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My Potential Seattle visit
Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:28 am
  • Ok so im considering going to Seattle next year

    Its going to cost me a frickin fortune

    I was wondering apart from downtown seattle are any of these other places good for transport wise and things to do to get to downtown ...let me know what ones i should score off

    Seattle (and vicinity) /Downtown Seattle /Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) /Bellevue Seattle Center /South Lake Union University District Lynnwood North Seattle Pioneer Square Capitol Hill Snoqualmie Redmond Bothell Woodinville.

    I just copy pasted it from expedia so excuse the half assed effort
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Re: Seattle locations
Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:39 am
  • I'm working on a string talking about hotels, motels, places to eat etc.

    But its in the formative stages. Lots of experts here tho.
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Re: Seattle locations
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:29 am
  • Consider flying Air Canada, I have found them to be cheaper getting to the UK and back.
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Re: Seattle locations
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:32 am
  • Ahh nice one radish ..how is the transport system in Seattle
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Re: Seattle locations
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:37 am
  • KINGGRUMPY wrote:Consider flying Air Canada, I have found them to be cheaper getting to the UK and back.



    Ill just go with whatever the cheapest flight is on Expedia when doing the search ha ...usually is US Airways going from Glasgow to Philly then to Seattle.
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Re: My Potential Seattle visit
Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:05 am
  • How far is the Huskies stadium from the main downtown seattle core ?
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Re: My Potential Seattle visit
Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:42 am
  • the clink and husky stadiums are about 5 miles apart. so it just depends on where you start from. If you put a dot in the middle of downtown, Im gonna guess 6.75km.
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Re: My Potential Seattle visit
Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:18 am
  • Scottish_Hawk wrote:Ok so im considering going to Seattle next year

    Its going to cost me a frickin fortune

    I was wondering apart from downtown seattle are any of these other places good for transport wise and things to do to get to downtown ...let me know what ones i should score off

    Seattle (and vicinity) /Downtown Seattle /Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) /Bellevue Seattle Center /South Lake Union University District Lynnwood North Seattle Pioneer Square Capitol Hill Snoqualmie Redmond Bothell Woodinville.

    I just copy pasted it from expedia so excuse the half assed effort


    Downtown Seattle has FREE bus rides so no real need to rent a car if you're sight seeing downtown.
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Re: My Potential Seattle visit
Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:31 am
  • Greenhell wrote:
    Scottish_Hawk wrote:Ok so im considering going to Seattle next year

    Its going to cost me a frickin fortune

    I was wondering apart from downtown seattle are any of these other places good for transport wise and things to do to get to downtown ...let me know what ones i should score off

    Seattle (and vicinity) /Downtown Seattle /Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) /Bellevue Seattle Center /South Lake Union University District Lynnwood North Seattle Pioneer Square Capitol Hill Snoqualmie Redmond Bothell Woodinville.

    I just copy pasted it from expedia so excuse the half assed effort


    Downtown Seattle has FREE bus rides so no real need to rent a car if you're sight seeing downtown.


    When I visited in '08, I actually spent most of my time downtown walking around. I did use the bus lines to head to the zoo and to take my 4-year old daughter to the troll under the Fremont bridge.
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Re: My Potential Seattle visit
Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:00 am
  • Greenhell wrote:
    Scottish_Hawk wrote:Ok so im considering going to Seattle next year

    Its going to cost me a frickin fortune

    I was wondering apart from downtown seattle are any of these other places good for transport wise and things to do to get to downtown ...let me know what ones i should score off

    Seattle (and vicinity) /Downtown Seattle /Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) /Bellevue Seattle Center /South Lake Union University District Lynnwood North Seattle Pioneer Square Capitol Hill Snoqualmie Redmond Bothell Woodinville.

    I just copy pasted it from expedia so excuse the half assed effort


    Downtown Seattle has FREE bus rides so no real need to rent a car if you're sight seeing downtown.


