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85. CAFFEINATE YOURSELF at Lighthouse Roasters, in northwest Seattle's Fremont neighborhood, home to the richest, freshest coffee in town. Order a "drip" (Seattlespeak for a straight cup of joe) of the silky Roaster's Choice and you won't want to leave town without a pound of beans. (206-634-3140,

  86. WAKE UP AND RIDE through the lush Washington Park Arboretum on one of the free road or mountain bikes provided for guests at the Watertown, a two-year-old Scandinavian-design hotel in the University District. In-room computers with high-speed Internet service, relaxation CDs, and aromatherapy diffusers are available upon request. (Doubles, from $139; 866-944-4242,

87. PIG OUT on authentic Vietnamese cuisine in the International District. At Seattle Deli, try the banh mi thit nuong, a crusty baguette piled with roasted pork, pickled daikon radish, cilantro, hot peppers, cucumbers, and spiced mayonnaise, all for an absurd $2. (206-328-0106)

88. KAYAK PORTAGE BAY on Lake Union, launching from the Agua Verde Café and Paddle Club. Return to sip a margarita lima and nosh yam tacos or mango quesadillas at the restaurant/outfitter's waterside Mexican cantina. (Rentals available, 206-545-8570,

89. GET FIT AND FUNKY with Turbokick, an hourlong cardio workout that combines kickboxing and tai chi with a hip-hop soundtrack. The upscale gym Zum offers a long list of fun, challenging classes and lots of personal coaching by fitness pros like owner Peter Shmock, an Olympic shotputter and former director of conditioning for the Seattle Mariners. (206-443-3933,

90. ROPE UP AND CLIMB the 65-foot freestanding wall, test mountain bikes and hiking boots on outdoor trails, and fondle high-tech goodies for hours at REI's 100,000-square-foot flagship store, just north of downtown in the South Lake Union area. (206-223-1944,

91. DON YOUR PARTY CLOTHES and saunter over to the Triple Door, a nightclub that radiates urban cool with plush half-moon-shaped booths, colorful cocktails (like the ginger martini), and a changing menu of live jazz, blues, and Latin percussion. (206-838-4333,

92. STALK CUTTHROAT TROUT in the Cedar River, 12 miles south of downtown. Load up on stone-fly nymphs and caddis patterns at Patrick's Fly Shop. (206-325-8988,

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