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Seattle Sightseeing

MrDigitalMrDigital Registered User, ClubPA
edited August 2004 in PAX Archive
OK, I looked through the first couple pages and didn't see anything like this yet, so don't yell if I missed it.

Since I've never been to Seattle before I am staying until the next Wednesday after PAX so I will have two full days to see shit up there. Didn't know if anybody else was doing the same thing and maybe a group of us would want to travel around together to see stuff.

I've already bought what's called a Seattle CityPass which gets me into all kinds of stuff. http://citypass.com/cgi-bin/citypass/city_fly?mv_arg=seattle&rand=5913 for actual info.

I haven't made plans for anything ELSE because I don't have a clue how long those 6 things will take me.

I have a compact rental care, whatever the hell that will end up being. Anyway, just figured I'd mention something if there were others who wanted to see stuff besides bars and jail cells in Seattle :P

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  • SnowGhostSnowGhost Registered User
    edited July 2004
    I thought about doing some sightseeing, perhaps barge into Nintendo of America's H.Q. and demand a full tour.
    What?
    I put their children through college. They owe me!

    There's also that.. um.. experience.. music experience... whatever, they've got quite a few Jimi Hendrix guitars on display. I'd like to see that. Then there's the obligatory photo of the space needle.

    On a completely unrelated topic; Seattle is considered to be the serial murderer capital of America. Which explains the city's motto: "Beautiful Seattle... watch your fucking back!"

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited July 2004
    That CityPass thing looks fairly interesting. Since school for me starts on September 1st, I figured I'd do all my sight-seeing on the 27th.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited July 2004
    The EMP is kind of bleh. But if you're geeky enough (*grin*) you may enjoy the new SciFi museum that's attached to it. I think it's done by now?

    Pike Place Market is always good to hit up if you've never been there... if anything good is playing at the Cinerama, it's one hell of a theater. I hear the zoo is damn cool (never been), but beyond those things (and the Fremont Troll, which is kind of far away for what you get out of it), I can't think of any really touristy type stuff there.

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  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2004
    The EMP is kind of bleh. But if you're geeky enough (*grin*) you may enjoy the new SciFi museum that's attached to it. I think it's done by now?

    Pike Place Market is always good to hit up if you've never been there... if anything good is playing at the Cinerama, it's one hell of a theater. I hear the zoo is damn cool (never been), but beyond those things (and the Fremont Troll, which is kind of far away for what you get out of it), I can't think of any really touristy type stuff there.

    Yeah, the Pike Place Market is a must-go. Too bad PAX takes up the entire weekend, since that is the best time to go. You can see the original Starbucks location!
    http://www.pikeplacemarket.org/

    The Seattle Aquarium is great, but if you are from a coast, you've probably seen it all before.
    http://www.seattleaquarium.org/

    The Space Needle is cool to look at, but it's really just a tourist trap.

    You'll be missing Bumbershoot, Seattle's biggest music festival, by 4 days or so. :(
    http://www.bumbershoot.com/lineup.htm

    Boeing does public tours of its airframe assembly plants. Want to see the biggest building in the world? It's very weird to see partially/fully built jumbo jets indoors.
    http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/aboutus/tours/index.html

    Go for a ferry ride. If you've never done it before, it's pretty cheap and a very unique experience. I think it's around $6.00 for a two-way ticket.
    I suggest the Bainbridge Island route.
    http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/index.cfm

    The Mariners are on away games for that week. :(

    The Museum of Flight is pretty cool.

    I haven't been to the Experience Music Project, I've heard it's not that great unless you are really into music.

    You could go harrass Valve Software, too. ;)

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  • Zig21Zig21 Registered User regular
    edited July 2004
    EMP is alright. Depends a lot on what they're showing. I went during the Disco display, and it was pretty fun.

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  • SarahStilettoSarahStiletto Registered User, ClubPA
    edited July 2004
    *Shameless Plug*

    The city pass is pretty cool. If you use it for all of the sites it gets you into, it's ridiculously cheap. One of the things it lets you do is an Argosy Cruises Harbor tour. That's the company I work for. Come see me.

    The sci-fi museum is supposed to be awesome, it opened last month and I haven't had a chance to go yet. The zoo and aquarium are both great. Seattle Art Museum has a Van Gogh exhibit until September. Pike Place Market is a rad place to hang out, as is most of the central waterfront. Pioneer Square and the underground tour are fun. There's all kinds of stuff to do in Seattle. It doesn't have the reputation of being a tourist destination, but it should. There's just as much to do there as any other city.

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  • Seth410Seth410 Registered User
    edited July 2004
    A trip to the new Sci-Fi museum is definitely in order for this proud geek.

    Also I want to go to the fish market and see if they really throw big fish around like on those commercial bumps during Seahawks games.

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  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2004
    Seth410 wrote:
    Also I want to go to the fish market and see if they really throw big fish around like on those commercial bumps during Seahawks games.

