101 things to keep you amused for a day or more.....

Thinking about visiting Seattle and the greater Northwest corner of our fine Nation? Have you lived in or around the Emerald City for ever and looking for a few new great ideas? This is the list for YOU! Please don't hesitate to contact me for specific itineraries...many of these ideas work well together for weeks worth of adventures.

* Get lost at Pike Place Market

* Watch the boats and salmon traverse the Ballard Locks

* Uncork with a Woodinville Wine Tour

* Grab one of our many ferries to Bainbridge Island

* Visit Sluys Bakery in the bucolic Scandinavian community of Pouslbo

* Reminisce in the past during a Seattle Underground Tour

* What a Troll? Find him in Fremont

* Kayak around Lake Union and find the house boat filmed in "Sleepless in Seattle"

* Check your fear of heights at Deception Pass

* Paddle Board Lake Washington, the 2nd largest lake in the State

* Fish from a pier, Terminal 86..or do like the Beattle did, and stay at the Edgewater

* Watch the antics of our adorable Otters at the Seattle Aquarium

* Drive Chuckanut Drive to Bellingham, where incredible views, hiking opportunities and a fabulous beer trail are ready to be discovered

* Head into Georgetown to enjoy Second Saturday Art Attack

* Picnic in the Olympic Sculpture Park

* Did someone say Chocolate? Indulge in one of the many foodie tours around Seattle, including all Chocolate!

* Ferries, Ferries everywhere....take one from Mukilteo to Whidbey Island, then Whidbey to Port Townsend

* Then taking the scenic route across the Hood Canal Bridge to the Kingston Ferry across to Edmonds, returning to Seattle

* Hungry? Superb eateries EVERYwhere, but the Bite of Seattle every August, is a must do

* No time to visit Amsterdam? No problem, The Skagit Tulip Festival will take your breath away

* Enjoy the largest LED screen in the world at the Museum of Pop Culture

* Take a water taxi from downtown Seattle across Elliot bay to West Seattle

* Washington Park Arboretum, regardless of the season, always stunning

* Mount Rainier, the highest mountain in the Northwest, is a must do, though most of the year difficult to actually see ( ha ha, rain reference)

* Bring your friends, family and fido and enjoy a bonfire at Golden Gardens

* Seahawks, Sounders, Mariners....all great teams playing in SoDo

* Edison / Bow, two adorable towns joined at the hip, and oh so hip they are; BreadFarm and Slough Food, not to be missed

* Pick Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries in one of the many, many farms outlying the city

* Ride the Monorail and the SLUT ( honestly how many times have you been able to use this term?)

* Orcas and Eagles abound, catch a tour to see them up close and personal

* As the home to Boeing, a plant tour is a great way to physically see how fascinating these planes really are

* Anything goes on Capital Hill, including the Starbucks Reserve Tasting Room, great people watching, and fabulous bars

* Poo Poo Point may have an amusing name, but the view from the top affords many clicks from your camera

* Rent a boat and tool around Lake Union and Lake Washington

* Enjoy the patio at Ivar's Salmon House, also on Lake Union...in fact you can boat, or paddle board, or kayak here

* Bike paths abound, enjoy the Centennial Trail, the Burke Gilman and Sammamish River Trail

* The Fremont Sunday Market is year round and always enjoyable, rain or shine

* Waterfalls everywhere, spend a day or more chasing them around the region

* Or, get off the beaten path and head to Snoqualmie Falls, at 270 feet it's not the tallest, but certainly the most impressive

* If you don't want to leave the city, Waterfall Garden Park is located in Pioneer Square, both lovely areas to explore

* Meander of the beaten track roads and find yourself in Port Gamble, Washington's oldest company owned town, and most adorable

* Can you say Geoduck? Try your luck digging for this elusive extra large clam

* Blake Island Salmon Bake is a great way to spend a warm day

* Built for the 1962 Worlds Fair, the Space Needle affords 360 degree views of the Puget Sound Region

* Drive along the Hood Canal, visiting adorable small towns and picking blackberries until your fingers are stained purple

* The Museum of Glass in Tacoma, where you can always find a team of artists creating in their Hot Shop

* Though it must be a very hot day to enjoy the Eagle Falls Swimming Hole on the Skykomish River, it is well worth it

* Water, water everywhere, so why not a Seaplane Tour? They take off daily from South Lake Union

* Friday Harbor, just a hop, skip, jump and ferry ride away, an adventure getting there as well as once you arrive

* Besides the Puget Sound and many area lakes; rivers abound and offer tubing, rafting and fishing...pick one and have fun!

