This theater is unique because it was the first theater to have stadium seating in the area of Tacoma. For that reason alone - it's worth the visit. At the same time because there are not many of it's kind - it's always crowded so be sure to go early. Overall, a good clean theater.
Lakewood Florist is unique since they aren't a chain and I think that allows them to be more creative and not have to charge so much for their flowers. They have amazing arrangments that my wife just loves. And as far as prices go - I can't really complain. They were even able to do special things for our wedding flowers. The employees are very helpful and listen to your needs and try to accomodate them.
Bartell's gives all other drug stores a reason to work harder. A family run business in Seattle that continues to remain very much a business that cares about people. There is a different atmosphere in these stores where you feel like the workers want to get to know you and help you out. Prices are competitive but I appreciate most the helpful nature of those that work there.
Bullwinkle and gang are the theme of this family fun center. If you have younger kids - stick to the games and fun inside. The older "kids"/adults would have more fun sticking outside with the miniature golf. I personally thought there wasn't as much to do for the adults . .. . but we had fun with the minature golf and they have some package deals that make it reasonable for the whole family.
This shop located on the waterfront in downtown. It's a favorite place to take tourists because it's unlike any other store you've ever been into! Almost like a museum with the weird artifcats that they have on display. You really have to see it to believe it. It's the best place to buy anything Seattle related because prices are really reasonable and they have a wide selection.
My wife took my brother and I here on a visit to Seattle and we loved it. It's one of the main tourist attractions and we could easily see why. It was crowded and that made it hard to see everything but we did our best and were fascinated by the amount of fish of every kind to be found there. We loved the salmon swimming up stream exhibit and touching some fish. Don't care for the fishy smell but other than that - it was a fun place to experience. We did expect it to be a bigger aquarium though!
As a Phoenix native, I had never even heard of such a thing as a Japanese garden. It was so beautiful to me! I especially love the Koi pond. The gardens were so beautiful and there is such a tranquil peace that surrounds them. If you have questions - someone is there to help or they will leave you alone as well. I appreciated that the most. I think this should be a top tourist spot - especially for those of us from the desert!
Super Jock N Jill is worth the trip from any part of the state. The selection of running gear is outstanding. Every kind of shoe possible, workout clothes, etc. The staff will help you and do running tests with you to determine the correct shoe for your needs. They aren't trying to sell you just one brand or a specific price either. And prices are good and they have the occasional sale as well.
As far as touristy places go - the underground tour I think would have to be my favorite. It's unlike anything you have ever done before! I loved the tour guides knowledge and it made me really think about what life was like back then. Plus it's so cool to see part of his huge city that used to be on a whole different level. I wouldn't take kids on this tour but adults would love it! Watch out for the rats though - I saw a couple of them down there and it was pretty gross.
The Key Arena Seattle Center is located in what is known as Seattle Center near the Space Needle. It's a great place to catch the hockey or pro basketball games and also provides a great venue for the concert lovers. The seats don't seem like they are too far away from the action and it's easy to get around and find your seats. I've sat in the luxury boxes and that is the way to go but also the priciest way to go!