In addition to checking out SEA blue, consider the list on this page--ideas for fun in Seattle --with links to the Web sites of the places and events where available.

Do you know other ways to have fun in Seattle? Please let me know, and send the URL.

Unique ShoppingUnique Restaurants and ClubsUnique Attractions and Flavor
· Pike Place Fish Market: Check out the latest catch of the day online, and then go down to Pike Place Market and catch some.
· Elliot Bay Book Company: A legendary independent bookseller of new and used books.
· REI: 222 Yale Ave, North. Waterfall, climbing wall, fireplace, and lounge round out this enormous retail wonderland.
· Uwajimaya: This Asian grocery and market in the International District at 519 6th Avenue South offers products from Japan, Korea, China, Philippines, Indonesia.
· Ye Olde Curiosity Shop: Encounter the weird and tacky at this 100+ year old shop. You'll find shrunken heads, 3-tailed pigs, and other stuff. The Seattle Times remarks about this shop: "Generations of visitors and natives alike recall the shop as one of the defining Seattle tourist experiences."
· Pacific Place: An upscale shopping complex and some trendy restaurants.
· Westlake Center: This downtown shopping mall is at the southern terminus of the monorail from the Space Needle.
· Made in Washington: This store gives you a chance to find locally-made art, food, smoked salmon, and other finer native gifts. Locations in Westlake center, elsewhere, and online.
· Bellevue Square: A large mall in downtown Bellevue; also home to the Bellevue Art Museum.
· Shop in Seattle: If you love to shop, you might find this online directory of Seattle stores useful. You can search by category, store name, or product name. Links in the directory take you to the store's Web site where available.
· SEA Books: order online and save.
· Agua Verde: A paddle club (rent kayaks) and cafe. Mexican food and waterfront dining overlooking Portage Bay.
· Saito's Japanese Café & Bar: In Belltown. Sushi to go or stay.
· Cascadia Restaurant: recognized as one of the finest restaurants in the northwest. Located in fashionable Belltown.
· Ivar's: A famous seafood seller since 1938, with full service and quick service restaurants.
· Anthony's Restaurants: Renowned seafood restaurants throughout the Puget Sound area.
· Ray's: Famous seafood venue including a boathouse, cafe, and catering.
· Salty's: Rated by the Seattle Times as "outstanding."
· Rover's Restaurant: Fancy, top-rated, French restaurant.
· Kell's Irish Restaurant and Pub: in Post Alley above the historic Pike Place Market.
· Mad Pizza: Pizza with an attitude.
· Starbucks Coffee: You can visit the original store at 1912 Pike Place Market Street or the numerous outlets throughout the world.
· Tully's: Drink the drink that made Seattle famous at another of Emerald City's coffee giants.
· Seattle's Best: Over three decades of famous coffee from Seattle to the world.
· Taco del Mar: Cheap eats in these Mexican-themed restaurants.
· Jazz Alley: A restaurant and nightclub featuring live jazz.
· The Crocodile Cafe: Offers a mix of music--rock, folk, blues--national and local acts.
· El Gaucho's Pampas Room: A cool nighclub offering live jazz.
· See Seattle Walking Tours and Events: see the Emerald City as natives see it on walking tours and mystery/scavenger hunts.
· Underground Tour: See Seattle's underground where the streets of Pioneer Square were elevated.
· Northwest Murder Mysteries: Eat, laugh, witness a murder, and then catch the killer!
· Argosy Cruises: See Seattle's waterways--harbors, locks, and the shore--on these cruise ships.
· Kenmore Air: Fly in a seaplane to get an aerial perspective.
· Comedy Underground: Laugh at this comedy club, part of Swannie's Sports Bar in Pioneer Square
· Victoria Cruises: Ride across Puget Sound over to Canada's Victoria Island on these ships.
· Tillicum Village: Eat salmon and see a show on an island.
· Boeing Plant Tour: See America's largest aircraft factory in Everett, Washington.
· Northwest Trek Wildlife Park: Explore six hundred acres of forests, meadows and wetlands for you to see by tram, located 80 km from Seattle.
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