Seattle Journals

A Day in Seattle

A travel journal to Seattle by Christina A. Parsons

Quote: Seattle is a unique place. Bohemian writers and artists, coffee companies, armies of suits and a number of flourished and failed dot-coms all seem to thrive in the same environment, regardless of past or present.

A Day in Seattle

Overview

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There are many things to do in Seattle, but the top of the list should be a visit to the Pike Place Market where you can find fresh fish and some of Seattle's most talented artists. I also suggest a visit to the Space Needle at Seattle Center.

Quick Tips:

Dress warm and waterproof!

Best Way To Get Around:

If you're going to primarily be downtown, walking or public transportation should suffice. (In fact, you can take a cab from the Amtrak station - if you come that way - up to the Pike Market. From the market, you can walk the mile back down to the station. This allows you to see a lot more!)

Walks

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Attraction | "My own walking tour of downtown Seattle"

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I love downtown Seattle. Everything is fast-paced and rigorous - like nothing can wait. Sure, for everyday life, I wouldn't appreciate that, but I live in Portland, so it's a nice break. In Seattle, there are large department stores (biggest Nordstrom), fantastic restaurants, public markets (Pike Place Market is a MUST SEE / DO) and just plain people and scenic watching. Situated on the edge of Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle has priceless views of the Pacific Ocean. The air is clear so you can see for miles. And when the sun shines, the skies are the bluest I've ever seen. It does rain quite a bit in Seattle, so come prepared with waterproof gear if necessary. Do realize, howeve...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 4, 2001

Walks
Downtown Seattle
Seattle, Washington

Pike Place Market

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Attraction

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You've probably seen the Pike Place Market in films such as Sleepless in Seattle. The Market is affectionately known to locals as THE place for fresh seafood, fantastic art from "undiscovered" local artists and a place to bring the family for just plain fun. The Market is at the edge of Puget Sound, so breathtaking views of the water are prevalent. Bring lots of cash because you will undoubtedly see something that appeals - homemade jewelry, original photographs, old magazines, collectors items and of course, the world famous fisherman standing there in their bright orange gear as they sing and stack fish into the display cases. It is a site you will not soon forget. Photos coming soon!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 4, 2001

Pike Place Market
85 Pike Street
Seattle, Washington 98101
(206) 682-7453