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Seattle Before8

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Seattle Before8 is a guide to Seattle's morning culture. Author Cameron Gidari takes readers on an adventure through the city, highlighting his favorite places to go and things to do before 8 AM. Meet the vendors at Pike Place Market who are up before the sunrise, catch a show at Seattle's best bakery, and take a ferry ride to a charming island across Puget Sound, just to name a few. Seattle Before8 is available on Amazon.com.
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85 Pike St #500, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Walk, cycle or people-watch along the shores of Elliott Bay, a downtown stretch known for its circusy flair and spectacular vistas. You can ride the Great Wheel or visit the beloved Seattle Aquarium, home to wolf eels, sea otters, and the world's...
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2901 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
Here's a bold claim: the Olympic Sculpture Park might just have something for everyone. Located on the waterfront, not far from Pike Place Market, it features great views of Puget Sound (well, on clear days) and the ferries going back and forth....
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3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
It's official title is the Union Bay Natural Area, but locals know this stretch of nature as the Montlake Fill, and it was my pick for the best morning walk in the city in Seattle Before8. Amazingly, the Montlake Fill used to be a garbage dump,...
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3015 NW 54th St, Seattle, WA 98107, USA
The Great American Railway Bridge sits to the east of the Ballard Locks, here in the up position to let boats pass through below. I picked the Ballard Locks for the best early-morning photo opportunity for Seattle Before8 because it is such a cool...
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1943 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA
My pick for the best cafe in Seattle, Macrina Bakery's headquarters in SoDo, has one of the coolest features I've ever seen: two giant glass windows that let you look into the kitchen and watch the show. Macrina's workers operate at a nonstop,...
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124 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
My goal is to experience something new and out of the ordinary every time I travel, and that is exactly what happened when I stepped into my first Bar Method class while looking for my best serendipitous moment in Seattle Before8. Bar Method...