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If you're looking for a distinctively Seattle souvenir to bring home, look no further than Fran's Chocolates. With locations in the University Village and Bellevue, Fran's offers unique chocolates and an award-winning gray salt caramels. Speaking of chocolate, Dilettante Chocolates is another Seattle tradition. Dilettante has several locations, including a large cafe in Capitol Hill and a small outlet at SeaTac airport.
Bizarre and Wonderful Sightseeing
Seattle is very eco-minded, which may explain why Seattleites chose to recycle a turn-of-the-century oil refinery into a recreation area. Gasworks Park offers rolling grassy hills, picnic areas, a stunning view of downtown Seattle, and a large collection of defunct industrial equipment. On breezy days, you'll see kites flying between the rusting smokestacks, and there are always several dogs chasing down frisbees. Gasworks is the site of one of Seattle's biggest July 4 fireworks displays, and is a great spot to contemplate Seattle's beauty any time of day. Gasworks Park is located on the shores of Lake Union between the University District and Fremont, which is home to many wonderfully bizarre Seattle sights. The largest Fremont attraction is undoubtedly the Fremont Troll, which, of course, lives under the Aurora Bridge. Fremont also boasts a statue of Lenin, a neon rocket, dinosaur topiaries, and much more certain to either delight or offend.