seattle highlights

Dec 10th, 2006, 07:48 PM
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seattle highlights

Hi,

My daughter is going to arrive in Seattle the day before her medical residency interview. I hope that Fodorites might be able to suggest what to see during her free day, a Thursday.
She likes museums, walking and would like to see the highlights and any hidden gems that a tourist might miss.
Thanks very much!
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Dec 10th, 2006, 09:43 PM
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The new Seattle public library is a must - it is an architectural masterpiece and a fascinating piece of planning. The Seattle art museum is also great, Pikes Market, riding a ferry is fun to Vashon Island or Bainbridge Island and back. I write for familytravelforum.com, but my oldest child is 19, so younger than yours, but is interested in museums and culture and we love Seattle. The Seattle Center that you can ride to from downtown on the monorail has a science center, music museum, the Space Needle, and more.
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Dec 10th, 2006, 09:51 PM
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If she'll be in Seattle the first Thursday of the month, she might enjoy this gallery walk:
http://www.cityofseattle.net/arts/FirstThursday/
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Dec 11th, 2006, 07:39 AM
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Is your daughter considering a move to Seattle? I ask that because, if yes, perhaps she'd want to look at the various neighborhoods, to find the area she'd prefer to live... rather than visiting tourist high-lights?
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Dec 11th, 2006, 09:18 AM
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Good luck to your daughter in her residency interview.

Unfortunately the main Seattle Art Museum is closed for renovations, but she might like the Frye Museum, a "hidden gem" near Swedish Medical Center at 7th and Terry. Entrance is free, and they have a nice little cafe for lunch.

A nice walk araound Seattle could include the Pike Place Market, then south along the waterfront or through the downtown area to Madison St., and up to the amazing library, then on up the hill to the Frye.

From downtown she could also take the monorail to Seattle Center and the Pacific Science Center.
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Dec 11th, 2006, 09:20 AM
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Faux pas, familytravelforum. It's PIKE PLACE market, not Pike's market.
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Dec 11th, 2006, 03:56 PM
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The Asian Art Museum up at Volunteer Park in Capitol Hill is open. As mentioned, the downtown main SAM is closed at this time.
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Dec 11th, 2006, 05:33 PM
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The Frye Art Museum is a little gem, with free admission. It is located on First Hill--near three big hospitals.

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Dec 14th, 2006, 09:51 AM
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Thanks so much to all of you for your help!
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