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Outdoorsy Seattle, Washington defined '90s culture with grunge music, slacker chic, and double lattes. While the dot-com boom built a modern skyline to complement the Space Needle, some things never change—like lunch at Pike Place Market or the stunning surrounding terrain, ideal for skiing, boating, or hiking.

The Emerald City is well-known among travelers as a great place for outdoor activities. The view of Mt. Rainier alone is inspiring enough to bust out the skis. And the abundance of water lends itself to a great sailing and fishing culture. From the Ballard Locks to the Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle provides plenty to do for those nautical travelers.

And if the rain is forcing you inside, you might... Read More
Outdoorsy Seattle, Washington defined '90s culture with grunge music, slacker chic, and double lattes. While the dot-com boom built a modern skyline to complement the Space Needle, some things never change—like lunch at Pike Place Market or the stunning surrounding terrain, ideal for skiing, boating, or hiking.

The Emerald City is well-known among travelers as a great place for outdoor activities. The view of Mt. Rainier alone is inspiring enough to bust out the skis. And the abundance of water lends itself to a great sailing and fishing culture. From the Ballard Locks to the Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle provides plenty to do for those nautical travelers.

And if the rain is forcing you inside, you might want to stop at the original Starbucks, established in 1971. Plenty of restaurants will cater to your appetite -we recommend some fresh seafood- and Theo Chocolate is a great place to indulge in many exotic types of chocolate (try the ghost chile salted caramel).

So book your flight, check out a hotel, and make sure to pack your galoshes. Seattle might just be the city you are looking for to cure those traveling blues.

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Stories and Tips Seattle

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Walking Seattle

Written by callen60 on 28 Feb, 2010

With the Sun out for our entire three-day visit, producing daytime high temps near 60 and evening lows in the mid 40s, we spent as much time walking around town as possible. In fact, our only non-pedestrian transportation was to and from the airport. Otherwise,…Read More


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Bainbridge Island Ferry

Written by callen60 on 22 Feb, 2010

Greater Seattle is as much archipelago as metropolitan area. Although its waterside setting and hills that that slope to the shoreline suggest San Francisco, other landmasses dot the water in nearly 360 degrees from central Seattle. To the east is Lake Washington and Mercer Island…Read More


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Day 5 - Western Washington

Written by whenilk38 on 10 Jan, 2010

No, I didn't go up in the Space Needle or to the Boeing Aircraft Plant while I was in Seattle. I did take two scenic loop drives, one around Mount Rainier and the other up to the Johnston Overlook at…Read More


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Day 4 - Washington

Written by whenilk38 on 10 Jan, 2010

This was one of the best days on my trip. I started out of Missoula and drove across the narrowest part of Idaho to Coeur D'Alene and then on to Spokane, Washington. Along the way I stopped near…Read More


Don't Fence Me In - Introduction

Written by whenilk38 on 10 Jan, 2010

I recently completed a 15-day, 7,500-mile trip from my home in Augusta, GA to our great Northwest and back. It was one of the few places in the United States that I had never traveled, even though I did fly into and out of…Read More


Duwamish River Clean-up Coalition Cruise

Written by sararevell on 04 Jul, 2008

When friends or family come to stay and ask for recommendations on what to see or where to go, possibly the last place you’re going to send them is to one of the more unattractive parts of town. The Duwamish River runs close to the…Read More


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Quick Cup of Coffee in Seattle

Written by callen60 on 23 Jan, 2009

In June 2005 we disembarked from an Alaskan cruise, with another week to spend in the Pacific Northwest before flying home. We were already in Vancouver, so it made some sense to stay a few days. But we decided to bypass Seattle for some of…Read More


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Seattle Overview

Written by onesundaymorning on 11 Dec, 2008

Seattle: great food, amazing people, beautiful scenery, and a great culture; that's the Emerald City in a nut shell. Besides being the home to Starbucks, Nordstroms, Boeing, Seattle's Finest, Apple, Microsoft, Edie Bauer, and Amazon (excuse me if I left out a few Washington based…Read More


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Seattle Overview

Written by onesundaymorning on 02 Dec, 2008

Seattle: great food, amazing people, beautiful scenery, and a great culture; that's the Emerald City in a nut shell. Besides being the home to Starbucks, Nordstroms, Boeing, Seattle's Finest, Apple, Microsoft, Edie Bauer, and Amazon (excuse me if I left out a few Washington based…Read More


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Dinner and Dancing at Tillicum Village, Blake Island

Written by sararevell on 17 Aug, 2007

Since 1962, Tillicum Village on Blake Island has played host to millions of guests in search of Native American Indian-style dining and cultural entertainment. With boats leaving twice daily through the summer from Pier 55 on the Seattle waterfront, access to Blake Island is made…Read More


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