This is our first trip to Seattle and we will be arriving there on 22nd morning from Portland. We planned to spend 2 days in Seattle and then maybe take a day trip to some where outside. We thought about Mt Rainier but not sure if its too cold there at this time of the year. Another option we were interested was in seeing the Christmas lights of Leavenworth (not sure if it starts during Thanksgiving or later). Does this seem doable or not ? Any other day trip suggestions are also welcome. We wanted to leave WA on Sunday afternoon so that we can reach Portland by early-late evening.
Some of the things that we have planned for in Seattle are Pikes Place, Ballards Lock, Pacific Science Center, Aquarium, Boeing Museum, Space needle.We may take a City pass for these attractions.
Is there anything else that we are missing here ? Any other suggestions. We are also looking for inexpensive hotels and saw some near the Seattle airport and in Bellevue Area. Are those very far away from the attractions ? We will be having a car and do not mind driving around 20-30 mins to reach the places.