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Old 06-11-09, 07:47 PM
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Foo! What should I do in Seattle tomorrow?

I'm from Oklahoma but I've been in Portland for the past few weeks and I'm finally going to get up to Seattle. Anyone that has been there or that lives there, what should I do?
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Old 06-11-09, 07:50 PM
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Pike Place Market.
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Pike Place Market.
This!

And drink lots of coffee.

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The REI flagship store, take the elevator to the top of the Space Needle, go to the Experience Music Project/SciFi Museum and take a ride on a ferry across Puget Sound.
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The Space Needle?

But then again, what do I know? The farthest west I've been is Freedom, OK.
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Not to be missed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Needle
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Drink lots of coffee, I can't stress this enough.

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Visit here....

http://www.chihuly.com/



This is where this glass sculpture was blown, as well as many other pieces. If Dale is there, he's a great guy, too!
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You cannot fart in Seattle without blowing over a Chihuly or one of the Chihuly knock-offs.
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Get a sandwich at Salumi.
Have a doughnut and an Ovaltine latte at Top Pot.
Check out Pike Place Market.
Go see the Space Needle.
Ride the Bainbridge Island Ferry, even if all you do is get off the boat and walk up main street then come back.
The Utilikilts store is downtown.
You can check out R & E Bicycles, and Davidson Bicycles.
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The spagetti factory, the waterfront. Music Experience, Science Center...Oh you have to ride the DUCK boat! www.ridetheducksofseattle.com; underground Seattle, jimi hendrix grave
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Olympic Sculpture Park Really cool and the locals seem to hate it.

Pikes Place Market. I'll be jealous as hell. I love that place.
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So here's what I'm thinking so far --

I'll leave Portland around 6:00AM if I can drag my lazy butt out of bed (7:00 at the latest). I'll get into town, park in the garage by Pike Place Market, and then start the day. I'm going to walk from Pike Place to the downtown location of Top Pot for a doughnut, then head to Caffe Vita for some espresso.

After that, I'll walk back to Pike Place and check it out for a while, before heading down to the Bainbridge Ferry. At some point in the day I will walk over to the Space Needle, but I'm not going to shell out $16 to ride an elevator, no matter how good the view.

Any suggestions for after the ferry ride, different from what's already been posted?
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I still say take a tour of the city on the Duck boats
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Could be right. I was loading a show of his sculpture for a show in Columbus, OH when I toured his studio.
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I don’t think his studio in Seattle is open to the public. He has a nice installation at the convention center in downtown Seattle and some nice pieces at the Seattle Art Museum. For glass the Museum of Glass south of Seattle in Tacoma and the Pilchuck School north of Seattle are the two best places.

If you go to the Pike Place Market (a great place to buy something to eat for lunch) just a couple of blocks north of it is Bill Davidson’s store. It’s worth a browse to see his bicycles and (the last time I was there anyway) a nice collection of older classic bicycles. A couple of blocks south of the Market on First St. is the downtown Seattle Art Museum and that is also a nice place to spend some time. After the museum walk 5 blocks up University St. to Rainer Square and go to the Dilettante Chocolates Mocha Café and eat some dark ephemere truffles and have your espresso. yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

If you like art there are some good galleries to browse in Pioneer Square about 10 or so blocks south on First St. from the Pike Place Market. In Pioneer Square stop at the Grand Central Bakery for some of the best bread ever made.

whatever you do........enjoy the trip!!!!
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You could go to Gregg's Cycles downtown and ask them to ship me the two water bottles I bought there in September 2007 and couldn't take with me because I was on my bike, and that they promised to ship me, and never did.
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if you are close to the waterfront you have to get lunch at ivars very good clam chowder
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Originally Posted by thebarerider View Post
So here's what I'm thinking so far --

I'll leave Portland around 6:00AM if I can drag my lazy butt out of bed (7:00 at the latest). I'll get into town, park in the garage by Pike Place Market, and then start the day. I'm going to walk from Pike Place to the downtown location of Top Pot for a doughnut, then head to Caffe Vita for some espresso.

After that, I'll walk back to Pike Place and check it out for a while, before heading down to the Bainbridge Ferry. At some point in the day I will walk over to the Space Needle, but I'm not going to shell out $16 to ride an elevator, no matter how good the view.

Any suggestions for after the ferry ride, different from what's already been posted?
good plan. While you're at Pike Place Market, make sure you walk to Elliott Bay Cycles to check out their custom Davidson Bicycles. It's right on the edge of the market area; you might miss it if you're not looking for it (Lenora & Western). Clifton mentioned this above but the store is called Elliott Bay Cycles, not Davidson, on the outside.

If you're not going to go up the Space Needle or the Experience Music Project, I wouldn't bother with Seattle Center. Instead, get in your car and go to Chittenden Locks; nice way to end the afternoon. People will be taking their boats out through the locks for the weekend.
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get drunk/stoned/laid. In this order.
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Correct about Chihuly.....yes you can't far and not knock one over and yes the main place to see the art is the Museum of Glass and that's in Tacoma (about 1/2 hour south of Seattle).

The Space Needle is not 'just' an elevator ride. There is an observation deck all around the 'bubble' portion at the top. The view of Puget Sound is fantastic.

If you can spend some money head over to Kenmore Air and take one of their plane tours. They do island to island taxi service and basically you tag along for a few hours. I did it when I first visited here (5 years before I moved here, 2 years ago) for about $80. It was some of the best tourist money I spent.

I'd suggest against the Experience Music Project/Sci-Fi museum. They are at the Seattle Center (same area the Needle is at). They are both over priced and quite over rated IMO (and I'm a big Sci-Fi fan).

The Duck tours mentioned are kind of fun. You get a good, albeit quick, view of most of the major city landmarks and usually a funny personality talking about them the whole time.

If you get a chance to find it, go to Fremont and find the Fremont Troll. It's one of my favorite Seattle oddities. It's quite unique and fun to get your picture taken with.

Another good excursion is to head east on I-90 to about exit 25 or so and go to Snoqualmie Falls. It's a large and beautiful waterfall. Easy to get too....just about 5 miles off I-90 and plenty of signs to point you to it.
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