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Visiting Seattle in the Fall 0

Visiting Seattle in the Fall

Posted by on Sep 27, 2018 in Blog

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 hiking to catch hints of yellow and red leaves, and tasty treats like apple pie and hot cider are popping up on menus around the city. So dust off your boots and pop on a sweater- and enjoy these 5 things to do around the city to get into the autumnal mood! 1.Go apple picking Did you know that apples are the most frequently grown produce in Washington State? No wonder they’re so tasty here! For a day of family fun, head out to one of the farms around Seattle that offers the chance to pick these sweet and tart fruits yourself (or at least buy some locally pre-picked ones to try at places like Pike Place Market). Farms close to the city include The Farm at Swans Trail and Skipley Farm. 2.Catch a Seahawks...

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Critique By Kids

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018 in Blog

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! Check out this ‘Legendary Adventure’! Setting up a membership with Critique By Kids is easy! Simply go to www.critiquebykids.com and click Register. Select Family Member, then fill out the rest of the information before submitting. Now you’re ready to start reviewing and earning points! (If you’d like to start receiving kids’ reviews like Ride the Ducks of Seattle, register as a Business...

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Central Library: Seattle’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots 0

Central Library: Seattle’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 in Blog

#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 Pike Place Market, Lake Union, Capitol Hill and Kerry Park. Have you ever visited the Central Library in Downtown Seattle? Let’s take a look!   Seattle Central Library Stylishly dominating an entire block on 4th and 5th Avenue, it’s impossible not to feel awestruck as you approach the Seattle Central Library! The latest renovation opened in 2004 and has since attracted people from all over the world to photograph and explore the inside of this magnificent structure. Photo by @noah.kreyenhagen Photo by @equalmotion Photo by @ranasinghenuwanTake a trip inside and you’ll be inspired by the beauty and quirkiness found around every corner (look for the odd, egg-shaped talking heads as you ascend the escalator!). The library carries over 1 million items, with close to 10,000 shelves devoted to books. Whether you’re there for research or...

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Duck Diaries: Volume VI 0

Duck Diaries: Volume VI

Posted by on Mar 5, 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 Captain Bjorn Toorun and Tour Guide Heidi Claire! These two are Ride the Duck’s dynamic duo–and if you’re ever on tour with them both at the same time, be ready for the best tour ever! When they aren’t quacking up guests on board, they love to gather a group and learn more about the sights that can be seen along the tour route. This time, the two of them test drove a Tesla! Follow along as Captain Bjorn shares their Tesla adventure!   Tesla Test Drive   I have been a Tour Guide and a Captain for Ride the Ducks for six years and I’ve driven by the Tesla showroom hundreds, if not thousands, of times. I try to read up on...

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Design A Duck Contest

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018 in Blog

Despite the on-and-off gray skies, Seattle itself is much the opposite of gray! The city is full of life, fun experiences, and color–so we wanted to reflect that in our DUKW fleet! Last spring, we began painting our Ducks different colors. Check ’em out! There are several more in the works, but now we need YOUR help! We thought it would be fun to take suggestions from our fans in the form of a contest to decide on a new paint job! All the information you need to enter this contest is outlined below. We can’t wait to see what creative ideas you all come up with! Contest Begins Thursday, February 1st, 2018 at 11:00am PST Entries Closed end of day Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 at 12:00pm PST Winner Announced Friday, February 23rd, 2018   All entries entered for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Ride the Ducks of Seattle. We’ll be doing 5 drawings for a pair of tickets–that’s 5x the chance to win! Winning entry gets 6 tickets for the inaugural ride on their freshly painted Duck (plus bragging rights–your design will be proudly paraded around the city on an iconic Seattle vehicle)!   The Basics   • Decide on a Seattle-related theme, choose...

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Kerry Park: Seattle’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots 0

Kerry Park: Seattle’s Most Insta-Worthy Spots

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Blog

#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 Pike Place Market, Lake Union and Capitol Hill through the lens.   Let’s visit Kerry Park! Photo by @hipstergram89Perched on Queen Anne Hill sits one of Seattle’s greatest panoramic views of the city: Kerry Park. The land was given to the city in 1927 by Mr. & Mrs. Albert Sperry Kerry Sr.—“so that all who stop here may enjoy this view.” As seen on TV shows like Frasier and Grey’s Anatomy, you can catch all-encompassing views of downtown Seattle, Elliot Bay, West Seattle, Bainbridge Island, and the ever-impressive Mount Rainier. Photo by @travelswitheresa Photo by @sonicscrewdriverWhether it’s day… Photo by @elifemiroglu Photo by @capturing.his.creationsOr night… Photo by @morenojosepr Photo by @jt_nolanAnd no matter the weather… Photo by @jtobiasonFew spots can compete with Kerry Park’s incredible sweeping views. Each day, professional and amateur photographers line the...

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