United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 17' uhaul from seattle wa to San Antonio Texas
  2. 2 Best May/Jun Yosemite lodging areas: Yosemite West, El Portal, or Wawona?
  3. 3 DIA to Estes Park in mid-Feb. 4x4?
  4. 4 IAH to HOU Questions
  5. 5 Traveling into the US with Alcohol
  6. 6 "Unique" New York City Experiences-Yours
  7. 7 Last minute Keys Trip Advice Please
  8. 8 Jazzfest side trips
  9. 9 Sedona v Scottsdale?
  10. 10 March in New Mexico
  11. 11 No Spam this morning!!
  12. 12 San Francisco transit options
  13. 13 Disappointed with Budget Car Rental Las Vegas
  14. 14 EWR to Midtown Manhattan
  15. 15 yosemite -grand canyon- bryce and zion
  16. 16 Clear Roads From Seattle to Omaha 12-9-16?
  17. 17 Ideas for New York
  18. 18 Best Kids' Skiing <3 hours from Chicago?
  19. 19 Lodging outside of Yellowstone
  20. 20 Road Trip from Washington DC to Asheville NC
  21. 21 Honeymoon Trip to California
  22. 22 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack Events
  23. 23 Best/Cheapest way to get to Copper Mtn, CO?
  24. 24 Road Trip From Central PA TO CA (LA, California)
  25. 25 Pittsburgh to Richmond - Possible Routes?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Seattle for 2.5 Days - Parents with Young Adults - in May

Jump to last reply

I'm finalizing our itinerary for a couple of days in Seattle, sans car. I'm a little vague on the geography - so am looking for some practical advice on moving from Point A to Point B. I know the weather can be questionable - so am looking for back up ideas if weather is more than we want to deal with.
I'd like to give the kids a good flavor of Seattle - on a family budget - meaning we aren't doing 4 star dining - and free tihngs are good. I would moderately splurge on some things that can only be enjoyed in Seattle (considering a 1-2.5 hour cruise?)
Staying in Belltown area.
Not too interested in spending much time in museums or going up in the Space Needle, Aquarium, etc. Might try the Music Experience if rainy. Don't plan to do much shopping except maybe Pike's Place. Mall stuff we can do anywhere.
Day 1 -
Morning - - Suggestion?
Lunch at Beechers since I think it's by Pike's Place and one kid loves mac n cheese?? Would love other ideas...
Afternoon - "Seattle on Foot" Tour looks like a good way to get the lay of the land. It would be in the afternoon, beginning at 2P. Starts at Pike Place Market and ends in Pioneer Square area. After tour - might try the Undergound City Tour since already at Pioneer Square? Dinner recommendations?
Is Elliott Bay Book Co. around there? I have a couple of book lovers in the group - is it worth planning as a stop?
Dinner suggestion? Would like a nice Pac NW dinner to include salmon - maybe back toward Belltown area?
-
Day 2
This is our last full day. Would like to get outside and maybe rent bikes and maybe visit the Olympic Sculpture Park? I've seen good suggestions of biking the Burke-Gilman Trail, go to Alki Beach or Discovery Park? What would be the best place if we are staying downtown and no car? Would like the kids to at least get on the water in some way - either by beach or boat? Or do you have other suggestions for unique experiences?
PM - Would love to do the sunset kayak tour through Agua Verde (maybe?) - but knowing the weather could be damp and chilly - not sure if that is realistic to try? If nice and warm - would LOVE to - but if not - not sure we want to be chilled the rest of the evening. If too cool for kayaking (in our opinion) - should we try one of the other cruises I"ve seen advertised? If so, which one?
Or - is there a good restaurant on the water we should try?
-
Day 3
Planinng to take the Light Rail to airport and pick up rental car. Driving south to visit friends. If there are any pit stops between Seattle and Tacoma/Olympia (like a good place to stop for lunch?) - would love to hear!
--
Thank you very much for any recommendations? Or - if my thoughts are off base - please set me straight :)

3 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement