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Cinco de Mayo in Seattle?
May 2, 2007 3:12 PM   Subscribe

Any cool Cinco de Mayo events going on in Seattle?

A friend and I booked some cheapy last minute flights to Seattle and I'm trying to figure out what to do, where to stay, etc. If you have generic travel tips that would be very much appreciated, but I'm also wondering specifically about whether there's any Cinco de Mayo events in Seattle that are worth checking out, since we do happen to be there that weekend. It's in just a few days! I hope I'm not screwed, lodging wise!
posted by lou to Society & Culture (3 answers total)
 
What kind of activity are you interested in? Seattle has it's own dance/club scene website, nwtekno.org, which lists everything happening that's got a beat to it.

In terms of general seatle tourism advice,

1. You can get a free ride to the top of the space needle if you tell them you're going to eat at the restaurant, ride the elevator up, and then just never go into the restaurant.

2. The troll under the bridge is always fun in a post-hipster sort of way, and it puts you in Freemont, with all it's charms, though you aren't here at the right time to see the naked bike riders.

3. If you want to get out on the water, you can rent canoes, kayaks, and sailboats from the UW (among other places), then trek across lake washington and visit Bill's house.

As for where to stay, if budget is your concern, motels down by the airport in Seatac have the lowest prices I've found. Not to say that the more shady notell-motel's on 99 might not be cheaper, but they fill up on a nightly basis, and may not feel comfortable for a vacation. Then again, maybe you like the sound of cheap hooker love coming thru your walls.
posted by nomisxid at 5:47 PM on May 2, 2007


Mama's in Belltown is usually a tequila-fuelled madhouse on Cinco de Mayo, if you're into that sort of thing. The Elvis room is pretty sweet, and the food's good (as far as Mexican joints go up in this neck of the woods.)
posted by The GoBotSodomizer at 6:21 PM on May 2, 2007


UW doesn't rent sailboats or kayaks to the public. Only canoes and rowboats.
posted by samw at 9:31 PM on May 2, 2007


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