Best Views of the Seattle Skyline 0

Best Views of the Seattle Skyline

Posted by on Dec 5, 2019 in Blog

Seattle has a skyline unlike any other city. What in particular makes it so exceptional, you ask? We’re surrounded by several mountain ranges that peak up around our beautiful buildings for the perfect blend of technology and nature. And, as Amazon has made a home for itself in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, the skyline will only continue to change! If you’re looking for the best way to get a view of the city we call home, you’re in luck. Read below for some history of Seattle’s most iconic buildings and the many unique ways to see them: Kenmore Air Soar above Seattle at new heights when you take a sea plane flight with Kenmore Air. Their special “Seattle Scenic Seaplane Tour” takes a route over the city that points out specific landmarks. You’ll fly north of Seattle over the University of Washington all the way down to our magnificent sports stadiums, seeing everything in-between. Plus, taking off and landing in water? Pretty cool! Ride the Ducks See Seattle’s unique buildings from all angles when you take a Duck Tour. As we make our way through the city’s streets, you’ll see many of the iconic edifices mentioned in this blog post up close. Then, we’ll make our way out...

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Fun Ways to Ride the Ducks

Posted by on Nov 22, 2019 in Blog

. What we do might seem pretty apparent: Ride the Ducks takes you and loved ones around town for a hilarious and informative 90-minute tour of Seattle’s top sights. But did you know we have a few different options to make sure everyone gets the most out of their Duck Tour experience? Whatever type of tour you’re looking for this holiday season, we’ve got you covered to create lasting memories: 1. Public Duck Tour We run our tours year-round through every season. This cozy time of year, you can relax under warm blankets while we point out sights like the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, the beautiful Skyline view from Lake Union and more. Whether you’ve got a few guests coming over for Thanksgiving or have a few extra days off and want to re-discover your favorite parts of Seattle, a Duck Tour is a fantastic way to see the town! It’s also a great option for smaller groups to spend time together. 2. Private Duck Tour Tired of having the same company party every year and want a unique way to celebrate the end of the year? Take your employees on a private Duck Tour just for you! Up to 34 people per Duck will be whisked around...

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Creative Things to Do with Your Team

Posted by on Nov 1, 2019 in Blog

As the end of the year approaches, you’ll be thinking about a lot of things going on at work: that final report to pull, campaign to run or book to balance. Meeting your professional goals during the final stretch before the holidays can be tough. We know how hard you’ve worked this year- so don’t you think it’s time for a little reward for you and your staff?! This is the perfect time to celebrate your coworkers and re-invigorate their spirits by doing some team building! Here are a few group activities we came up with to help everyone stay motivated and say thank you for doing a fantastic job: 1. Volunteering What’s a better way to bond than getting out in your own community? Not only will you all work together toward a common goal, but you’ll feel amazing knowing you’re helping others. Here are some ideas for places to lend your time or support: Animal Shelters Soup kitchens Food banks Neighborhood cleanup Delivering gifts 2. Escape Rooms Escape Rooms are a great way to use a lot of the same skills you apply in the office (teamwork, logic, patience) while trying out a new challenge. We each serve a different role at our companies because we each...

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How to Get to Seattle

Posted by on Oct 22, 2019 in Blog

Have you always dreamed of visiting Seattle? With our gorgeous coastline, rugged mountains, tasty food and endless history, we sure are one unique place to visit. It’s no wonder that in 2018 more than 40 million people visited Seattle. Are you next? We know that our guests come from near and far, and while our tours are the best way to see the city, you have to get here first! That’s why we put together a list of ways to get to Seattle so you can start planning your trip: Plane Seattle’s Seattle-Tacoma Airport (known as Sea-Tac for short) is the 8th busiest airport in the United States. Sea-Tac is currently undergoing renovations to add 10,000 sq. ft. of new dining options like Italian food at Pallino Pastaria and Seafood from Louie Fish Shack. Plus, you can use ParkFellows to find an awesome deal on Sea-Tac airport parking (or at your departure airport.) Click here for a list of airports with direct flights to and from Seattle, and even with a connection, you’re just a few flights away! Amtrak Train There’s nothing like a scenic train ride to get to know the lay of the land on your way to Seattle. Watch mountains, ocean and plains whiz by your...

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8 of Our Favorite Things To Do In Seattle 0

8 of Our Favorite Things To Do In Seattle

Posted by on Oct 7, 2019 in Blog, Community

Looking for Some Things to Do in Seattle with Your Family?   Chihuly Garden and Glass If you think about glass you use every day, you might think of the cup you’re drinking from or the windshield on your car. Seems like an uninteresting thing, right? Just one step into Chihuly Garden and Glass and you’ll realize that glass couldn’t be more versatile or amazing. Dale Chihuly, an artist from Tacoma, Washington, started experimenting with glass blowing in 1965. Inspired by the world around him, the colors and shapes he twists into the glass reflect everything from flowers to sea life. He is most famous for his colossal installations such as chandeliers that hang in the Natural History Museum in London, England, or the glass wall in the Toyama Glass Art Museum, in Toyama, Japan. Seattle Center Monorail Soaring 605 feet above Seattle’s roadways you’ll spot The Seattle Center Monorail, built for the 1962 World’s Fair. The blue and red cars carry over two million people a year to and from West Lake and Seattle Centers. The Museum of Pop Culture was even designed so that the monorail could pass through it on the way to the terminal! As of October 2019, you can use an ORCA card, the...

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Seattle’s Best Beaches & Waterside Parks

Posted by on Sep 19, 2019 in Blog

Seattle’s shoreline, made of 147.52 miles of fresh water and 53.38 miles of salt water (200.90 miles total!), leaves a lot to discover any time of year. In late spring, summer and early fall you’ll find beachgoers getting their tan on and splashing in the waves. From late fall to early spring, joggers dash along the sand while others sit and watch the ferries shuffle people across the bay. And can you imagine how gorgeous it is when the leaves change color and reflect off the water? Here are some beaches you can visit during your trip to Seattle to get a real taste of Pacific Northwest seaside lifestyle: Alki Beach Chances are that if you mention the word “beach” to anyone in the Seattle area this is the first one they’ll think of. This is the picturesque coast: volleyball players dive in the sand while others laze and watch under umbrellas. Grab some fried local halibut and sit at the picnic tables by the sea or find the monument remembering the arrival of settlers to Seattle in 1851. Golden Gardens Park Those looking for a beach with a great view of the sunset should look no further than Golden Gardens. This rock and sand beach gazes over Shilshole...

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