Can you suggest a cool neighborhood in Seattle that is fairly easy to get to from the airport where I can have a great lunch followed by a pleasant afternoon of exploring?
October 8, 2012 1:20 PM Subscribe
Hanging out in Seattle next Sunday. Looking for an amazing place to eat lunch/dinner and some cool stuff to do. I've read through the archives, but I've got some specific parameters and I was hoping some of you locals could help me out.
posted by justjess to travel & transportation around Seattle, WA (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
When I'm exploring cities, I really like to focus on one neighborhood and spend time just hanging out rather than zipping all over town trying to see a bunch of stuff I won't remember. Seattle is huge, but based on neighborhoods in other cities I've enjoyed (Central Square in Cambridge, MA, Astoria in Queens, NY, The Mission in San Francisco) I think I've narrowed down my options to Capitol Hill or, potentially, Fremont. I am VERY open to other suggestions.
I'm landing at SEA-TAC around noon and meeting up with friends who are attending the Seahawks/Patriots game sometime in the evening. I don't have a car, and we're staying across the street from the stadium, so wherever I spend my day needs to be relatively accessible to both the stadium and the airport.
From looking at a map, it seems like Capitol Hill is closer to both of these places, so I'm leaning toward saving Fremont for my next trip unless there is a very easy way to get between the two?
Most importantly, where can I have an amazing lunch (and potentially dinner if my friends end up being out of commission after the game) and spend a few (probably rainy) hours in either of these neighborhoods? I don't eat meat, but I do eat fish in moderation and almost anything else in excess. I am also an enthusiast of beer, coffee, book stores, and live music.
Cabs are not out of the question if the alternative is hours on a bus, but I do generally prefer public transit.
Thank you, as always!