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Duck Diaries: Volume VIII

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December 17, 2018

Duck Diaries: Volume VIII

  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...

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Duck Diaries: Volume VII

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December 10, 2018

Duck Diaries: Volume VII

  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...

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Sleepless in Seattle Celebrates 25th Anniversary

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November 27, 2018

Sleepless in Seattle Celebrates 25th Anniversary

  Did you know that this year marks the 25th anniversary of the movie “Sleepless in Seattle”? And even cooler, did you know you can see the exact floating home Tom Hanks’ character Sam lived in on a Duck tour?! Seattle is full of movie history, which is why his house isn’t the only place you’ll recognize from other iconic films. Here are some sights you’ll see on our tour that have also been...

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Local Dishes to Try in Seattle

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November 16, 2018

Local Dishes to Try in Seattle

. There are a lot of things Seattle is known for. Rain? Always! Grunge music? Bring on the Nirvana throwbacks. Food? You bet- and luckily all that rain we’re known for makes a great climate for growing crops and raising animals. Another bonus? The cold water of the northern pacific produces some of the tastiest shellfish in the nation. Combine that with Seattle’s growth from the late 1800’s on and you’ll see how immigrants...

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Visiting Seattle in the Winter

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November 5, 2018

Visiting Seattle in the Winter

. Did you know that Seattle Duck Tours run 362 days a year?! That’s right! Just because it’s a little bit colder in winter doesn’t mean our city isn’t as beautiful as any other time of year. In fact, picture the Space Needle emerging from a blanket of fresh white snow… pretty gorgeous, huh? There are so many ways Seattle will keep your heart warm with its winter traditions, so we rounded up a...

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Seattle Neighborhood Spotlights: Pioneer Square

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October 24, 2018

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlights: Pioneer Square

When you first see Pioneer Square on your Duck tour, you might notice that it feels a bit different than other parts of the city. The buildings have distinct architecture: much lower than skyscrapers, made of brick or stone, in a Romanesque Revival style. That’s because Pioneer Square was Seattle’s original downtown! After the Great Seattle Fire in 1889 (one of our much beloved talking points), Pioneer Square was rebuilt using brick and stone,...

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10 Great Local Coffee Shops to Visit in Seattle

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October 8, 2018

10 Great Local Coffee Shops to Visit in Seattle

When you think of famous green faces, a few might come to mind: Frankenstein, The Wicked Witch of the West, and… the Starbucks siren! Seattle’s coffee has been made world-famous by this much loved brand (along with a few others like Tully’s and Seattle’s Best). What you may not know is that coffee culture has since become extremely important in the daily grind (get it? Coffee pun?) of Seattleites. You can hardly walk a...

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Visiting Seattle in the Fall

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September 27, 2018

Visiting Seattle in the Fall

The weather is getting cooler, students are back in school, and the leaves are changing color- which can only mean it’s finally fall in Seattle! We’re open year-round and love to show off our city in all of its seasons, and want to let you in on why fall is a great time of year for a Duck Tour and city visit. It’s less crowded with tourists after the summer rush, it’s perfect for...

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Critique By Kids

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July 27, 2018

Critique By Kids

Ride the Ducks is proud to partner with Critique by Kids – a new website offering reviews of places, people and things that kids love! Critique By Kids offers viewers a unique view and perspective on the best family-friendly places to go and travel to, through the eyes of kids! You could gain valuable information to help you plan your next family trip and when you register, you can earn points for fun rewards!...

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Central Library: Seattle’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots

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April 4, 2018

Central Library: Seattle’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots

#seattle #pnw #seattlelife #instagoals | Photo by @msheatherwildeThere’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...

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