* Every August Seafair takes over, be sure to greet the Pirates at Alki beach for a day of frolicking and superb photo ops

* The Museum of Flight is the largest private air and space museum in the world

* Have you seen a two headed cow recently? Well you can at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe, and a plethora of other fun finds

* Visit Uwajimaya and historic Seattle China Town- International District, by far our most vibrant and diverse community

* Looking to take some amazing photos of Seattle's skyline, then head to Kerry Park

* Go Fly a Kite! At Gasworks Park of course, located on Lake Union

* Sequim is home to a vast array of Lavender Farms as well as the Olympic Game Park, with drive through tours of Bears, Tigers, and more

* Try a deep fried Snickers Bar and feast your eyes at the Carnival Themed, Unicorn Bar, located on Capital Hill

* The Center for Wooden Boats offers free trips every Sunday

* Though plenty of organic and local food can be found on every corner, a visit to Dick's Drive in is a must

* The International Fountain is lovely, pair that with a plethora of food options at the Seattle Center, and your day is fully planned

* Take a tour of the Paramount Theater, as well as the Moore

* Lake Washington Boulevard is closed to traffic on Sundays, bring your bike and enjoy incredible views of Lake Washington and more

* Free and fun, Frisbee Golf at Lakewood Park

* Fat Smitty's on Discovery Bay; fill your belly and take a selfie of yourself in front of all the money hanging from the ceiling

* Movies at Marymoore Park, located in Redmond, are a summer favorite

* While there, take a tour of the Microsoft campus, also located in Redmond

* Stop in at the Rexville Market on the way to La Conner, where you will find eclectic shops and pubs in this small waterside town

* Watch the Blue Angels and Hydroplane races, every summer during SeaFair

* Go to a concert at Chateau St. Michelle

* Bumbershoot has been around for about the same time as I have been alive, Labor Day weekend annually

* Fireworks on Independence Day or New Years Eve, from a Ferry boat in the middle of Elliot Bay

* Taylor Shellfish offers tours and tastings daily

* Pay homage to Jimi Hendrix while visiting his grave site in the Greenwood Cemetery, near Renton

* Go skydiving in Snohomish for real, or go to IFly in Tukwila... if you aren't quite sure about jumping out of an airplane

* The Seattle International Film Festival offers a plethora of incredible movies

* Visit JP Patches, a Seattle icon, along the waterfront in Fremont

* Discovery Park located on Magnolia offers a variety of hikes and incredible views of Puget Sound and the Olympics

* Hot Springs can be found in abundance, many are readily accessible, others need a bit more of a hike

* Did someone say IceCream? Molly Moon's is just one of many tasty treats which can be found in Seattle and the region

* Take a ferry to Bremerton and tour the USS Turner Joy

* Pick apples at Jones Creek Farms, with more than 100 varieties and tours as well

* Rent a Lotus for an afternoon of performance driving in Kent

* Stay at Cama Beach State Park and catch your own Dungenes Crab

* Thinking of taking on Jousting as a sport? Perhaps first, visit the Midsummer Renaissance Fair in Bonnie Lake

* Join in on Model Airplane action at Flaming Geyeser State Park located near the Green River

* Japanese gardens inspired Bloedel Reserve, 150 acres of greenery surround the fabulous English manor, lovely

* Brew your own! Gallaghers' Where - U- Brew

* World record holder of Model T's, Studebakers and more at the LeMay Family Collection

* Rain or shine, the Woodland Park Zoo is the perfect spot to while away a day

* Every second Sunday, the Mobile Food Rodeo takes on Fremont

* The Seattle Antiques Market located under the Alaskan Way viaduct and the adjacent Highway 99 Blues Club

* Get on the list to enjoy "Seattle Living Room" shows; always superb and always a surprise

* Interbay Golf Center affords great views, driving range and 9 hole -link -style enjoyment, as well as mini golf

* Feel like a kid at the Pacific Science Center

* Join in the Cycle Saloon or Pontoon Saloon and ride from pub to pub

* The Corinthian Yacht Club offers great events throughout the year, join or attend as a one time guest, they will warmly embrace you

* With 702 acres to explore, the Point Defiance Park and Zoo is a phenomenal urban oasis

* Zip Lining at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is sure to be a thrill

* Archie McPhee, there is nothing quite like this amazing store in North Seattle

* Your world would not be complete without adding to the disgusting Gum Wall, finding it is half the adventure

Have FUN! I can't wait to hear about your fabulous adventures!

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