Soak Up Seattle’s Waterfront
FoodNo trip to the shoreline is complete without a stop at The Crab Pot, one of Seattle’s most famous eateries. As seen on Man v. Food, each bite of succulent seafood will have you coming back time and again. Order the Seafest for two or more and get heaping combinations of fresh crab, shrimp, clams, mussels, and delicious sides. Or, if oysters are more your speed, try Elliott’s Oyster House, which boasts a 21-foot oyster bar!
For a more casual setting, Café 56 is the ideal place to host a gathering. Sit outside on the waterfront and enjoy views of boats, birds, and breezes coming from Elliott Bay. Their award winning fish and chips are their most popular crowd pleaser.
Everyone knows that dinner is not complete without dessert (or any meal, for that matter). The Waterfront does not disappoint, boasting a sweet treat-ery called Cupcake Royale. Make sure to save room for one of their decadent cupcakes, or take home each of their seasonal flavors which change accordingly with the best, freshest ingredients.
FunA day at the Waterfront cannot be considered complete without riding the Seattle Great Wheel. This massive, 175-foot tall wheel is one of the largest in all of North America, allowing views for miles away. Each of its 42 climate controlled gondolas rotates comfortably for all to gaze far and wide.
Perhaps after all of that open air, a bit of shopping is in order. Ye Olde Curiosity Shop has something to wow each and every person who crosses its threshold. Shrunken heads, jackelopes, and two headed taxidermy pieces are only a few of the wonders you will encounter in this charming shop. Opened in 1899, Joseph Edward Stanley began his collection of unusual art, and it has only grown larger over the five generations it has been open.
While visiting the Waterfront, why not take a stroll to the Seattle Aquarium, where you can get up close and personal with all that live under the briny depths. Fun and casual, the aquarium creates a unique environment to learn all things aquatic. They feature three dive tours a day, in which a diver literally immerses themselves in their work to answer questions from curious visitors. If after your visit you are longing for more, their website features Live Streaming video cams daily so you can watch otters, seals, and the Giant Pacific Octopus in their natural habitats without all the lines.
Transportation For simple and safe access to the Waterfront, Seattle offers a multitude of travel options to and from the area. Ferries cross Elliott Bay to nearby Bainbridge Island, near the naval town of Bremerton, which are also interesting destinations in their own right. Getting to Bainbridge by ferry only takes 35 minutes from downtown! Once on the Waterfront, free valet parking is offered for up to three hours while you shop, dine, and enjoy the salt air.
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