From the mountains to the coastline, Seattle is a very attractive city. No trip to our hotel in North Seattle should be complete without a memory card full of spectacular photographs of the Emerald City and its surrounding wonders. This is why so many people are drawn to Kerry Park, one of the best views of the Seattle area.
Kerry Park is a modest park found on the south side of Queen Anne Hill. It is here you can get a picture-perfect view of Elliott Bay, the Seattle Skyline, and occasionally Mount Rainier. Take a few choice photos while you and your family relax with the play area or the basketball court. For more information, see the Seattle website.
Care to get a luxurious, up close look at some of the Seattle area’s beautiful bodies of water? Waterways Cruises offers numerous exciting ways to experience the best of the local lakes and the Puget Sound. This family-owned business includes four fine yachts, offering dining cruises, wine and beer tasting cruises, and other options. If you’re a senior, consider one of their senior lunch cruises, specially designed to cater to the sixty-and-older crowd. If you have a special event coming up, consider hiring a yacht for a private function. Weddings, corporate events, and other functions, all of these can be taken to an elegant new level with the help of Waterways Cruises.
Waterways Cruises operates out of several ports throughout the Seattle and Kirkland area, with their homeport at the northern end of Lake Union representing the closest option from our hotel in North Seattle. You can learn more about Waterways Cruises, view their calendar of upcoming cruises, or start planning your own cruise, by visiting the official Waterways website.
The Log House Museum is a renovated log cabin made from Douglas fir logs, representing one of the first year-round homes to be built on Alki Beach. Over the past century, it served as the home for many fascinating people, including prominent Seattleites William and Gladys Bernard. In 1995, it was acquired by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and converted into a museum.
This museum is devoted to showcasing and exploring the early history of the city through the use of oral history interviews and vintage photographs from the society’s collection. The current exhibit follows the Historical Society’s “Land” theme in their “Telling Our Westside Stories” series; here, you can learn about how residents have historically interacted with the area’s land and water, including the Sound, the Duwamish Peninsula, Elliott Bay, and the Duwamish River.
You can find the Log House Museum down south from our hotel in North Seattle. It is open from Thursday through Sunday, from noon to 4:00 pm. Admission is free to the public, though donations are suggested. Visit the museum’s website to learn more.
Have you ever wondered where the best comedians performed before they were famous? If so, treat yourself to a night at Seattle’s own Comedy Underground. One of the most venerable nightclubs in the country, it is here that you can experience best in stand-up comedy in the Emerald City. Alumni of this venue include Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, Patton Oswald, Bill Maher, Ralphie May, Rosie O’Donnell, Dana Carvey, and a whole lot of other big names.
The Comedy Underground offers live performances seven days a week. Monday is open mic night, where emerging talents try their hand at tickling your funny-bone. Every other night, you can catch any of a number of hilarious local and visiting comedians. Show up early to get a drink and a bite to eat at Swannie’s Bar and Grill, then stay for the show.
You can find the Comedy Underground just a short trip south from our North Seattle hotel, in the historic Pioneer Square district. Visit the official Comedy Underground website to read more about the venue or buy your tickets online right away.
First opened all the way back in 1907, the Moore Theatre is presently the oldest operating theater venue in the city of Seattle. There is a lot of history in this lavish theatre; this was the original home of the Seattle Symphony, as well as the Seattle International Film Festival. In its many years of operation, patrons have enjoyed films, art exhibitions, rallies, concerts, vaudevilles, and even boxing matches in these walls.
Today, the Moore Theatre serves as the hub for the Seattle Theatre Group’s education and artistic development programs for young artists. It also remains a place where you can partake of a rich variety of performances, including musicals, dance recitals, musical concerts, comedians, lectures, and more. Show up on the second Saturday of the month to join in on the free theatre tour.
You can find the Moore Theatre near Pike Place Market, down south from our hotel in North Seattle. Visit 17 to learn more about the theatre, view a calendar of its upcoming shows, or purchase tickets online.
If you’re looking for a quality dinner theater experience within reach of our hotel in North Seattle, check out the Triple Door. Located in downtown Seattle, this popular venue is devoted to providing patrons with the best in entertainment, atmosphere, and hospitality.
