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 Things To Do in Seattle
  
Things to do in Seattle
Top 10 To Do: 
  1. Pike Place Market: An open-air shopping haven and Seattle institution, is a must-see for first time and return visitors alike.
  2. Experience Music Project Museum: A museum offering fun and informational exhibits to inspire musical creativity in even the most tone-deaf music lover.
  3. Space Needle: Climb 520 feet to the observation deck of Seattle's signature building for spectacular views of the city and its surrounding area. The tower's rotating restaurant, SkyCity has fantastic sights and makes one complete orbit per hour.
  4. Museum of Flight: An expansive facility filled with all things related to flight
  5. Seattle Underground Tour: Descend into the subterranean city that was once Seattle.  
  6. Seattle Art Museum: This post-modern structure houses an impressive and eclectic collection.
  7. Washington Park Arboretum: Use a canoe, or your feet, to explore the 230 acres and 4,000 species of trees, vines, shrubs and plants at this arboretum.
  8. Ballard District: A thriving waterfront with happening restaurants and entertainment scene making this Scandinavian enclave one of Seattle's hottest neighborhoods.
  9. Safeco Field: A great place to visit and a must see for any baseball fan.
  10. Frye Art Museum: A museum with works mainly from 19th and 20th century American artists.
Top 5 Things To See:
  1. Alki Beach: Beach made famous in a scene from the movie "Sleepless in Seattle" where Tom Hanks flies a kite with his son.
  2. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park: This national park is really a free museum that documents Seattle history, from the fire that burned it down to the gold rush that helped build it up.
  3. Pioneer Square: Pioneer Square Park, topped by an ornate pergola, is the site of the city's oldest settlement.
  4. Volunteer Park Conservatory: Five houses on the conservatory represent five distinct environments, from jungle to desert. There also is a Cactus House, a Fern House and a Bromeliad House.
  5. Odyssey, The Maritime Discovery Center:
    Learn how to pilot a cargo ship, what a longshoreman does and how ferries are built at this kid-friendly museum with over 40 hands-on exhibits relating to the Northwest's shipping and fishing industries.
5 Things to Do With Kids:
  1. Woodland Park Zoo: Best known for its seasonal pony rides, snakes and flesh-eating piranhas.
  2. Seattle Aquarium: In addition to having many interesting exhibits, the aquarium offers whale watching cruises around the San Juan Islands.
  3. Golden Gardens Park: A lovely beach with sun and surf.
  4. Discovery Park: A 534-acre park with thickets, nature trails, beaches and bluffs.
  5. Pacific Science Center: Great place for kids with lots of interactive learning adventures.
 
 
Best Time of Year to Visit:  July and August are the best months to visit Seattle.  The weather is about 75 degrees with only one inch of rainfall in comparison to the six inches in December and January. 
 
 
5 Great Evening Entertainment Options:
  1. Seattle Theater: Seattle has earned a reputation for being very keen on the arts as well as a movie and entertainment hub. It has earned acclaim for it’s interest in the music and movie fields.
  2. Jazz Alley: The posh atmosphere and legendary talent at this upscale jazz club are exemplary.
  3. Opera in McCaw Hall: "The sound in the hall is nothing short of amazing."
  4. Royal Argosy: Take this cruise for incredible views of Seattle, an elegant 3-course lunch or dinner or brunch buffet freshly prepared on board and live entertainment from Pier 56 on the historic Seattle waterfront.
  5. Seattle Dinner Cruise: Enjoy a delicious dinner and a unique experience on Elliott Bay. You'll enjoy turn-of-the-century elegance. Stroll the cork decks, experience the velvet seats, granite bars, marble dance floors, and savor a first hand look at the Seattle waterfront and city skyline.
5 Great Restaurants:
  1. El Gaucho: The multi-level dining room is spacious and upscale, a fitting environment for expense accounts. Steaks, naturally, are large, tender, and perfectly cooked.
  2. Cheesecake Factory: The perfect setting for a late-afternoon respite, accompanied by gourmet coffee, good conversation, and, of course, one of 40 delectable cheesecakes.
  3. Ray's Boathouse: A quintessential Seattle experience is having a meal at Ray's. Views of the mountains and the water, especially in sunset's glow, thrill diners almost as much as the cuisine.
  4. Nara Japanese Restaurant: Nara is noted for exceptionally fresh sushi and terrific Japanese fare. The food, along with elegant atmosphere, make the restaurant a memorable experience.
  5. Morton's: Tuxedo-clad waiters set the tone for a Midwest classic that's staked a claim in the Northwest. Known for table side presentations (yes, that's a live lobster on the cart), this steak house is famous for its 24-ounce porterhouse and its hearty portions.
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