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If you are looking for a place to relax in the busy city of Seattle, visit Alki Beach Park.  Located in the western portion of the city, this lovely park runs 2.5 miles along Elliott Bay, from Alki Point to the mouth of the Duwamish River.  Here you will engage in fun and revitalizing activities such as jogging, rollerblading, volleyball, bicycling, swimming, and sunbathing.  You will also find picnic tables, an art studio, restrooms, and a monument at Alki Point to commemorate the arrival of the first settlers on November 13, 1851. The northern end of the beach is protected by a bulkhead and surrounded…
Wild Waves Theme Park is a great destination for families who are visiting Seattle. This theme park is considered one of the oldest theme parks in Seattle, with more than 30 years of providing exciting attractions and entertainment to its visitors. This theme park is large, with about 70 acres of space, housing more than 60 rides and other attractions such as water slides. Located in Federal Way, Washington, the Wild Waves Theme Park is considered one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area. It is also considered the largest of its kind. It is accessible via Enchanted Parkway South. Over the years,…
The mission of the Woodland Park Zoo is simple: to save animals and their habitats through conservation efforts. In order to encourage these efforts in their Seattle community and beyond, you'll find many engaging experiences at the zoo, geared toward families, to encourage everyone to learn, care, and act upon what is right for the animals that share this planet with humanity. Are you ready to visit the 1,100 animals that call the Woodland Park Zoo home?   It's Not Just About the Animals at the Woodland Park Zoo The State of Washington in its western region is known for the amount of rain it…
The Seattle Waterfront is a vibrant part of the city that has everything visitors love about Seattle in one great place. It’s right near downtown and is close enough to walk, bike, or drive to your favorite attractions that aren’t directly in the Waterfront, like Pike’s Place Market. Pioneer Square is at the south end of the Waterfront District and it’s a great place to go to explore the old part of Seattle, the original downtown. The brick and stone buildings have a distinct charm of older construction and you can plant yourself on a comfortable bench to watch Seattle pass in front of you…
If you're planning a trip to Seattle, Washington --- or anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, for that matter --- the Seattle Space Needle is an absolute must-visit tourist destination. The 605-foot tall, 9,550-ton Space Needle is a beloved icon of the region, which is referred to locally as Sea-Tac --- short for Seattle-Tacoma. Remember to bring along a camera when you visit the Space Needle, as there's a observation deck, situated 520 feet off the ground. It takes precisely 41 seconds to ride the elevator from street level to the observation deck. Once you arrive, you'll enjoy a positively incredible view of the entire region,…
Originally designed by Minoru Yamasaki for the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle, the Pacific Science Center has a well-established reputation for inspiring a lifelong love of math, science, and technology. With an IMAX theater showing the latest in scientific documentary films, permanent exhibits like the tropical butterfly house that always bring a smile, and unique temporary exhibits that focus on everything from photography to espionage, every day is a good day to visit!   Get In Touch With Your Inner Dinosaur at the Pacific Science Center!  If you've ever wanted to travel back in time to visit the Mesozoic Era, then the Pacific Science Center…
This museum is a tribute to rock and roll and an eye-opening examination of music and contemporary pop-culture in general using interactive installations, oral histories, exhibitions and educational methods. The focus is on the roots of contemporary rock and roll and the many interactive methods keep both young and old intrigued. The building that houses the museum is an attraction in itself; it was designed by Frank Gehry, the creator behind the Guggenheim Museum, Walt Disney Concert Hall and other fantastical structures. From the outside it looks like mangled sheet metal in silver, gold, maroon, dark purple and blue. It has been compared to the…