    :? Im scottish so anything that is free is music to my ears .... wow cant believe it is free does it not get used up so much by hawks and mariners fans ?
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Re: My Potential Seattle visit
Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:59 am
  • Scottish_Hawk wrote:
    Greenhell wrote:
    Scottish_Hawk wrote:Ok so im considering going to Seattle next year

    Its going to cost me a frickin fortune

    I was wondering apart from downtown seattle are any of these other places good for transport wise and things to do to get to downtown ...let me know what ones i should score off

    Seattle (and vicinity) /Downtown Seattle /Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) /Bellevue Seattle Center /South Lake Union University District Lynnwood North Seattle Pioneer Square Capitol Hill Snoqualmie Redmond Bothell Woodinville.

    I just copy pasted it from expedia so excuse the half assed effort


    Downtown Seattle has FREE bus rides so no real need to rent a car if you're sight seeing downtown.


    :? Im scottish so anything that is free is music to my ears .... wow cant believe it is free does it not get used up so much by hawks and mariners fans ?
    :shock:


    Crap! Disregard my info. I was gonna post the free ride route downtown but this popped up. http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/bus/ride-free-area/index.html

    Even if it's no longer free, the best way to take in the city is by foot. It's been two years since we've been up in Seattle but in two consecutive years we walked and did cabs when the feet wouldn't go anymore. We walked from the Space Needle all the way to the Stadium a few times during our stay. I'd rent a car if we were headed outside of downtown Seattle. My next trip I want wo head to Renton to Jimi Hendrix's gravesite as well as Bruce Les's.
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Re: My Potential Seattle visit
Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:06 am
  • Yea, they got rid of the free zone awhile back.

    viewtopic.php?f=7&t=69790
    viewtopic.php?f=7&t=69382

    Good info in those two threads, from what I wrote before:

    Pike Place and the gum wall
    Underground Tour
    Ride the Duck
    Monorail
    Space Needle
    EMP
    Take a ferry ride
    Fremont troll

    There's also some beautiful parks, bring a picnic and enjoy the views,
    Lincoln Park and Alki Beach in West Seattle
    Discovery Park in Magnolia
    Golden Gardens in Ballard
    Carkeek Park

    Also if you're a Bruce Lee fan, you can visit his and Brandons grave
    Jimi Hendrix's grave
    Check out Kurt Cobains old house and the bench
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Re: My Potential Seattle visit
Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:40 pm
  • twisted_steel2 wrote:Yea, they got rid of the free zone awhile back.

    Also if you're a Bruce Lee fan, you can visit his and Brandons grave
    Jimi Hendrix's grave
    Check out Kurt Cobains old house and the bench



    Kudos dude

    Nirvana tour and shiznik is definitely on my list !
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Re: My Potential Seattle visit
Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:04 pm
  • Scottish_Hawk wrote:
    twisted_steel2 wrote:Yea, they got rid of the free zone awhile back.

    Also if you're a Bruce Lee fan, you can visit his and Brandons grave
    Jimi Hendrix's grave
    Check out Kurt Cobains old house and the bench



    Kudos dude

    Nirvana tour and shiznik is definitely on my list !


    Park here: 47.6201,-122.280591 (plug that into google maps) Denny Blaine Park, then walk up the hill to Viretta Park to see Kurt's old house and the memorial bench. It's a cool thing to see, but I'm a huge Nirvana fan.

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Re: My Potential Seattle visit
Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:49 pm
  • twisted_steel2 wrote:
    Scottish_Hawk wrote:
    twisted_steel2 wrote:Yea, they got rid of the free zone awhile back.

    Also if you're a Bruce Lee fan, you can visit his and Brandons grave
    Jimi Hendrix's grave
    Check out Kurt Cobains old house and the bench



    Kudos dude

    Nirvana tour and shiznik is definitely on my list !


    Park here: 47.6201,-122.280591 (plug that into google maps) Denny Blaine Park, then walk up the hill to Viretta Park to see Kurt's old house and the memorial bench. It's a cool thing to see, but I'm a huge Nirvana fan.

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    That would be a cool to check out. Errie how you see the balcony just peaking out from the trees.
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Re: My Potential Seattle visit
Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:46 pm
  • twisted_steel2 wrote:
    Scottish_Hawk wrote:
    twisted_steel2 wrote:Yea, they got rid of the free zone awhile back.

