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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 0

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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Seattle Summertime Activities 0

Seattle Summertime Activities

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Blog

Seattle offers a plethora of fun activities for locals and tourists to take advantage of during the summertime. So many in fact, it can feel impossible to pick! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of must-dos during your ‘Summer in Seattle’ experience! Get out on Lake Union There are two amazing ways to bask in the sun on Lake Union if you don’t have a boat (or if you’re not #onaduck): try a stand-up paddle board or a kayak! Both pieces of equipment can be rented at various spots around the lake, but a great option is the Northwest Outdoor Center located on Westlake Avenue (you’ll pass by it on our tour route!). The NWOC is a great place to get started and they even teach classes for those who want a little extra help. Nothing can beat that relaxing feeling out on the water while soaking in the gorgeous views of Seattle surrounding you! Explore the Seattle Waterfront Looking for the perfect place to spend a summer afternoon? Head down to the Waterfront for endless entertainment! Ride the Great Wheel Visit the Seattle Aquarium Go for a scenic ride with Argosy Cruises Stroll through Myrtle Edwards Park Go on an aerial adventure with Wings Over Washington Take flight...

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Duck Diaries: Volume III 0

Duck Diaries: Volume III

Posted by on Aug 7, 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 Hugh Manatee. He loves exploring everything Seattle has to offer any chance he gets! This time Hugh visited the Museum of Pop Culture, the colorful and wacky-shaped building right across the street from Ride the Ducks! Check out what he saw! Museum of Pop Culture   Even on my days off from running tours at Ride the Ducks, I am still a dedicated tourist myself. With a few extra hours of sleep, I am dressed and out the door! Today’s adventure is the Museum of Pop Culture, or MoPop for short, formally known as the Experience Music Project. A name change and a fresh facelift, this multi-level, multi-sensory experience hits you over the head right when you walk in. I would enter...

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The Fremont Tour 0

The Fremont Tour

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Blog, Uncategorized

Our Tour Guides wear many different hats (literally…) and when they aren’t entertaining guests at Ride the Ducks, they often find other ways to show off Seattle. Meet Sonny Daze. He joined the Ride the Ducks family this year and enjoys sharing the city with guests any chance he gets. In fact, Sonny Daze operates a walking tour in the Fremont District of Seattle! With public art around every corner, Fremont has a colorful history and is known as one of the most unique parts of town. This 90-minute walking tour, just a half mile long, promotes public art using a mix of public sculpture and improvisational street theater. During The Fremont Tour, a Street Theater you will participate in an ART ATTACK, fire a 47” tall Fremont Rocket, and meet the Fremont Troll’s long lost cousin under the Aurora Bridge. Your Guide will dress in costume and tell the story of the neighborhood’s public art, even playfully involving strangers at times! Each walking tour is fun and unique. Did you take a tour with Ride the Ducks recently? Receive a 33% FAMILY PLAN discount on The Fremont Tour by using the promo code DUCK2017 when purchasing tickets—just be sure to select “enter a password or discount code.” The...

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