(Closed) Visiting Seattle for the first time in April..

posted 8 years ago in Seattle
Post # 3
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Space needle, pike place market.  Oh you are coming in April? It should be nice out.  Underground tour if you have time. I always wanted to Ride the Duck, but I’m no longer a tourist, I live here now. I heard you see some great views of the city from the duck.

Post # 5
2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Definitely the Duck Ride – Pike Market – Ferry to Bainbridge Island – Underground Tour – International District has the BEST Dim Sum (which they’re known for) – SAM….

This is a great city – have fun =)

Post # 7
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Ahaha, I grew up in Forks and unless you are a Twilight fan I don’t really recommend it.  It is a very beautiful place, but is very touristy.

Post # 9
38 posts
  • Wedding: December 2015

@ mrs joey – wow! phenomenal!!! I *love* it!!! 


I *strongly* suggest you check out the Tulip Festival (60 miles north of Seattle). Imagine a sea of tulips, of all different colours, with mountains in the background!!! Just stunning & unforgettable!


Post # 11
46 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

I rode the duck when I first moved here and LOVED it!  It was much better than I expected!  Pike Place Market is a must also.  Have fun!!!!

Post # 12
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I love the PNW, so much so that I am moving out there later this year or early next (depending on jobs and finances).

If you get a clear day while you are out, you could take a day trip (or even a half-day trip) and drive up into the mountains.  Such a beatiful drive, and you can do some hiking.

The art museum is small, but nice.

Also, kayaking on Lake Union is fun. 🙂

Post # 13
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Definitely Pike’s Market, and if you have the time- San Juan Islands!!!  My favorite vacation ever!

Post # 14
1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

It’s hard to know where to begin, but if I were to throw in just one recommendation it would be to catch a cabaret show. Lots of things we love in Seattle are available in various forms in other places throughout the country, but Seattle has a love affair with cabaret that’s hard to compare. Try the Can Can at Pike’s Place.

Don’t pay to go up the Space Needle, it’s overpriced; there are taller buildings downtown that you can go up for cheaper.

Post # 15
1482 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Go on the duck tour!  That was my second date with Fiance and we had such a blast- you see a lot of Seattle and the tour guides are really funny.

I really like EMP (Experience Music Project).  Pike Place market is great (the original Starbucks is there and it’s the only place you can get starbucks stuff with the original nekkid mermaid logo) and there’s the ever popular fish throwers. 

I would skip the Underground tour (sorry for anyone who loves it).  It’s just not that cool unless you really love history and walking through what looks like a dirty unfinished basement for an hour.

Space Needle- is expensive; however, I would only go up there if it’s a nice day- it’s a waste of time if it’s rainy out because you can’t see much. LittlestBirds is correct that there are cheaper places to go up to get a view.

If you want to take a nice day trip, take the ferry out to Bainbridge Island.  It’s such a cute town and there’s a winery out there.

Speaking of wineries… drive out to Woodinville and go wine tasting!  Tons of wineries and also- Red Hook Brewery tour!  It costs $1 and it’s AWESOME (the resturant there is good too). 

(BTW, I didn’t read Mrs. Joey’s thing so sorry for the repeats, these are just some of my favorite things to do with visitors).

Post # 16
3285 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Awww I love Seattle.  All the bees above suggested all my faves =D  Have fun!

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