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Going To Seattle Next Month!  
User currently offlinerutley21 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 191 posts, RR: 30
Posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3336 times:

So I'm not sure where I should've posted this, Hopefully this is the right place to post this.


I'm flying to Seattle next month at the end of the month for about 3 or 4 days. I'm not really sure yet. This would be my second time going to Seattle. I chose to go back there because I love Seattle, Its a great City.

I'm just trying to start planning my trip. Does anyone know anything about ground transportation in Seattle or like what to do there, things to see, etc. I would like to know so I can plan my trip and make my trip worthwhile.


Thanks,

Rob  


If you're not willing to give up everything, You've already lost.
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User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 3020 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3274 times:

Have you done the Boeing Tour before? It's supposed to be fantastic...

User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3272 times:

The Museum at BFI
Boeing Tour in Everett
Pikes Market
The Space Needle
Woodinville Wineries
Snoqualmie Falls
Ballard Locks
Victoria Island
Friday Harbor

So many things to see and do. The entire area offers wonderful restaurants and bars, even better if you dig and search a little. We will be there for a long weekend soon, a great city for sure!! Enjoy.



Any views shared are strictly my own and do not a represent those of any former employer.
User currently offlinePI4EVER From United States of America, joined May 2009, 706 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3235 times:

Hey Rob,
I add to all the suggestions of IAHFLYR, particularly the Boeing Museum of Flight at BFI. Right on the bus line from SEA-TAC to downtown so any easy get to place by public transport.
Bus and the new LINK Light Rail will get you into town from the airport. The bus leaves from the street level baggage claim area to the far right as you exit the terminal building. Look for signs for new LINK station.
If you are interested in inexpensive airport area hotel, the RedRoofInn is a short walk via sidewalk directly in front of the terminal. Nearby restaurants and ask for a room facing the terminal for airplane action. The nearby Radisson and DoubleTree are very nice but much pricier.
Be sure to do a walk-on walk-off roundtrip on a ferry crossing Puget Sound. Great views of the SEA skyline and harbor activity. Riding a ferry in SEA ranks high on the list of things to do like drinking a cup of coffee there....
Easy to get to the Space Needle and Seattle EXPO area by public transport or monorail. Spectacular views of this beautiful city so don't miss it.
Fish &Chips because the Halibut is better than FL Grouper, and even better washed down with Rainier Beer if you're old enough......
Lots of fun things to see and eat at Pike's Market.
Be safe and enjoy your trip!
Tom in TPA



watch what you want. you may get it.
User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3232 times:

Quoting PI4EVER (Reply 3):
Fish &Chips because the Halibut is better than FL Grouper



How did I forget, a dungeness crab from Anthony's Pier 66 on the waterfront or get over to Salty's in West Seattle (Alki) using the little ferry from around Spring Street and the waterfront for some great views of downtown and excellent food.



Any views shared are strictly my own and do not a represent those of any former employer.
User currently offlinePI4EVER From United States of America, joined May 2009, 706 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3218 times:

I'll add for IAHFLYR as well.....if anyone can fit in a day trip to Victoria....flying on AS/QX or Kenmore Air, or by high-speed catamaran Victoria Clipper, two great places to eat in the Inner Harbour of Victoria is Lido Bistro and Red Fish/Blue Fish. Lido is actually on the dock when the inner-harbour ferries and Kenmore Air floatplanes arrive/depart....outside patio dining for great views of boats and floatplanes. Red Fish/Blue Fish is actually a food truck serving great take away food and drink and you sit right on the concrete wharf/dock to eat and enjoy the sights.
Check out what exhibits are on display at nearby B.C. Museum, and at least walk into the Empress Hotel.
On of the best day trips to "another" country you can experience....and you'll keep coming back!



watch what you want. you may get it.
User currently offlinerutley21 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 191 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3208 times:

Quoting qf002 (Reply 1):

I have, It was fantastic! It was quite sad that I couldn't take pictures there. Because I guess camera's aren't allowed inside.

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 2):

I will be sure to check all of those places out. I've been to both of the aviation museums there. But I plan on going back to them again, especially the one at KBFI.

Quoting PI4EVER (Reply 3):

I'll definitely do most of that. Im not quite 21, so the beer is out of the question. Haha. Are the buses easy to use there? I've used public transportation before, But never in a city that im just visiting.

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 4):

I can't eat shellfish, Unfortunately. But I'll check those places out. Would you by chance know how much a ferry run costs?

Quoting PI4EVER (Reply 5):

I've always wanted to go on Kennmore air. I'll have to see what the price is, and I might do that. It'd be awesome.



Thanks!


Rob  



If you're not willing to give up everything, You've already lost.
User currently offlineTigerguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3188 times:

I spent a few days in Seattle in November, so I refer you to the following: The Pacific Northwest, D.B. Cooper, And Me (by Tigerguy Dec 4 2011 in Trip Reports)

You will obviously see some things you've done already, but there are obviously many other things I didn't get to. As for public transport, I understand it to be pretty good, especially the ferries which I partook of. However, I didn't indulge too much in the land transport as I stayed downtown and walked to every place that was in the area.

Going back to the ferries, you will find the state website helpful: Washington State Ferries. Included are routes, schedules, and fares.

Have a fun trip!



Flying friendly for a while, but is that a widget I see in the rear-view mirror?
User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3184 times:

Quoting rutley21 (Reply 6):
can't eat shellfish, Unfortunately. But I'll check those places out. Would you by chance know how much a ferry run costs?



Then go for the grilled or cedar planked salmon, awesome!! The ferry to Alki is cheap, maybe $6 round trip but then I've slept since the last time we took the ferry over the Salty's, the drive if you have car is about 10 minutes from downtown and easy. The ferry is just pure Seattle and great views.



Any views shared are strictly my own and do not a represent those of any former employer.
User currently offlinerutley21 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 191 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3180 times:

Quoting Tigerguy (Reply 7):

I will be sure to check some of that stuff out. That was a very good read!

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 8):

OK, Thanks. I'll check that out. I love Salmon!


Rob  



If you're not willing to give up everything, You've already lost.
User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2762 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3151 times:

Klondike Gold Rush museum (officially "Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park") in Pioneer Square was my favorite part of my trip to Seattle.


Pancakes are delicious.
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