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April 15

Weekday Washington DC holiday advice

I'm looking to spend a week in Washington DC with my wife hitting up the museums,sights and food. We don't drive so we need advice on where to stay with suitable public transit options. We are not poor but we aren't loaded either so we are looking for midrange accomodations rather than budget busting DC core hotels. [more inside]
posted by srboisvert around Washington at 12:21 PM - 16 answers

April 2

What are some easy, family-friendly campsites in Washington State?

Will be taking the family on a road trip across Washington state and into the Idaho panhandle this summer. We are mainly relying on Airbnb and the like for lodging, but would like to do some camping for a few nights. More details inside.... [more inside]
posted by clark around Washington at 7:15 AM - 4 answers

March 5

How is the public transit in Seattle?

We are considering a move to Seattle, and if possible we'd like to drop down to one car and mostly use public transportation. How feasible is this? [more inside]
posted by fencerjimmy around Seattle, WA at 10:33 AM - 12 answers has best

February 15

Which side of the street (in Seattle) is North?

Seattle residents: in Belltown (and to a lesser extent downtown), the streets head from SW to NE and the avenues from NW to SE. Do people think of the streets as running east/west and the avenues as running north/south, as they do elsewhere? So for instance if I said, "the Northeast corner of 3rd and Vine", would most people understand which corner I was talking about? Thanks in advance!
posted by goingonit around Seattle, WA at 1:40 PM - 7 answers has best

February 6

Vacation - Washington State and National Parks?

Planning a trip to Washington state in mid to late June for me, my wife and our 5- and 1-year olds. We're thinking of a couple days in Seattle and then the rest of the week exploring Olympic National Park. My questions are: We like the idea of Olympic because of the wide array of things to see there (coast, mountains, rain forest), but is it worth reconsidering Rainier or North Cascades instead? Or could Rainier be a day trip on the way back? [more inside]
posted by burlsube around Washington at 10:50 AM - 13 answers

December 17, 2016

Seattle recommendations!

A bunch of people in my office left for the holidays, and I suddenly find myself in charge of planning a team offsite for early January. I'm up for the challenge, but I need some recommendations... [more inside]
posted by handful of rain around Seattle, WA at 4:44 PM - 11 answers has best

October 7, 2016

Weekend trip to Vancouver, BC

Planning a quick solo-getaway to Vancouver. What should I be sure not to miss? [more inside]
posted by little_dog_laughing around Vancouver, WA at 8:16 PM - 11 answers

October 5, 2016

Feel free to tell me to look at a map

Asking for fiction: looking to recreate a Donner party situation in the 21st century after the collapse of society for reasons. Group is on the road trying to get across the Rockies from the East Coast to Portland, Oregon for reasons. There aren't motor vehicles for reasons. The roads are still there, though. So are the tunnels? I guess there are tunnels? What paths would a group of dystopia travelers take over the Rockies? Where might they run into trouble when the winter comes in? [more inside]
posted by angrycat around Washington at 3:06 PM - 15 answers

September 8, 2016

Vancouver area in December: city, mountains, or both?

I will be attending a conference in Vancouver the week of December 5th. My wife and I usually like to turn these trips into vacation opportunities, so I would like to get the advice of you fine folks! First of all, the conference is at the Sheraton Wall Centre on Burrard St. Apparently, there will be reduced rates at the hotel for conference attendees, but I would be happy to hear any suggestions for less expensive lodging in that area. It's always a good thing to save the company a few bucks! [more inside]
posted by Don_K around Vancouver, WA at 9:06 AM - 9 answers

September 7, 2016

What to do for 4 and a half hours in Seattle

So, my husband and I are going on a cruise that leaves this Sunday from Pier 91 in Seattle. Boarding is from 1pm - 3pm and the boarding time listed for our cabin is 2pm. Our flight gets in to Seattle at 9:30am, which gives us 4.5 hours to kill. [more inside]
posted by aaebig around Seattle, WA at 1:09 PM - 8 answers

August 18, 2016

the olympics!

