My wife and I will be flying into Seattle early evening on 22nd June 2014 and hiring a car and driving to Vancouver on the 25th. We are in our mid-60's, reasonably fit and interested in photography, sight-seeing, food and geocaching.
When in Seattle, we plan to visit geocaching world HQ and the only time available will be mid-afternoon on Tuesday 24th. We will be staying in an as-yet undetermined hotel in downtown Seattle. GCHQ is on N 34th Street, between Aurora and Freemont Avenues, just North of the river. This raises a few questions:
1. What is the best way to get from downtown to GCHQ? We won't have hired the car at that point, so we would expect to use public transport. Is there some sort of hop-on hop-off bus which would take us there, making it part of a tour of the Northern part of the city? Alternatively, is there anything else in that general area which would make an afternoon of it?
2. That effectively leaves a day and a morning to explore. We aren't really interested in zoos or aquariums, given our comparatively short trip. We would prefer to see things more uniquely Seattle. What are the essential must-see things for our first, and probably only, trip to Seattle?
I've looked at the Top question on the 128 things to do and will study that in detail but personal advice will always help.