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A May 2005 trip to Seattle by ak1

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Quote: Seattle is known for its rain and coffee drinking citizens. If you visit Seattle you'll probably run into rain and a Starbucks or two.

Palisade Waterfront Restaurant

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Palisade Waterfront Restaurant Photo, Seattle, Washington
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The Palisade Restaurant is located in Seattle in the Magnolia area, off of Elliott Bay. The restaurant offers free parking and even free valet parking. This restaurant is located next to a marina and has beautiful views of the Seattle Skyline. When you walk into the Palisades you are greeted by the relaxing sounds of a stream. There is a walkway that crosses over the pond and the stream even runs alongside the pathway into the dining area. The pond is lined with orchids and plants growing on the large rocks beside the water. The entry has natural stone on the flooring that adds to the outdoor effects alongside the water feature. The food and the service have been outstanding every ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 19, 2006

Palisade Waterfront Restaurant
Elliott Bay Marina
Seattle, Washington 98199
(206) 285-1000

Anthony’s HomePort Shilshole Bay

Restaurant | "Anthony's Home Port"

Anthony’s HomePort Shilshole Bay Photo, Seattle, Washington
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There are several Anthony’s Homeport locations throughout Washington State. They even opened a restaurant in Bend, Oregon recently. Most of the Anthony’s restaurant locations are on the water. I have two favorite locations one is in Des Moines and the other is at Shilshole Bay in Seattle. The Shilshole Bay Anthony’s location overlooks the beautiful Bay and the spectacular Olympic Mountains. This location offers free parking for customers and even has outdoor seating in the summer time. The menu at Anthony’s consists mostly of seafood items and they usually offer a few steak selections too. Most of the dinners served at Anthony’s come with either your choice of chowder or a salad and fresh ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 26, 2006

Anthony’s HomePort Shilshole Bay
6135 Seaview Avenue Northwest
Seattle, Washington 98107
(206) 783-0780

Gas Works Park

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Gas Works Park Photo, Baltimore, Maryland
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Gas Works Park is located on Lake Union in Seattle. The 20 acre park was originally a plant to manufacture gas from coal, then later it was converted to crude oil. This plant became obsolete in the 1950s when natural gas became available. The city of Seattle bought the property in 1962. The park was finally opened to the public in 1975. There were lots of conversion that took place in order for the park to open the public; the boiler house was converted to a picnic shelter with tables and the preceding exhauster-compressor building is now a children's play barn. There is still large rusty graffiti covered machinery on the grounds of Gas Works which creates the historical centerpiece of this ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 26, 2006

Gas Works Park
2101 North Northlake Way
Seattle, Washington 98102
(206) 684-4075

Bite of Seattle

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Bite of Seattle Photo, Seattle, Washington
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The Bite of Seattle is a mouth watering experience where you can taste samplings of food from over 60 different restaurants and snack vendors for a fee at each vendor. This is one of Seattle’s largest summer celebrations. There are several outdoor stages and different performers who play all weekend long and it's usually good and free entertainment. The Bite of Seattle was first started in 1982 at Greenlake. In 1986 the festival was moved to the Seattle Center and now attracts over 400,000 people in one single weekend. The event is held at the end of July. This isn’t the place to come if you want to experience the best of Seattle’s dining but they do have some fun things to try. K...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 31, 2006

Bite of Seattle
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, Washington 98101
(425) 283-5050

Safeco Field

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Safeco Field Photo, Seattle, Washington
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Safeco field is the ballpark for Mariners baseball in Seattle. Safeco Field has been home to the Mariners since July 1999. Before Safeco came into existence the Kingdome was home to the Mariners for over 20 years. Safeco Field acquired its name from a local Seattle Company named “Safeco Corporation” which bought rights to have the stadium named after them for $40 million. The ballpark has an interesting one of a kind retractable roof. The roof is designed with three movable panels, that open and close at the touch of a button. The roof is powered by electric motors and the panels slide on steel wheels, the downside is it takes approximately 15 minutes to open or close the structur...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 20, 2006

Safeco Field
1200 First Avenue South
Seattle, Washington 98104
(206) 346-4000