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    Seattle trip in November

    We're planning a trip to Seattle the week of Thanksgiving. Planning on spending a day or two in downtown Seattle. The rest of the trip will be with our friends in Bremerton/Silverdale area.

    Any recommendations on things to do, places to eat downtown Seattle? We have Pike Place, EMP and space needle on our list.

    I'd like to head up to Hiram Chittenden locks one of the days also.

    Our friends have lived in that area for several years but don't get out to do a lot of the tourist stuff.

    Thanks in advance.



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    Re: Seattle trip in November

    Quote Originally Posted by CyOps View Post
    We're planning a trip to Seattle the week of Thanksgiving. Planning on spending a day or two in downtown Seattle. The rest of the trip will be with our friends in Bremerton/Silverdale area.

    Any recommendations on things to do, places to eat downtown Seattle? We have Pike Place, EMP and space needle on our list.

    I'd like to head up to Hiram Chittenden locks one of the days also.

    Our friends have lived in that area for several years but don't get out to do a lot of the tourist stuff.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Seattle trip in November

    There is a Puget Sound ISU Alumni Club facebook page that's fairly active - might want to try posting something there. I haven't lived out here long enough to explore Seattle yet, and I live about 90 minutes outside the metro anyway. There may be a gamewatch while you're out here. Even if there's not an official gamewatch, about a dozen ISU fans typically show up.


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    Re: Seattle trip in November

    If you're going up to the Locks, try to grab lunch at Paseo in Ballard. I'd also recommend lunch at Salumi down in Pioneer Square, by the stadiums. Both of those places have odd times that they are closed, so check them out before you go. Machiavelli in Capital Hill has been my favorite dinner restaurant since coming here; I've been there four times in four months, and I don't even typically love Italian food.

    I've heard that the Space Needle view is awesome, but the restaurant up there is poor. Kerry Park in Queen Anne is a phenomenal view of the city, if you don't want to pay $15 a head or whatever it is to get up in the Needle.

    If you do want to do a bunch of the tourist stuff - Space Needle, EMP, Aquarium, etc. - look into the Seattle City Pass.


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    Re: Seattle trip in November

    Do the needle, it is worth it.

    Take a ferry ride in the bay, gives great views of the city.

    Downtown/tourist area is really nice, tons of restaruants around to choose from.

    Hike Mt. Rainier.



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    Re: Seattle trip in November

    Make sure to check out the gum wall next to pike place! Also west seattle is pretty cool



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    Re: Seattle trip in November

    Wow, I haven't logged in or posted forever, but I live in the Kitsap area. And there is a ton to do out here - what do you like to do?
    I hope you like beer because Kitsap has become quite the beer locale. I could recommend several places, and the brewery tasting rooms are always really nice local hangouts. I'd recommend getting to Der Blokken, a brewpub, if you want food and beer. If you can get up to Poulsbo, Sound Brewery is really nice, belgian style, and has won awards at GABF and others. Slippery Pig is a very unique brewery, with I guess you can say "farm style" beers and fun to visit. Vaholl is also in Poulsbo with a very Viking theme. Poulsbo also has a nice old norwegian quaint shops/waterfront type area. Hit Sluy's bakery while you're there.
    If you want to go further south, Port Orchard has a waterfront area, and a new brewery there called Slaughter County is starting to get some of their own creations on tap. They have a pirate theme.

    Also lots of good hiking towards the Olympics if that's your thing and you don't mind the drizzle. Port Townsend is out that way and has a nice small town waterfront and a brewery ;)
    But there are a lot more local breweries in the silverdale area, let me know if you want a list. (Not to mention Seattle)

    It sounds like you got your hands around the City stuff to see. There's also a "seattle underground" tour which is pretty cool. You can find an oyster bar, we have amazing selection of oysters here if you like that kinda thing. Or get over to silverdale and buy some fresh at the grocery and shuck em yourself.



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    Re: Seattle trip in November

    #1 Elliot Bay Brewing http://www.elliottbaybrewing.com/ Go to the West Seattle one, Burien is near the airport.

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    Re: Seattle trip in November

    hey, been out in seattle for a little while now. Make no mistake about it, your trip will include rain, most likely the entire time you are here. Yes, that kind of sucks, but it isn't Iowa rain. You won't need an umbrella, just a good rain jacket. I'd recomend getting out of downtown, for the most part. Seattle has a lot of cool neighborhoods worth checking out that aren't touristy like downtown (eg: Hark Rock or Fox Sports Grill).

