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Trip List by jkaaz101406

The Best of Seattle

Apr 10, 2008  I have been to Seattle a few times, love it and miss it when I am not there.
4.0 of 5 stars based on 4 votes

Spend a week or less experiencing the best Seattle has to offer.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Seattle, Mount Rainier National Park, Anacortes, San Juan Islands
  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Active/Outdoors, Repeat visitors
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travelers, Active/adventure, Tourists, Pet owners
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer
  • 1. Watertown Hotel
    Watertown Hotel - A Piece of Pineapple Hospitality, Seattle, Washington
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    Avg price: $230

    A funky hotel in the heart of everything. Be near the university, downtown and the water. Reasonably priced - rooms for as little as $165.

  • 2. Woodland Park Zoo
    Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, Washington

    One of the top zoos in the country. An award-winner that shouldn't be missed.

  • 3. Space Needle
    Space Needle, Seattle, Washington

    Seattle's symbol. Take a ride to the top for amazing views or just visit the base, which is surrounded by shops, restaurants and other attractions.

  • 4. Pike Place Market
    Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington

    Referred to as the "Soul of Seattle," take the monorail from the space needle to the market and enjoy views of the water, shopping and the color of the people that make this town one of my favorites.

  • 5. Chinatown International District
    Chinatown International District, Seattle, Washington

    Chinatown is a must-see. Specialty shops, amazing food, cultural attractions and much more.

  • 6. Mount Rainier
    Mount Rainier, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

    Get out of town! Explore the giant that towers over the city. Go hiking, fishing, mountain climbing - whatever! The best features of the great Pacific Northwest always come from mother nature.

  • 7. Anacortes, WA
    Anacortes, Washington

    Being in Seattle means the once-in-a-lifetime chance to view the resident orcas. Anacortes is the jumping off point for numerous whale watching charters. On the way there, don't hesitate to stop at a local winery.

  • 8. San Juan Islands
    San Juan Islands, Washington

    Easy day trip from Seattle. Combine with some time in Anacortes. Take a Washington State Ferry out the these islands to get a taste of island life in breathtaking Puget Sound.