REGIONAL & STATE CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 27-29TH, 2008
THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND SEATTLE
Space Needle 400 Broad St., http://www.spaceneedle.com
10 seconds: see the sparkling waters of Puget Sound.
20 seconds: Mt. Rainier becomes a huge snow cone.
30 seconds: skyscrapers appear like giant Legos.
41 seconds: you're up saying "Ohhhhhhhh" on the O Deck.
Get your pointing finger ready! A 43-second elevator ride takes
you up 520feet to the observation deck of this world-famous landmark, built for the 1962
World's Fair, where every degree of the O Deck’s 360-degreeview commands your
attention. Snow-capped Mt. Rainier to the south and the Cascade Mountains to the east, the
majestic Olympics to the west. You can’t hide from this view. Float planes land below you
on sparkling Lake Union. Ferries, cruise lines and cargo ships cross Elliott Bay. The city
streets are abuzz with activity. This destination provides you with an opportunity to have
Seattle open up before your very eyes.
Olympic Sculpture Park
Downtown Waterfront, 2109 Western Avenue
The free nine-acre Olympic Sculpture Park is downtown Seattle's
newest landmark and largest green space. The park features world-
renowned sculpture against breathtaking views of the city, the
mountains, and Puget Sound.
Experience Music Project Seattle Center, 325 Fifth Ave., N., www.emplive.org
From its improbable shape to the interactive exhibits that make you feel like a rock star,
this music museum is a blast for anyone who ever sang in the shower, waited all day for a
concert, or spent their last hard-earned dime on their favorite tunes. It's filled with rock 'n
roll artifacts such as Bob Dylan's 1960 harmonica and song lyrics handwritten by Nirvana's
Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame
Seattle Center, 325 Fifth Ave.,N., http://www.sfhomeworld.org
Sharing Experience Music Project's landmark building--but not the same planet--the Science
Fiction Museum is literally out of this world. Dedicated to science fiction in all its forms, this
place pays tribute to the genre with exhibits and artifacts including rare first editions of
books by Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, and Ray Bradbury. Film and television sci-fi fans
will recognize costumes and props from Planet of the Apes, Star Wars, Lost in Space, and,
of course, Star Trek.
Pike Place Market 85 Pike Street, www.pikeplacemarket.org
Against a canvas of Elliott Bay, snow-capped Olympics and open sky, you'll find the ultimate
Metronatural. There's no place quite like Pike Place Market, the oldest continuously-
operating farmer's market in the nation. Opened
in 1907 as a venue for farmers to sell straight to
the customer, today, it's 100 years old and livelier
than ever. Walk through an exciting arcade
where vegetables and fruits are displayed in tidy
rows, and fishmongers fly salmon through the air
like steelhead rockets. If groceries aren't on your
list, you can always check out a magic trick, shop
for one-of-a-kind jewelry or swirl and sip a
Washington wine. Concentrated in nine downtown
acres over multiple levels, the Market houses nearly 200 commercial businesses, 240 street
performers, 50 eateries, and 200 tables selling hand-crafted offerings.
While you're there, stop to see Rachel, the bronze piggy bank. The mascot of the Market,
she hangs out by the flying fish and is always happy to be fed.
Dimitriou's Jazz Alley http://www.jazzalley.com/info.asp
Great Jazz only two blocks from the Mayflower Park Hotel. Reservations are recommended.
Myrtle Edwards Park 3130 Alaskan Way W
Seattle Parks and Recreation Information: (206) 684-4075
Myrtle Edwards Park has a 1.25-mile winding bike and pedestrian paths along Elliott Bay,
fantastic views of the Olympics Mountains, Mount Rainier, and Puget Sound, easy access
from downtown and easy connection to bike paths to Magnolia.
Grab the monorail and then a short walk to a great running track or jog the mile and a half
to get there.
Northwest Outdoor Center 2100 Westlake Ave. N Ste 1, http://www.nwoc.com/
Come paddle on the lake with us! No experience necessary.
We are ON the Water, with docks right outside our office door. From there, you can paddle
to Alaska, or just explore the beautiful Seattle waterways. From our docks on Lake Union,
we have introduced thousands of people to the joys of kayaking each year. You can paddle
from NWOC to Lake Washington, where you have some 80+ miles of paddling. Several
paddlers have left our dock on their way to Alaska. We have 20+ models of kayaks available
to try out here on the lake, and also to take away to other destinations. We have experience
with most of the kayaks that are made today, and have chosen a range of models that will
fulfill the needs of most paddlers. Doubles are the most economical at $18 per hour (per
boat, not per person). On Wednesday, there is a special rate of $39.24 (tax included) for a
double kayak for up to 4 hours.
ARGOSY CRUISES Pier 55, http://www.argosycruises.com/publiccruises/default.cfm
For 59 years, Argosy Cruises has been celebrating the breathtaking beauty of the Pacific
Northwest as a Seattle attraction. It operates from the historic downtown Seattle
waterfront, South Lake Union and
Kirkland City Dock. Argosy offers
a variety of public cruises of
Seattle’s lakes, locks and harbor
Ride the Ducks http://www.ridetheducksofseattle.com/
You haven't seen Seattle until you've seen it from a Duck! Travelers
and local Seattle-ites of all ages love to Ride the Ducks! Our hilarious,
Coast Guard-certified maritime captains will take you on a musical tour
of the Emerald City. Amphibious World War II vehicles will show you
Seattle from both land and water! You'll see downtown Seattle, Pike
Place Market and historic Pioneer Square, then, SPLASH into the water
for a party on wheels that floats!! Click on the video tour for details!
It's a party on wheels that floats! Don't forget your Wacky Quacker noisemaker!
Ride the Ducks 90-minute amphibious, surf-n-turf tours depart daily! Tours depart every
half hour from 9:30am to 7pm seven days a week!
Seattle Coffee Crawl http://seattlebyfoot.com/
Get a unique taste of Seattle with the Original Coffee Crawl. We give you a bold sampling of
Seattle’s world famous coffee, plus a robust roast of city lore that explains why this is the
Capital of Coffee. Seattle Coffee Crawl is for everyone, not just coffee lovers — in addition
to grande serving of coffee history, facts and culture, we add a nice froth of local gossip and
architecture. Tours are available Thursday thru Monday in October and cost $15. Tours
depart from Pike Place Market. They start at 10:00am and last for two hours.
Come smell the coffee and a whole latte more!
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