    Also if you're a Bruce Lee fan, you can visit his and Brandons grave
    Jimi Hendrix's grave
    Check out Kurt Cobains old house and the bench



    Kudos dude

    Nirvana tour and shiznik is definitely on my list !


    Park here: 47.6201,-122.280591 (plug that into google maps) Denny Blaine Park, then walk up the hill to Viretta Park to see Kurt's old house and the memorial bench. It's a cool thing to see, but I'm a huge Nirvana fan.

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    That is most definitely on my list ...dude I was on here before I made this scottish_hawk account I remember talking about Nirvana with you many years ago haha
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Re: My Potential Seattle visit
Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:47 pm
  • Greenhell wrote:
    twisted_steel2 wrote:
    Scottish_Hawk wrote:
    twisted_steel2 wrote:Yea, they got rid of the free zone awhile back.

    Also if you're a Bruce Lee fan, you can visit his and Brandons grave
    Jimi Hendrix's grave
    Check out Kurt Cobains old house and the bench



    Kudos dude

    Nirvana tour and shiznik is definitely on my list !


    Park here: 47.6201,-122.280591 (plug that into google maps) Denny Blaine Park, then walk up the hill to Viretta Park to see Kurt's old house and the memorial bench. It's a cool thing to see, but I'm a huge Nirvana fan.

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    That would be a cool to check out. Errie how you see the balcony just peaking out from the trees.



    I was thinking the same ...I will probably see a shadow or something be such a trip !
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Re: My Potential Seattle visit
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:41 am
  • Try Icelandair dude! Goes straight from Glasgow to Seattle via Iceland. Generally the cheapest if you book it a bit in advance. EMP, Underground tour, aquarium and flight museum are pretty good. I'd avoid the Space needle- overpriced and not that great a view. The Columbia tower is far cheaper and now has a 360 view. Lots of good restaurants and beer too.

    Depending on the time of year you go, go to a 'hawks game definitely but if it is not football season try a Sounders game- the Clink is some stadium. Safeco is a really cool stadium to visit but the product in the field isn't the best.

    Depending on how long you are here, you should maybe check out Portland or Vancouver as well- you can get Boltbus to Portland for about $10, sometimes cheaper.

    Seattle reminds me a lot of Scotland, scenery wise but the people couldn't be any more different.
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Re: My Potential Seattle visit
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:46 am
  • Score off Bellevue, Redmond, Lynwood and Bothell. They are just the suburbs mostly. U district and Capitol Hill are cool. Any time i've had family or friends visit they generally hang out in Capitol Hill (when not downtown).
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Re: My Potential Seattle visit
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:51 am
  • Also, it's a myth that it rains a lot in Seattle...it barely does compared to Scotland. Grey skies outside of winter, yes but no really rainy. If you come during the summer, Seattle is a spectacular place, the beaches and parks are definitely worth seeing during the summer.
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Re: My Potential Seattle visit
Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:37 pm
  • Glasgow Seahawk wrote:Also, it's a myth that it rains a lot in Seattle...it barely does compared to Scotland.


    Not exactly true. It's deceptive. It almost never rains here, it sprinkles. Almost every day for 8 months straight you can walk outside in the morning to go to your car to drive to work and something wet is falling from the sky, it's just very light rain that is coming down like all the time.

    If you measure climate/weather in Seattle based on number of hours each year where something wet is falling, no matter how lightly, Seattle can compete with approximately any spot on Earth. Our inches of rain per year number is very misleading in terms of trying to figure out what it's really like in the winter around here. From October through May, 6 out of every 7 days in Seattle are overcast and have some sort of precipitation. Our summers are absolutely beautiful, but summer/winter are wildly different as far as sunshine goes, or how "nice" it is outside.

    On the other hand, if you're only talking about how many raw inches of rain we get compared to Scotland, you're completely right. :)
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Re: My Potential Seattle visit
Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:52 pm
  • RolandDeschain wrote:Not exactly true. It's deceptive. It almost never rains here, it sprinkles. Almost every day for 8 months straight you can walk outside in the morning to go to your car to drive to work and something wet is falling from the sky, it's just very light rain that is coming down like all the time.

