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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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Paradise Inn Restaurant

Written by MCJ graduate on 06 Sep, 2005

When our bus driver let us off at Mount Rainer National Park in the Paradise region, he said we had two places to choose from to dine at. One was called Paradise Inn Restaurant and the other was available at the Henry M. Jackson Memorial…Read More


Sushi vs. Dim Sum – Asian Dining Experience in Seattle

Written by Scubabartek on 13 Aug, 2001

Two types of dining that deserve a special recognition when visiting Seattle are Sushi and Dim Sum, so here is a quick guide to what it is, where to get it in Seattle and how to eat it. Sushi, which originates from Japan, is a serving…Read More


Ethnic Part II--The Upper Ave

Written by El Gallo on 08 Oct, 2000

There's a natural dividing line on the Ave, 45th Ave, where all the buses go through. The 4500 block has other things to do than sell food, but don't forget the pocket version of Aladdin Falafel at 4541. And right next door is…Read More


Ethnic Avenue--Eat exotic and CHEAP!

Written by El Gallo on 08 Oct, 2000

If you want to eat some sort of weird ethnic food, you can't find it easier than on the Ave...and it's the CHEAP place to scarf. Although all the other streets in the U. District are Avenues, what should be 14th Ave. is officially…Read More


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Best /Worst Bars

Written by El Gallo on 21 Sep, 2000

You don't speak of Seattle bars for long before the Blue Moon comes up. It's the most famous and historic bar in Seattle, hands down--and in certain circles the most famous in the West. Not the best circles, to…Read More


Where else could you buy THIS stuff?

Written by El Gallo on 06 Oct, 2000

Pike Place Market is as multi-leveled culturally as it is physically. There's the tourist hoopla level: THE place to see in Seattle, watch the Salmon fly, take your picture by the brass pig, see actual farmers selling actual food! And then there's a…Read More


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Musical Instruments you never HEARD of

Written by El Gallo on 05 Oct, 2000

Seattle has always been a major music town, and usually just off-kilter to the rest of the country. Before Cobain, before Heart, before Jimi, even before the Wailers and Kingsmen, there has always been a bunch of pickers and singers in this area who…Read More


The Erotic Bakery

Written by El Gallo on 04 Sep, 2000

Once called 'Marzitarts,' this place makes what it's new name suggests--cakes and pasteries with pornographic designs. Little marzipan genitalia are more cute than nasty, but lots of fun to eat. You MIGHT want to get a wedding cake built here, but how about…Read More


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The Indian Art of Totem Poles

Written by El Gallo on 04 Sep, 2000

The unique art of Northwest and Coast Indians is part of Seattle's culture. Here are some places to see totem poles and eat in NW Indian art surroundings. Also see entry on visting Indian art galleries and an Indian cultural center if this…Read More


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Just take a look around.

Written by John G. Wilbanks on 02 Aug, 2000

Seattle has something for everyone, but I think most people forget to just get out of the car and walk around the streets of Seattle. So I suggest you do just that. Put down the travel books and brochures, put on your walking shoes,…Read More


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