Seattle and surrounding area

Feb 7th, 2012, 06:04 PM
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Seattle and surrounding area

Hi, trying to plan a summer vacation near Seattle in June. We have family there, so lodging isnt a problem. But what kind of activities are we looking at? We are planning on going to a baseball game, and there's always the fish market. We will be there for close to 12 days and will need ideas to fill the time. Thanks!!!!
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Feb 7th, 2012, 06:14 PM
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I noticed you added Oregon to the tag. You will probably want to rent a car and spend at least 2 days in Oregon. The Oregon coast is nicer for tourism than the Washington coast.The Columbia Gorge and Mount Hood are worth seeing.
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Feb 7th, 2012, 06:16 PM
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There is loads to do:

Pike Place Market

The Space Needle and International Fountain
Ferry to Bainbridge Island 

Pioneer Square
Seattle Art Museum
Olympic Sculpture Park

Woodland Park Zoo
Safeco Field
Experience Music Project
Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame
Chinatown for a meal and Uwajimaya Asian Market
Argosy cruise through the Locks
A night at Jazz Alley or the Triple Door
Performance at Seattle Rep, Intiman, or ACT

You could also give your hosts a break by taking day or overnight trips to Mt Rainier, the Olympic National Park, the San Juan Islands, the North Cascades, etc. Perhaps you find some ideas here:

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Feb 7th, 2012, 06:20 PM
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12 days is a good chunk of time. How about taking 5 days and getting out of the city... maybe heading out to the Pacific Coast? Or going over the North Cascades Highway out to Methow Valley, the Mazama area is incredibly beautiful. Or to the San Juan islands?

Sure there's lots to see and do in Seattle, but I think 7 days would be plenty to cover all the main sights.
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Feb 9th, 2012, 05:30 PM
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Was thinking of Seaside possibly, never been though...
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Feb 9th, 2012, 05:41 PM
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Our favorite places to stay on the Oregon coast are Cannon Beach, Newport, and Yachats.
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