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Say Yes to the Seattle City Pass

Say Yes to the Seattle City Pass

Seattle is loaded with must-see attractions. Luckily for you, all the top spots are packaged into the Seattle City Pass. You get to experience the best our city has to offer, and you save 50% on five of Seattle’s most popular attractions. * We receive a small commission on sales of the Seattle City Pass. With that said, we have used the City Pass and truly believe it’s a perfect fit for visitors to our amazing city! The best part: the Seattle City Pass is easy to use. Simply buy your pass online, visit the attractions at your own pace, and save time and money. Seattle City Pass gives you access to the Space Needle (two trips in a single day), Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, and the Museum of Pop Culture or Woodland Park Zoo, and Chihuly Garden and Glass or Pacific Science Center. Click here to learn more! Believe it or not, Seattle City Pass gets you into all these attractions for just $89 for adults...

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Seattle Whale Watching | Puget Sound Express

Seattle Whale Watching | Puget Sound Express

Whales are truly amazing mammals, and we’re fortunate enough to have them in the Northwest. The only problem is: you rarely get to see them from shore. But spotting these stunning creatures is made much easier on a Seattle whale watching trip with Puget Sound Express. Puget Sound Express launches its Seattle whale watching tours out of Edmonds (they also host whale watching trips out of Port Townsend), which is technically 18 miles from downtown. It’s the only half-day (4-5 hours), guaranteed whale watching trip in Seattle. Yes, you are guaranteed to see whales – or – your next trip is free. Seattle whale watching tours typically take you to the San Juan Islands or through the Straight of Juan de Fuca to find orca, gray, humpback, and/or minke whales, but if you’re extremely lucky – like we were on our tour – you can spot whales right outside of Seattle. On our Seattle whale watching adventure (in early May), we found orca whales no more than 15 minutes...

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Best Time to See University of Washington Cherry Blossoms

Best Time to See University of Washington Cherry Blossoms

Starting in late February, we start to see a spike in traffic on our website. It seems like everyone is searching for the best time to see University of Washington cherry blossoms. The pink and white blooms that surround the Quad (map) are an annual rite of spring in Seattle (click here for more). But, because of Mother Nature, you never know when the University of Washington cherry blossoms will reach full bloom. History tends to repeat itself, though. So looking at past dates can help pinpoint when to start heading toward campus. Here are the dates University of Washington cherry blossoms reached full bloom the last few years: 2018: March 27th 2017: April 1st 2016: March 11th 2015: March 14th 2014: March 21st 2013: April 3rd With that said, these dates are full bloom. The trees will start to bloom and progressively reach their full potential, which creates an impressive scene on the Quad for weeks. According to the University of Washington: “Bloom timing varies each year and depends mostly...

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Ken Griffey Jr. Statue at Safeco Field

Ken Griffey Jr. Statue at Safeco Field

Several Major League Baseball stadiums honor their all-time great players with statues. Go to Fenway Park and you’ll see a statue of Ted Williams. Wrigley Field features a statue of Ernie Banks (among others). So it’s only fitting the Seattle Mariners have a statue of Ken Griffey Jr. at Safeco Field. You can find the Ken Griffey Jr. statue outside the home plate entrance of Safeco Field. It sits on the corner of Edgar Martinez Dr. and Dave Niehaus Way (map). The bronze statue was unveiled on April 13, 2017, and it features Ken Griffey Jr. with his famous follow through swing. Ken Griffey Jr. isn’t just one of the Mariners’ greatest players — he’s one of the best to ever play baseball, period. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016, receiving 99.32% of the votes, which is the highest mark ever. Ken Griffey Jr. was also inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame that same year. His number 24 is also retired by the...

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Snoqualmie Falls | One of Seattle’s Top Attractions

Snoqualmie Falls | One of Seattle’s Top Attractions

There’s no shortage of natural beauty around Seattle. That’s why people love to call our area home, and millions of visitors flock here every year. There’s the Puget Sound, surrounding mountains, and to get more specific – places like Snoqualmie Falls. Snoqualmie Falls is located 29 miles east of Seattle (map). It takes a little effort to drive there, but it’s definitely worth checking out. With more than 1.5 million visitors per year, it’s one of the region’s most popular attractions. Fans of the television show Twin Peaks might recognize the falls from the original series, which was shot in the area. There’s good reason so many people trek to Snoqualmie Falls. The waterfall drops 268 feet (a full 100 feet more than Niagara Falls), and typically runs at an average width of 100 feet. But that’s one of the best things about Snoqualmie Falls: it’s never the same experience twice. Depending on recent rain and snow, current weather conditions, and/or the time of year — the falls are always...

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Borst Lake | Mount Si Reflection in Snoqualmie

Borst Lake | Mount Si Reflection in Snoqualmie

It’s amazing how an unassuming place can create such beauty. That’s what happens at Borst Lake in Snoqualmie. On a nice day, the water creates a perfect reflection of Mount Si in the distance. First things first: where the heck is Borst Lake? This isn’t a place many people talk about; let alone even know about. Borst Lake (not Fort Borst Lake in Centralia) is located 29 miles from Seattle in Snoqualmie. To keep it simple — here’s a map. There is no hiking involved. Borst Lake is right next to the road. There’s not a parking lot, so just use one of the pull-offs near the lake. NOTE: Snoqualmie Falls is just a mile up the road from Borst Lake, so you can easily visit both locations in a single adventure. It’s hard to find much information on Borst Lake. I’ve honestly only stopped there once before, but it was a stunning sight. On a still day, Mount Si reflects perfectly in the water. That’s about all I know...

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