We are going in an NCL Alaskan Cruise leaving from Seattle in a Saturday in August/2013. We are flying from Newark, NJ. We can get 2 free nights at the Radisson Hotel by the Seattle airport. Our plan is to fly in on Friday night, take the cruise on Saturday (do some sightseeing in Seattle in the morning), come back to Seattle the following Saturday, stay the holiday weekend and come back to NJ on Monday (memorial day). my questions are:
1. Is it a good idea to stay in a hotel near the airport? how far the airport is? would make sense to rent a car to go back and forth to Seattle?. considering the price of the hotels in Seattle, 2 free nights might beat the price of car rental and the commuting.
2. I know every city is different and have a lot of things to do, but 1 Saturday morning and 2 and 1/2 days (sat, sun and mon morning) will be enough time to see the major attractions in the city?
3. is it easy to drive into and around Seattle or is like New York City that sometimes make more sense to take public transportation? or would be just as easy to drive into the city, park somewhere and just wander around?
Thanks so much for your help.