Seattle Travel Tips: 8 Things to Know Before You Go

Seattle Travel Tips: 8 Things to Know Before You Go

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  • Northwest Trek: Wildlife park in Eatonville, Washington.
  • Washington State Facts:

    • Starbucks, the biggest coffee chain in the world was founded in Seattle.
    • Three ships of the United States Navy, including two battleships, have been named USS Washington in honor of the state.During World War II, Seattle was the point of departure for many soldiers in the Pacific, a number of which were quartered at Golden Gardens Park.
    • The world's largest coffeehouse chain, Starbucks, was founded in Seattle, Washington, in 1971.
    • The Washington State Ferry System is the largest in the United States.
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    City of Spokane
    Downtown Spokane from Palisades Park
    Upper Spokane Falls flowing by snxw meneɂ
    Centennial Trail through Downtown Spokane
    Riverfront Park
    Manito Park
    Monroe Street Bridge
    Official logo of Spokane, Washington


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    47°39′32″N 117°25′30″W / 47.65889°N 117.42500°W / 47.65889; -117.42500Coordinates: 47°39′32″N 117°25′30″W / 47.65889°N 117.42500°W / 47.65889; -117.42500

    Country United States
    State Washington
    County Spokane
    Founded 1873[1]
    Incorporated November 29, 1881
    Founded by James Glover[1]
    Named for Spokane people

    •Type Mayor–council
    •Body Spokane City Council
    •Mayor Nadine Woodward (R)

    City 69.50sqmi (179.99km2)
    •Land 68.76sqmi (178.09km2)
    •Water 0.74sqmi (1.91km2) 1.28%

    1,843ft (562m)

    City 228,989

    •Rank US: 96th
    •Density 3,300/sqmi (1,300/km2)

    486,225 (US: 82nd)

    593,466 (US: 98th)

    757,146 (US: 70th)
    Demonym(s) Spokanite
    Time zone UTC-8 (PST)
    •Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
    ZIP Codes
    Zip codes[5]
    Area code(s) 509
    Official tree Ponderosa Pine
    GNIS feature ID 1512683[6]


    Everything YOU need to know before you travel to Seattle Washington. With a population of 750,000, Seattle is located in the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by water, evergreen forests, and mountains. The official nickname for Seattle is Emerald City, for all the trees. Also known as the Gateway to Alaska because it’s the closest big US city to Alaska. A major departure point for Alaska cruises. Seattle is home to major US companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Costco, and Formerly Boeing. Seattle is the birthplace of many iconic music acts like Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam. Seattleites have a rep for being cold and standoffish. It's known as the Seattle Freeze.

    2 – Weather

    150 days of rain a year, with an average rainfall of 37 inches. It's generally not a huge downpour, but more of a steady drizzle. Make sure to bring a raincoat and umbrella.. Although you generally wont see the locals using an umbrella, just a raincoat. And if it's not raining, it's usually cloudy. Don't expect blue skies and sun here. Cloudy 201 days out of the year and partly cloudy 93 days. Winter is quite cold. Averages about 5 inches of snow per year.. If its snowing, don’t plan on going much of anywhere. The city mostly shuts down.

    3 – Getting in
    Flying in you’ll likely land at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac for short)
    Home to Alaska Airlines
    Take the light rail in to downtown. Takes approximately 40 minutes from the airport to downtown.

    Amtrak trains
    Coast Starlight from LA via Portland
    Cascades runs from Vancouver, through Seattle, to Eugene Oregon
    Empire Builder comes in all the way from Chicago

    Driving in, it’s about 3 hours from Portland or Vancouver

    4 – Getting around

    Lots of water around. Which makes getting around slow.
    Seattle traffic is awful.. I personally still get a rental car.
    Don't want to rent one for the whole trip? Use Car2Go.
    Seattle has one light rail line. Trains arrive every 6 to 15 minutes.
    2 street car lines. Fares are $2.50 for adults.
    1 Monorail line, from Westlake Center to Seattle Center. It’s a 2 minute ride for $2.50
    Lots of bus lines too.
    Oh and I mentioned water.. There’s also water taxis, and ferries.
    Uber and Lyft are plentiful
    Walking is the best way to get around.. but it's quite hilly. Maybe even more so than San Francisco. So bring your hill climbing shoes.

    5 – Food

    Just like NYC, Seattle has lots of very good restaurants, but they are expensive. Known for seafood. Locally caught Salmon and Crab. Shellfish, oysters.
    Eat a Geoduck (gooey-duck) Clam, native to Washington. Popular in Asian cuisine.. 50% of all geoducks get exported to China. somewhere between “chewy clam and a tender abalone, though crisper in texture than either”
    Seattle hot dog.. with grilled onions Cream Cheese
    Fast food of choice is Teriyaki
    Adding to Seattle’s well-known hipster status it has a wide variety of micro-breweries. Over 200 breweries

    6 – Coffee

    Seattlite love coffee, and coffee shops. The coffee shop is like an extension of most people's homes, they study, they meet people, oh, and they drink some coffee.

    Starbucks started in Seattle. There are more Starbucks per person in Seattle than in any other city. In Pike Place they call it the original.. But the original one is no more. If you are a fan of Starbucks visit their flagship Starbucks Reserve Seattle Roastery on Capitol Hill.

    Bikini Baristas started in Seattle too.

    7 – Hotels

    I think the best place to stay is in the heart of downtown. Then you won’t have to fight traffic, or deal with the lousy public transit because you can walk to most things. Expensive during the weekend. Try visiting on the weekend when all the business folks are gone.

    Want something a little quieter? Try the Queen Anne Neighborhood by the space needle. Still close, and probably a bit cheaper. Just not in the middle of it all.

    Bainbridge Island for cheaper hotels
    It's a 35 minute ferry ride in to Seattle for a cheap $8 round trip.

    Or even around Seatac Airport

    8 – Big attractions
    Pike Place Market, Seattle Space Needle, the Waterfront.


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    15 thoughts on “Seattle Travel Tips: 8 Things to Know Before You Go

    1. Here’s a travel tip. Never come to Seattle. This place is not safe and it is not clean. The homeless people are everywhere and they won’t hesitate to assault passers by for no reason. Also, there are used drug needles and rats everywhere.

    2. I have a tip you could add.. It's about TIPS.. many Seattle restaurants will include gratuity in the paycheck so don't just automatically pay gratuity especially at nicer restaurants.

    3. Hi Chris
      How many days as per you is good enough for Seattle for first time international tourist for June 2022.
      Also is Portland is worth exploring ? And where to go in Portland as a first time visitor and fir how many days ?

    4. If you’re at the Space Needle make time to visit the Chihuly Glass Garden, the Music Project museum and the Children’s museum if you have little ones with you. Seafood? He left out Dungeness crabs, Quilcene oysters, salmon and many other seafood that originates here in Washington. Also the weather is great in July and August, as well as September.

    5. It’s my home town! Rain isn’t that bad 😀 Seattle summer is pretty fantastic: sun out, water views, mountains can’t beat it

    6. Seattle seems to be a little boring, or it might be the video. Like in your other videos you show more things to do. I followed your video for San Diego and that showed a lot more things to do. That was a great video and I did most of the things that you mentioned. You don't seem to have the same excitement about Seattle.

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