Sunday, May 24, 2009

Places To Visit In Seattle

Places to visit in Seattle

Seattle, home of Software giant Microsoft, has plenty of great places to visit. My list of top 10 places to visit in Seattle of course starts with the magnificent Space needle and ends with the music project with blues, jazz, hip-hop, funk, punk, country or rock 'n' roll. Seattle is anything but ordinary. It's a place where bike messengers share elevators with world-renowned researchers. Where fishermen have lunch alongside top surgeons.

Washington State Ferries

Washington State Ferries is one of Washington state's largest tourist attractions and easily makes my list of top 10 places to visit in Seattle. It's also the second largest mass transit system in Washington, and the largest ferry system in the United States. No matter how you look at it, a ferry is a beautiful way to experience the gorgeous waters and mountains.

Sparkling waters, snow-capped mountains, cityscapes, salt air, leaping Orca whales, the call of the gulls-a journey aboard a Washington State Ferry appeals to the senses. And it makes a lot of sense when you see all the places you can go on any one of our ten different routes throught Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands.

Tillicum Village Experience

This is a 4-hour adventure to Tillicum Village on Blake Island State Park. Relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery during the 50 minute cruise. Upon arrival you will be welcomed by a path strewn with white clamshells bleached by the sun and greeted with an appetizer of steaming clams in nectar broth.

Inside the longhouse, you can watch the whole Chinook salmon are cooked over an alder-wood fire on cedar stakes in the traditional Northwest Coast Indian style. Your meal is served buffet-style and includes a menu of Traditional Indian-style Baked Salmon.

As you finish your meal, the lights dim while the myth and magic come to life in the spellbinding performance featuring the Tillicum Village dancers. Tillicum Village is yet another wonderful item in the list of top 10 places to visit in Seattle for the relaxing atmosphere it provides for tourists of all ages.

Underground Touring

After the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, the city was rebuilt over the top of the ruins. This guided tour takes visitors through the hidden subterranean passages that once were the main roadways and storefronts of old downtown Seattle and tells stories of the frontier people who lived and worked there. The subterranean walkways are dry, but the history is not.

Tours last 1-1/2 hours and are offered daily, year-round is a great place to visit

in Seattle. The schedule of tours varies from season to season

Safeco Field - great place to visit in Seattle

Safeco Field is the fabulous home of the Seattle Mariners. Guests are treated to a 19.59-acre outdoor baseball park with real grass and a retractable roof. Tour one of the premier baseball facilities ever built, including areas of the ballpark that are not normally open to the public: press box, luxury suites, field, dugout and visitor's clubhouse

Tours are approximately one hour in duration and cover a walking distance of one mile.

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