Seattle bound....need info,,,,please

Seattle bound....need info,,,,please

Joined: March 22nd, 2006, 10:29 pm

June 28th, 2011, 2:49 am #1

Our family is looking at travelling to Seattle the first couple weeks in Aug. The only thing on our agenda at this point is to attend a Mariners game, and a day at Silverwood on our way there. We will be camping. We would also like to spend some time at the ocean. Looking for recommendations for campsites (full hook-ups), golf courses, attractions around the area. Also the same info anywhere along the Washington coastline. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance....
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Joined: May 20th, 2010, 4:52 pm

June 28th, 2011, 4:44 am #2

One suggestion, for a golf course by Silverwood, is Twin Lakes Village Golf Club (golftwinlakes.com). It is fairly reasonable, quiet, and scenic. TLV was my home course in high school. CDA Public is also cheap, but fairly busy in the summer. You could also look into Prairie Falls or The Links, both of which are in Post Falls, ID.
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Joined: November 5th, 2005, 7:32 pm

June 28th, 2011, 5:07 am #3

Our family is looking at travelling to Seattle the first couple weeks in Aug. The only thing on our agenda at this point is to attend a Mariners game, and a day at Silverwood on our way there. We will be camping. We would also like to spend some time at the ocean. Looking for recommendations for campsites (full hook-ups), golf courses, attractions around the area. Also the same info anywhere along the Washington coastline. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance....
Here are some things that I have enjoyed. These are more for the "tourist" but they are all fun.

Pike Place Market
http://www.pikeplacemarket.org/

Pacific Science Center
http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/

The Museum of Flight
http://www.museumofflight.org/ - This is WAY COOL!!!

Boeing plant tour in Everett -
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/tours/index.html

The Seattle City Pass is a way to save money if you use it to the fullest.
http://www.citypass.com/seattle

A Sounders game is fun too if you like soccer. It is a blast to see it live!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlVIdYDX ... re=related
http://www.soundersfc.com/Matchday/Schedule.aspx

For what it is worth there you go and have a great trip!



Rock On AMS!
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Joined: January 18th, 2006, 3:37 am

June 28th, 2011, 6:28 am #4

http://www.stateparks.com/illahee.html

That is a link to a State Park just north of Bremerton, WA. You can park in Bremerton and take a ferry ride to Seattle to see most of the places that AMS Rocker posted.




As far as the Washington Coast goes... I myself love the Aberdeen-Westport-Ocean Shores area.http://visitgraysharbor.com/ is a great website for that area.

Some people will say they like the upper peninsula more, it really doesn't float my boat, but here is a link to a place I stayed a few years ago...http://www.hohriverresort.com/

If you would like any other sugestions feel free to email me and we can chat more.
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Joined: January 18th, 2006, 3:37 am

June 28th, 2011, 6:34 am #5

http://www.seafair.com/

Not sure of your exact dates in Seattle but Seafair is a huge event. Hydroplane racing all weekend on the shores of Lake Washington off the eastside of Seattle.
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Joined: August 28th, 2008, 3:36 pm

June 28th, 2011, 7:39 am #6

Our family is looking at travelling to Seattle the first couple weeks in Aug. The only thing on our agenda at this point is to attend a Mariners game, and a day at Silverwood on our way there. We will be camping. We would also like to spend some time at the ocean. Looking for recommendations for campsites (full hook-ups), golf courses, attractions around the area. Also the same info anywhere along the Washington coastline. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance....
was then the train started moving again and I got to go to vancouver, BC =)

In all seriousness, the market is pretty fun. I enjoyed gameworks when I was there if you like stuff like that. They have plenty of microbrews there. I personally like scuba diving in hood canal but thats a bit of a drive. Plenty of full hookups out that way but unless you like slightly narrow ocean, there isn't that much else to see. Olympic national park is a thing of beauty! (leave it to the portlander to suggest things not in seattle!). Make sure you go ride the South Lake Union Trolly and get your t-shirt to prove it (google it). If you're feeling adventurous you can drive way out south east to hanford nuclear reservation to see why ams fans are the way they are today (only joking!...?)

