The WildTangent Studios crew has helped me compile a list of some of their favorite things to do in the Seattle area! So, what do the locals do? Well, we have a lot of water here in the Northwest. A LOT. So, that’s the theme of today’s post!
And, none of it involves swimming… which, for me, is a very good thing. (I’m not an especially strong swimmer… think flailing limbs and a slow, but inevitable, sinking feeling.)
Fun Things To Do On The Water*
*Things that don’t involve swimming!
- Take the Water Taxi across Puget Sound to either West Seattle (and the ever popular Alki Beach) or Vashon Island (keep an eye out for whales while you’re on your way).
- The Washington State Ferry system is the biggest in the U.S. Between all the islands, the Puget Sound (known as just “The Sound” locally) and a distinct lack of bridges, ferries are critical for transportation. One of the WildTangent Studios peeps suggested that you go to Langley on Whidbey Island (in particular).
- Watch boats go up and down the locks – this one is great for anyone who loves to watch huge mechanical processes. And, during the fall, you can watch the salmon going up the fish ladder, which is perfect for any biology nuts.
- One of our Studios friends say that this is spectacular, “especially near sunset on a decent day.” He also suggests going to Ray’s Boathouse “for happy hour at the café upstairs… there’s a sweet view from the deck.”
So, the next time you’re in our fair, yet rainy, neck of the woods, tour like a local (or, at least, a WildTangent Studios member)!
Have you visited any of these places?
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