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How to Pack and Dress for Seattle Weather 0

How to Pack and Dress for Seattle Weather

Posted by on Mar 8, 2019 in Blog

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 this whole “it’s always raining in Seattle” thing. Did you know Seattle is actually 41st in annual average rainfall in the US? Crazy! It may be a bit gray and drizzly x days a year, but there are also many dry and sunny days. The weather is actually mild all year long meaning it doesn’t get too hot or cold. People in Seattle are very casual – this isn’t a place where the sidewalk doubles as a designer catwalk! To stay comfy during certain times of the year, our helpful tips are: Spring Flowers will be blooming and birds will be singing! Temperatures from April to June hover between 55°f-65°f (13°c-18°c). During the spring, the rain could go either way, so be sure to plan for it! You should consider bringing: A light to medium...

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Where to Hear Live Music in Seattle 0

Where to Hear Live Music in Seattle

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019 in Blog

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 us- this list isn’t close to including all of Seattle’s amazing artists). We even use some of their music on our Duck Tours! From famous names to up-and-coming acts, here are some great places to catch a live show while you’re in Seattle. The Showbox If you’re close to Pike Place Market, just look across the street to find this music spot. The Showbox has a large capacity, so you can expect to see some big-name artists here (as of the time of posting this blog, some upcoming shows include A$AP ROCKY, Wiz Khalifa, Guster, and more)! There are plans to tear it down, potentially by the end of 2019, so make sure to see a show here while you can. Barboza A live music venue in the basement of a club? Yes, that does...

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11 Romantic Things to do in Seattle 0

11 Romantic Things to do in Seattle

Posted by on Feb 11, 2019 in Blog

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 Chocolate What’s more romantic than some delicious chocolate- especially when it’s locally made? Theo Chocolates provides tours of their facilities with lots of free samples and the chance to purchase all flavors at the end. Our wacky quacky Tour Guide Ellie Kopter recently went and took the tour herself, so read up on her experience to see if it’s for you! Take a Duck Tour Imagine snuggling up next to your loved one all while hearing cool facts about Seattle, seeing the city’s landmarks, and floating along in Lake Union while staring at the skyline. Sound too good to be true? It’s all possible on our tours (including proposals like the one below)! https://www.instagram.com/p/BMRFLxbgQQ7/ Restaurants Many people say that the way to their heart is through their stomach, and if that’s the case for you, you’re...

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Duck Diaries: Volume IX 0

Duck Diaries: Volume IX

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 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- our enthusiastic Tour Guide who’ll quack you up on land and water- but not in the air like her name suggests! Follow her to Theo Chocolates, where you can take a tour of their chocolate facroty and try endless flavors that will amaze you. Theo Chocolates My dad is a frequent visitor to Seattle, so I’m always trying to hunt down unique and cool experiences for us to do while he is visiting. We found that unique and awesome experience in the Theo Chocolate Factory tour! Located in Fremont, just a few blocks west of our tour route, is the Theo Chocolate Factory. In the mornings when we leave the Duck Nest and head on up to the ticket booth,...

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Seattle Neighborhood Spotlights: Chinatown – ID 0

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlights: Chinatown – ID

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019 in Blog

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 of influences from the city’s Filipino community. Although a majority of the residents are now Chinese, to honor each of these distinct cultural groups, “International” was added to the district’s name. We love having visitors from all over the world on our Duck tours. Make sure to experience what makes our Chinatown so unique before or after your tour by checking out the following: Green Spaces: There are several parks in the area to enjoy a moment of peace. Each park offers something different – from a community garden planted by the neighborhood’s elderly to a play and art area for kids. Check out: Danny Woo International District Community Garden, Donnie Chin International Children’s Park, Hing Hay Park, and Kobe Terrace. Historic Chinatown Gate Located over South King Street near 5th Avenue, the Historic Chinatown...

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Duck Diaries: Volume VIII 0

Duck Diaries: Volume VIII

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018 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- our enthusiastic Tour Guide who’ll quack you up on land and water- but not in the air like her name suggests! Follow her to Butchart Gardens, where you can view gorgeous scenery all year long. Butchart Gardens at Christmas Time   If you are looking for a fun weekend getaway and want to get into the holiday spirit all at once, check out Butchart Gardens in Victoria, Canada! For most of the year, Butchart is known for it’s spectacular gardens and gorgeous flowers, but for the month of December, the gardens are transformed into a truly EPIC Christmas light display. The photos included in this blog are from our trip in 2017, but we had such a great time...

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