A travel journal
to Seattle by Europe_lover
Quote: In the last decade Seattle has moved from a 2nd tier city to a 1st tier city in the United States. My journal will be about going to untouristy locations to meet and interact with other Seattlites.
Hotel | "Island Tyme"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 10, 2000
Island Tyme Bed & Breakfast Inn
4940 Bayview Road
Seattle, Washington 98260
Restaurant | "Spirit of Washinton Dinner Train"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 9, 2000
Spirit of Washington Dinner Train
625 South Fourth St
Renton, Washington 98055
+1 206 227 7245; +1
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 10, 2000
Alki Avenue Southwest
Seattle, Washington 98116
Attraction | "Green Lake"
Greenlake lacks good parking, so your best bet is to drive up and down side streets once you've located the lake. Most local shops enforce their private parking policies stringently.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 13, 2000
Green Lake Park
720 East Green Lake Drive North
Seattle, Washington 98115
+1 206 684 4074
Seattle is the northernmost urban city in the contigious USA and has the longest daylight of anyplace during the summer. Even with daylight savings time, June and July often have 14 hours of daylight. Sunsets often illuminate the Cascade Mountains in spectacular hues of orange, yellow and red. Rain during the summer is infrequent and short-lived. Outdoor activities can include sailing the salt water of the Puget Sound, waterskiing the fresh water lakes of Washington, Union and Sammamish, and climbing among evergreen trees to peaks with astonishing views of the lowlands.
Seattle in the winter is the exact opposite. During December and January, the sun rises around 8 a.m. and sets around 4 p.m. A constant drizzle is the city's best friend, and overcast grey clouds are enough to dampen the brightest of dispositions. The outdoor activities are next to nothing with the exception of snow skiing. The short hours and constant drizzle move all but the most dedicated inside.