Seattle Journals

Company Party

An August 2004 trip to Seattle by c_rau

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Quote: When my company celebrated its 20th anniversary, they did it in style in the City on the Sound in Seattle.

Company Party

Overview

Seattle Photo, Seattle, Washington
Quote:
The food! I think I gained 20 pounds in two days. Seattle definitely has the advantage with the cuisine.

Quick Tips:

Stay downtown. Everything is within walking distance so you don't have to have a car. Whether you like sports, shopping, or pubs, it's all downtown.

Best Way To Get Around:

Your feet! If ya got 'em, use 'em. It'll do you some good to walk off all that seafood.

Best Western Pioneer Square Hotel

Hotel | "Best Western Pioneer Square"

Best Western Pioneer Square Hotel Photo, Seattle, Washington
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Not your grandpa's Best Western, this is a true boutique hotel in a historic building in historic Pioneer Square. Well furnished rooms with comfortable beds and warm bathrooms, the Best Western was an excellent choice for my company to stay. It is small; no grand lobby, no swimming pool, just friendly staff and continental breakfast. There's only one elevator and it's awfully slow. We took the stairs to our fourth floor room, more exercise and faster. High speed Internet access in every room, which we took advantage of to download our digital camera each night. Location is prime: close to everything in Pioneer Square and across the street from the ferry; only five blocks from the football stadium. Al...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 10, 2004

Best Western Pioneer Square Hotel
77 Yesler Way
Seattle, Washington 98104
206-340-1234

Salty's on Alki

Restaurant | "Salty's"

Salty's on Alki Photo, Seattle, Washington
Quote:
Located opposite downtown Seattle on Puget Sound, Salty's on Alki has the best views across the water. With an outdoor deck and large picture windows to take advantage of these views, Salty's will have you gasping for breath. The fact that the food is just as amazing as the view is a bonus, but then again, how could they go wrong with the freshest catch in the West? We were served buffet style with baked salmon, crab cakes, and prime rib. While we ate we watched the sky grow darker and the city lights get brighter. After dinner it everyone headed out onto the deck to snap photos of the downtown skyline. With special views and special food, Salty's on Alki was a great place for our company to have an ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 10, 2004

Salty's on Alki
1936 Harbor Ave Southwest
Seattle, Washington 98126
+1 206 937 1600

Sky City

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Restaurant | "Sky City Restaurant"

Sky City Photo, Seattle, Washington
Quote:
To finish our trip to Seattle, a small group of us had brunch at the Sky City Restaurant at the top of the Space Needle. It's a revolving restaurant; I've never been in one of those before. It spins slowly, about once around each hour. I didn't even notice we were spinning until I went up to the observation deck afterwards, which does not spin, and kept wanting to lean to my left. The restaurant has excellent food and we started with fresh bread with honey oil and fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice to start the meal. While most everyone in our group was getting seafood, I chose the veggie frittata and what a choice! It was huge and cooked to perfection, just slightly brown on the edges, and even had litt...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 11, 2004

Sky City
Space Needle
Seattle, Washington 98109
(206) 905-2100

Waterways Cruises

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Attraction | "Waterways Dinner Cruise"

Waterways Cruises Photo, Seattle, Washington
Quote:
My company rented a private yacht for a dinner cruise. I have three words to say about it: Swanky, swanky, swanky! Waterways Cruises has several private yachts for rent (see their website for choices) and you can choose to have a dining cruise, a booze cruise or just a lazy afternoon trip around the lake. Our yacht, the Olympic Star, held 50 people with a full bar service and open deck upstairs and dinner and live piano music below. As we headed out of the marina all of us landlocked people from Colorado couldn't believe how smooth the ride was. Several people even took Dramamine, but it proved to be unnecessary. As we headed out on Lake Union, a local co-worker pointed out all the sites along...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 11, 2004

Waterways Cruises
809 Fairview Place North
Seattle, Washington 98109
+1 206 223 2060

Lincoln Park

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Attraction

Lincoln Park Photo, Seattle, Washington
Quote:
We were bused to Lincoln Park in Seattle for a picnic lunch. Lunch was spread out over several park tables and there was a large shelter, which was shared by several group (ours was the only one with live music, however). There were two main paths around the park; one was at the top and cloaked in trees with the water peaking through in only a few places, just enough to leave you wanting more. After lunch, several of us headed down the trailhead to the real attraction, the water. We had to walk a short distance from our picnic site to get to the trailhead and from there it was straight down along a switchback trail. Just like hiking in the mountains of Colorado, only wetter. At the bottom was a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 11, 2004

Lincoln Park
8603 Fauntleroy Way Southwest
Seattle, Washington 98136
Seattle Parks: +1 20

Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame

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Attraction | "Science Fiction Hall of Fame"

Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame Photo, Seattle, Washington
Quote:
With only an hour before we had to leave for the airport, six of us went to the Science Fiction Museum next door to the Space Needle. (The Experience Music Project is in the same building, but it's a three-hour program.) The SFM is more of an exhibit of the history of SciFi, which geeks like me love very much. I have to admit, I've gotten away from SciFi since the X-Files went off the air, but seeing the books, movies and TV shows on display makes me want to go to my local library and check out a few books. The museum is divided into sections: The What If? section, the Metal or Mortal (robot) section, the Amazing Places section, Travel Technology (spaceships), and the "Out of the Ashes" (post-apocalyp...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 11, 2004

Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame
325 5th Ave, N
Seattle, Washington 98109
(206) 724-3428