Do checkout the seattle aquarium! My wife and I had a great time when I was there. If you are a member of your local zoo there may be some reciprocal admission discount. Here is an interesting occurance there:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q36_8s5z6S8

If you are into that kind of thing, i'm sure there are whale watching trips as the san juan islands have a resident pod of orcas I believe not to mention the humpbacks and porpoise. Its a la nina year which means ocean temps are colder but if it were el nino you may try your luck for marlin in pudget sound =) I totally nerd out over nature things so I think my idea trip would include a lot of that. Boeing is cool, though the workers are pretty pissed off right now. Be about 2-3 hours out of your way but Mt st helens has some cool sights to see.

Just relax and enjoy your time, Seattle is a pretty cool place to poke around.

ps. Don't take the Alaskan way viaduct. It almost pancaked during the nisqually quake a few years back. If "the big one" hits, its done.
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Joined: January 15th, 2006, 8:02 pm

June 28th, 2011, 12:34 pm #7

One suggestion, for a golf course by Silverwood, is Twin Lakes Village Golf Club (golftwinlakes.com). It is fairly reasonable, quiet, and scenic. TLV was my home course in high school. CDA Public is also cheap, but fairly busy in the summer. You could also look into Prairie Falls or The Links, both of which are in Post Falls, ID.
If you end up on the Kitsap Peninsula (Bremerton/Port Orchard) Hood Canal area the Gold Mountain Golf complex is awesome. 2 courses, both very nice.

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Joined: October 31st, 2004, 10:54 pm

June 28th, 2011, 1:05 pm #8

Our family is looking at travelling to Seattle the first couple weeks in Aug. The only thing on our agenda at this point is to attend a Mariners game, and a day at Silverwood on our way there. We will be camping. We would also like to spend some time at the ocean. Looking for recommendations for campsites (full hook-ups), golf courses, attractions around the area. Also the same info anywhere along the Washington coastline. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance....
Jimi Hendrix Memorial...

http://blog.seattlepi.com/eastsideinsid ... l-tribute/



Also not far away, Bruce Lee Memorial.




http://www.panoramio.com/photo/23918165
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Joined: September 15th, 2006, 5:29 pm

June 28th, 2011, 2:45 pm #9

Our family is looking at travelling to Seattle the first couple weeks in Aug. The only thing on our agenda at this point is to attend a Mariners game, and a day at Silverwood on our way there. We will be camping. We would also like to spend some time at the ocean. Looking for recommendations for campsites (full hook-ups), golf courses, attractions around the area. Also the same info anywhere along the Washington coastline. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance....
Both located at(near) Seattle Center -

http://www.empmuseum.org/index.asp
"EMP is a leading-edge, non-profit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. With its roots in rock and roll, EMP serves as a gateway museum, reaching multigenerational audiences through our collections, exhibitions and educational programs, using interactive technologies to engage and empower our visitors. At EMP, artists, audiences and ideas converge, bringing understanding, interpretation and scholarship to the popular culture of our time."

http://www.ridetheducksofseattle.com/
Tour Seattle by land and water
on a WWII amphibious landing craft!
You haven't seen Seattle
until you've seen it from a Duck!

and while you're right there The Space Needle
http://www.spaceneedle.com/view/odeck.html

or take the Monorail to West Lake Center downtown
http://www.seattlemonorail.com/
http://www.westlakecenter.com/

Enjoy your time here, and if you're ever out this way during hockey season, stop on by The Sho
http://www.showarecenter.com/venue/venue_overview

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Joined: September 30th, 2008, 12:28 am

June 28th, 2011, 6:52 pm #10

Our family is looking at travelling to Seattle the first couple weeks in Aug. The only thing on our agenda at this point is to attend a Mariners game, and a day at Silverwood on our way there. We will be camping. We would also like to spend some time at the ocean. Looking for recommendations for campsites (full hook-ups), golf courses, attractions around the area. Also the same info anywhere along the Washington coastline. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance....
Love the beaches at Kalaloch - State campground there but no full hook-ups.

About 50 miles from Forks, Washington.
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