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  Recent Feature Articles

These are our most recent feature articles showcasing new material. 

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REI Flagship Store Indoor Climbing Tower

 

Climbing Tower in the REI Flagship Store

 

 

  Attractions

 

 

 

 

Top Five Attractions

 

 

The five attractions you must see in Seattle.

 

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Top 30 Attractions

 

The top 30 attractions in beautiful Seattle.

 

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Pike Place Market

 

Your in-depth, nine page guide to visiting Seattle's number one tourist attraction.

 

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Pioneer Square District

 

Explore Seattle's oldest district featuring distinctive historical architecture and several small but delightful parks.

 

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Seattle Center

 

 

Seattle Center is a hub for tourist activity.  It is fun to stroll around this area. Popular attractions include the Space Needle, the futuristic Experience Music Project Museum, and the Seattle Monorail. The Seattle Center campus has interesting public art and attractive landscaping.

 

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Museums

 

Seattle and Tacoma are home to a number of beautiful museums. This section offers an index of these museums and thumbnail introductions to our extensive coverage of the museums.

 

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Art

 

 

Your guide to viewing art at museums and in public places in the Seattle and Tacoma areas. We recommend a number of public displays of Dale Chihuly's famous glass art.

 

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Architecture

 

We present a wide variety of Seattle's interesting architecture. This material covers many buildings and structures including such major attractions as the Space Needle, the Seattle Central Library, and Pike Place Market. We offer a special feature article about Seattle's distinctive terra cotta architecture and an extensive section on Seattle's street clocks.

 

 

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Parks

 

 

Seattle has a rich history of developing great parks for everyone to enjoy. Its parks are some of its most beautiful attractions. The best of Seattle's many gorgeous parks are highlighted here.

 

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Bloedel Reserve

 

Bloedel Reserve (Botanical Garden)

 

 

 

Botanical Gardens

 

The greater Seattle and Puget Sound areas have several spectacular botanical gardens that we spotlight here. Some of these gardens make great viewing in winter and on cloudy days.

 

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Other Places with Great Landscaping

 

We spotlight a few special places that have great landscaping and floral displays.

 

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Zoos and Aquariums

 

 

The Woodland Park Zoo and the Seattle Aquarium are on our Top 30 Attractions List.  Make sure that you check them out.

 

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Tours and Cruises

 

 

Two of our recommended cruises are on our Top 30 Attractions List.  Check out all of our recommended tours and cruises for fun ways to explore Seattle.

 

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Other Attractions

 

 

More exciting adventures including the scenic Ballard locks, the impressive REI flagship store, visiting the Sleepless in Seattle movie locations, and exploring the Waterfront.

 

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Neighborhoods

 

We feature four of Seattle's beautiful neighborhoods and discuss activities for the tourist and for Seattleites.

 

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Seattle's Best Viewpoints

 

 

Seattle is a beautiful city with many grand views.  I have developed a short list of some of the city's best scenic views

 

 

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Tacoma Attractions

 

We present several enjoyable attractions in Seattle's neighboring city. Downtown Tacoma is home to several enjoyable museums. Downtown Tacoma also has a number of Dale Chihuly installations on permanent display. For Seattle visitors, the Tacoma attractions can be reached by public transportation.

 

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Attractions Near Seattle

 

 

Attractions that can be nice one-day trips from Seattle.

 

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Coffee Houses and Eating

 

 

 

Coffee Houses

 

Seattle is known for its coffee culture percolating in its hundreds of coffee houses.  We introduce the Seattle visitor to that culture.

 

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Eating

 

We offer some recommendations of where to eat in the Seattle area.

 

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Photography

 

 

 

Photography Notes

 

Recommendations of places to photograph in the Seattle area and where you can buy photography equipment.

 

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Seattle Photo Gallery

 

We feature additional photos that we did not use on individual web pages.

 

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Flickr.com

 

We have posted over 200 of our photos illustrating Seattle attractions on this popular photo-sharing web site. 

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Videos

One of our newer features is videos we have produced that provide a virtual tour of attractions.  These feature our photos, written commentary, and pleasant music.  Our videos are posted on Facebook and on YouTube.

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Planning Your Visit

 

 

 

Save Money with Seattle CityPASS

 

Save up to 50% on admission to five major Seattle attractions and skip most ticket lines with the Seattle CityPASS.

 

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Sea-Tac Airport Guide

 

Our in-depth, four-page guide to Sea-Tac Airport.

 

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Ground Transportation

 

Airport to Downtown, driving in downtown, rental cars, Metro Bus, parking tips.

 

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Visitor Information Centers and Web Sites

 

Visitor information centers and websites about visiting Seattle.

 

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Travel Tips

 

Comments about when to visit Seattle, average temperatures, rain, what to wear, and pedestrians.

 

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