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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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Lake Union: Seattle’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots 0

Lake Union: Seattle’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots

Posted by on Nov 14, 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 backdrop 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! Last time, we showed you Pike Place Market! Now Let’s Check Out Lake Union! Named for its role in connecting Lake Washington to the Puget Sound in a “union of waters”—Lake Union has become one of Seattle’s top recreational spots. And don’t forget…you can catch an awesome vantage point of all the action from a Duck! Lake Union offers a plethora of activities AND viewpoints for the ultimate urban explorer! Got food on your mind? Ivar’s will hook you up with delicious AND insta-worthy fish ‘n’ chips. Looking to get out on the water? Rent a kayak or paddle board (or ride a Duck tour!). Photo by @ivarsclam Photo by @kourtkourt588 Fly high with Kenmore Air or set out on foot and discover the floating neighborhoods surrounding Lake Union. Yes–that’s right, floating neighborhoods! Lake Union is lined...

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Pike Place Market: Seattle’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots 0

Pike Place Market: Seattle’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots

Posted by on Oct 31, 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 backdrop 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! First up, Pike Place Market! The Public Market signs offer the most iconic Seattle photo op. Paired with a Starbucks coffee from the original Starbucks or a seriously delicious cup of Beecher’s “World’s Best” Mac and Cheese—there’s no beating this perspective! Catch this view from a Duck! Photo by @yennwu Photo by @vikramsinghvirdi Inside the Market, you’ll find crafty vendors, incredible flower bouquets (for only $5!), fresh fruits, veggies, and seafood! So much to explore. The vibrant colors come together to create a picture-perfect composition. Photo by @renseattle Photo by @jkborys Photo by @montoya_w Operating since 1907, Pike Place Market was due for an update—and it got one in June 2017! The MarketFront Expansion opened and with it came access to spectacular views! Photo by @kravetheworld Photo by @k_wags86 Just south of the Market lies another well-known...

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Hurricane Relief Fund

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Blog

Each day at Ride the Ducks of Seattle we’re lucky enough to meet people from lands near and far. We welcome them with open arms, board ’em up on the Ducks and send them off to have the time of their lives with our Wacky Tour Guides. When we heard that some of our distant friends in Houston were going through a tough time–we wanted to help! Throughout the year, we donate gift certificates to hundreds of organizations in support of fundraising efforts for all kinds of amazing causes. This time, we wanted to do something a little different. For two weeks in September, we donated $1 from each Wacky Quacker purchase to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Ride the Ducks of Seattle is happy to announce we raised $1,908 over 15 days to go towards the Relief Fund, and we couldn’t have done it without YOU! Thanks to everyone who purchased a Wacky Quacker! Keep quackin’,...

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Duck Diaries: Volume IV 0

Duck Diaries: Volume IV

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 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 Ellie Kopter. She’s always up for an adventure! This month Ellie took her family and friends out on Lake Union–first on a Duck, then on an Electric Boat! Check out how much fun they had cruisin’ the lake! Electric Boat Ride This past weekend, I was super excited to have my dad and sister visiting from a far away land called Oregon! Naturally, we had to do a Duck tour! After they experienced Lake Union #onaduck, they couldn’t wait to explore the lake even more! What better way than with The Electric Boat Company?! We snagged my husband and our friend, loaded up our coolers with cold drinks and our picnic baskets with delicious treats. Off we went! It’s easy to drive...

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