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Limited time in Seattle, what are the must-sees?

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Limited time in Seattle, what are the must-sees?

Hi Everyone,

We have about 2-3 days in Seattle as part of a big trip we are doing in the Summer, we will be there approx. 13th July-15th July but are flexible as havent finalised booking yet.

We want to know what sort of things are 'must see's' in Seattle, we aren't interested in shopping or visiting anything that we could visit in any city in the world, we want to do things that are unique to Seattle (like the SPace Needle). We also dont want to spend more time than we need to and are finding it hard to gauge how many "must see" things there are in Seattle. We are used to busy days and saw Sydney Australia in about 2-3 days, so hoping for the same in Seattle.

Can you reccomend things that you just wouldn't miss?

Many thanks in advance

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1. Re: Limited time in Seattle, what are the must-sees?

read the things to do link

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2. Re: Limited time in Seattle, what are the must-sees?

Space Needle

Olympic Sculpture Park

the Waterfront

Pike Place Market

Pioneer Square historic district

Smith Tower observation deck

...are all unique to Seattle

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3. Re: Limited time in Seattle, what are the must-sees?

Thanks for the reply. I've already checked out the to-do list but we obviously wont be able to see everything in such a short time so wanted other traveller's opinions on what is a definite must-see.

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4. Re: Limited time in Seattle, what are the must-sees?

Ferry to Bainbridge Island

Whidbey Island day trip

Ballard/Chittenden Locks Uniquely Seattle

www.nws.usace.army.mil/PublicMenu/Menu.cfm…

Museum of Flight A world class museum, for all ages.

http://www.museumofflight.org/

Whidbey Island (Great day or more getaway that is characteristic of many of the features of the Pacific NW, with key websites.)

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g58824-s2/Whidbey-Isl…

Options for self drive itineraries in the Seattle Region, with websites.

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g60878-c112037/Seattl…

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5. Re: Limited time in Seattle, what are the must-sees?

I'd definitely make a stop at the Pike Place Market and perhaps visit the first Starbucks there if you're a Starbucks fan!

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6. Re: Limited time in Seattle, what are the must-sees?

I would recommend visiting Pike Place Market and walking by the first Starbucks and looking at the huge line that goes out the door and being glad that you're not in it. There are many other things to see and do there.

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7. Re: Limited time in Seattle, what are the must-sees?

if your read the one day itinerary without a car, you will have a good guide to go by and you can add whatever you find interesting. Look on top right

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