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Anand's Seattle Guide

Destination(s): Seattle

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

Kalaloch Lodge

Kalaloch Lodge

  • 157151 US Highway 101
  • tel:+1 866 525 2562 / +1 866 525 2562
  • Visit website
  • Forks, 98331
Victoria Clipper

Victoria Clipper

  • 2701 Alaskan Way
  • Pier 69
  • tel:+1 206 448 5000 / +1 800 888 2535
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98121
Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park

  • 8603 Fauntleroy Way Southwest
  • tel:+1 206 684 4075 (Information Center)
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98136
Geraldine's Counter Restaurant

Geraldine's Counter Restaurant

Museum of Flight

Museum of Flight

  • 9404 E. Marginal Way S
  • tel:206/764-5720
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98168

The brief drive outside the city is worth it to get a look at Wright planes, war planes, spy planes and more. The Great Hall features over twenty actual planes, including the man-powered Gossamer Albatross, an F-5 supersonic fighter and a Blackbird spy plane. The exhibits walk you through the history of flight, including everything from the Wright brothers to the mystery of Amelia Earhart, with artifacts, newspaper clippings and old video footage.

The kid's center is filled with interactive flight fun, but the real highlight is the simulated air-traffic control tower. As the museum is next to the Boeing airport, you'll watch real planes land and hear real-time transmissions as the pilots are guided in.

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Seattle Duck Tour

Seattle Duck Tour

Seattle Center - Visitor Information

Seattle Center - Visitor Information

  • 305 Harrison Street
  • tel:+1 206 684 7200 (Tourist Information)
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98109
Ivar's Acres of Clams

Ivar's Acres of Clams

  • 1001 Alaskan Way
  • (Pier 54)
  • tel:206 624 6852
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98101
Woodland Park Rose Garden

Woodland Park Rose Garden

  • North 50th Street and Phinney Avenue North
  • tel:+1 206 684 4075 (Seattle Parks)
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98103
Hoh Rain Forest

Hoh Rain Forest

  • 18 miles east of US Highway 101
  • tel:+1 360 374 6925 (Hoh Ranger Station)/ +1 360 452 4501 (Park Headquarter
  • Visit website
  • Forks, 98831
Fremont Troll

Fremont Troll

  • N 36th St
  • (Under the Aurora Bridge)
  • tel:+1 206 632 1500
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98103

Just another quirky spot to visit in Fremont! The neighborhood's infamous troll, 18-feet high and clutching a VW bus it seemingly grabbed off of the Aurora bridge, is a great place for tourists to take a few funny photos. The troll is part of Fremont in every way, from making appearances in the Solstice Parade to donning his own Halloween costume every October.


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Whale Watching from Friday Harbor

Whale Watching from Friday Harbor

Underground Tour (The)

Underground Tour (The)

  • 608 First Avenue
  • tel:+1 206 682 4646
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98104

Most students learn that Seattle suffered from a massive fire in 1889, but what they don't always hear is that Seattle as we know it today was built on top of the old city. While much of the space is still condemned, Bill Speidel's Underground Tour in Pioneer Square takes you under the city, where you can roam the original sidewalks and take a peek at old brothels and bank vaults. Because of the nature of the rebuilding problems, which revolve mostly around Seattle's infamous plumbing issues, the tour is very humorous. The entire tour lasts about an hour and a half, with tickets currently running at $15 per person.

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Mt Rainier Day Tour from Seattle

Mt Rainier Day Tour from Seattle

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

  • 3029 Spirit Lake Highway
  • tel:+1 360 449 7800
  • Visit website
  • Amboy, 98601
Camp Long

Camp Long

  • 5200 35th Avenue Southwest
  • tel:+1 206 684 7434
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98126
Pacific Science Center

Pacific Science Center

  • 200 Second Ave. N
  • Seattle Center
  • tel:206/443-2001
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98121

A place that makes learning fun – sounds cheesy and cliche, but it's the truth. This Center exists to show children (and adults!) how interesting life and science really is, with everything from robotic ants and dinosaurs, virtual reality games, and special exhibits that change from month to month. The Center is also home to a planetarium complete with laser shows, as well as an IMAX theater.


