Posts by HayleyGjertsen

Why We Love Spring in Seattle 0

Why We Love Spring in Seattle

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Blog

  Spring is a funny time in the Pacific Northwest. Locals begin breaking out their shorts and sandals the moment temperatures hit the mid 50’s (What?! We’ve been waiting all winter for this!). Seattleites truly relish the spring and summer seasons, and even argue that the Pacific Northwest is the most beautiful place in the world when the sun is shining. Here are 8 reasons why we LOVE spring in Seattle:   1. More people get to experience Ride the Ducks! Spring time means our Westlake Center Kiosk is open—and we couldn’t be more excited! Starting March 17th you can hop on a Duck from TWO convenient Seattle locations. Our Westlake Kiosk is located on 4th Ave & Pine St.   2. After a long winter, we exhale a sigh of relief when we see the spring blooms and flower buds. This is the surest sign that warmer weather is on its way! There are many noteworthy places to take in the sights of spring in Seattle—however the gorgeous cherry blossom trees at the University of Washington are hard to beat! 3. Another great spot to visit is the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Mount Vernon. It is located about an hour north of Seattle, but well worth the...

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Valentine’s Day Guide 0

Valentine’s Day Guide

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Blog

If you feel like making this Valentine’s Day one to remember—cancel your dinner reservations and think outside the box! Wait—we did it for you! Here are 5 totally unique and fun ways to celebrate V-day in Seattle with your loved one. Not only is the zoo ALWAYS a fun date idea, but this Saturday you can watch as adorable animals munch on heart-shaped food and play with herbal bouquets as part of the Woodland Park Zoo’s animal enrichment program. Cost: $15 When: February 11 from 10a-2:30p Discover hidden mysteries of Seattle by turning the city into an interactive game board on your smart phone! With Urban Adventure Quest, team up with your partner for a two to three-hour sightseeing scavenger hunt starting at Seattle Center! Cost: $39.50 for a team of 2-5 people (Use Promo Code: SEATTLEPIPELINE) When: Anytime within daylight hours Tour Seattle the BEST way possible—on a Duck! Laugh and learn about the Emerald City with your lovely partner by your side! See the highlights of Seattle by land AND water while being entertained by our Wacky tour guides! Cost: $35 each When: Tours depart daily from our Seattle Center location Venture over to Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market and pick up fresh, local ingredients for a...

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Ride the Ducks Voted Best City Tour 0

Ride the Ducks Voted Best City Tour

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Blog

Thanks to all of YOU, Ride the Ducks was ranked #1 of 20 for Best City Tour on Pacific Northwest A-List, which features more than 2,000 businesses contending for the title of Pacific Northwest’s best. Whether you’re a local looking for an exciting family outing, or a visitor wanting to see the city, Ride the Ducks is the most fun way to experience Seattle! We’d like to thank everyone who voted and we hope to see new and returning faces #onaduck in...

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National Rubber Ducky Day 2017 0

National Rubber Ducky Day 2017

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Blog

Rockin’ dance moves, T-shirt giveaways, and Wacky Quackers all around! That’s how we celebrated National Rubber Ducky Day. How ‘bout you? On January 13th, we partnered with the Seattle Children’s Museum and spent the day honoring our famous yellow friends. Throughout the afternoon, groups of Wacky Quacker-bearing little ones paraded outside to board the Duck parked near the International Fountain at Seattle Center. They were greeted by Vinnie the Duck himself, along with Captain Bjorn Toorun. After hopping on board, Captain Bjorn Toorun taught the guests about our WWII amphibious DUKW vehicle and pumped up some music for a dance party. We also gave away awesome “Future Duck Captain” T-Shirts for kids to take home. The fun continued inside the museum with ducky-related stories and games. What a great day! Thank you to our friends at the Seattle Children’s Museum and, of course, to all of our Future Duck Captains out...

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Giving Never Goes Out Of Style 0

Giving Never Goes Out Of Style

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in Blog, Community

Every year we donate more than $10,000 in tickets to non-profit organizations around the Pacific Northwest. Whether we are getting involved in local events, or paying it forward through fun campaigns like Random Ducks of Kindness, Ride the Ducks strives to make Seattle a better place. This fall we supported the 6th Annual Ride into the Holidays event with the Seattle Monorail and Treehouse, an incredible non-profit organization that provides youth in foster care the opportunities and services to be just as successful in school and in life as any other kid. On November 25th, smiles were put on the faces of hundreds of foster children and their families. They rode the Monorail from Seattle Center with balloon animals in hand, and participated in raffles with awesome prizes. Each family left with a FREE annual membership to the Pacific Science Center and lots of other goodies—how cool is that? Next stop: Westlake Center! Families walked over to the IKEA Holiday Carousel where they were welcomed with hot chocolate, cookies, and plush toy donations, followed by the tree lighting celebration and—of course—going on a spin around the carousel itself! This event could not have happened without the generous donations from the Seattle community. The holiday season may be coming to...

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