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NCMojo 01-13-08 08:51 AM

School me on... Seattle
 
OK, so I'm going to Seattle at the end of this month. Now -- what do I need to know about the "Emerald City"? What are the can't-miss sights and attractions? What restaurants do I need to eat at? Do I need a rental car, or will public transportation take me to everywhere I want to go? What are the best deals? What can you tell me about visiting Seattle???

BradJ 01-13-08 09:33 AM

You have to go see the farmers market place where they throw the fish, that's all I can remember from my trip... oh, and it was cold and rained a lot.

Kittydreamer 01-13-08 10:09 AM


Originally Posted by NCMojo
What can you tell me about visiting Seattle???

That it's only about a 4 hour drive from me.

kvrdave 01-13-08 10:38 AM

Handjobs cost $100.

NCMojo 01-13-08 10:50 AM


Originally Posted by kvrdave
Handjobs cost $100.

I see. And how much do you charge for oral pleasure???

TomOpus 01-13-08 11:12 AM

I haven't been to Seattle in many many years but there's a few things I remember:

1) There's a waterfront area that was kind of touristy but there was one place that had a mini-museum of weird stuff.
2) One of the best waffle ice cream cones I ever had was over by the Space Needle.
3) Sitting by the water, eating steamed clams from Ivers.
4) You could get clam chowder at McDonald's.
5) A pizza joint called Chicago Pizza.
6) A trendy area called Pioneer Square (I think that is what it was called).
7) Last but not least.....The geoduck.

Not sure how much of that is still there but I enjoyed myself the couple of times I'd been there.

xmiyux 01-13-08 12:05 PM

Left Bank Books in Seattle is a great radical book shop.

I enjoyed my visit to Seattle last October.

Mr. M 01-13-08 01:15 PM

Newb. -ohbfrank-

HN 01-13-08 02:00 PM

Bruce and Brandon Lee - Lake View Cemetery

Tracer Bullet 01-13-08 02:09 PM

Take the bus to Capitol Hill and walk around. There's a park there that's great for people-watching, although since you're going in January, maybe not so much.

Nesbit 01-13-08 02:16 PM

If you want a tour of Starbucks HQ let me know. Anything for the President....

Troy Stiffler 01-13-08 03:59 PM

I remember it being like a big college town.

Rockmjd23 01-13-08 04:03 PM

Seattle might be too liberal for you, NCMojo.
:p

xmiyux 01-13-08 04:05 PM


Originally Posted by Rockmjd23
Seattle might be too liberal for you, NCMojo.
:p

Yeah, if he is conservative, then strike my recommendation of Left Bank Books. :lol:

redcat 01-13-08 05:27 PM

Another vote for Left Bank Books, and I also love the aquarium in Seattle. I go there every time I visit. I also like to visit the Experience Music Project, although it's a bit steep at $20 per ticket (that was four years ago since I last went - might have gone up since then.)

McHawkson 01-13-08 05:31 PM

Boeing factory in Everett provide free tour (it was couple years ago).

NCMojo 01-13-08 05:54 PM


Originally Posted by Nesbit
If you want a tour of Starbucks HQ let me know. Anything for the President....

If this is a legitimate offer, I am so there. I <3 Starbucks.

NCMojo 01-13-08 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by Mr. M
Newb. -ohbfrank-

Hey, I've been here long enough to know how to post a search URL. :p

NCMojo 01-13-08 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by redcat
Another vote for Left Bank Books, and I also love the aquarium in Seattle. I go there every time I visit. I also like to visit the Experience Music Project, although it's a bit steep at $20 per ticket (that was four years ago since I last went - might have gone up since then.)

Left Bank Books sounds cool -- but of course I'm gonna do the EMP/SFM, the Aquarium, the Boeing tour, yadda yadda. Give me some stuff that most people wouldn't know about Seattle.

(Along the lines of what kvrdave posted. You know, the kind of insider information that only a local would know.)

xmiyux 01-13-08 06:02 PM

Vivaci was an incredible coffee shop.

I also bought some cheese at this great cheese shop. A friend told me they were very famous but i had never heard of them. They were near Left Bank Books in that market near Pike Street.

Bacon 01-13-08 06:04 PM

it rains

















on occasion

drmoze 01-13-08 08:06 PM


Originally Posted by TomOpus
5) A pizza joint called Chicago Pizza.

:lol:

Mr. M 01-13-08 08:18 PM


Originally Posted by NCMojo
Hey, I've been here long enough to know how to post a search URL. :p


Hey! The prez disappeared my search url!

Nesbit 01-13-08 11:15 PM


Originally Posted by NCMojo
If this is a legitimate offer, I am so there. I <3 Starbucks.

Hell yeah it is. I work Friday through Monday so any one of those days works. The offer is there for anyone btw except for peddy (unless he gives me the name and style of the fuck me shoes).

superdeluxe 01-14-08 12:15 AM


Originally Posted by NCMojo
Left Bank Books sounds cool -- but of course I'm gonna do the EMP/SFM, the Aquarium, the Boeing tour, yadda yadda. Give me some stuff that most people wouldn't know about Seattle.

(Along the lines of what kvrdave posted. You know, the kind of insider information that only a local would know.)


You have to visit:

The Fremont Troll, literally a giant troll under the fremont bridge.

http://students.washington.edu/neiha...monttroll1.jpg

Also if you are into funky statues, there is a large statue of lenin in Fremont.

http://www.seattlephotographs.com/ph..._lenin_5-d.jpg

There is the underground seattle tour, its pretty cool, gives a nice look at the history of seattle.

http://stb.msn.com/i/AB/2887EDE27ED7...8AF0C47B99.jpg

Also someone else also mentioned it, you have to hit up the Ye Olde Curiosity Shop on the waterfront.

http://www.yeoldecuriosityshop.com/

90 minutes away from seattle you can go sking, snowboarding, and tubing up at Snoqaulme pass.

Resturants? I like the steaks at El Gaucho's. If you are looking for a unique seattle food 'So you can say you ate there', Make sure you have a bag of dicks, its seattle's version of the in and out burger (everyone in the area talks about it)

Other fun unique places:

Seattle Museum of the Mysteries

Museum of Flight

If you come with your passport, you can hop on the Victoria Clipper for a day trip to Victora, Lots of things to do there.

Also you can ride the ferry over to bainbridge island, If its a nice day you can see the Olympics.

If you are into the outdoorsy thing, you can rent kayak's/canoes at UW water center, and paddle around the arborteroum.

The Henry Art Gallery and the Burke Museum on the UW's campus is also pretty good.

Public transportation is pretty good around the city and close to it. If you want to get a little farther away, having a car would be a good idea.

If you take the jaunt to tacoma to the south, the Museum of Glass is a pretty cool sight..


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