Seattle Tours Reviews
Tours you can take in Seattle Jun 28, 2008
Chinatown Discovery Tours:
407 Seventh Ave. S.; (206) 623-5124; seattlechinatowntour.com
Customize your visit to one of Seattle's most fascinating neighborhoods to focus on music, art, herbal medicine, acupuncture or shopping. Be sure to sign up for a tour that includes dim sum at lunchtime.
5th Avenue Theatre Tour:
1308 Fifth Ave.; (206) 625-1418; 5thavenue.org
A charming tour guide will take you on a free tour of this Seattle landmark, built in 1926 for vaudeville and silent movies and restored to its former spendor in 1980. The theater's opulent design was inspired by the Forbidden City and other structures of Imperial China. Call ahead to make your appointment.
Kenmore Air Scenic Flights:
Lake Union; 950 Westlake Ave. N.; (800) 543-9595; kenmoreair.com
See Seattle from a new angle - 1,000 feet up. Daily scenic flights by seaplane from Lake Union carry you past the Space Needle, the downtown waterfront, Green Lake and more.
Let's Tour Seattle:
(206) 632-1447; letstourseattle.com
Hold onto your hats for a whirlwind one-hour tour that packs in the sights and sounds of Seattle. You'll laught during a scenic drive by Lake Union houseboats, Fisherman's Terminal, Grey's Anatomy "hospital," famous drawbridges and mroe, all to a catchy sountrack including Northwest's Nirvana.
Private Eye on Seattle:
(206) 365-3739; privateeyetours.com
"Jake" reveals all the gory details for true-crime fans on her 2.5 hour tours of Seattle crime scenes. She revisits the peculiar cases of Ted Bundy, Bruce Lee and Jimi Hendrix. Her Haunted Happenings Tour makes the rounds of Seattle's creepiest places, including an elegant hotel, the mortuary and a haunted theater, in search of the city's resident ghosts.
Seattle Architecture Tours:
1333 Fifth Ave.; (206) 667-9184; seattlearchitecture.org
One of more than 100 enthusiastic volunteer guides for the nonprofit Seattle Architecture Foundation will lead you on an exploration of neighborhoods and downtown buildings, skyscrapers, historic theaters, public art and other fascinating aspects of Seattle's architecture.
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