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familytrip through Washington

we have 7 days for Seattle, whale watching and Olympic National park. Any trip tips, hotels, Itineraries?
  • Martina
     asked this on April 19, 2012 at 05:09 PM
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Do not forget everything the Northwest has to offer: the San Juans or Whidbey Island (breathtaking - great B&B's), Anacortes (the home for whale watching and guided kayak trips - if you can't make the San Juan Islands), at the Space Needle - see the new Chihuly Center; Tacoma - lots to do and close-up of Mount Rainier; Yakima Valley (wine tasting); White Pass or Chinook Pass (high in Alp-like Mountains); Mount Rainier National Park. That's just the tip of the iceberg. The reading was accurate -- there's so much to do, just in Seattle. Kayaking? On Lake Washington. See the Sound Experience (near the Space Needle). Ride the Duck (fun), Tour the Puget Sound - ride a ferry. You just can't go wrong: we are lucky to spend a lifetime in this area.
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I would suggest taking one of the Argosy cruises. There are several different tours, but they all give you a view of the city from the water which provides an entirely different perspective on the city. Pike Place market is a fun stop for lunch but can be very crowded during peak times of year. You can take the water taxi from downtown to West Seattle which has a small beach with restaurants and shops along the main drag. You can rent bikes to cruise around and this locale offers another great view of the city.
  • carrie
     answered this on April 30, 2012 at 09:06 AM
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Depends on how old the kids are, but definitely the Experience Music Project if they're old enough. It's one of the best attractions in all of Seattle. The underground tours are kind of neat, too, but not if the kids are easily distracted.
  • Pieter
     answered this on April 24, 2012 at 02:50 PM
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