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    Seattle Vacation

    Going to Seattle in September. Never been there. Where in Seattle should I stay hotel-wise? Where should I avoid? Any recommendations on things to do? Will be there for 1 week.



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    Re: Seattle Vacation

    Love Seattle, how much you wanting to spend a night at a hotel?

    Piroshky Piroshky is some great street food located near the market.

    EMP Museum is a must: http://www.empmuseum.org/

    We really liked the Aquarium. I didn't think I would before going there, but it was really interesting.


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    Re: Seattle Vacation

    Also go to Pie Bar. It's a little hole in the wall place (can't sit more than like 12). Great pies, great pot pies, and good drinks. Can't pass up Moonshine Moscow Mules.



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    Go the fish market.


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    Re: Seattle Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    Love Seattle, how much you wanting to spend a night at a hotel?

    Piroshky Piroshky is some great street food located near the market.

    EMP Museum is a must: http://www.empmuseum.org/

    We really liked the Aquarium. I didn't think I would before going there, but it was really interesting.
    I seriously don't know jack squat about seattle right now. When you say by the market are you talking about Pike market?

    As far as hotel, probably want to keep it around $100 or lower a night...and of course I'd like to be close to where there are a lot of things to do...



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    Re: Seattle Vacation

    If you don't know the place or have never been there before, you have to do the Space Needle, just because it's the iconic "Seattle" thing to do. In that vein, the Pike Place Market is another iconic/touristy thing to do.

    Honestly, though, there are a lot of little hole-in-the-wall places to go and things to do in the city. Take in a Mariners game (they're actually not bad this year!) or visit Mt. Rainier to do some hiking. There are a bunch of things that you'd never guess that are actually a lot of fun.



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    Re: Seattle Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesince78 View Post
    I seriously don't know jack squat about seattle right now. When you say by the market are you talking about Pike market?

    As far as hotel, probably want to keep it around $100 or lower a night...and of course I'd like to be close to where there are a lot of things to do...
    I live in Seattle and September is a great time to visit, but if you want to actually be in Seattle, you won't get a room for under $100. You may be about 10-15 miles outside of the city, not sure if you down for that or not. On a budget, I would check out airbnb.com, you can usually find some nice spots there that are actually in the neighborhoods, which are a better representation of Seattle than the downtown area (good neighborhoods include Ballard - many breweries, Fremont - artists neighborhood, Capitol Hil - very hip/good restaurants and bars).

    Let me know if you have specific questions



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    Re: Seattle Vacation

    Should I look in the downtown area for a hotel? Just trying to get an idea of where I should stay that will keep me close to a lot of things. Hope to be within walking distance of a few cool places...



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    Re: Seattle Vacation

    The Boeing tour is awesome, although I probably got to see a lot more than the regular public tour.



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    Re: Seattle Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by danrog View Post
    I live in Seattle and September is a great time to visit, but if you want to actually be in Seattle, you won't get a room for under $100. You may be about 10-15 miles outside of the city, not sure if you down for that or not. On a budget, I would check out airbnb.com, you can usually find some nice spots there that are actually in the neighborhoods, which are a better representation of Seattle than the downtown area (good neighborhoods include Ballard - many breweries, Fremont - artists neighborhood, Capitol Hil - very hip/good restaurants and bars).

    Let me know if you have specific questions
    Good to know. I suppose I could go over $100...but don't want to go crazy with price. So lets say I'm not really on a budget, but price conscious, where is a good location to stay at?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesince78 View Post
    Should I look in the downtown area for a hotel? Just trying to get an idea of where I should stay that will keep me close to a lot of things. Hope to be within walking distance of a few cool places...
    Like I said - I highly doubt you get a hotel for $100 you feel comfortable in somewhere in downtown. But if you do want that, you can get to Pike Place Market, core shopping district, Seattle Center (EMP, Needle, pac science center) and the stadiums via walking from downtown. The M's and Seahawk's stadiums are right next to each other just south of downtown and are both awesome -clearly the Clink held rank this past year.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesince78 View Post
    Good to know. I suppose I could go over $100...but don't want to go crazy with price. So lets say I'm not really on a budget, but price conscious, where is a good location to stay at?
    How many people will you be with? Depending on that, I'd start looking at Airbnb or vrbo. It wouldn't surprise me to see the main hotel chains (Marriott/Hilton etc) at around 175+ that time of year. It really is the best time to visit - there will be no rain. I'd recommend trying to get out of the city for at least a day and do a hike in the Cascades (Mt. Rainier) or take a ferry to the peninsula or go up to San Juans (although for a day trip, Whidbey Island is great).



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    Quote Originally Posted by danrog View Post
    How many people will you be with? Depending on that, I'd start looking at Airbnb or vrbo. It wouldn't surprise me to see the main hotel chains (Marriott/Hilton etc) at around 175+ that time of year. It really is the best time to visit - there will be no rain. I'd recommend trying to get out of the city for at least a day and do a hike in the Cascades (Mt. Rainier) or take a ferry to the peninsula or go up to San Juans (although for a day trip, Whidbey Island is great).
    Good stuff man, appreciate it. I checked out that airbnd site....not a bad idea at all to try to rent out a house. Right now we just have 2 going.



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    Re: Seattle Vacation

    Pike Place Market was pretty cool. I also did the space needle while I was there. If you can I'd try to get out of the city and go hiking one day, especially if you've never been to the pacific northwest. Very, very cool terrain. My siblings and parents ran a marathon up in Port Angeles and the olypic peninsula was incredibly scenic. I didn't get a chance to go up into olympic park but even from a distance the views were amazing.



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    Re: Seattle Vacation

    The 5 Points Bar is close to the Space Needle. Cold beer and a fun crowd.

    I couldn't find the Space Needle until I used the can. Check it out and you'll know why.

    The tour of the Seattle underground is interesting and the Metropolitan Grill was fantastic.

    I really enjoyed my time there



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