Seattle Travel Guide

Who doesn't love a layover in Seattle? Bourdain indulges in runny and smelly cheeses at Calf and Kid, checks out the aerial view of the city from a seaplane and gets a not-so-family-friendly tour of Seattle's ...

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Archie McPhee

Tony visits this whimsical wonderland of toys, games and anything else you can imagine.

1300 N 45th St
Seattle, WA 98103

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Easy Street Records

Visit this eclectic store in West Seattle.

4559 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

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Melrose Market

Tony visits several vendors, including Calf and Kid, where the cheesemonger offers public tastings of her French triple crèmes and cheeses like farmstead tomme from super-small, local producers.

1501-1535 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

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Pike Place Market

For visitors looking to purchase fresh, local fish and produce, there’s the Pike Place Market -- the oldest farmers market in the United States.

85 Pike Place
Seattle, WA 98101

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Salumi Artisan Cured Meats

Head to this famous shop located in Pioneer Square run by Mario Batali's father, Armandino Batali.

309 Third Ave South
Seattle, WA 98104

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Seattle Seaplanes

Tony heads to the Seaplane Terminal on Lake Union. Just a 20-minute seaplane trip away is Penn Cove Shellfish, home to the oldest and largest mussel farm in the US.

1325 Fairview Ave East
Seattle, WA 98102

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Underworld Tour

Roam the subterranean passages that once were the main roadways of Pioneer Square. Take the adults-only “Underworld Tour,” incorporating discussions of prostitution, the opium trade and other less family-friendly elements of Seattle's history.

608 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98140


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