I am coming from Vancouver to Seattle for an overnight stay and I am just wanting to know what is a must do in Seattle?
Pike Place Market. If it's a clear day, have lunch in the restaurant at the top of the Space Needle. The food is excellent and the wine list has won awards. Reservations required. If you're a music buff, go to Experience Music Project, which is near the base of the Needle. If you have time, rent a kayak at Aqua Verde at the north end of Lake Union and paddle around the houseboats on the lake. And there's a deck and good Mexican food at Aqua Verde, too. Also, consider doing a Duck boat tour when you first get to town. They're a lot of fun for adults and kids alike. The driver tells you about the city's history, and you see a lot. over 8 years ago
I'm going to Seattle. What is the public transit like (reliable/clean/etc)? How much does it cost on average? Is it cash or coins or tokens?
There's no subway, but the Seattle bus system (King County Metro Transit) is very good. There are many routes that crisscross the city and go into the suburbs. In the downtown core, there's a "ride free" zone. Outside that zone, the fares range from around $2.50 to $3.50, depending on the length of the trip. There are no tokens. You can use cash, but you must have exact change. Or you can purchase bus tickets (in booklets) at pharmacies around town. If you'll be there only a few days, you're better off using cash. I've lived in Seattle for 6 years, and I use buses every day, to commute to/from work and for recreation, shopping, etc. I hardly ever drive my car. Also, Seattle is very walkable within the city limits. And there's a light rail that runs between the airport and downtown which is quite a bargain. over 8 years ago
That depends on where in the U.S. you want to go and what you want to do. For example, in the winter months the warm/sunny places in the South and Southwest, as well as the ski resorts in the Northeast and the West can be expensive. But if you go to those places in the off-season, it's less expensive. The off-season (less expensive) is different for different parts of the country. Which parts do you want to visit? about 8 years ago
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