    They do. :^:

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  • Seth410Seth410 Registered User
    edited July 2004
    NEAT!

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2004
    Pike Place Market is indeed way awesome.

    There's this one food place that makes the best little chicken strip thingies ever.

    Also, there is Uwajimaya.

    And much love for the Megas XLR avatar there, Seth. New episodes start this saturday!

    I'm always happy when Sarah posts because it makes me think of Harley.

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  • SarahStilettoSarahStiletto Registered User, ClubPA
    edited July 2004
    What, Geek, like this?

    Um, if you eat in the market, go to the Three Girls Bakery. They make the most amazing bread in the world and on that bread they make the best sandwiches ever. Ever.

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited July 2004
    Oh no, not the Fish market... I've had to see their damn video about having fun at work in God knows how many jobs that I've worked at... ugh!

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  • DrakenulDrakenul Registered User
    edited July 2004
    I'm up for a little sightseeing on the 27th and 30th. I'll be flying in early (arriving about 11 AM) so I have virtually all day, and I'm flying out late (10:35 pm).

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User
    edited July 2004
    Oh god, I hate hate HATE that fucking video! Seen it twice.

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  • Evil Right Wing HenchmanEvil Right Wing Henchman Registered User
    edited August 2004
    Go to Ivars

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  • terrixterrix Registered User
    edited August 2004
    SnowGhost wrote:
    I thought about doing some sightseeing, perhaps barge into Nintendo of America's H.Q. and demand a full tour.
    What?
    I put their children through college. They owe me!

    If ANYONE is making a trip to Nintendo let me know. I would like to take a couple of hours to go out there. I of course don't have wheels but I do have gas money, I might have two friends who want to go. I also will only be there Sat and Sun so if your going on an off day I won't be there.

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  • Red Machine DRed Machine D __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2004
    Hello? PAers on the Space Needle?

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  • terrixterrix Registered User
    edited August 2004
    It turns out, me and my friends might be pitching in for a rental car, maybe we won't need a ride. But could give someone else one.

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  • Evil Right Wing HenchmanEvil Right Wing Henchman Registered User
    edited August 2004
    Space Needle is extremely expensive and not worth it.

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  • SarahStilettoSarahStiletto Registered User, ClubPA
    edited August 2004
    The best view of the city is actually in the top floor of the Bank of America tower. In the women's bathroom.

    Ask the doorman to let you in. He will.

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    Dely Apple wrote:
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  • tristamtristam Registered User
    edited August 2004
    If you want to take a small trip, roll up to the tacoma glass museum. Its pretty nifty and they have a building attached to it where they make glass art right before your eyes, pretty cool.

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  • Red Machine DRed Machine D __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2004
    The best view of the city is actually in the top floor of the Bank of America tower. In the women's bathroom.

    Ask the doorman to let you in. He will.
    :lol: You're awesome.

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  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    Space Needle is extremely expensive and not worth it.

    Agreed.

    Edit: I would definately have to second the Ivar's idea. Best fish and chips and clam chowder on the west coast.

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  • Kato_ArabelKato_Arabel Registered User
    edited August 2004
    Gents, since I'm practically a resident of Seattle, I'd gladly give y'all a tour of the city, but given that I don't have a car or anything like that, I can only recommend a few places to check out.

    The waterfront, definitely a must. You might even see a cruise ship docked there. That thing wasn't there before last time I checked five years ago.

    There's the Russian Cobra Submarine permanently docked at one of the piers further south. Definitely worth touring. Though I only went into the bow section and immediately didn't want to go in any further. I hate cramped, quiet, creepy places.

    It's also worth checking out Union Station, that's a real piece of railroad history.

    Pike Place Market? Definitely a must.

    Oh yes, there's a Gameworks arcade up the road from PPM, I go there occasionally to play racing sims, shoot up zombies in House of the Dead III, and play Virtual-On: Ontario Tangram.

    There's also an adult peep show on that road, too, easy to miss though.

    Experience Music Software is nice as well, plenty of history on rock.

    I haven't been to the Sci-Fi Museum, but also a must.

    Hell. If you've got a week, just walk all over every damn square foot of Seattle, and you'll still haven't seen everything.

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  • Kingfisher12Kingfisher12 Registered User
    edited August 2004
    I also recommend Alki Beach. It'll likely be quite crowded, but the boardwalk is very nice. (if memory serves, the 'scenery' is very nice as well).

    Seattle centre (space needle, EMP, seattle science centre) is a nice place for an afternoon. Frankly I found downtown pretty boring.

    Less well known sights, you could go see the Freemont Troll, under the Fremont (4th Ave N.) Bridge. I assume it's still there. Also, if you're in that neigborhood, Green Lake is a nice place to just sit on the grass and eat lunch (and again, watch the 'scenery')

    Dammit, I wish I could go back there, maybe this winter, I can get away...

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