Find family-friendly eateries with ample outdoor seating at Miners Landing (*minerslanding.com), plus the Seattle Great Wheel (*seattlegreatwheel.com) and its 42 enclosed gondolas that spin skyward for sweeping views of the city, mountains, and Elliott Bay.
Furry otters, glowing jellyfish, and prickly sea urchins make Seattle Aquarium (*seattleaquarium.org) an all-ages destination along the water. Time it right to catch one of the aquarium’s daily feedings or scuba dives.
A seafood standard in Seattle, Anthony’s (*anthonys.com) offers marina-side seats in a casual-yet-elegant setting. The classic menu features everything from Dungeness crab cakes to applewood-grilled filet mignon.
AQUA by El Gaucho (*elgaucho.com/aqua-by-el-gaucho), revered for its outdoor deck overlooking the water, serves impeccable steak and seafood. Meanwhile, the abstract art of Olympic Sculpture Park (*seattleartmuseum.org) is always a showstopper.
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