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Seattle tour bus rides - Recommendations

Hi... 3 weeks until I arrive in Seattle...I looking to take it easy the first couple of days.. I arrive Wednesday, full day flying... I've booked "Brews at the Zoo" Thursday evening and would like to do a Seattle Tour, preferably interactive where I can see heaps and learn about Seattle on the Thursday morning (not too early)... Friday is the Boeing tour... Saturday is the Fishermans Festival and BrickCon (I love Lego), Sunday is Trucktoberfest... Having an online booking issue with Feast in the Market, hope to book that for Tuesday evening, trying not to overplan and I like foodie/drinkie events as it's a great way to meet people. I've got Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday free. Heading out of Seattle on Thursday 08th October, returning 19th, 20, 21st - flying home to NZ on the 22nd.... So any recommendations for a great Seattle Tour and other outings where I can meet the locals please let me know
Cheers CJ

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There are a few tour options to consider:

As far as meeting locals, you are more likely to do that at a neighborhood bar than at an "event." Seattle does have some great neighborhoods, and several are walkable from downtown (if that's where you're staying). Belltown and Capitol Hill are easy to walk to and have lots of bars ranging from boisterous to quiet and friendly. If you are interested in specific suggestions, PM me.

By early-October we are likely to be into full-blown fall, which is not the most pleasant season in Seattle. We had a very warm and sunny summer, so maybe it will last another month. But the rainy season usually starts in late September or early October, and it's already started to cool down considerably, but there are still some pleasant days to come.

If you

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From what Lane mentioned I did not do Emerald City trolley. Otherwise I would rate them: First Ducks, second Argosy Harbor boat tours, Underground in third place. I strongly recommend Tillicum Village. It is an Indian village on Blake Island where in Long House you would eat lunch or dinner and watch and hear Indian songs and dances. You will be taken there by Argosy ship.