Favorite things to do in and around Seattle.

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  1. TwingleMomFl

    TwingleMomFl Mouseketeer

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    we have reserved a hotel at the airport too, I am hoping to get something in the city if the prices go down. But like you said, I have spent tons of cruise, airfare, and port adventures. I need to save somewhere.

    Was it easy to get in and out of the city? Did you do it by car?

    How long of a drive was it to Mt. Rainier?

    I am sure I will be happy for that first sea day when I can sleep and relax!:woohoo:
     
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  3. stepknees

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    Whoa, that IS a crazy long day!

    I agree with everyone else's suggestions, with a +1 for a Mariners game and the Museum of Flight. Mt. Rainier is fantastic, although if you're there too early in the summer many things will still be snowbound. And I'd advise against doing anything else in a Mt. Rainier day, despite the PP's experience :)

    One other good option is to take a ferry ride from downtown to Bainbridge Island. It's a beautiful ride, and you can walk around town a bit on the other side (get ice cream from Mora) before heading back.
     
  4. TheWalsh

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    We went, got city passes, they were great. Admission into a lot of things, but don't bother with a car, they have great public transport, and is cheaper tha paying for parking. Plus you can feel great and eat what you want on the ship because you walked alot
     
  5. NWmom

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    I add the Underground Tour to the list.
     
  6. tajz90

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    I second this.

    We loved the tour :) It was our favorite thing we did.
     
  7. CruznLexi

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    Duck tour. The Boeing tour. We stayed at the Silver Cloud Lake Inion they have a nice breakfas and have free transporation. The aquarium is fun too. Ivars both the Long house on Lake Union and The one by the piers the sea hills will eat out of your hands. Visit the old Curiosity house .
     
  8. lilpooh108

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    Ditto the underground tour. We've been to Seattle twice and 1st time was not fun, but the best thing we did was the tour (and I am NOT a tour person).

    Also, eat at Restaurant Zoe, Really great. http://www.yelp.com/biz/restaurant-zoƫ-seattle-2#query:belltown restaurants

    Pike's Place Chowder, and of course the crab cocktails from Pike's Place market (any of the stands). Yum.
     
  9. jpeppers

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    I've lived in the area for years and my suggestions would start with the space needle and everything at the Seattle Center and the waterfront but I agree with a previous poster who rented a car and went to Mt. Rainier, incredible experience and not that far. The ferry rides are also great and not very expensive.
     
  10. ruadisneyfan2

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    I didn't find it difficult driving in the Seattle area. From the airport, it wasn't far to get on I-5 north. We brought our GPS which was a huge help. IIRC it was around 1.5 hrs to get there. As you enter the NP, they give you a guide to things to see around the park. We mostly stopped along the way a few times to see waterfalls and take pics. Not really time for hiking and such.
    The Hilton offered a free shuttle to SEA so after we checked in we returned to there for the car.

    Yes it was a long day but when you only have 1.5 days to see so much in a place so far from home, I couldn't see us sitting around the hotel room.
    I think we got up around 7 am, headed out by 8 and finished the Boeing tour by 11:00. It lasts less than 1 hr. We stopped for a quick lunch and started our drive to Mt. Rainier. I think we were back to the airport area by 9pm.

    The funny thing was we returned the car rental, then hopped on the Hilton shuttle to return to our room. As we made more stops in SEA, we picked up my parents as their flight had just arrived from PHL. They were so surprised to see us already in the van. :lmao:
     

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