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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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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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