Seattle Spring Break Crawl: Things to Do Regardless of the Weather
Seattleites won't wear flip flops until July, but we refuse to let the weather get in the way of a spring break state of mind.
Get the All-Inclusive Treatment: Salty's
Pay one price for a bundled food or drink experience
Two words: Chocolate fountain. If that's not enough, there's an expansive seafood buffet, a carving station, omelets made to order, and of course, champagne. Brunch at Salty's on Alki Beach ($42.50 for adults, less for kids) is a classic, and it's served on Saturday, too. Make reservations.
See the Green Flash: Great Wheel
Where to watch the sunset
Time it right and you'll be facing west while the sun drops into Puget Sound. Seattle's Great Wheel has spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and the fully enclosed gondolas will protect you from the weather.
It's 5 o'clock Somewhere –Here: 'Ohana
Where to get a great tropical drink
Gray days got you down? How's about a Red Bull Mai Tai to help you find that sweet spot between overly caffeinated and pleasantly relaxed? On Wednesdays, happy hour at 'Ohana includes live island style music.
Closer than Disney World: Tulip Festival
A great activity for kids and families
Mother Nature decides when they're in full flower, but the Skagit Valley holds Tulip Festival events all spring. Kids love running up and down the rows of brightly colored flowers and the photo opps are endless. Most events take place approximately 60 miles north of Seattle. Check the festival map for details.
Budget Beach Bites:Marination Ma Kai
An affordable beachy or seafood meal
Marination Ma Kai -- at the West Seattle water taxi pier -- has kimchi quesadillas, kalua pork sliders, a full bar, and patio seating with an unbeatable view of downtown Seattle. Tacos start at $2.50 each.
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Pam Mandel is a writer from Seattle. Come spring, she breaks out the bike and rides, rain or shine. She plays the ukulele and has a ridiculous collection of aloha shirts.