Seattle Bound

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Since I'm leaving the beautiful Pacific Northwest, I decided I MUST spend some time in Seattle before heading East.  So this weekend I'm riding north with a co-worker and meeting up with a friend for dinner. 

I plan to visit Pike's Place Market, Pioneer Square where I will likely take the Underground Tour and the Space Needle.  Trinity and I will probably dine at Etta's by Tom Douglas which is Seattle seafood at it's best.

The weather is forecasted at 63F and sunny.   Bliss!  Any other must-sees?


Annie said...

The Pike fish market! Watch the guys throw the fish around. Also, the bar from "Sleepless in Seattle" is also located there. Can't remember the name.

Annie said...

Duh, just saw that you had it in there. It's def worth the visit! I love Seattle! You'll have a blast.

Anonymous said...

Take a ferry ride for some nice views of the Seattle skyline and the Puget Sound.

The Ballard Locks are interesting where boats change water levels to enter Lake Washington. You may even see one of the crab boats from "Deadliest Catch" at the fisherman's port there.

Near the Space Needle is the Pacific Science Center where they have interactive science exhibits. I don't think it's the right time of year, but there is a large music festival called "Bumbershoot" that takes place in the Seattle Center Park every year . Spectacular views from atop the Space Needle, and there is also a revolving restaurant below the observation deck.

The Museum of Flight at Boeing Field. They have the first 747, a Concorde, and one of the VC-137s that used to carry presidents around as "Air Force One" on display along with other planes. I think you can go inside the Concorde and VC-137.

Lots of gift shops and an IMAX theater on the waterfront piers.

The Pike Place Market is known for the fish throwing, but there is much more to it...indoor/outdoor shopping area with a farmers market and all sorts of niche shops on 3 levels. Well worth exploring. Also there is an alley behind the market where people have stuck their gum all over the walls over the years...really has to be seen to be believed.

I saw in an earlier blog entry that you liked Dale Chihuli's work so you might want to go to the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. Dale did a PBS special there so some of his work is probably on display. They have live glassblowing demonstrations.

Have a fun trip!

~P~ said...

Well haven't seen the place but going by your taste, I'd love to read more after your visit.
Drop by at my blog...I've vented out some more recently!!

Denae said...

Wow! Excellent suggestions. Thanks jmx53/Annie for the wonderful ideas. P - headed to your blog now!