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Pike's Place Fish MarketPike Place

Eat & Drink your way through Pikes Peak while savoring all that is hallmark Seattle. Fresh Salmon, Great Coffee, Musicians and just general color!

Inside Pike's Place and outside you will find an array of wares from Beecher's Handmade Cheese, The Pike Pub Brewery, Totem Smokehouse, Piroshky Piroshky, Le Panier, Cinnamon Works, Northwest Tribal Art, to Rocky Mountain Choclate Factory.

Sea Kayaking on Lake Union

Sea Kayaking on Lake UnionFrom there, you can paddle to Alaska, or just explore the beautiful Seattle waterways. Schedule & Other Infomation for Kayak Rental

From the docks on Lake Union, thousands of people have enjoyed the joys of kayaking each year. You can paddle from NWOC to Lake Washington, where you have some 80+ miles of paddling. Several paddlers have left our dock on their way to Alaska. There are 20+ models of kayaks available to tryout here on the lake, and also to take away to other destinations. Seattle's Northwest Outdoor Center has experience with most of the kayaks that are made today, and have chosen a range of models that will fullfill the needs of most paddlers. They have singles, doubles and triples, and some sit-on-tops for your paddling pleasure.

Washington Park ArboretumParks to Visit in Seattle

Gasworks Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, sits on the north shore of Lake Union with a commanding view of downtown Seattle. It's the site of a former, well, gasworks.

Golden Gardens Park: 8498 Seaview Place N.W., is on Puget Sound just west of Ballard. Nearly unbeatable for its expanse of beach and sunset view. Highly used, no matter the weather.

Discovery Park: 3801 W. Government Way, at the west tip of the city's Magnolia neighborhood. A huge former military base (Fort Lawton) with two miles of protected tidal beaches, it adjoins the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.

Seward Park: 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., south of downtown on Lake Washington. It's a mini peninsula, with old-growth trees and a waterfront walking trail.

Washington Park Arboretum: 2300 Arboretum Drive E., east of downtown. More than 200 acres of plantings, trees and paths, including a Japanese garden.

Kubota Garden: 9817 55th Ave. S., south of downtown. A peaceful retreat created over decades by Seattle resident Fujitaro Kubota and later acquired by the city.

Warren G. Magnuson Park: 6500 Sand Point Way N.E., on Lake Washington, northeast of downtown. A former naval air station (Sand Point), the park is home to everything from waterfront paths to the city's yearly used-book sale.

Volunteer Park: 1247 15th Ave. E., on Capitol Hill, east of downtown. It offers the Seattle Asian Art Museum, city views and a tropical conservatory.

Courtesy of The Seattle Times

Take a Cruise or Tour by Sea

Argosy CruisesExotic and Holiday Cruises and Tours - Lunch, Brunch & Dinner Cruises with Argosy Cruises

Take a Murder Mystery Cruise, check your calendar for New Year's - what a great time to celebrate with a cruise. Lunch cruises, brunc cruises, dinner cruises and a salmon bake. Enjoy the Christmas Ship Festival or just take a tour of the harbor, lakes, lock or Tillicum Village. Argosy Cruises has such a great selection. Check for type of cruise, schedule and pricing.

Ride the Ducks of Seattle!Tour Seattle by land and water on a WWII amphibious landing craft! If you just want to be a tourist for the day, Ride the Ducks of Seattle!

Travelers and local Seattle-ites of all ages love to Ride the Ducks! These hilarious, Coast Guard-certified maritime captains will take you on an adventure tour of Seattle while they narrate historical information and local folklore, dance to funky music and QUACK you up with jokes and comedy! Then, SPLASH into the water to cruise on Lake Union and view a breath-taking view of the Seattle skyline!


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