We (two humans + our dog master) had loosely planned to take the ferry from Victoria to Port Angeles next week and spend 5 days roadtripping around the Olympic Peninsula, but the park itself isn't very dog friendly. Is it worth going over anyways and checking out other spots? Anyone spent time out there with a dog, recommendations on places to explore? [more inside]
posted by mannequito around Washington at 12:36 PM - 3 answers

June 12, 2016

July 4th in Seattle

We will be in Seattle on July 4th - the last full day of our 3 week west coast holiday. What would be the best place to sit on a blanket and watch some fireworks? Preferably not the MOST crowded spot, but somewhere with a bit of a buzz would be fun. We're staying downtown if that makes a difference, but open to walking or public-transporting elsewhere.
posted by cilantro around Seattle, WA at 11:20 AM - 5 answers

May 21, 2016

Take-out dinner in downtown Seattle?

I'm going to be in downtown Seattle (near the library) on business and won't have time for a sit-down dinner. Where would you recommend I get some take-out dinner? (No need for breakfast or lunch.) [more inside]
posted by paperback version around Seattle, WA at 5:42 PM - 7 answers has best

May 20, 2016

Parking at Tukwila International Boulevard Station (Seattle)

I'm heading to Seattle tomorrow and would like to park at the Tukwila International Boulevard Station park and ride and take light rail into the city. Will parking be a problem around 11AM on Saturday? Thanks!
posted by Automocar around Seattle, WA at 11:43 AM - 2 answers has best

May 11, 2016

Best way to get to/park/be at CenturyLink Field in Seattle?

My friends bought me a ticket to see Beyonce for my birthday. I'm so freaking excited! But I'm driving to Seattle form Portland, and after my last stadium show experience, I'm nervous about getting to the venue, parking, and getting to my seat in time. Would love some CenturyLink Field hacks and/or advice from savvy Seattlites. [more inside]
posted by adastra around Seattle, WA at 11:45 PM - 5 answers

March 31, 2016

[Travelfilter] Three days in Victoria BC/Friday Harbor WA/somewhere?

Ms. look busy and I are getting a break from the kiddos to travel to Seattle for three days to visit friends and three days somewhere nearby to unwind. Mid-July, height of tourist season. We want to stay somewhere walkable with good coffee/beer/museum-y options, and a bike ride and/or car ride away from good hiking and hopefully whale watching or whatever is in season. We would like the trip to be as quick/convenient as possible from Seattle and back to catch our flight home. [more inside]
posted by look busy around Edwards, WA at 3:09 PM - 9 answers

March 25, 2016

Help me plan my Pacific Northwest vacation

I want to take a two-week (or thereabouts) trip to the Pacific Northwest for an upcoming milestone birthday. On the itinerary so far are Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco. I've been to Seattle and San Francisco but never Vancouver or Portland. Help me plan! [more inside]
posted by holborne around Edwards, WA at 9:49 AM - 22 answers

February 22, 2016

Best time to tour Washington wine country including Walla Walla

Coming from Seattle, we'd like to travel through Washington wine country this year eating good food and tasting wine. Our ultimate goal is Walla Walla, but we assume we will probably stop in the Tri-Cities and Yakima Valley as well. An acquaintance advises against visiting during Spring Release the first weekend of May due to crowds. When would be an alternate time to go that would still have nice weather but be easier to find lodging? We will have a car and would probably want to spend less than $200 a night at hotels.
posted by matildaben around Walla Walla, WA at 2:55 PM - 4 answers

January 15, 2016

Moving from Alabama to Washington: help with details!

I recently accepted a job with a company (no, not THAT company) based in Redmond, Washington. I'm excited! That being said, I've not lived anywhere outside of Alabama in my entire life. Please help me prepare for this move! [more inside]
posted by isauteikisa around Redmond, WA at 8:58 AM - 14 answers

January 6, 2016

Seattle in Summer 2016 - what's a don't-miss?

FamilyLucinda is planning a vacation to Seattle this summer. We have no real time constraints, so I'm wondering what sort of big events are coming to the city during July and August that we should factor into our decisions? Figure we'll hit all the big tourist attractions and museums already. Things involving the Arts & Crafts movement (particularly woodworking), bowling and roller derby are a definite plus.
posted by Lucinda around Seattle, WA at 10:53 AM - 10 answers