MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6391 posts, RR: 50 Posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 976 times:
I'll be in SEA on 8/9 and 8/10 to go see a concert. I was there in '02 and I visited the Space Needle, which I thought was ok but not amazing. I didn't really do much else as I was up there for work. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions as to what to see/do in the downtown area? Our flight is getting there at 7:30pm so we'll have a night on the town. The concert is the following night at the Moore Theatre.
Thanks a lot!
And oh yea, I'm pretty sure we'll be hitting the Boeing factory tour.
DL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11445 posts, RR: 80
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 952 times:
Downtown....the Duck Tour....authentic DUKWs that take you out on the lake and around town.
THe museums next to the Space Needle.
The Old Town section for walking around.
The Museum of Flight. Boeing Field.
Go up to Everett and see the Boeing Tour, then go to Paine Field and drive around. Make sure you go on a day when the Museum of Flight restoration hangar is open. See the ME-262 shop where they are building new ones, including one for Messerschmidt.
Call BCAInfosys to get a meet set up with a few other A.netters.
Greyhound From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1026 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 931 times:
Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 4): Yes, I am back thankfully. Thanks for the support by the way. Some kid in the Netherlands took over my account somehow. Oh well. All is well now.
I thought something was fishy about the 'old' one.
There's the ex Russian/Soviet Foxtrot diesel sub on the waterfront a pier or two down from the ferry terminal... guided tours of Safeco Field (home of the Mariners and only if they aren't at home themselves} or you could always hop on a bus to Portland... Greyhound terminal on Stewart Street... not that I'd know or anything..
I'd recommend eating at Assagio's (or is it two g's?) on 4th St. Good Italian food... best I've ever eaten. Make sure to swing by the Pike Place Market also.
I'm more of an Amtrak person myself, but i'm sure the ride would be nice regardless. The last Greyhound ride I went on kind of freaked me out because the driver decided to put on a walkman and sing while he was weaving in and out of traffic. It was fun in a weird way I guess.
Quoting Greyhound (Reply 5): I'd recommend eating at Assagio's (or is it two g's?) on 4th St. Good Italian food... best I've ever eaten
I'm sold. I'm mostly Italian so i'm always on the lookout for good (ie, non-chain) Italian restaurants in the various cities I go to. Nothing comes close to grandma's cooking of course, but beggers can't be choosers.
ScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 915 times:
Will you have a rental car? Snoqualmie Falls is always beautiful to see, and you could pack a picnic lunch and hike down to the bottom of the falls and eat your lunch on the rocks.
I always take my friends on a ferryboat. It's pretty cheap and is a neat way to experience Seattle. Walk on a random ferry, go over, get off and visit the town if you want, or just reboard and come back. It's always pretty.
StevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 901 times:
Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter): I was there in '02 and I visited the Space Needle, which I thought was ok but not amazing.
Not to mention overpriced, even on a sunny day!
Assuming its sunny:
- Take an Argosy cruise around Elliott Bay and Lake Washington
- Take a walk around Green Lake
- A game at Safeco Field, if the worthless M's are in town. Even if they are, the stadium is nice to check out, even if the game is a sleeper (usually is)
- Snoqualmie Falls
- Mt. Rainier (Paradise on the south side is the best...there are groomed trails that take you as high as 7,300', which mind you is only HALFWAY to the summit!
- Ferry to Bainbridge Island and back
- Metropolitan Grill is EXPENSIVE!
- The Brooklyn has great seafood (on 2nd and University)
- Pioneer Square has lots of bars to check out
- Mama's Mexican Kitchen in Belltown is great!
- Il Fornaio is a good Italian restaurant, nice atmosphere