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Kerry Park: Seattle’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots 0

Kerry Park: Seattle’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Blog

#seattle #pnw #seattlelife #instagoals | Photo by @msheatherwilde There’s no denying that Seattle’s unwavering beauty and eccentric quirks create the perfect recipe for impressive Instagram photo opportunities. From famous landmarks, to mouthwatering restaurants, to awe-inspiring public art, Seattle is a photographer’s dream come true! Whether you’re visiting the Emerald City for the first time or you’re a born-and-raised local, we’ve got the list for ultimate IG inspiration as a 10-part blog series! We’ve shown you Pike Place Market, Lake Union and Capitol Hill through the lens. Let’s visit Kerry Park! Photo by @hipstergram89 Perched on Queen Anne Hill sits one of Seattle’s greatest panoramic views of the city: Kerry Park. The land was given to the city in 1927 by Mr. & Mrs. Albert Sperry Kerry Sr.—“so that all who stop here may enjoy this view.” As seen on TV shows like Frasier and Grey’s Anatomy, you can catch all-encompassing views of downtown Seattle, Elliot Bay, West Seattle, Bainbridge Island, and the ever-impressive Mount Rainier. Photo by @travelswitheresa Photo by @sonicscrewdriver Whether it’s day… Photo by @elifemiroglu Photo by @capturing.his.creations Or night… Photo by @morenojosepr Photo by @jt_nolan And no matter the weather… Photo by @jtobiason Few spots can compete with Kerry Park’s incredible sweeping views. Each day, professional...

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Duck Diaries: Volume V 0

Duck Diaries: Volume V

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 in Blog, Duck Diaries

Tour Guides at Ride the Ducks are incredible at their jobs not only because they’re passionate about entertaining all of you, but they truly love the city of Seattle—really, they just can’t get enough! Our Guides are always exploring and constantly on the look-out for new and exciting tidbits to share on their tours. In this enlightening blog series we call Duck Diaries, prepare to follow our Wacky Tour Guide’s adventures and experiences around Seattle—plus get some tips written by none other than the pros themselves! Meet Captain Braveliver—quacking with us since 2013! He recently visited the incredible Chihuly Garden and Glass, which is just a stone’s throw away from Ride the Ducks of Seattle! We don’t actually recommend throwing a stone at a glass art exhibit, though… Anyways, read about his experience below! Chihuly Garden and Glass I’ve been to the stunning exhibit that is Dale Chihuly’s Garden and Glass three times. The first was right after they opened in 2012—everyone was oohing and aahing, asking each other “Isn’t that incredible?” It really was! The second time was when my family visited to celebrate our parent’s 50th Anniversary. I treated them + a duckload of friends to a party on a Duck out on beautiful Lake Union. It...

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Holiday Happenings in Seattle 2017 0

Holiday Happenings in Seattle 2017

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Blog

What’s Happening This Season? Winterfest 2017 November 24, 2017 – January 1, 2018 Armory Main Level, Fisher Pavilion, Fisher Pavilion Apron, International Fountain ONGOING EVENTS: • WINTER TRAIN & VILLAGE Explore a turn-of-the-century town at the festive Winter Train and Village display. Nov. 24 – Dec. 31, 10am – 6pm Seattle Center Armory • WINTERFEST ICE RINK Chill out with the family at the Winterfest Ice Rink. Nov. 24 – Jan. 1, 2018 – Fisher Pavilion • WINTERFEST ICE SCULPTING Watch as incredible, award-winning ice sculptors chip away at blocks of ice to reveal festive sculptures. Saturdays: Nov. 25; Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 12 noon – 2pm – Outside Fisher Pavilion • THE DICKENS CAROLERS Listen as Victorian-costumed carolers sing your favorite holiday tunes. Sundays: Nov. 26; Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24 2pm – 3pm – Strolling Seattle Center Grounds • PNB – NUTCRACKER “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker promises the magic that makes the holidays. Tchaikovsky’s cherished score played live by the PNB Orchestra, gorgeous scenery and costumes by celebrated author and illustrator Ian Falconer (Olivia the Pig), brilliant dancing by PNB’s incredible dancers, a snowfall every performance, and Seattle Center’s McCaw Hall all dressed up for the holidays.” November 24 – December 28 – McCaw Hall...

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Capitol Hill: Seattle’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots 0

Capitol Hill: Seattle’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Blog

#seattle #pnw #seattlelife #instagoals | Photo by @msheatherwilde There’s no denying that Seattle’s unwavering beauty and eccentric quirks create the perfect recipe for impressive Instagram photo opportunities. From famous landmarks, to mouthwatering restaurants, to awe-inspiring public art, Seattle is a photographer’s dream come true! Whether you’re visiting the Emerald City for the first time or you’re a born-and-raised local, we’ve got the list for ultimate IG inspiration as a 10-part blog series! You’ve already seen what makes Pike Place Market and Lake Union special. Let’s Head Over To Capitol Hill! Capitol Hill is on the East side of Interstate 5 and possesses 12 of the city’s steepest street grades (hence the “Hill” part). As a lively and progressive Seattle neighborhood, Capitol Hill, also referred to as “Cap Hill,” can be described as the hub of Seattle’s music culture where live tunes can be heard at bars and venues around every corner. The area is known for its vibrant nightlife, art scene, and tons of diverse eateries at your fingertips. All of these qualities provide endless opportunities to capture quirky shots in this awesome and culturally adventurous neighborhood! Murals and stylish buildings decorate the neighborhood—as well as colorful rainbow crosswalks that show support towards the LGBTQ community. The area is...

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27th Annual My Macy’s Holiday Parade 0

27th Annual My Macy’s Holiday Parade

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in Blog

In Seattle, the annual “My Macy’s Holiday Parade” kicks off the holiday season each year on the day after Thanksgiving. This tradition has carried on for 27 years in the Emerald City! With bellies full of turkey leftovers, kids from 1 – 92 gathered on the sidewalks of downtown Seattle to catch an early glimpse of Santa on November 24th. As returning parade participants, Ride the Ducks welcomed the holiday season with a “Winter Wonderland” theme this year–and had a jolly time while doing it! Captain Bjorn Toorun drove the snowflake-decorated Duck through city streets lined with holiday-loving folks, while Tour Guide Heidi Claire waved at the crowd dressed as one of Santa’s helpers! Waddling behind the Duck was an adorable group of ducklings sporting bright yellow rain gear and ducky umbrellas. All kinds of costumed characters and inflatable floats made an appearance, cruising along to the tune of holiday music and festive marching bands medleys. It was a fun-filled morning that sure put us in the holiday...

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