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Old 11-28-2022, 01:39 PM   #1
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The daughter is on the volleyball team at WT and they are in the elite 8 in Seattle so the wife and I are headed that way Wednesday evening. Should be there 3-4 nights if all goes well. Need some ideas on things to do while we have down time. Have heard its expensive as hell and there lots of homeless folks around. You folks in the know send some ideas my way. thanks
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Old 11-28-2022, 01:43 PM   #2
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I hear Chaz is nice this time of year
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Old 11-28-2022, 01:44 PM   #3
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Old 11-28-2022, 01:47 PM   #4
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Pike Place Market
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Old 11-28-2022, 01:48 PM   #5
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Old 11-28-2022, 01:48 PM   #6
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Food tour at Pikes Place Market - Keeps you from waiting in lines and figuring out which places are worth going to. I was not excited when my wife said we were doing one but it turned out to be a good time.
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Old 11-28-2022, 01:49 PM   #7
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Eltana Bagels are delicious. It’s across the street from the closed police station.
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Old 11-28-2022, 01:51 PM   #8
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This. If you have a day or two to burn on front or back end I would recommend a trip over to the Olympic Peninsula. A lot of outdoor things to do there.
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Old 11-28-2022, 01:51 PM   #9
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wear a Trump hat and a confederate flag shirt and see what kind of shenanigans you can get into.
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Old 11-28-2022, 02:04 PM   #10
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Drive over to the small German town of Leavenworth. Nice drive through the mountains and Leavenworth is a really cool town. We skipped a day planned in Seattle to go back there a second time.
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Old 11-28-2022, 02:12 PM   #11
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Old 11-28-2022, 02:13 PM   #12
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Old 11-28-2022, 02:14 PM   #13
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If you have time and can get out, Mount Rainier is really worth seeing. Lots of cool float plane tours as well.
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Old 11-28-2022, 02:16 PM   #14
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Chihuly Garden and Glass all blown glass by one artist best thing i seen in Seattle
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Old 11-28-2022, 02:24 PM   #15
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punch every hipster you see
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Old 11-28-2022, 02:27 PM   #16
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Pikes place, Rocco’s pizza (very good), pricey but a chopper ride over Seattle and snoqualmie falls is pretty cool. Snoqualmie falls and Salish lodge is fun to just go to rather than helicopter ride and cheaper. Visit the gym wall, see the troll. Stay in the city as little as possible lol have fun
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Old 11-28-2022, 02:28 PM   #17
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Pikes Place market
Underground tour
Lots of breweries
We went on a hike in the mountains. Canít remember exactly where but it was awesome.
Order a beer and a shot. Try the local brew. Rainier beer


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Old 11-28-2022, 02:31 PM   #18
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If you have time and can get out, Mount Rainier is really worth seeing. Lots of cool float plane tours as well.
Yep...we drove to to the top during the fall. Saw elk, silver fox, etc. Beautiful up there.

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Old 11-28-2022, 02:36 PM   #19
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Pike Place Market
Ferry to Bainbridge island
These two things plus the the Boeing Factory Tour. Downtown is a show in general but i enjoy it every 5 years or so.

My dads whole family moved there in the 70s to work at boeing. We still go up there once every couple years.
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Old 11-28-2022, 02:59 PM   #20
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We did a historical walking tour of the Pike’s Place Market area. It was pretty cool. Learned a lot about the area in a short amount of time.
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Old 11-28-2022, 03:01 PM   #21
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punch every hipster you see
I doubt he has that much free time lol
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Old 11-28-2022, 03:17 PM   #22
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Old 11-28-2022, 03:19 PM   #23
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Cornell statue, if it's still even there. I know the "wokesters" vandalized it a couple years ago. Bastages.
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Old 11-28-2022, 03:23 PM   #24
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Pikes place...the space needle. don't walk downtown...too risky. Was there two years ago and couldn't believe the homeless downtown.
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Old 11-28-2022, 03:36 PM   #25
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Pikes place is what i regret not getting to go see when i was there for a very short time before getting on cruise ship.
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Old 11-28-2022, 03:37 PM   #26
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Old 11-28-2022, 03:46 PM   #27
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LadyBug Espresso, you'll thank me later lol
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Old 11-28-2022, 03:48 PM   #28
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Old 11-28-2022, 06:29 PM   #29
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Pike Place Market
Ferry to Bainbridge island
This is a good start. The space needle is expensive but it was worth it if it’s a clear day and there’s no line. If you have time, drive over to UW and walk around campus. My daughter goes there and it’s one of the pretty’s schools in the country. Go to the library if you have time.

If you like music go to the MOPOP.

It doesn’t feel like Seattle has more homeless than Austin. I’m sure they do but it doesn’t feel like it. They are there for sure but I never felt unsafe.