    If you measure climate/weather in Seattle based on number of hours each year where something wet is falling, no matter how lightly, Seattle can compete with approximately any spot on Earth. Our inches of rain per year number is very misleading in terms of trying to figure out what it's really like in the winter around here. From October through May, 6 out of every 7 days in Seattle are overcast and have some sort of precipitation. Our summers are absolutely beautiful, but summer/winter are wildly different as far as sunshine goes, or how "nice" it is outside.

    On the other hand, if you're only talking about how many raw inches of rain we get compared to Scotland, you're completely right. :)


    The wife and I were up in Seattle a few years back and the so called rain was really weird to us coming from Colorado. One block it would be raining pretty good and on the next block a light mist but go over a few blocks and there would be sunshine. But you're right, there was always some sort of mist/drizzle falling. Loved it.
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Re: My Potential Seattle visit
Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:07 pm
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    RolandDeschain wrote:Not exactly true. It's deceptive. It almost never rains here, it sprinkles. Almost every day for 8 months straight you can walk outside in the morning to go to your car to drive to work and something wet is falling from the sky, it's just very light rain that is coming down like all the time.

    If you measure climate/weather in Seattle based on number of hours each year where something wet is falling, no matter how lightly, Seattle can compete with approximately any spot on Earth. Our inches of rain per year number is very misleading in terms of trying to figure out what it's really like in the winter around here. From October through May, 6 out of every 7 days in Seattle are overcast and have some sort of precipitation. Our summers are absolutely beautiful, but summer/winter are wildly different as far as sunshine goes, or how "nice" it is outside.

    On the other hand, if you're only talking about how many raw inches of rain we get compared to Scotland, you're completely right. :)


    The wife and I were up in Seattle a few years back and the so called rain was really weird to us coming from Colorado. One block it would be raining pretty good and on the next block a light mist but go over a few blocks and there would be sunshine. But you're right, there was always some sort of mist/drizzle falling. Loved it.


    That's why Seattleites dress in layers at all times. T-shirt, flannel, sweatshirt, rain shell with a hood, etc. I'm ready for a monsoon at any second, or the sun! :lol:
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Re: My Potential Seattle visit
Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:38 pm
  • RolandDeschain wrote:
    Glasgow Seahawk wrote:Also, it's a myth that it rains a lot in Seattle...it barely does compared to Scotland.


    Not exactly true. It's deceptive. It almost never rains here, it sprinkles. Almost every day for 8 months straight you can walk outside in the morning to go to your car to drive to work and something wet is falling from the sky, it's just very light rain that is coming down like all the time.

    If you measure climate/weather in Seattle based on number of hours each year where something wet is falling, no matter how lightly, Seattle can compete with approximately any spot on Earth. Our inches of rain per year number is very misleading in terms of trying to figure out what it's really like in the winter around here. From October through May, 6 out of every 7 days in Seattle are overcast and have some sort of precipitation. Our summers are absolutely beautiful, but summer/winter are wildly different as far as sunshine goes, or how "nice" it is outside.

    On the other hand, if you're only talking about how many raw inches of rain we get compared to Scotland, you're completely right. :)


    I did say compared to Scotland to be fair. It pretty much does rain all the time there along with the grey skies. I do agree with you but you don't really notice the rain most of the time in Seattle due to how light it is, definitely not enough for the city to have a reputation as always raining.
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Re: My Potential Seattle visit
Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:34 am
  • Woah, never knew that the Jimi Hendrix memorial was in Renton, might have to go visit that sometime.
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Re: My Potential Seattle visit
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:06 am
  • Glasgow Seahawk wrote:definitely not enough for the city to have a reputation as always raining.

    Yeah, a far more accurate depiction would be "always overcast and wet". The ground doesn't get dry for half a year, but you virtually never get soaked being outside.

    Blame Hollywood. They portray Seattle as practically being underwater. :)
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