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Seven Days In Seattle

A March 2003 trip to Seattle by jaynsilentbob79

Quote: This guide is about my trip to Wrestlemania in Seattle this year.

Seven Days In Seattle

Overview

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The space needle, waterfront, public market, and more, in only 7 days!

Quick Tips:

Best Way To Get Around:

The best way to get around is by bus (which in certain areas is free), and by taxi. Parking tends to be really expensive, so check with your hotel to see if they have free parking.
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This was a "new" La Quinta Inn and suites in downtown, a stones throw away from the Space Needle. The appearance on the outside looked a bit shabby. I think it's because this is a refurbished hotel. The interior is nice, and the staff serves fresh baked cookies at night. One of the selling points of ANY La Quinta is its free continental breakfast. This La Quinta not only had the continental breakfast but also you could make your own waffles. The rooms were nice, and most had balconies that overlooked Lake Union.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 4, 2003

La Quinta Inn and Suites Seattle Downtown
2224 EIGHTH AVE
Seattle, Washington 98121
206-624-6820

W Seattle

Hotel | "The W Seattle"

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Wow! What a hotel! It was included in the travel package we purchased for Wrestlemania, and we stayed for three nights. This hotel has it all. There is a trendy bar in the lobby, and the lighting in the hallways adds to the ambiance of the hotel. The hotel is like a big piece of modern art deco. Each room includes a mini-bar, CD player, and a cute little water fountain on your desk. If you can afford it, or in this case if it was included in your travel plans, you won't be disappointed.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 4, 2003

W Seattle
1112 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, Washington 98101
(206) 264-6000

Seattle Aquarium

Attraction

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It was a really nice day when we visited, the sun was actually shining which is a rare treat in Seattle. This was another attraction covered by the city pass. We had a really good time making that city pass stretch, and the aquarium was no different because you get a free Imax movie included in admission to the aquarium.

There are great tropical fish in every color. There was even a fish as big as my dog. The sea otters love posing for photos. It is very educational. The salmon ladder shows how we help spawn salmon every year. All in all it's a good way to kill an hour while waiting for some other attractions.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 5, 2003

Seattle Aquarium
1483 Alaskan Way
Seattle, Washington 98101
(206) 386-4300

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Another city pass activity, this also included a free Imax movie. The Pacific Science Center is a hands-on exploration of all things science. Even though the center is geared towards kids, it's also a lot of fun for adults. The best part of the science center is the butterfly pavilion; they're attracted to red and other bright colors so when I went in with my red shirt it was like a butterfly magnet! There's so much to do there outside--there's a water wheel, many places to take photos, and you get to play tic-tac-toe with a robot.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 5, 2003

Pacific Science Center
200 Second Ave North
Seattle, Washington 98109
+1 206 443 2001 (off

Safeco Field

Attraction

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We didn't go for the baseball, we were there for Wrestlemania. Our tickets were row 11, on the floor (just picture right behind the shortstop position). The event was HUGE. We got to see what the Seattle Mariners see when looking at a full crowd. Wrestlemania set a Safeco Field attendance record of 54,097. The applause was deafening.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 4, 2003

Safeco Field
1200 First Avenue South
Seattle, Washington 98104
(206) 346-4000

Pike Place Market

Attraction | "Pike place Public Market"

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Wow, what can I say about Pike Place Market? They have everything under the sun, from fish, to fresh produce, some of the best bakeries around, and that's just the food. They also have a great collection of stores to buy unique items like wood carved native American art and even a comic book shop. You can spend all day exploring or shopping. And when you get tired head over to the very first Starbucks located in the market to get that all important recharge.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 4, 2003

Pike Place Market
85 Pike Street
Seattle, Washington 98101
(206) 682-7453

Space Needle

Attraction

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Comming from San Antonio I was a bit jaded when it came to The Space Needle because our tower is higher. But once you're up there, and you see the view, you'll fall in love with it. The ride up costs $9, but it's included in the City Pass, which I recommed getting. There is a restraunt up there too, but it was way outta my price range to even consider. When you go during the day you get a wonderful view of Mt. Ranier.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 4, 2003

Space Needle
400 Broad Street (seattle Center)
Seattle, Washington 98109
(206) 905-2111