25 Lake Shore Plaza Seattle, WA 98033 +1 425 828 1100/+1 425 828 1217
A short stroll from booming downtown Kirkland, which has benefited enormously from the cash flow brought in by Microsoft, is this winning little park. Ice cream shops and restaurants are just up the street, while the park itself includes a very nice Lake Washington beach and a picnicking facility. An open-air pavilion, home to concerts and other events, sits next to the lake and public art statues decorate a grassy area.
1119 Eighth Avenue At Seneca Street Seattle, WA 98101 +1 206 652 4255
It may seem unwise to start a new symphony in a city as musically rich as Seattle, but then one can never have enough of a good thing. The inaugural season of this newborn symphony offered many auspicious moments, and the orchestra should only improve with time. The repertoire is a bit limited at present, but look for that to broaden as well. Concerts take place at the Town Hall Seattle and other venues. Check the Web site or call for dates and times.
Once a decaying stretch of soup kitchens, parking lots and warehouses, this northern half of Downtown is now peppered with outposts of chic. Nightclubs like Crocodile Cafe and Sit 'n' Spin rival the noisy glory of Pioneer Square, and restaurants like Shiro's attract crowds of urban 30-somethings. Funky salons and furniture shops fill the old warehouses, and condo developments sprout over deserted lots. Also check out Speakeasy Cafe and 211 Billiard Club.
3130 Alaskan Way West Seattle, WA 98121 +1 206 684 4075
Technically, the northern half of this park is Elliott Bay Park, but the whole waterfront strip runs so seamlessly together that no one ever refers to it as anything but Myrtle Edwards. The park is a bit obscure but also pleasantly quiet, filled only with joggers and cyclists enjoying just over one mile of winding bike and pedestrian paths that run along Elliott Bay. The views over the bay are spectacular, especially at sunset and the white columns at the northern end lend an eerie industrial feel to the park.
Just as the name goes, Exploding House, is a happening place where you will find the best of the music scene in Seattle. Funk artists, Rock, Pop, Djs guitarists perform here. It is a fairly large venue, large crowds can gather. Seattle's upcoming music talent is found here. The house is equipped with excellent sound systems, hence adding to the joy of listening. Drop by and catch Seattle's talented musician's performing here.
6300 Phiney Avenue Seattle, WA 98103 +1 206 228 2483
A fantastic and unusual place, Empty Sea Studios is a small and a cozy venue for music concerts. Its hallmark is its superb sound system that is at par with major entertainment venues. Owner, Michael Connolly built the studio himself for musicians and music lovers looking for a superb sound recording studio and performance place. Due to the amazing sound system at Empty Sea, you will actually enjoy listening to music here. The clarity and acoustics are simply amazing. While the stage is made of real mahogany, 45 people can be comfortably seated in the audience. Stop by for some soulful music.
108 Northwest 83rd Street Seattle, WA 98117 +1 206 789 2573
The Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism is the only monastery in the United States, this brightly painted building came to fruition in 1928 as a Presbyterian church. Now decorated with intricate carvings and red and yellow colors, this monastery was featured in the 1993 film 'Little Buddha' and contains gorgeous statues, meditation rooms and a library. The exterior alone is worth a visit, but several times each week the public is welcome in for meditation. Throughout the year, various memorial events and ritual celebrations take place, some open to the public, some not. Frequent classes and lectures occur in the evening, ranging from, 'Practical Tibetan' for travelers to bead-making. This little-known treasure is a feast for both eyes and soul.
2441 North Northlake Way Seattle, WA 98103 +1 206 223 2060
One of the largest cruise and event companies in the Northwest, this company has hosted over 2500 events and entertained over a quarter million guests aboard Seattle's newest luxury yachts. Enjoy outstanding cuisine and gracious service while cruising through spectacular natural settings. Services offered include lunch, brunch and dinner cruises. For larger parties, the company also has a modern waterfront event center that accommodates up to 200 guests. The company welcomes all types of events, from weddings to corporate functions. Call or check the website for prices and schedules. Book early for public cruises.
2101 North Northlake Way Seattle, WA 98103 +1 206 684 4075/+1 206 233 1509
Gas Works Park is an example of urban renewal at its best. Take an old gas-processing plant that has outlived its usefulness, and transform it into something everyone can enjoy. Located on the north shore of Lake Union, the park has excellent water views and a spectacular, unobstructed view of the city skyline. It is a popular spot for concerts, bikers, kite flyers, families on picnics and just about everyone else. This is also a prime spot from which to view the fireworks on the Fourth of July.
1001 Fairview Avenue North No. 1900 Seattle, WA 98109 +1 206 682 2031
With so much water around, it is natural that boating is popular in Seattle. Rent a kayak at Moss Bay Rowing & Kayak Center and paddle along Seattle's shores and canals. Also rent for the day, the weekend or the week. Rental prices include everything you need except shorts and sunscreen. Novices can sign up for lessons, and the company also offers kayak trips to the San Juans and other places.
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