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Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo

  • 5500 Phinney Avenue North
  • tel:+1 206 684 4800
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98103

New visitors would never guess the Woodland Park Zoo is over 100 years old, and one of the oldest on the west coast. The grounds, 92 acres in all, are well-kept and clean, allowing you to view almost 300 species of animals.

The zoo provides a home for 35 endangered and five threatened animal species. Its botanical collection includes 7,000 trees and more than 50,000 shrubs and herbs representing more than 1,000 species. There's also a food court, as well as seating area for those interested in packing a picnic lunch.


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Stanley Park Seawall

Stanley Park Seawall

Olympic Rain Forest Scenic Drive

Olympic Rain Forest Scenic Drive

  • Kastanienallee 7-9
  • tel:360-288-2525

For those who prefer to experience the beauty of the Olympic Rain Forest from their automobile, the following route allows you to see a wide variety of features within a short period of time.

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

  • 85 Pike Street
  • Between Pike and Pine sts. at First Ave
  • tel:206/682-7453
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98121

Nine acres of fresh produce, seafood, coffee, donuts, crafts, unique restaurants and friendly vendors, all set against a backdrop of the Puget Sound – that's Pike Place Market, widely recognized as one of the oldest and best farmer's markets in the country. If you only have one day in Seattle, head downtown to get a real taste of the city in every sense. From fresh cheese curds at Beecher's to chowder at Pike Place Chowder, from necklaces and bags to hand-stitched leather journals and hats, from accordions to pianos to hula-hooping guitarists – there's something for your eyes, ears, and nose everywhere you look at the market.
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Seattle Center

Seattle Center

It's more than just the home of the Space Needle. Seattle Center's rides, games, restaurants and grounds span 74 acres; it's possible to spend an entire sight-seeing day right here. For the kids, it's a sure bet for entertainment, with everything from roller coasters to arcade games and mini-golf. There's also a children's museum and theatre in the Center House for a more educational experience. On a summer day, break out the bathing suits and splash around in the International Fountain (with plenty of grass for lying out and catching some rays as well).

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Alki Beach

Alki Beach

  • 1702 Alki Ave SW
  • tel:+1 206 684 4075
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98116

Looking for a Cali beach town vibe in the Pacific Northwest? The Alki Beach isn't just a hotspot for getting some sun and surf, it gives visitor's a chance to explore the historic Alki Point, where the first settlers began what would become the city of Seattle. Alki beach is a great place for all of your favorite beach activities – swimming, sunning, biking, volleyball, grilling – and there are dozens of shops, cafes and restaurants to explore after you've soaked in enough sun. Be sure to check out the Alki Lighthouse and the miniature Statue of Liberty while you're there.

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Children's Museum

Children's Museum

  • 305 Harrison St
  • Seattle Center, Center House
  • tel:206/441-1768
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98121

With eleven exhibits and 22,000 sq feet of space, this museum is the ideal place to let the little ones crawl around and explore. Features include a toddler "Discovery Bay," a global village, a kid-sized art studio, and Go Figure! – a Microsoft-sponsored exhibit that allows kids to jump inside their favorite storybooks.


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Olympic Sculpture Park

Olympic Sculpture Park

  • 1702 Alki Ave SW
  • tel:+1 206 684 4075
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98116
The Seattle Aquarium

The Seattle Aquarium

  • 1483 Alaskan Way
  • Pier 59
  • tel:206/386-4300
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98174

Newly remodeled as of 2007, the Seattle Aquarium is one of the best attractions on the waterfront for kids. The exhibits start off with a bang when you walk in to see divers feeding the fish in an enormous tank near the entrance, and touching the starfish, sea cucumbers and anemones in the tide pools is fun for both kids and adults.

The overwhelming favorites seem to be the sea otters, who splash and float about in synchronized pairs, but the giant octopus is worth a peek as well!


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