    Things to do: Ballard Locks are cool and worth it. Doubt too many salmon will be running that time of year, but the fish ladder is still neat to look at. Ballard Ave has a lot of cool bars and good food as well. One of the hipper neighborhoods. Sunday market is great for local produce/food.

    You may be taking a ferry to Bremerton, which should be neat. The Washington State Ferry system is very cool.
    You could do Space Needle, but to be honest, the food isn't worth it and the observation deck is expensive and you probably won't be able to see either of the mountain ranges - Cascasde (including Rainier) or Olympics. If you are short on time, I'd probably not recommend taking the time to go to Rainier, due to the weather noted prior. EMP is neat, I just went for the first time, just a bit expensive at around $20 a person.

    Pike Place is the signature tourist place, go there and check it out, its worth it. Don't be afraid to go deeper in the market (lower levels) and don't miss the gum wall! Go East from that area and you'll hit Capitol Hill, the young/hip area of town. Lots of bars and trendy restaurants.

    I'd recommend checking out Kerry Park and Gasworks Park. Both have incredible views. While at Gasworks, definitely try out a sandwich shop near there called 'Paseo'. Was voted #2 sandwich in America. I live near there and trust me, its great. The neighborhood near there is called Fremont and is kind an eclectic artists neighborhood (turned fratty brahs at night). The nieghborhood has items included a huge troll beneath the 99 bridge, statue of lenin and also hosts a pretty neat Sunday Market.

    Try as many beers as you can, there are local breweries everywhere. My favorites include Fremont Brewing, Hillards, Two Beers and Elysian. This is hops country, so I recommend some IPAs.

    Let me know if you have any questions!



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    Ha, didn't know so many Seattle Cyclones existed!



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    Re: Seattle trip in November

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    The Space Needle Golden Anniversary 2012 Vintage IPA is wonderful and they have good food. I love their Reuben

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    Re: Seattle trip in November

    check out the donut stand in pike market too, yum.


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    Re: Seattle trip in November

    Not trying to hijack the thread at all, but I'll be out that way in January for a clinical for Physical Therapy school. I'll be in Aberdeen for the whole month, with some free time on the weekends. From maps, I've gathered that I'll be about halfway between Seattle and Portland. I've been to Seattle a couple of times and continue to love it out there.

    That being said, is there anything that I should know about the area that I'll be in for my clinical? And what are your thoughts on Portland? I've been there once, but not for a couple of years; plus, that was a very guided tour of the town. Any help would be much appreciated!



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    Re: Seattle trip in November

    Capitol Hill is fun and Ballard near the locks has some good bars.



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    Re: Seattle trip in November

    Quote Originally Posted by Warder60 View Post
    Wow, I haven't logged in or posted forever, but I live in the Kitsap area. And there is a ton to do out here - what do you like to do?
    I hope you like beer because Kitsap has become quite the beer locale. I could recommend several places, and the brewery tasting rooms are always really nice local hangouts. I'd recommend getting to Der Blokken, a brewpub, if you want food and beer. If you can get up to Poulsbo, Sound Brewery is really nice, belgian style, and has won awards at GABF and others. Slippery Pig is a very unique brewery, with I guess you can say "farm style" beers and fun to visit. Vaholl is also in Poulsbo with a very Viking theme. Poulsbo also has a nice old norwegian quaint shops/waterfront type area. Hit Sluy's bakery while you're there.
    If you want to go further south, Port Orchard has a waterfront area, and a new brewery there called Slaughter County is starting to get some of their own creations on tap. They have a pirate theme.

    Also lots of good hiking towards the Olympics if that's your thing and you don't mind the drizzle. Port Townsend is out that way and has a nice small town waterfront and a brewery ;)
    But there are a lot more local breweries in the silverdale area, let me know if you want a list. (Not to mention Seattle)

    It sounds like you got your hands around the City stuff to see. There's also a "seattle underground" tour which is pretty cool. You can find an oyster bar, we have amazing selection of oysters here if you like that kinda thing. Or get over to silverdale and buy some fresh at the grocery and shuck em yourself.
    If you are a beer enthusiast, I would recommend Silver City or Hop Jacks in Silverdale, both have good beer selections and great food. I went to these places frequently when I lived in Bremerton this pas spring/summer. I liked Der Blokken a lot too.


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