Thanksgiving in Seattle?

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    Sep 29, 2015 1:00 AM GMT
    I'm going to Seattle for Thanksgiving and am spending about a week there. Is there any must-sees? Besides that fish market and the first starbucks?

    Also, what restaurants can provide a view while I dine out on Thanksgiving? Whats a good restaurant to eat at on Thanksgiving? Will any be open? I preferably want one with a view lol.

    What's the weather gonna be like toward the end of November? Obviously, colder than Miami, but I hear it's milder than say.... Boston or NY.

    Also, any parks that I must see? Will I even be able to hike or anything outdoors at the end of November?

    I'm going with 2 of my friends and am meeting some family out there.

    Thanks guys!
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    Sep 29, 2015 1:02 AM GMT
    fuck, I meant to put this in the travel section!
    Um... Moderator, could you kindly move this thread?

    Thanks! xo
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    Sep 29, 2015 1:16 AM GMT
    Though I have never been there, I could have sworn that there is a restaurant atop the space needle in Seattle, and it's spinning to give the diners a panorama view of the city?

    But the other locals on here can probably suggest something less touris-y and probably more fun.
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    Sep 29, 2015 1:21 AM GMT
    The Space Needle is pretty spendy and reservations...?

    I stayed at the Edgewater last November. This was the view from my window. Similar views from the restaurant, but two floors lower.
    For that matter, there are lots of restaurants on the piers, but only one hotel.

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    Oct 03, 2015 3:15 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidThe Space Needle is pretty spendy and reservations...?

    I stayed at the Edgewater last November. This was the view from my window. Similar views from the restaurant, but two floors lower.
    For that matter, there are lots of restaurants on the piers, but only one hotel.

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    ahh, super cute, I like.
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    Oct 03, 2015 3:16 PM GMT
    interesting saidThough I have never been there, I could have sworn that there is a restaurant atop the space needle in Seattle, and it's spinning to give the diners a panorama view of the city?

    But the other locals on here can probably suggest something less touris-y and probably more fun.

    Yeah, I'm trying to avoid the obvious tourist stuff, if possible.
    I'm sure I'll see the space needle, but have no desire to eat there or really spend much time there. But thank you,
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    Oct 03, 2015 5:40 PM GMT
    Try the city's Asian restaurants for fresh, seasonal authentic Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese food. There are too many good places to list.

    For a white tablecloth service and and a traditional Thanksgiving dinner try the Olympic Four Seasons Hotel. Cafe Campagna in Pike Place market serves good brasserie style Parisian cooking. The Whale Wins in Fremont is trendy but the food is good.

    Avoid Tom Douglas' over-hyped empire that dishes up overly complicated dishes at overly inflated prices: the Palace Kitchen, Lola, Etta and the Dahlai. Pointlessly complicated dishes are the most difficult of faults to avoid in Northwest restaurants.

    In Seattle, the quality of the view is inversely proportional to the quality of the food. If you want to look at the water, have an hors d'oeuvre and beer there, but avoid the food at waterfront restaurants.

    Expect short days with gray, cool, misty-to-drizzly weather. Snow and freezing are rare. You can easily see the city of foot. Rent a kayak or paddle board and explore Lake Washington, Portage Bay and Lake Union. Wear a dry suit; the water can be cold in November. You might catch a glimpse of the championship Washington Husky crew practicing early in the morning.
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    Oct 03, 2015 6:07 PM GMT
    Just got back from Seattle.

    If you get a nice day maybe take the ferry to Bainbridge Island, check out the (free) art museum, taste some wine and have lunch at the Streamliner.

    Capital Hill is the gay-ish district. We were generally disappointed in the bars, especially the Eagle, where the bartender was so nasty that we left without even having a drink. Cuff Complex, R Place, and the Pony were all better experiences. If you are a rock music fan check out Linda's and have a burger (they also serve brunch, but we didn't try it). Supposedly members of Nirvana hung out there on the reg.

    Coffee and people watching at Bauhaus, or a donut and people-watching at Top Pot.

    We didn't go to one in Seattle but if you like beer you might check out either of the McMenamin's locations (Six Arms or the Queen Anne). We went to two of their places in Portland and enjoyed both the atmosphere and the beer a lot. They buy historic buildings and do really cool things with them.

    Not sure if this is your thing or not but we attended Sung Compline at St. Mark's Cathedral on Sunday night and it was really nice, ethereal experience that drew several hundred people. More like a concert than a church service.

    Seattle has very strange/bad cab drivers. We had three who had no idea where anything was, and wanted us to find the places in Google Maps on their phones for them.
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    Oct 05, 2015 4:35 PM GMT
    Import said
    interesting saidThough I have never been there, I could have sworn that there is a restaurant atop the space needle in Seattle, and it's spinning to give the diners a panorama view of the city?

    But the other locals on here can probably suggest something less touris-y and probably more fun.

    Yeah, I'm trying to avoid the obvious tourist stuff, if possible.
    I'm sure I'll see the space needle, but have no desire to eat there or really spend much time there. But thank you,


    Definitely stay away from the restaurant at the Space Needle. The food sucks! The only reason why that place stays open is because of the dumbass tourists. Otherwise the locals don't dare go there.

    I would wait until after Halloween and sites like Open Table will show restaurants that are open for thanksgiving. Someone mention the view doesn't match the quality of the food. I agree! There's a seafood bar near the aquarium with an awesome view but the food was bland. Tough choice! I can recommend a couple of places that may be open for Thanksgiving. I guess it depends on if you want a traditional thanksgiving menu.

    When do you leave Seattle that week? Do you leave that Sunday after Thanksgiving? I'm currently in the Seattle area and will be here until February 2016.