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Seattle Waterfront: Live View
WATERFRONT BRIEFS: April 2023
Spring is here! Life along Seattle’s waterfront awakens with flowers, lovers, and tourists. The Seattle Aquarium and the Seattle Great Wheel are open daily along with waterfront restaurants, hotels, and shops. April is an excellent month to enjoy shellfish and halibut, so come down and see what’s cooking on your new waterfront! This is also the first full month of operation of the new WNDR Museum kitty corner from Ivar’s on Alaskan Way.
The piers are open! Start your day on the waterfront with a walk or run. Starbucks opens at 6AM on Pier 55 next to Argosy Cruises (don’t miss the local artist studio and new Italian restaurant next door).
Spend time exploring, walking, whale watching, shopping, taking pictures, and eating. Catch the last ride of the day on the Seattle Great Wheel at 9PM. It is warm, dry, and comfortable inside the gondolas – terrific for those amazing Seattle sunsets.
Seattle Aquarium hours are 9:30AM to 6:00PM daily (last entry at 5:00PM). Advance ticket purchase online is convenient – secure your time window and skip the line. For unlimited visits year-round, become a Seattle Aquarium member ($79).
On the celestial front, stargazers in April will see five planets, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter, along with a full pink moon and two meteor shower peaks! Between the start and end of April in Seattle, the days will jump from just under 13 hours to almost 14.5 hours of daylight!
Tides will be active in April with tidal swings greater than 12 feet on several days, including daytime low tides below 0 feet. Be sure to pee over the rails to spot salmon smolt, crabs, star fish, and seals along the peers.
Enjoy 2 hours of FREE garage parking when you get a voucher from a participating waterfront business!
|Design Update: Market Connection|
Following a determined advocacy campaign by the Seattle Surfing Club, it has been decided that the new Overlook Walk connecting Pike Place Market and Seattle's waterfront will include a man-made wave machine and a skateboard ramp. Duden Rideit, the leader of the prevailing coalition said, "This will be the most epic urban wave in the world". ... See MoreSee Less
|Steam Ship Comeback|
A new City of Seattle ordinance will require all boats in Elliott Bay to be steam powered by year's end. New cable management technology will allow direct connections from Seattle Steam's factory on the waterfront to the vessels. Walter Vaper from Seattle Steam said, "Our geothermal steam comes from local volcanoes making this the lowest carbon footprint power source available today." ... See MoreSee Less
|Work on the Waterfront!|
Are you looking for a new challenge, an inspiring environment, career opportunity, or seasonal work? Waterfront employers currently hiring range from Argosy Cruises and Port of Seattle to Friends of Waterfront Seattle and Ivar's Restaurants! Find links to the job sites of these organizations and more under Waterfront Briefs on our home page. seattlewaterfront.org ... See MoreSee Less
|Peak Pink is Coming|
Nothing says Spring in the Emerald City like cherry blossoms. Peak cherry blossom in Seattle is expected to happen the first or second week of April this year. Here is the link to a list of five popular places to see and photograph Japanese cherry blossoms in Seattle. Of course, one can enjoy cherry blossoms throughout the city while walking or driving. www.seattlesouthside.com/top-5-places-to-see-japanese-cherry-blossoms-in-seattle ... See MoreSee Less
Top 5 Places to See Japanese Cherry Blossoms in Seattle | Explore Seattle Southside
www.seattlesouthside.comCome Spring, visitors want to know where they can view Japanese Cherry Trees. While there aren’t many near Seattle Airport, these beautiful trees are just a short drive away from these top 5 locations in Greater Seattle.