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Rick Steves Tour Reunion

Looks like it's a little later this year: January 26-27, 2018.

For as long as I remember, it's been held on MLK weekend.

Posted by
901 posts

I noticed that too. Fortunately, I live close enough to Edmonds that I hadn’t made any airline reservations in order to be able to attend. Just have to change hotel dates.

Posted by
613 posts

Maybe the staff was being presumptuous about the Seahawks making the playoffs and not wanting to miss a potential Saturday game. :)

Posted by
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Sorry to jump in on this thread but I was about to post a question about the reunion weekend and saw this post. I hope it's ok. We are on the fence about going as we would be coming in from the East coast. Wondering what else we can do in January to make the trip worthwhile? If it were summer we would head to the San Juan islands and extend our stay. Any suggestions would be welcome and appreciated.

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What to do near Seattle? Of course, as we say regarding other destinations, that depends on your interests and those of others in your group. There’s lots to do in Seattle itself, museums and things, much of it indoors if the weather is not good. Both Vancouver and Victoria BC are nearby and make great visits. I myself will be attending the RS Alumni Reunion for the first time, and will be adding on a few days in and around the Olympic National Park, which is the greenest place I have ever encountered, and I have spent time on both Bali and Kauai.

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We went last year from OKlahoma. Went to the Space Needle one day and also to the Chihuly Glass by the needle. Downtown Seattle, pikes market. Walked around Edmonds, took a ferry across to Kingston.

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Some indoor options for Seattle visitors include: Seattle Art Museum - downtown, Museum of History & Industry - South Lake Union, Space Needle/Pacific Science Center/Chihuly Garden & Glass/Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP, formerly EMP or Experience Music Project Museum) - just north of downtown, Museum of Flight - Tukwila. If willing and properly attired for outdoorsy things to do in late January in the Pacific NW, definitely consider the Underground Tour - Pioneer Square, exploring Pike Place Market (lots of inside spaces), traipsing through Olympic Sculpture Park and wandering around the waterfront (Seattle Aquarium is there and another inside option).