The Best of the Outdoors is happening right now in Seattle. We are finally having a summer and it’s prefect temperature and the sun is shining. A few great outdoor activities include the Seattle Waterfront, The Pike Place Market, Seattle Aquarium, Waterfront Park, Hiram J. Chittenden Locks, and of course the Washington State Ferries that can take you over to Vashon Island, Bainbridge and up North to the San Juan’s. When you visit us at Olympic View Cottage in Seattle, WA we will be more than happy to help you plan your days and make the most of your summer in Seattle.
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A fascinating way to spend the afternoon this summer in Seattle is to visit the Hiram J. Chittenden Locks and watch the boats navigate the locks. This can entertain you for hours. But at Hiram Chittenden Locks there is so much more to see. The amazing climbing fish, the painstakingly tended botanical gardens, and the best grassy hills in town for kids to roll down. There is also lots of prime picnic spots where you can munch as you watch the boats going by. Only a 25 minute drive from Olympic View Bed and Breakfast Cottage in Seattle and one of our guests most visited sites.
Wander around the Pike Place Market this coming Mothers Day weekend , Saturday and Sunday, May 8 – 9, 2010 and enjoy the Pike Place Market Flower Festival. Flower farmers fill the north end of the street, offering beautiful bouquets for sale in this Mother’s Day event.
Pike Place Market IS Seattle! Simply said your experience at this famous Seattle market will always be one to remember. When vacationing at Olympic View Bed and Breakfast Cottage this year you will have to go spend a day – or two – at the cities #1 toursit attraction – the Pike Place Market. This fabulous Northwest market is all about the essential sights, smells, sounds and tastes of Seattle. You’ll see fish from around the world neatly displayed. Smell flowers from local farmers. Hear street performers strumming guitars, blowing saxophones and singing a cappella. Taste honeys, nuts and other foods from local vendors. I’ve found the best days to go lingering at the market are sunny, dry weekdays as weekends can get pretty crowded. We’ll be happy to tell you our favoriate restaraunts and hidden shops you don’t want to miss. This might end up being a 2 day trip for most people. So give yourself plenty of time to explore The Pike Place Market in Seattle this spring and summer.
Enjoy this Seattle Walking tour day trip while staying at Olympic View Cottage in Seattle, Washington.
This tour is perfect for anyone – especially if you like taking pictures. You go on paths less traveled so you have a chance to see unique sights often bypassed. Our local history lessons and easy to understand compositions tips make an ideal tour. Kind of like the back roads less traveled of Seattle. This tour also includes some out of the way surprises that you might ordinarily miss on your Seattle visit. You will explore little nooks and crannies in Settle form the cobble stone streets and alleyways to the historic waterfront with the panoramic views of Seattle and the Puget Sound. You’ll then spend your time at the public market using all the newly honed skills to create your own lasting images. All the while your guide will be giving you the time and direction to create great travel pictures. This tour is so fun and has been seen on NBC and FOX. A must see while you visit us at Olympic View Cottage in Seattle, Washington. For more information check out www.shuttertours.com
April 16-18, 2010 – Seattle Center – Downtown Seattle Washington
Here is another Spring event you don’t want to miss while staying at Olympic View Bed and Breakfast Cottage in Seattle, Washington. Held at the Seattle Center in April… this annual Event celebrates Japanese Culture and the USA’s relationship with Japan.
There’s a lot for you to experience during these 3 Days: watch a Go Tournament, visit Arts & Crafts Booths, dine on traditional Cuisine. You’ll even be able to see Exhibits and Performances.
All Events are free… and take place at the Seattle Center House and Flag Pavilion.
Visit this one day April event that you can’t miss out on. April 10, 2010. The famous Daffodil Festival will be celebrating it’s 77th Year in 2010 and takes pride in calling the grand State of Washington it’s home. The Daffodil Festival is an annual event that culminates in April with a Grand Floral Street Parade, traveling through the cities of Tacoma… Puyallup… Sumner… and Orting – all in one day.
This Skagit Valley Tulip Festival festival is a must see when you come to Olympic View Bed and Breakfasts Cottage during April. Here you will celebrate the arrival of Spring. You will enjoy Tulip Show gardens in immense tulip fields that are absolutely amazing. There is a vast multi-acre fields of tulips an daffodils grown in the Skagit Valley, generally in a 15 mile triangle bordered by Highway 20. The Skagit River. You can see over 100 varieties of all sorts of flowers at the two gardens and can even order bulbs, buy cut flowers and purchase gifts. It is truly a must see when you come to Seattle this April. I’ll share more abut this must see festival in future blogs.
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