First Timer's Guide To Seattle

First Timer's Guide To Seattle

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You're in Seattle for the first time ever. You've got 72 hours and an appetite for everything. Where do you start? Here's the answer.

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    This place is RAD. Screen printing studio, super nice people, AND all ages. -- Arryvanh Chanthamaly via Foursquare
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    Once the tallest building west of the Mississippi, this tower isn’t a marvel of height alone. Its elevators travel at 14 feet per second, the same speed that rain falls to earth. (From Aerial America) -- Smithsonian Channel via Foursquare
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    Take a run from Cormorant Cove through Alki Beach, cut back up California Way, stretch and enjoy the view at Hamilton Park, then retrace your steps on the way back! -- Regan Cannon via Foursquare
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    Check out the Calder exhibit. Sit down and watch the lighthearted and humorous "Le Cirque de Calder" while it's still there. -- Doug Redway via Foursquare
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    Browse through over 23,000 objects that include African, Asian, European, Oceanic, Aboriginal, among other international art. The museum hosts one of the top 5 US Japanese & Korean Art collections. -- HISTORY via Foursquare
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    This two-and-a-half-mile strip of sandy beach is one of the most popular beaches in the area, and it was also where Seattle's first non-Native American settlers spent their first winter. -- HISTORY via Foursquare
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    Ever been under the north end of the Aurora Bridge? Check it out and say hi to the 18 ft, 13,000 lb Fremont Troll. (We think he’s crushing that car to show what he thinks about car ownership.) -- Zipcar via Foursquare
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    Music that plays in the fountain is 2 types: regular programming & big shows. Big shows run on the hour or half hour. I do the regular programming and made one big show: Rachid Taha to Tito Puente. -- James Whetzel via Foursquare
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    Peacefully reflect on works by German and American masters at this downtown gem. Admission is always free and art is displayed in natural light only. Bonus: parking is also free. -- Cheapism via Foursquare
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    Film icons Bruce and Brandon Lee rest here and many admirers pay respects. The grounds are well maintained. Little known fact, Jesse Glover and Ed Hart, two accomplished artists rest very near by. -- Joshua Conley via Foursquare
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    Aside from watching a sunset from a ferry boat, Golden Gardens is second to none. Come early to picnic. Buddy-up with strangers at a bonfire. Drink until the sun sets behind the Olympic Mountains. -- Landon Howell via Foursquare
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    Takes visitors around Pioneer Square above ground and also to a hidden Seattle that now lies underground. About 25 square blocks of Pioneer Square have hollow spaces under the sidewalks. -- HISTORY via Foursquare
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