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Central Library: Seattle’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots 0

Central Library: Seattle’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots

Posted by on Apr 4, 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, Capitol Hill and Kerry Park. Have you ever visited the Central Library in Downtown Seattle? Let’s take a look! Seattle Central Library Stylishly dominating an entire block on 4th and 5th Avenue, it’s impossible not to feel awestruck as you approach the Seattle Central Library! The latest renovation opened in 2004 and has since attracted people from all over the world to photograph and explore the inside of this magnificent structure. Photo by @noah.kreyenhagen Photo by @equalmotion Photo by @ranasinghenuwan Take a trip inside and you’ll be inspired by the beauty and quirkiness found around every corner (look for the odd, egg-shaped talking heads as you ascend the escalator!). The library carries over 1 million items, with close to 10,000 shelves devoted to books. Whether you’re there for research...

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Duck Diaries: Volume VI 0

Duck Diaries: Volume VI

Posted by on Mar 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 Bjorn Toorun and Tour Guide Heidi Claire! These two are Ride the Duck’s dynamic duo–and if you’re ever on tour with them both at the same time, be ready for the best tour ever! When they aren’t quacking up guests on board, they love to gather a group and learn more about the sights that can be seen along the tour route. This time, the two of them test drove a Tesla! Follow along as Captain Bjorn shares their Tesla adventure! Tesla Test Drive I have been a Tour Guide and a Captain for Ride the Ducks for six years and I’ve driven by the Tesla showroom hundreds, if not thousands, of times. I try to read up on interesting places...

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Design A Duck Contest

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018 in Blog

Despite the on-and-off gray skies, Seattle itself is much the opposite of gray! The city is full of life, fun experiences, and color–so we wanted to reflect that in our DUKW fleet! Last spring, we began painting our Ducks different colors. Check ’em out! There are several more in the works, but now we need YOUR help! We thought it would be fun to take suggestions from our fans in the form of a contest to decide on a new paint job! All the information you need to enter this contest is outlined below. We can’t wait to see what creative ideas you all come up with! Contest Begins Thursday, February 1st, 2018 at 11:00am PSTEntries Closed end of day Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 at 12:00pm PSTWinner Announced Friday, February 23rd, 2018 All entries entered for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Ride the Ducks of Seattle. We’ll be doing 5 drawings for a pair of tickets–that’s 5x the chance to win! Winning entry gets 6 tickets for the inaugural ride on their freshly painted Duck (plus bragging rights–your design will be proudly paraded around the city on an iconic Seattle vehicle)! The Basics • Decide on a Seattle-related theme, choose a solid color for the...

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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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