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School me on Seattle - pubs, attractions

Dec. 13, 2011, 2:18 p.m.
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So the Missus and I are going to Seattle for the weekend for some alone time before the onslaught of family holiday cheer. We (she) will be doing a bit of shopping but the basis of the weekend is getting away, relaxing and enjoying the city.

We're staying at a hotel downtown and are pretty close to Pike Place Market

Any recommendations? Pubs, restaurants, activities etc.

So far we're planning on going to the brew-pub in Pike Place and spending some time walking around the market, otherwise the schedule is free. The only restrictions are Acrophobia (so no space needle) and Claustrophobia (so no underground walking tour), which is unfortunate because I wanted to see both.

thanks NSMB


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Dec. 13, 2011, 2:29 p.m.
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So far we're planning on going to the brew-pub in Pike Place and spending some time walking around the market, otherwise the schedule is free. The only restrictions are Acrophobia (so no space needle) and Claustrophobia (so no underground walking tour), which is unfortunate because I wanted to see both.

thanks NSMB

So I guess the underground space needle is out…

Dec. 13, 2011, 2:49 p.m.
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Definitely recommend the Pike Brewery.

Woodland Park Zoo is a nice place to walk around and look at elephants.

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Dec. 13, 2011, 2:51 p.m.
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If you're into French bistro style restaurants, check out Le Pichet.

Dec. 13, 2011, 3:01 p.m.
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If you are a fan of music or even just Frank Gehry, the Experience Music Project (EMP) Museum is pretty cool. Some neat music stuff to do and look at. But that's pretty much my limited tourist's knowledge of Seattle…

Dec. 13, 2011, 3:34 p.m.
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Def Pike Place and be sure to check out the "fish toss" And if it's a nice day you hafta try:www.ridetheducksofseattle.com/ - United States

Dec. 13, 2011, 3:50 p.m.
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88 Keys Dueling Piano bar is a good time in Seattle

Dec. 13, 2011, 3:52 p.m.
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EMP, cobains house, jimis house.
id go see those would be cool.

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Dec. 13, 2011, 4:06 p.m.
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EMP, cobains house, jimis house.
id go see those would be cool.

You would if you were allowed down there.

Dec. 13, 2011, 4:31 p.m.
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Is Pioneer Square still cool?

Collonade bike park FTW

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Dec. 13, 2011, 4:54 p.m.
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Head to Cheesecake Factory for a casual but amazing dinner (5 or 6 blocks up from the Market.) The appies and dinner have been so good that we've never had room for the cheesecake dessert! They have, roughly, a 8 page menu from which to choose a dish!! Next time the cheesecake will be "to go".

Dec. 13, 2011, 4:57 p.m.
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Head to Cheesecake Factory for a casual but amazing dinner (5 or 6 blocks up from the Market.) The appies and dinner have been so good that we've never had room for the cheesecake dessert! They have, roughly, a 8 page menu from which to choose a dish!! Next time the cheesecake will be "to go".

8 pages? no way it can be good.

Ha Ha! Made you look.

Dec. 13, 2011, 7:48 p.m.
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[QUOTE=heckler's better 1/2;2597827]Definitely recommend the Pike Brewery.

Woodland Park Zoo is a nice place to walk around and look at elephants.[/QUOTE]

Thanks Dorothy, Patty really liked that idea, so it looks like we'll be spending Sunday afternoon at the Zoo.

Re: Cheesecake Factory… we're there!! My wife loves Big Bang Theory and that's where one of the characters works, also, I work for a Mutual Fund and we own Cheesecake factory shares so it would be to the benefit of the company.

The French restaurant sounds good too.


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Dec. 13, 2011, 8:46 p.m.
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Seriously. Do it. You'll be pissed if you don't!
http://www.ridetheducksofseattle.com

Dec. 13, 2011, 8:56 p.m.
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Go to the needle while the wife is shopping?

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