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Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard!

9 Jun 2006  A 26-year Seattle Native.
3.0 of 5 bubbles based on 8 votes

Everyone is a victim of this...whether you've lived in your hometown for 2, 12, or 26 years, you still don't know everything about it. So, I went on a discovery trip and spent a weekend being a tourist in my own backyard! Now I can say I truly know everything about the Greater Seattle area.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Seattle, Tacoma
  • Category: Recent trip
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping
  • Appeals to: Business travellers , Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Seattle Waterfront
    Seattle Waterfront, Seattle, Washington

    The Seattle Waterfront is home to Elliott Bay and a myriad of seafood freindly restaurants, including the iconic Ivar's for fish 'n chips and Elliott's for a sit down seafood feast. Enjoy the views of the Olympic Mountains across the Bay as you walk along the piers, peaking into the unique gift shops along the way. Take a trip inside the infamous Seattle Aquarium, a harbor tour on Argosy Cruises or endeavor to take the Pike Place Hill Climb up to the Pike Place Market.

  • 2. Museum of Flight
    The Museum of Flight, Seattle, Washington

    From the Wright brothers to outer spaceâthe wonder of flight comes alive in more than 85 historic aircraft, interactive exhibits and family activities. Journey through history aboard the original jet Air Force One and the supersonic Concorde. Try on the cockpit of the Mach 3 Blackbird spyplane. Explore the Red Barnâthe workshop where Bill Boeing built his first airplane. Take a wild aerobatic flight in the X-Pilot motion simulator. Discover stories of unimaginable bravery in the brand new Personal Courage Wing, featuring 28 WWI and WWII fighters.

  • 3. The Family Fun Center
    http://www.fun-center.com/WA/

    Welcome to the Family Fun Center and Bullwinkles Restaurant, Seattle's premier entertainment complex. They've built a state of the art, 9 acre park you can race, splash, play, win, climb, spin, zap, putt, ride, celebrate and much more. There's something for everyone so come check out the park and HAVE SOME FUN! With everything from batting cages, two miniature golf courses, go Karts, bumber boats, laser tag, an arcade, a kid zone, the screamin swing ride, and more, kids and adults can enjoy themselves in this exciting place!

  • 4. The Great Wall Mall
    http://www.greatwallmall.com

    A window into Asia. Great Wall Mall Shopping Mall, the largest full-service Asian mall in the greater Seattle area, features nine acres of shopping and dining. Open seven days a week, you can find everthing you need from a variety of cultures including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, thai, Filipino, and Taiwanese.

  • 5. Kent Station
    http://www.kentstation.com

    A new urban village that is the center of gravity for all of Southeast King County. A pedestrian oriented town center just 15 miles South of Seattle Seattle, Kent Station offers the right mix of local, regional and national businesses, including a 14-screen AMC Theatre, Seattle favorite Duke's Chowderhouse, regional favorite The Ram Brewery, and several other restuarants and shops to pass the time. The heart of this 18-acre development is a stunning 30,000-square-foot civic plaza which, like European piazzas, symbolizes the town's identity. The plaza is also where the community gathers for festivals, concerts, and events. Families and friends enjoy a delightful way to shop, dine, live and be entertained in a welcoming pedestrian environment. The outdoor fountains and firplace are inviting for everyone!

  • 6. Point Defiance Park
    Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, Washington

    The 702-acre Point Defiance Park is a popular destination for about two million people each year. Natural forest, saltwater beaches and spectacular views offer numerous possibilities for recreation, education and communing with nature.