I didn’t talk politics but the people in the PNW are really nice.
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Old 11-28-2022, 07:16 PM   #30
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Old 11-28-2022, 07:19 PM   #31
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Drive over to the small German town of Leavenworth. Nice drive through the mountains and Leavenworth is a really cool town. We skipped a day planned in Seattle to go back there a second time.
We were there several years ago in the summer definitely a cool place. I bet this time of year it being close to Christmas it is hopping. Werenít the entire theme of the town was a German/Bavarian theme?
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Old 11-28-2022, 07:20 PM   #32
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Take ferry to bay bridge island. Walk around and go eat over there. No problems. Space needle is cool.
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Old 11-28-2022, 07:24 PM   #33
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Space needle
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Old 11-28-2022, 07:31 PM   #34
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Old 11-28-2022, 07:32 PM   #35
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Chihuly Garden and Glass all blown glass by one artist best thing i seen in Seattle
This and again on the Boeing tour to see the Dreamliner construction - itís amazing!
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Old 11-28-2022, 07:38 PM   #36
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Pike Market. Get donuts. Buy Salmon Jerky. Buy tons of Jelly. Eat eat eat. Tour the city. If you don't have fun there. You are broken.
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Old 11-28-2022, 07:53 PM   #37
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Go to the seafood market where they throw fish around, is that Pikes Place ?
Looked like a great place to visit.
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Old 11-28-2022, 07:57 PM   #38
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Pike Market. Get donuts. Buy Salmon Jerky. Buy tons of Jelly. Eat eat eat. Tour the city. If you don't have fun there. You are broken.

Thatís what we did. Never felt unsafe. It was a good trip. I was skeptical at first but Seattle is a really nice city. Iíd go back one day.


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Old 11-28-2022, 07:59 PM   #39
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Pikes has changed quickly- lots of transients or urban rays living at the end now.
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Old 11-28-2022, 08:07 PM   #40
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I was just there a month ago and didn’t have any issues with the homeless. We stayed at the Renaissance Hotel Downtown. We walked to Pikes Place Market which was pretty cool. We did the Ferris Wheel by the water and just walked the street by the water. I really wasn’t interested in the Space Needle but could see it from the Ferris Wheel. If you’re planning a trip to Mount Rainier most of the visitor centers are closed and some of the roads like the one heading to reflection lake was already closed.I would take a ferry to the San Juan Islands. We did a whale watching tour and the company I did mine through stops at the end of October but if you can find another tour that still runs it was an amazing experience.we wanted to go to Leavenworth WA but didn’t have enough time. I’ve heard at Christmas it’s awesome. I posted some photos in the Photography part of the forum titled Pacific NW Orca, Seals and Landscapes.
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Old 11-28-2022, 08:09 PM   #41
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Drive over to the small German town of Leavenworth. Nice drive through the mountains and Leavenworth is a really cool town. We skipped a day planned in Seattle to go back there a second time.
Thatís not a bad choice unless the BMW club is thereÖ..itís a little drive though.
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Old 11-28-2022, 08:49 PM   #42
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Gum wall
Dukes chowder house
Pikes market

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Old 11-28-2022, 09:31 PM   #43
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Piroshky Piroshky Has great pastries. It’s 3-4 doors down from the original Starbucks (in Pikes Market).

Rainier has gotten a lot of snow already and a lot of roads are closed for the season.

The Crab Pot on the water front has great seafood.

The Ballard Locks is a cool thing to see also.
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Old 11-29-2022, 07:36 AM   #44
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Some of the roads in Rainier may be closed, so check on that before driving out.

People often overlook in Olympic National Park to the west of Seatle (on the peninsula) in favor of Rainier. My wife and I love Olympic NP. It's about a 2.5-hour drive and ferry ride from Seatle. The ferry is cool, the drive is scenic. Head to Port Angeles, there are a couple of good eats there. Then drive up to Hurricane Ridge from there. Beautiful views. If you have more time you can drive to the west coast and check out the Hoh River and the awesome pacific coast, but it's another 2-hour drive probably. You shouldn't be snowed out of Olympic yet.

Seattle is a pretty cool city if you stay in the nicer parts (like any city). All the places mentioned already are must-sees in the city. There are a couple of cool parks in the city that overlook Elliot Bay.
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Old 11-29-2022, 08:10 PM   #45
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Old 12-05-2022, 11:09 AM   #46
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Got back home last night. Not a huge fan of the city, but I'm not a fan of any big city. We tried several of the recomendations on this post. Pike place market was OK. Saw them throw the fish, saw the gum wall, the original starbucks that had a line at least an hour long to get in. The market is just a big tourist trap but was pretty neat. Not impressed with top pot donuts. They were just donuts. Had a very good bagel at rubensteins. Took a drive out of the city one day and went to Snoqualmie falls. It was very pretty up there. They had about 8-10 inches of snow up there which a local said made the falls look even better. This was my favorite thing we did. I liked the way they have the baseball and football stadiums right next to each other with the city skyline in the back ground. Everything was over priced. Gas was $4.98 a gallon and a 12 pack of beer was $18. Had a $22 dollar burger!

The homeless situation was not as bad as I expected from the original responses. I did see a lot of homeless camps, but most were not on the side walks. They had tents set up around town. There were quite a few old campers trailers and motorhomes parked permanently on the side of streets with homeless living in them. There was more graffiti than I have see anywhere. Every thing imaginable had been tagged.

I was pretty disappointed at the first game we went to. All the teams had gone to some local elementary schools the day before the tournament started to visit with the kids. Those school came to the games on Thursday. Before the first game during the national anthem, the kids were mostly all sitting the talking during the anthem. There were a couple of people who I assume were teachers sitting with them and not paying attention. 2 of them didn't even bother to remove there caps. One of the tournamnet workers tried to get the teachers and kids to stand and be quiet but she was ingnored.

On a good note, WT won the national title Saturday evening.
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Old 12-05-2022, 11:41 AM   #47
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Old 12-05-2022, 11:50 AM   #48
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