the "food tours" around Pike Place?? Thanks!!
     
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    There is plenty to do in Settle. The obvious ones you have already mentioned, the Space needle, and Pike Place. There is a nice zoo (woodland park zoo) . There are some really nice restaurants right on Lake Union which is just a bit north of downtown, and you could even catch the lake union streetcar downtown and it takes you right to Lake Union. Daniels Broiler is a nice place to eat. Downtown there is Mortons steakhouse which has amazing food. If you want a night of fun, the Snoqualmie casino isn't a far drive away, or for a relaxed carefree night Gameworks has video games and drinks and cheap food.

    There is the seattle science center, EMP, the Chihuly glass museum, space needle, and more all in one location which is a great way to spend the day and you can even buy a booklet to these that offer discount admission and stuff.

    There might be a good show you might want to see playing at the Paramount theater. There is the great wheel you could ride. The aquarium really isn't worth the time IMO, and they recently cleaned off the famous "gum wall" but while downtown you could visit and add your own piece to the newly growing wall.

    There is a "haunted" underground seattle tour a lot of people like where they tell you all about the history of the city.
     
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    Morton's? Every good-sized city under the sun has a Morton's. So, thinking the idea is to eat well and interestingly in one of America's rapidly ascending food cities (that wasn't something one would say not all that long ago): Lark, Tavolata, Serious Pie, Etta's, the Walrus and the Carpenter, Toulouse Petit, Le Pichet, Salumi, Lecosho, Manolin, to name a few.

    And if you want a tour of the top-floor residence of the Escala tower ...

    Here's my take on the underground tour: http://articles.latimes.com/2011/nov/13/travel/la-tr-seattle-20111113
     
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    WOW!! Thank you! All those restaurants look AMAZING and just what we are looking for!
     
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    Thank you! I was looking for a theatre in my searching and will have to check out the Paramount, just need them to updated their calendar to May!
    Glad to hear the aquarium is a bust, I wish they would shut them ALL down.
     
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    We booked an Alaskan Cruise out of Seattle July 2015 and of course we did the usual Tourist things like
    The Pikes Market and the Top of the Space Needle, saw the original Starbucks etc. We booked a Tour Tram
    that drove us around the city to see the highlights but the one thing I wish I had known about in advance is that
    we could have taken a tour of the Boeing Aircraft Plant. I think that would have been awesome!
     
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    If you enjoy wine and dishes created with local ingredients, you may enjoy dinner at the Herbfarm near Seattle in Woodinville.
    http://www.theherbfarm.com/dining/

    For regional dishes with a view overlooking Lake Union, try Canlis.
    http://canlis.com

    I'll echo the suggestion for the Boeing factory tour. The tour is at the Boeing facility is located in Mukilteo. Information on the tours is found here:
    http://www.futureofflight.org

    The Museum of Flight is an amazing museum located close to downtown Seattle on E Marginal Way South.
    https://www.museumofflight.org

    Have a great time!
     
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    Are you going to have a car, because some of these suggestions are quite a hike from the area by Pier 66. (Boeing, the flight museum and Woodinville)

    There is so much to do and see in Seattle. I know I could kill 3 days just wandering around the waterfront area between Magnuson Park and Pioneer Square.

    The EMP is a weird looking museum, but has wonderful exhibits about the Seattle music scene. They also have a Sci-Fi museum there that is pretty fun. Pacific Science Center is right there too with their museum and the IMAX.

    You should plan, weather permitting, to head down to the Olympic Sculpture Garden. I haven't been since they put in the Glass museum there, but it's a fun place to wander in, with wonderful views of The Olympic Mountains across the water.

    Pikes Market, Pacific Place and Westlake Center all have lots of food and things for tourists to do. I'm a big fan of the Underground Tour in Seattle, out of Pioneer Square. They have a night one that is "adults only" and talks more about the prostitution and crime. Also near Pioneer Square is the smallest national park you will ever see. It's a tiny little storefront labeled "The Klondike Museum". The original Starbucks, the fish market where they toss the fish and then go downstairs and see a vast selection of bong stores and other odd shops. Stop at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe and visit the merman. There is some good beer inside Pike's too.

    If you have the time, I have to recommend you take the ferry from Coleman Dock downtown over to Bainbridge Island for an afteroon. The ferry ride is only 35 minutes and gives you some wonderful views (again, weather permitting. It is Seattle.) of the Cascades, Olympics, Mt Rainier and Mt Baker way to the north. If you're really lucky, you might see an orca swimming, although after 15 years here, I still haven't seen one. (My husband commutes on the boat and has seen several.) It's a short walk to "town" from the ferry station and the downtown has some wonderful food and drink and shopping. It's pricey, but I can't say enough good things about what they are doing at Hitchcock. Amazing food. Several of the island wineries have tasting rooms downtown. We have a great distillery and brewery too, but I'm not sure what the shuttle service is out to their neighborhood. There's a new museum near the ferry that features local artists and is surprisingly great.

    If you have a car, Woodinville, to the north, is your place for wine. Others have suggested a few Tom Douglas restaurants. I haven't been to a bad one yet.

    So, no worries about being bored. :)
     
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    No Seattle expert here, but we have been 3 times w/o a car. Two years ago I took a city bus to Museum of Flight and it was an easy trip. I thoroughly enjoyed the museum. We were staying downtown and I don't remember bus routes, but we weren't that far from the cruise line docks.
     
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    Sonya makes a good point about the ferry. You can go to Bainbridge Island or to Bremerton where they have the Naval shipyard, naval museum and a destroyer you can tour.

    If you like the outdoors I would also suggest a day trip to Mount Rainier.
     
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    Yes, yes, yes. That is one BIG rock, each side so diverse, just not like many other Cascadian volcanoes. Or head down to St. Helens. So stunning, compelling, still disturbing for those of us who remember her as she once was.
     
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    Haha a big ROCK.. So funny cause my husband is a geologist and Im a geo-tech so we love rocks! lol.
    Sounds like we will have to check out some of the scenery.

    Thanks for all they great suggestions everyone. Cant wait to go!
     
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    There's Beecher's if you're into cheese. For beer the Elysian Fields brew pub near the football stadium is nice as is Pyramid Brewing which is nearby too.
     
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    Yum, Beechers mac & cheese at Pikes. :thumbsup:
     
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    I was hoping to have a productive day at home today, but now you've got me thinking about Beechers Mac & Cheese. Dammit!!!
     
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    My thanks, I think, to Ken2v for turning me on to that place.
     
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    The nice thing about Beecher's is that there's this wonderful thing called the interweby and this other wonderful thing called a kitchen, and one need not stop by Beecher's to get a great mac-n-cheese fix. ;) (We also order in Cougar Gold cheeses from Wazzu.)

    Glad that worked out for you, Joe.

    Seattle is awesome, and as a good bit of the famn damily's orientation is shifting from Portland to Seattle, we can have two of our fave cities more readily.
     
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    Then this stuff is RIGHT up your alley!!!
     
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    Yeah, yeah. But food seems to be so much more enjoyable when someone else cooks it and does the dishes. ;)

    My phone call with Dan this morning:
    S: I need Beechers Mac & Cheese
    D: There's a block of that smoked Beechers left in the fridge.
    S: I need Beechers MAC & CHEESE
    D: I don't know if I'll have time to stop at Pike's on my way home tonight.
    S: I kind of wanted it for lunch.
    D: Then you'll have to get on a boat and get it yourself
    S: *POUT*

    My first world problems strike again. :wink2:
     
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    No empathy here. Have kitchen, will cook!
     
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