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June 12

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

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

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

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

January 6

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

October 1, 2015

Twin Peaks tour?

Is there a tour that will take you to the Twin Peaks locations? [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl around Seattle, WA at 8:04 AM - 6 answers

September 29, 2015

Seattle-adjacent anniversary "weekend"

We have next Monday and Tuesday free for our anniversary and are looking for a last-minute overnight outing in or near Seattle (less than 1 hour or so away). Ideally the trip includes at least some of the following: great food including a possibly slightly fancy dinner, a swanky or at least interesting place to stay, water views, bookstores, light to moderate outdoorsiness, strange museums or art, low-key adventure. It need not include Hallmark-card-style "romance." It MUST include at least one really kickass sandwich. [more inside]
posted by doift around Seattle, WA at 7:58 AM - 16 answers

September 26, 2015

suggestions for a solo afternoon in Seattle?

I will be a woman of leisure later this week with a free afternoon in Seattle. I haven't been there in over 5 years - is there anything new that I should see or do, downtown-ish? Bonus points if it gets me near a Top Pot Donut location. I'll be light railing from the airport and need to eventually make it downtown or to Capitol Hill by dinner time.
posted by Maarika around Seattle, WA at 12:54 PM - 7 answers

September 13, 2015

Need recommendations for cross-country movers!

My wife and I are moving across the country (PHL -> SEA) and are starting to research moving options. We are looking for recommendations for reliable and easy-to-work-with moving companies who do cross-country moves (or warnings of companies that you would avoid). Other tips and tricks for making this the easiest move possible are also welcome! [more inside]
posted by workingdankoch around Seattle, WA at 1:12 PM - 12 answers has best

August 17, 2015

Last minute getaway near Seattle -- wildfire edition

Looking for a good 1-night getaway that involves some hiking. Car camping or staying in a cozy inn would be great. Willing to drive 2-2.5 hours from Seattle. We wanted to do something in the Cascades but I fear the fires. Maybe North peninsula? Looking for ideas. [more inside]
posted by rouftop around Seattle, WA at 11:11 PM - 5 answers has best

July 19, 2015

Best beaches in or within a day of Seattle?

We're new-ish to the Seattle area and we'd like to find the best beaches for us and our 14-month-old to hang out and build sand castles and stuff at in or around the Seattle area. Bonus points if they have a playground also but we'd prefer awesome beaches with no playgrounds to okay beaches with them. [more inside]
posted by joshuaconner around Seattle, WA at 8:17 AM - 16 answers

April 23, 2015

Seattle Wedding Venues?!!!

My fiancee and I (very recently engaged!) are trying to plan a wedding in Seattle for this September (2015) - it's starting to feel a bit short notice, and while we've gotten some great tips and are exploring some fun looking venues, we don't live near Seattle. At the moment, we're really focused on finding a venue. I'd greatly appreciate any tips or thoughts people have! A few more details regarding what we're looking for are inside. [more inside]
posted by traveltheworld around Seattle, WA at 5:31 PM - 25 answers

January 8, 2015

Lodging in Seattle - general tips

The plan is in motion. We have Amtrak tickets to Seattle in May. This question is mostly about lodging. [more inside]
posted by notned around Seattle, WA at 1:48 PM - 8 answers has best

December 9, 2014

Two days in Seattle: Any must-sees or must-eats?

I'm visiting my brother in Seattle this weekend, flying up Saturday morning and back down Sunday night. I'm already doing Theo Chocolate tour and I've done Seattle underground but he's never been to Seattle at all and I haven't been in a few years. [more inside]
posted by disillusioned around Seattle, WA at 10:55 AM - 15 answers has best

December 4, 2014

Seattle visit in January - How to get around, where to stay, what to see

My wife and I are visiting Portland, OR for a conference in January, and decided to tack on a quick visit to Seattle afterwards. We know Portland pretty well, but neither of have been to Seattle. We were hoping to use public transit there, but my wife has trouble walking long distances or standing for long periods of time, so we'd need lines that have very frequent and predictable arrivals. More inside. [more inside]
posted by tonycpsu around Seattle, WA at 4:12 PM - 10 answers has best

November 21, 2014

Weather Shall I Wander: Seattle's 100% Chance of Rain edition

What the hell do we do for all-day in the rain on Saturday. Difficulty level: 2 bum knees, not really a SAM crowd, and sadly, sushi is out (low experimental eaters) [more inside]
posted by Mysterious Trousers around Seattle, WA at 1:59 PM - 10 answers has best

November 11, 2014

Seattle Daytrips and More

Please help me find things and daytrips for my visiting parents to do the week of Thanksgiving here in Seattle and nearby. [more inside]
posted by Mizu around Seattle, WA at 3:28 AM - 14 answers

October 16, 2014

Seattle in 48 hours!

I'll be in Seattle for 48 hours (Sunday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon) for a brief leg of a solo trip. Help me structure my time there for maximum wandery enjoyable urban exploration, with perhaps a little bit of hiking thrown in? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish around Seattle, WA at 9:52 AM - 11 answers has best

October 10, 2014

Where should I live for an easy (transit) commute to downtown Seattle?

I'm hoping for a commute that's as painless and short as possible (<30min door to door). Office is near the public library (around 5th Ave and Columbia). I'll be looking for a house with a backyard and a good school district. I know traffic is a bear, and I don't love driving, so if there's any way to do this by public transit or (I wish!) walking, that would be ideal. But if I have to park, I will.
posted by CruiseSavvy around Seattle, WA at 7:36 PM - 10 answers

October 9, 2014

What's there to do in Seattle around New Year's Eve?

A bunch of us Canadians are planning to spend 3 days and two nights in Seattle around New Year's Eve. What's there to do? [more inside]
posted by Hawk V around Seattle, WA at 11:05 PM - 4 answers has best