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September 18

Help me plan for Seattle in Nov?

My husband and I are set to go to Seattle in early November. We plan to meet up with some of his friends, but I was hoping to see some of the coastline as well. [more inside]
posted by PussKillian around Seattle, WA at 6:37 PM - 18 answers has best

September 12

Killing time between SEATAC and Climate Change Arena

So, I'm off on a weird trip early next month, into SEA early on a Sunday morning, attending a concert in the evening, and then flying back out of SEA the first flight the next morning. I'll be taking the light rail up to Seattle and am wondering, are there any stops along the way I should explore? I have a full day to kill before the show, and will get a day pass for the train so I can get off and on as much as I want. This would be only for the daytime on a Sunday. I could kill an hour or two or more at a few stops heading north, so recommendations for anything are welcome.
posted by hippybear around Seattle, WA at 3:29 PM - 14 answers

August 22

Seatac security

I know this must be so dumb, but I never fly anywhere. I will be taking a flight out of my small town (and thus no-line) airport and arriving at SEA. This flight was not booked together with my international flight later the same day. Will I have to stand in any long-ass lines in Seattle? Or can I just go to the gate for my next flight? (I will have only a carryon bag if it matters.) My partner has TSA precheck and I don't want to be stuck in a 2-hour line without him so I want to know whether I should get it too.
posted by HotToddy around Seattle, WA at 4:03 PM - 11 answers

August 20

restaurants near the north end of the University of Washington campus

Looking for recommendations of good restaurants - preferably that do take-out and/or have outdoor seating - within easy walking distance of the north end of the University of Washington campus. [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown around Seattle, WA at 9:13 PM - 11 answers

June 25

Hotels near Downtown Seattle like Tabard Inn in Washington DC?

I’m looking to stay in a unique non-chain hotel in/near downtown Seattle. Something similar to the Tabard Inn in Washington, DC. Budget is not an issue. I’ll be getting around by foot/public transit so parking also not an issue. [more inside]
posted by paulcole around Seattle, WA at 11:02 AM - 10 answers

June 3

Best late night transport from Seattle Tacoma Airport

I am arriving around 11 pm at Seattle - And I have to pick up checked luggage from earlier flight. Will need to UBER/Lyft to Marriott Waterfront. Should I put in a reservation for the Uber? Or wait until I am there? Would a taxi be about the same cost? (Long story short— missed flight; I am an idiot.)
posted by calgirl around Seattle, WA at 2:29 PM - 10 answers

April 3

Fun dad-teen activities in Seattle (besides the obvious)?

I'm taking my daughter (14) to Seattle for a few days next week and we've already done the standard sights (Pike Place, glass museum, space needle, Pop Culture museum, etc) a few times. We're looking for some other fun things to see/do. We're up for sights, tours, neighborhoods, food, even art classes or things like that. [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky around Seattle, WA at 11:45 AM - 20 answers

February 22

Saturday night Seattle drinks question

Hi! I used to live in Seattle, but the Seattle I lived in is loooooooong gone, so I need drink/eat recommendations. [more inside]
posted by pdb around Seattle, WA at 9:59 AM - 4 answers has best

August 10, 2022

Seattle evenings by myself this week

I’m in Seattle for work and have evenings free and then all afternoon Saturday until my flight late Sunday morning. I’m by myself, no car, staying downtown. Best use of my time? [more inside]
posted by skewed around Seattle, WA at 3:28 PM - 16 answers has best

August 1, 2022

How to get to Seattle from Bellevue, and what to do when I get there?

This coming Sunday, I will have exactly one full day to myself to spend in Seattle before my conference starts. I am staying at the Hyatt in Bellevue. I know there is a bus (and Uber), but what do I do in the city when I get over there without transportation? I am also considering renting a bike (perhaps an e-bike). I heard there was a bike-friendly corridor over to the city. But, again, what to do when I get there by bike? [more inside]
posted by Don_K around Seattle, WA at 6:48 AM - 16 answers

June 4, 2022

What to do on a one-week work trip to Seattle?

I’m interning at a company and they’re flying me out to Seattle for ~1 week. I’ll be in Seattle from June 17-26, though flying in late at night on the 17th and leaving in the afternoon on the 26th. During the workday I’ll be fairly busy, but the afternoons and evenings should be free! On the 25th, I’m getting a loaded metro card to use for the day but other than that I think I’ll need to arrange my own transportation. [more inside]
posted by cruel summer around Seattle, WA at 6:45 PM - 19 answers

May 16, 2022

Going to Canada on June 1st, with a positive home COVID test today?

Hey all. I possibly had baby COVID back in April, but now I feel sick again. So, I tested, again. This time, I got a solid positive for COVID on my home test. I'm supposed to go to Vancouver, BC, Canada for 5 days, starting June 1st, for a minicavation and to see an outdoor concert. My question - should I go? How many days should I be isolating? How many days does Canada require me to be testing negative before I travel? Is this trip even possible? Thank you. [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 around Seattle, WA at 3:08 PM - 13 answers has best

August 26, 2021

What auto service shoud I get and where?

Here in Seattle I have a 2008 Honda Fit which I've been getting serviced at local dealers for its entire life. Recently, I've become a bit fed up with their recommendations, which I consider dubious and would like some advice about what service is really needed and where I should get it. [more inside]
posted by Cogito around Seattle, WA at 6:08 PM - 29 answers has best

August 11, 2021

Best Hotel for Internet in Seattle area?

If you have personal experience, especially within the last few years, with using internet for business/video at a hotel in the Seattle area please help! [more inside]
posted by sockmeamadeus around Seattle, WA at 3:54 PM - 9 answers

May 15, 2021

Staycation in Seattle

Except we don't actually live there. Looking or advice on where to stay like a local and also suggestions on what to prioritize doing. [more inside]
posted by RoadScholar around Seattle, WA at 11:27 AM - 22 answers has best

May 14, 2021

best way to see seattle and the peugot sound by boat?

Looking for tips on the best way to see Seattle and optionally the Peugot Sound by boat (ideally small charter or boat rental) ? [more inside]
posted by specialk420 around Seattle, WA at 10:56 AM - 11 answers

October 16, 2020

Where to stay with dog near First Hill (Seattle)

Where should I stay with my (small, clean, very good) dog near the First Hill Surgery Center in Seattle? He is super excitable around traffic so I need someplace calmish. Airbnb is fine but what neighborhood am I looking for? No more than say 20 minutes away very early on a weekday morning. Thanks!
posted by HotToddy around Seattle, WA at 5:30 PM - 5 answers

September 11, 2020

Seattle Photography walk?

If I was going to go on a walk in the next couple of weeks, in or around Seattle, where should I go to take photos? [more inside]
posted by baptismal around Seattle, WA at 9:39 AM - 9 answers

November 28, 2019

Seattle area outings, with crutches and/or borrowed wheeled assistance?

My 19 year old son had knee surgery last week. His medical crew want him to be up and moving, to get better at using crutches and generally for exercise/circulation benefits. He’s also starting to get pretty bored with the same four walls. So, I’m looking for outing ideas in the Seattle area that aren’t too exhausting while upright, or where we can rent or borrow a wheelchair or scooter. [more inside]
posted by Sublimity around Seattle, WA at 7:18 AM - 10 answers

November 3, 2019

Planless in Seattle

What should I do with a possibly rainy Saturday in Seattle next weekend? [more inside]
posted by burntflowers around Seattle, WA at 6:53 PM - 14 answers has best