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Enjoy 3 full days of Seattle sightseeing as you and your group make your way to all of the city's most popular attractions.
Golden Gardens Park
Seattle's Golden Gardens Park is the perfect place for your group to get out, stretch your legs, and see some of the most beautiful scenes in Seattle. This 88-acre public park sits within the Ballard neighborhood and is comprised of wetlands, beaches, hiking trails, picnic areas, and children's playgrounds. Golden Gardens Park 'draws outdoor lovers for the Puget Sound, Olympic Mountain views, and trails' not to mention the rugged coastline and sandy beaches of the restored northern beach. There is a fishing pier and boat launch among the 300' shoreline, as well as plenty of options for beach recreation, such as beach volleyball.
The Fremont Troll is a Fremont neighborhood resident residing underneath Aurora Bridge. The bridge itself was first built in 1932, and ever since then, locals have been reporting sightings of trolls underneath! So in 1990 an actual troll was created, putting the rumors to rest by making it a reality! Using concrete, steel, and wire, 4 artists by the names of Donna Walter, Ross Whitehead, Steve Badanes, and Will Martin created this behemoth statue, weighing 6.5 tons total. The mixed media statue sits at 18 feet and clutches an actual Volkswagon Beetle in his hand, the car once used as an Elvis memorial.
Inside this Seattle icon, you will be able to sign up for docent-led tours, read up on some important city history, and then take the 41-second ride to the 520-foot observation deck. Up here you will get the greatest 360-degree views of the greens and blues of the Emerald City below. You will see wonderfully the downtown Seattle skyline, the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier, Elliott Bay, and the surrounded islands in the Pacific distance. At the Skycity Restaurant, you will sit at an altitude of 500 feet, as you soak in the sunset over the mountains and sample local tastes of Seattle for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Here you will enjoy the sky, sea, scallops, seafood, and sandwiches, as well as a free trip to the observation deck if you haven’t already been!
Day Hike at Mt. Rainer
Mount Rainer is quite possibly the most beautiful spot in all of the state of Washington, and certainly in all of Seattle. Sitting 14,410 feet above sea level, this mountain is a landscape icon on the west coast, an active volcano as well as the most glaciated peak in the contiguous US. Your group will absolutely love the opportunity to take a day hike at Mount Rainier, and with over 260 miles of maintained trails total, you will certainly have plenty of options! The trails will take you through old-growth forest, river valleys, subalpine meadows and much more, showing you everything from fields of wildflowers to peak-side glaciers.. Remember, NEVER hike alone, DON'T feed the wildlife, STAY on the path, and CHECK trail advisories and closures online before you set off.
Pike Place Market
This public market sits in the heart of downtown Seattle, providing the city with a lot more than just fresh produce. Pike Place Market is considered to be a 'vibrant neighborhood comprised of hundreds of farmers, craftspeople, small businesses, and residents'. The 9-acre historic district consists of several different market areas, the entire conglomerate sure to satisfy all your shopping needs providing everything from locally processed meats and cheeses to kitchenware and body care products. Your group should definitely stop for a bite to eat while here, with several popular onsite eateries such as Alibi Room, the Can Can Culinary Cafe, or the historic Virginia Inn.
Bill Speidel's Underground Tour
The 75-minute tour begins beneath Doc Maynards Public House and ends in Rogues Gallery and Underground Gift Shop, which holds displays, memorabilia, and souvenirs. You will see Pioneer Square and the underground up close and personal, your journey taking you through rugged conditions underground, complete with rickety stairs (in spots) and spotty lighting. The hollow tunnels reach up to 35 feet in places! If you are in the mood for an extra thrill sign up for the Underground Paranormal Experience, a 'hands-on, lights off' attraction that provides guests with official paranormal investigation equipment to use to try and contact any of the many unrequited souls underground.