2013 P450 Conference Excursions
Thursday Afternoon Excursions
On Thursday, June 20, conference registrants are invited to enjoy some Seattle area highlights. The afternoon excursions are included with your conference registration; no additional fee. You will have the opportunity to select your first and second choice tour when you complete your conference registration. Registration will open on January 25. All tours are subject to minimum and maximum enrollment numbers.
RIDE THE DUCKS TOUR
Coast Guard-certified maritime captains will take you on a humorous adventure tour of Seattle in unique amphibious World War II vehicles while they narrate historical information and local folklore, dance to funky music and QUACK you up with jokes and comedy! On wheels, you will explore the waterfront, downtown Seattle shopping district, Pike Place Market and historic Pioneer Square. Then, SPLASH into the water to cruise on Lake Union and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Seattle skyline! Transportation included.
PIKE PLACE MARKET
Ride a charter bus to downtown Seattle and enjoy a one-hour historical tour of Pike Place Market. At 105 years old, Pike Place Market is the oldest continuously operating market in the United States. The original Starbucks and Sur La Table stores can be found here, as well as the world famous fish-throwing Pike Place Fish guys. Your tour will take you inside the main thoroughfares of the Pike Place Market, as well as the Lower Levels where hidden treasures await. Then enjoy two additional hours to shop before your charter bus returns you to the UW campus.
SEATTLE BREWERY TOUR
Seattle is home to some of the best craft breweries and micro beers in the world. On this tour you will visit three local breweries with a knowledgeable tour guide who will educate you about Seattle's unique brewery history and provide insight into the beer‑making process. Tours include beer samples at each brewery, a Road Dog’s t-shirt, and a souvenir pint glass. Round-trip transportation from the UW campus is included. This tour is now full.
SPACE NEEDLE & CHIHULY GARDEN AND GLASS EXHIBITION
Head off to the Seattle Center for the afternoon. Visit the Space Needle, where a glass elevator will transport you 520 feet up to the observation deck, giving you a 360-degree view of the city, lakes, and snow-capped mountains. After your sky-high adventure, enjoy a visit to Chihuly Garden and Glass, a collection of outdoor and indoor exhibits by world renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly: the Exhibition Hall contains eight galleries; the Glasshouse presents a suspended 1,400-piece, 100-foot-long sculpture; and the Garden is a backdrop for four monumental sculptures and other installations. Charter bus to Seattle Center and return to the UW campus is included.