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seattle in september

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seattle in september

We are planning to visit the west coast of america in the first few weeks of september and are starting our trip in seattle. We plan to stay for 2 nights before spending 10 days driving to SF, then on to LA.

We are a 25 year old couple. What are the must do's in Seattle and where should we stay.

Cheers

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1. Re: seattle in september

If you happen to be in Seattle on our Labor Day holiday weekend (Sept 1st & 2nd) you should check out Bumbershoot Music & Art Festival. Tickets are usually around $20 -$25 USD. And the festival lasts all day long. Its too early right now to find out any bands that might be playing but check their website often if you like www.bumbershoot.org.

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Stay downtown definitely. Pioneer Square, immediately south of downtown, is another excellent option. Almost all of what are the "must see" sights in Seattle will be within walking distance or a short, often free, bus ride. You can spend a fortune on hotels in Seattle (and San Francisco as well) but there are some less expensive options if you do your homework.

Make sure to stroll through Pike Place Market, we have a fantastic new outdoor sculpture center, the Pioneer Square Underground tours are a lot of fun as well. If the Mariners are in town you might enjoy a baseball game, a little slice of Americana.

There is pretty good nightlife scattered all throughout the downtown/Pioneer Square/Belltown areas if you are looking for that. If you'd like to take in some live music I would recommend trying the Crocodile Cafe, great food too!

Take a look at the onine versions of our two local weekly papers www.seattleweekly.com and www.thestranger.com for more ideas.

Hope you have a great trip!

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Parking can be "problematic" in downtown Seattle, just as in any other mid to large city. Comfort Inn Suites near Seattle Center offers free parking to its guests and also sits right on a direct freeway route.

A second option for car rental is to dispense with a car until you plan on leaving Seattle. Several rental agencies have lots near downtown so a cab ride out to them would be inexpensive. A limo ride into Seattle from Sea-Tac airport ($35) would be less than the rental fees for two days, and you probably won't be using the car much while downtown.

If you chose to forego a rental car until you leave, then I'd recommend the Moore hotel for a young couple looking to use their room as a place to sleep rather than a retreat. The rooms are basic, but inexpensive and the location is excellent. You'd be right downtown close to shops as well as the Belltown and Second Avenue strips. The Belltown strip offers restaurants and wine bars while the Second Avenue strip offers live music and art galleries.

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