Amy Meets America: Seattle’s Underground

When I initially arrived in Seattle I asked a friend for suggestions on what to check out. The response I received was (you can kick me later):

Well my first suggestion would be to avoid Seattle… But in the absence of that… I have no idea.


I’ve been here less than 24 hours and I really like the city, and hate Starbucks (original or otherwise).

The highlight of the day was definitely the Underground Tour I took this afternoon.
The tour was fantastic. Hands down the best tour I’ve taken on this trip, and certainly in the top 5 I’ve ever been on.

Packed full of humour, the history of the city was presented in a captivating format – starting with a talk at the Pioneer Square base location, and further talks as we worked our way through several underground passageways. The tour covered off exploding toilets, the rebuild of Seattle after the big fire, the talented ‘seamstresses’ who earned much more than men of the city in an given hour, and the profitable mischief that only prohibition can inspire.

Intrigued? You should be.

They also do an adults only tour in the evening to cover off the other fun stuff not suitable for an all-ages daytime tour. More on the ‘seamstresses’ and all that. I was tempted, and still might this evening.

3 thoughts on “Amy Meets America: Seattle’s Underground

  1. haha Your friend is funny. I think there’s a lot to do in Seattle, but it’s probably not as fun filled as, say, going to Vegas or an amusement park or something like that. :p I guess living here it’s easy to get bored and jaded. I’ve never been on the Seattle Underground tour but have wanted to check it out. Have you gone up the Space Needle yet? Pike Place Market is also a lot of fun to walk around… If it wasn’t freezing outside. The fog has been downright creepy and refuses to let up!

  2. You are only a short six hour drive from me. I live in Spokane, WA which is on the other side of the state. I was born and raised in Seattle, though. Traditional “tourist” spots include – Pike Place Market, Post Alley, The Freemont Troll, Gasworks Park, The Space Needle, EMP, all the piers, etc.

    If you can get out of the main downtown area….the Wallingford neighborhood is fun and eclectic, The University district is become quite the shopping mecca, Issaquah can be charming, too.

    Let me know if you need more direction

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