Walking tours are excellent opportunities to make new friends, explore an unfamiliar neighborhood, or heckle historical landmarks that think they're so great. Cut the past down to size with today's Groupon: for $14, you get two tickets (a $30 value) to The World's Greatest Seattle Walking Tour, meeting at Westlake Park.
The World's Greatest Seattle Walking Tour captains convoys of curious tourists and info-hungry locals on a humorous romp through the city's storied history. Tours meet rain or shine at the corner of 4th and Pine, where guides begin a 2-hour jaunt through Seattle's journey from a frontier flannel trading post to a modern metropolis. The wisecracking conductor highlights moments from Seattle's unique history, such as the Great Fire of 1889, the Klondike Gold Rush, the booming 90s, and the "original" Starbucks before winding down at Pioneer Square. The route is roughly 1.5 miles and covers mostly flat or downhill terrain, rendering it ideal for strollers, dog walkers, or pet Roombas.
Seattle Trivia Crawls
During Seattle Trivia Crawls, participants 21 and older make their way through a Seattle neighborhood as they prove their existing know-how in bouts of pub trivia. At three local bars along the way, teams of up to five share food, drinks, and minds to compete in rounds of general-knowledge questions that range from "Yesterday's News" to a Jeopardy!-style contest. The evening culminates in the crowning of bar-crawl trivia champion, who receives prizes to take home to the locker in which they get stuffed every night.