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Seattle Neighborhood Spotlights: SLU

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June 7, 2019

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlights: SLU

If you visited Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood just 10 years ago, you wouldn’t believe what it looks like today. After Amazon made this neighborhood its home in 2010, South Lake Union filled with high-rises and new residences. Now, other companies like Google and Facebook have moved in, too. If you want to experience Seattle’s new tech boom while still enjoying some of the city’s most unique history, check out the neighborhood where past...

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Seattle Neighborhood Spotlights: Capitol Hill

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May 21, 2019

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlights: Capitol Hill

If you hear “Capitol Hill” and you think politics- think again! Our favorite Capitol Hill (Cap Hill for short) sits right east of downtown in the heart of Seattle and is quite different from its Washington DC counterpart. Upon arrival in this neighborhood, you’ll immediately notice the rainbow of colors painted on the crosswalks as a welcome sign for the city’s largest LGBTQ community. It’s a neighborhood for everyone as people with colored hair...

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What to do in Seattle Center

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April 30, 2019

What to do in Seattle Center

Have you ever heard of an entire part of town being built just for one event? It seems like it might be a lot of work, but for Seattle, it was the perfect opportunity to house a tourism hotspot when hosting the 1962 World’s Fair. Welcome to Seattle Center. This cultural hub houses museums, theaters, delicious food, an arena and so much more… including US! If you have some extra time before or after...

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Seattle Neighborhood Spotlights: West Seattle

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April 16, 2019

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlights: West Seattle

You might not know this, but West Seattle was the original Seattle. Could you imagine the Space Needle and downtown high-rises a few miles southwest of where they are now?! It almost happened! We often mention the story of how the Denny Party settled West Seattle in 1851 on our Duck Tours. What they soon found is that it didn’t make for the best city (they needed a deeper bay and better tides) so...

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Seattle Neighborhood Spotlights: Downtown

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April 5, 2019

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlights: Downtown

In almost any city you’ll find the bustling heart of Downtown is the main financial and shopping hub. The same can be said for Seattle… except that we’re SO much more than just a blur of people and cars! Stroll a few blocks in each direction to discover what makes our city so unique. There’s bound to be a coffee shop every few storefronts. Craving sushi? Maybe Italian? There’s a restaurant for that just...

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How to Pack and Dress for Seattle Weather

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March 8, 2019

How to Pack and Dress for Seattle Weather

If you’re reading this, you’re hopefully excited about your upcoming trip to Seattle, and why wouldn’t you be with so many amazing things to see here (like on our land and water tours!) You might be asking yourself questions like, “What’s the weather like in Seattle? How does a typical Seattleite dress? Is there anything else I should bring to make myself more comfortable on my trip there?” First, we’ve got to clear up...

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Where to Hear Live Music in Seattle

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February 22, 2019

Where to Hear Live Music in Seattle

When you hear the words “Music City” you might think of the country stars of Nashville or young musicians living in LA striving for fame. But did you know that Seattle has a long history with producing some of the best rock, grunge and guitar superstars? Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Macklemore, Foo Fighters, Fleet Foxes, and Death Cab for Cutie all span different genres and all originated in this amazing city we call home (trust...

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11 Romantic Things to do in Seattle

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February 11, 2019

11 Romantic Things to do in Seattle

Love is in the air and we know a thing or two about L-O-V-E! Over the past 22 seasons, people have joined us on first dates, engagements, anniversaries, part of their honeymoon and even a few wedding ceremonies! Here are 11 different things you can do in Seattle to create memories with your special someone on Valentine’s Day – or any day of the year you want to say I love you! Tour Theo...

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Duck Diaries: Volume IX

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January 17, 2019

Duck Diaries: Volume IX

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...

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Seattle Neighborhood Spotlights: Chinatown – ID

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January 7, 2019

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlights: Chinatown – ID

Many cities have Chinatowns – in fact, there may be one in the city you’re from! You’ll notice that when you look for Seattle’s Chinatown on a map that it has a special name: the “Chinatown-International District.” Wondering why? Because this neighborhood encompasses shops, restaurants and homes of people from all over Asia. Throughout different times in the city’s history, the Chinatown-International District has housed Japantown, Chinatown and Little Saigon. There are also traces...

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