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New Year’s Day Sunrise in Seattle

New Year’s Day Sunrise in Seattle

If you didn’t do too much partying on New Year’s Eve (or even if you did), here’s an awesome idea for you: watch the New Year’s Day sunrise in Seattle from Kerry Park. Tove and I brought in the New Year with the annual fireworks show at the Space Needle, and then we decided to watch the New Year’s Day sunrise in Seattle a few hours later. It was an incredible way to jump-start a brand new year! Mother Nature definitely needs to cooperate for this to work. Although the whole ” it rains all the time” thing is exaggerated, it’s also not always perfectly clear on New Year’s Day in Seattle. Keep your eyes on the forecast. If it’s clear; the New Year’s Day sunrise in Seattle is breathtaking (especially from Kerry Park). When Tove and I went to Kerry Park on New Year’s Day 2015, sunrise was scheduled for 7:57am. That obviously changes by year, but that should at least give you a time frame. We arrived...

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Franklin Falls | A Short Winter Hike Near Seattle

Franklin Falls | A Short Winter Hike Near Seattle

“We’ll frolic and play the Eskimo way, just walking in a winter wonderland.” We hear the same lyrics every holiday season. “Winter Wonderland” is played almost on repeat through Christmas. It’s a fun idea: taking a stroll through a snowy landscape; but how often do we actually do it? Here’s your chance! Franklin Falls trail offers a short winter hike near Seattle. And it’s truly a winter wonderland! Franklin Falls trail is about an hour outside of Seattle near Snoqualmie Pass. Take I-90 east to exit 47 (Asahel Curtis/Denny Creek). At the top of the exit turn left. You’ll hit a T in the road; turn right. Take the first left (you’ll see signs to Denny Creek Campground). Stay on this road for about 2.5 miles. Take another left after the campground (again you’ll see signs pointing you in the right direction). The Franklin Falls trailhead is right there and it’s well-marked. Just be warned, the parking lot is tiny and a Northwest Forest Pass is required. A spectacular...

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Seattle Monorail | Serving Seattle Since 1962

Seattle Monorail | Serving Seattle Since 1962

The Seattle Monorail has been a fixture in the Emerald City for more than 50 years. Used by tourists and locals alike, the monorail links some of Seattle’s top tourist attractions. A quick ride takes you from the foot of the Space Needle to the heart of downtown, and just a short walk to Pike Place Market. Built in 1962 for the World’s Fair, the Seattle Monorail connects Seattle Center (home of the Space Needle) to Westlake Center, which is located downtown at 5th Ave. and Pike St. A stroll from Westlake Center to Pike Place Market only takes about five minutes. Any Seattle tourism book will tell you that the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and the Seattle Monorail are “must-see” attractions. The best part about the three main attractions is that you can conveniently experience them all together. There’s nothing complicated about riding the Seattle Monorail. It’s not a complex public transportation system; it only makes one stop each way. You either start at Seattle Center and head...

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Eye-to-Eye Shark Dive | Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Eye-to-Eye Shark Dive | Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

There are a million different things to see and do around the Puget Sound area, but only so many of those will absolutely blow your mind. An Eye-to-Eye Shark Dive at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma is one of those experiences. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever done before, and unless I sign up again in the future, it’s nothing I’ll ever experience again. To answer the question we’re most often asked — yes, anyone can take part in an Eye-to-Eye Shark Dive at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. There are two different types of dives: one for certified scuba divers (you must be 15-years-old or older) that allows you to actually swim through the tank with the sharks, and a “cage dive” option for non-certified scuba divers (you must be 8-years-old or older). Tove and I had no previous scuba diving experience, so we jumped in a cage with the sharks. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium makes the Eye-to-Eye Shark Dive really easy. You show up, they...

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iFly Seattle | Indoor Skydiving in Tukwila

iFly Seattle | Indoor Skydiving in Tukwila

Before I get started, I have something to say. I know it’s the first two sentences of my post, but I just need to put this out there: iFLY Seattle is AWESOME. Tove and I just went indoor skydiving there for the first time, and it’s all I can think about (I’ve even had a full night of sleep). As far as I’m concerned, it’s a thrill everyone should experience. iFLY Seattle isn’t actually in Seattle. You can find it 20 minutes south of the city in Tukwila (349 Tukwila Parkway). In fact, you’ve probably seen their big, red, square building along I-405. The iFLY building is designed like that because it houses a huge wind tunnel that makes indoor skydiving possible. A typical building just wouldn’t do for this atypical activity! We were invited by iFLY Seattle to come experience the thrill of indoor skydiving. This isn’t a carnival ride; it’s a real sport that everyone can enjoy. iFLY Seattle has hosted anyone from 2-years-old to 97-years-old. We were told...

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