The historic Mann building that houses the Triple Door started life as a vaudeville house known as the Embassy Theatre in 1926. It later transitioned to a movie theater later in the decade, then turned into a burlesque house later on. After the venue shut down for a while in the 80’s, it was bought in 1999 and converted into the music and dinner theater that it is today.
The mainstage of the Triple Door plays host to a number of exciting acts. Upcoming performers include Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Jonathan Coulton, Rickie Lee Jones, and an assortment of other singers, comedians, burlesque shows, and more.
You can find out more about the Triple Door and view a complete calendar of upcoming events by visiting the official Triple Door website.
The Seattle Symphony is one of the leading symphony orchestras in the country, internationally known for its innovative performances. If you’re staying with us at our North Seattle hotel this January, you can catch one of these innovative performances in the form of their annual Celebrate Asia concert.
The Celebrate Asia concert is a rich celebration of the numerous and long-standing Asian influences that have made an impression on the Puget Sound area for so many years. This year, you can look forward to seeing Xiaogang Ye’s Starry Sky for Piano and Orchestra, a piece which premiered at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Community choruses will also be performing a selection of popular Asian folk music, including Arirang and Jasmine Flower.
The 2016 Celebrate Asia event is scheduled to be held on Sunday, January 31st at 4:00 PM, at Benaroya Hall in Downtown Seattle. Doors will open an hour and a half beforehand, and the performance itself shall last about an hour and seventeen minutes. Visit the Seattle Symphony website to learn more about the event, or to buy your tickets right away.
Celebrate the arrival of the new year in style with Snoqualmie Casino, one of the area’s biggest destinations for Vegas-calibur gaming and entertainment. It is here that you can ring in 2016 with their Midnight Masquerade party. Scheduled to begin at 8:30 pm on Thursday, December 31st, this is an event that promises to bring a touch of mystery and fantasy to your midnight countdown, where inhibitions are abandoned and the most intimate desires are indulged.
Attendees will receive masks upon entering the party, but are also invited to bring their own. DJ WD4D and DJ Suttikeeree will bring the tunes to keep you dancing throughout the night. Enjoy the Champagne Garden, and look forward to a number of performances and surprises up through the new year.
Snoqualmie Casino is located eastward of our hotel in North Seattle, in the city of Snoqualmie. You can learn more about the casino and the upcoming New Year’s Eve Midnight Masquerade, or purchase your tickets to the event right away by visiting the casino’s official website.
If you’re looking for a fun way to ring in 2016, spend New Year’s Eve at the Chihuly Garden and Glass. Located in famous Seattle Center, this center is the home of some of the most impressive work from renowned glass artist, Dale Chihuly. It is here, during their New Year’s Eve pARTy, that you can watch the calendar turn over amid a spectacular display of glass art. A $200 admission gets you a tour through the exhibition, a selection of appetizers and desserts, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. Dance to the music of the Michael Benson Band, and take in Seattle Center’s stunning fireworks show through the garden’s glass ceiling.
This year’s Chihuly Garden New Year’s Eve pARTy starts at 8:00 PM on New Year’s Eve and runs until 1:00 AM. You can find out more about the Chihuly Garden and its New Year’s party, or buy your tickets online, by visiting the official website. The party is limited to guests aged 21 and over.
It can be difficult to find a bald eagle in the wild. If you have never seen the majestic sight of our national bird before, consider seeking them out with the help of the Bald Eagle Raft Tours in the Skagit River. It is here, between December and early March, that you can catch the biggest concentration of wintering bald eagles in all of the lower forty-eight states.
A skilled naturalist guide will take you down the river on a four hour raft adventure. On a typical tour, you can expect to see between twenty and two hundred bald eagles, all amid the stunning natural scenery of Mount Baker. It’s a great opportunity to get a shot of these magnificent birds and enjoy the wonders of Washington’s mountains.
The Bald Eagle Raft Tours depart from the city of Concrete, a couple of hours north from our hotel in North Seattle. You can learn more about the tour, or schedule your own trip right away, by visiting the Seattle Tours website.