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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, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
locals and tourist alike congregate here to purchase fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables, books, fish, french cheese and antiques, to say the least. The variety is endlessly entertaining and refreshingly authentic.
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2901 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
Art. Outdoors. Free. Just north of downtown Seattle, on a 're-purposed' terraced hillside overlooking Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains beyond, is the Olympic Sculpture Park. On an uncharacteristically clear January afternoon, this sculpture...
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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...