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Things to do in Seattle?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by alkaline, Mar 11, 2002.

  1. alkaline

    alkaline Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 2, 2001 Messages: 3,097 Likes Received: 0
    Can anybody give me any information about Seattle. I'll be going there at the end of May with my wife. Neither of us has ever been, so we were wondering if there is anything cool that we should check out while we're there. I also have a few specific questions.

    1. How is the public transportation in Seattle? Is there a rail system, or just a bus system? Is it easy to navigate? Could we see the sights relying on public transportation, or should we just rent a car?
    2. If we do rent a car, is it fairly easy to get around in Seattle by automobile?
    3. Do you know of any bike shops that rent bicycles for the day/week? I'd rather not haul our bikes with us.
    4. How easy is it to go up to Canada from Seattle? Is it worth the trip?
    5. The Space Needle ... what's up with that thing? Has anybody eaten at the restaurant there? How's the food? Do you need reservations? Is it a classy joint (will I need a tie)?
    6. I'm addicted to caffine. Will I be hard pressed to find coffee in the morning? Hehehehe ... just kidding.

    Any information that anybody can give me would be welcomed and appreciated ... especially stuff that not so touristy. You can e-mail me at [email protected] if you like. Thanks.

    Note: I would have just bumped T.T Boy's old thread, but it was just a bunch of shit-talking, and not much actual info ... sorry.
     
  2. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 40
    alkaline, im sure some seattle folks will fill you in on what to do. seattle is fun, but i really suggest you take a trip up to canada, its about 40 mins to drive up there, but well worth it. its easy to rent a car and just drive up to canada, hey you get more money when you cross boarders too. make sure to stop in whiterock on teh way to vancouver and enjoy the beach. and go see Vancouver, if you want any info about there someone here could help you out, or just email me, i seem to be a regular out there and know my way around.
     
  3. JoeHatesCops

    JoeHatesCops Guest

    gregs greenlake cycle rents bike im pretty sure
     
  4. alkaline

    alkaline Elite Member

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    Thanks, T.T Boy. We'll most likely head into Canada for a couple of days. I'll e-mail you about specific information as soon as I ask the misses what kind of stuff she wants to do there. Somehow, I don't think she'd be interested in benching freights all day (which is what we would do if it was up to me).
     
  5. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    Seatle is the wettest city I've ever been in.
    Keep an umbrella handy, and go to the huge market downtown.

    I'd suggest goin on a ferry to victoria or vancover
     
  6. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 40
    hahaha na theres plenty to do in vancouver other than graffiti and all the freights. im sure freightouver will have its way with you.....
    but yeah, just give me a shout and ill do what i can.
     
  7. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3

    I agree. Vancouver is one of my favourite cities in the world. Really nice place. You should take a drive through the whole Okanagan area of BC, too, it's just like Calfornia, really hot and gorgeous scenery.

    As for Seattle, we never made it down that far. But hey, there's always Spokane.....
     
  8. Santa Claus

    Santa Claus Senior Member

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    if yr interested in good local music say the word and let me know the time frame yr gunna be here and i'll post some shows.
     
  9. alkaline

    alkaline Elite Member

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    We'll probably fly in on May 26th and be in the area for a week and a half or so. If you know of any punk or indie rock bands playing, let me know.
     
  10. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    sorry... there's no punk or indie rock in Seattle. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Santa Claus

    Santa Claus Senior Member

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    well, thats a little too far into the future for me to know....but i'll keep ya posted as shit pops up.
     
  12. alkaline

    alkaline Elite Member

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    T.T Boy, your e-mail seems to be disabled, so I'll just post here. She said she would be interested in going to the beach and any parks in the area. If the weather is nice, we'll probably do some hiking, so if you know of any good hiking trails, let me know. Is there a good museum in Vancouver that we should check out? She'd like that.
     
  13. alkaline

    alkaline Elite Member

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    Yeah, that's what I thought.
     
  14. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

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    vancouver rules , i highly suggest you take a trip up here as well , its very nice but just as wet as seattle

    to answer some of your questions :
    1.transportation in seattle is a breeze , the buses run regularily , and they also have a monorail system that works really well .
    2. renting a car isnt neccessary , but its just as easy as anwhere else
    4. going to canada is freaking easy as hell , just make sure you bring the right documents for the borders...........its just over an hours drive from seattle and its well worth it , vancouver also has a mass transit system , buses , skytrain , ferries , passenger trains that are all inexpensive and very efficeint , you can get pretty much anywhere within an hour .
    6. Hahaha
     
  15. alkaline

    alkaline Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 2, 2001 Messages: 3,097 Likes Received: 0
    Awesome! I've only riden a train once (the MARTA in Atlanta), and I'm really excited about riding in other cities. We're not lucky enough to have one here, so any chance I get ... thanks.
     
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