“Bring layers, comfortable shoes, and a compact umbrella Seattle isn't as rainy as legend has it, but we do get an aggressive mist for 9 months of the year. bring clothes that resist dampness and prepare for modest temperatures in the 40-50 degree range in the winter and 60-70 degree range in the summer.”
“Please be prepared for any type of weather! be comfortable. seattle is very informal. I suggest checking your weather app to get the day to day weather predictions”
“Pack a raincoat in the non-summer months It's not a coincidence that our landscape is so green.. we get rain! seattle's weather is pretty mild year-round, but you can definitely count on a little rain during your stay (if it's fall-spring).”
“Favor a jacket with a hood over an umbrella Seattle may rain but it doesn't rain hard. bring a water repellent jacket and you can flip up the hood whenever you need. plus you'll look more like a local without the umbrella!”
“Bring a jacket/coat with a hood You don't want to be caught in the rain without cover”
“Theater/concert tickets! Seattle hosts incredible performers/shows year-round. if you have a free night on your trip, it is definitely worth looking into the shows that are in town. great venues to search are the paramount theater, 5th avenue theater, and benaroya hall.”
“The light rail is your best friend for traveling to the airport or downtown Beware that many, but not all light rail stations offer orca card vending machines. these are also available at several convenience store chains.”
“Buses, uber, and bicycles to rent are a great way to get around the city Bicycles to rent are available around the neighborhood. download the uber app and get picked up right at the house for city excursions.”
“Eastside lightrail opening 2020 The light rail is opening to the eastside 2020 take a ride!”
“Take a ride on the light rail! The light rail is great, it's seattle's version of the new york subway and it will take you right downtown to king street station where you can explore the stadiums, pioneer square, 1st ave, pike place market and pacific place shopping - the possibilities are endless!”
“Link light rail is the best bang for the buck to get around! The link light rail is a popular but comfortable public transport that everyone loves to take advantage of! it can take you to seatac airport and any places up north including downtown seattle and university of washington, which is a tourist attraction for their ancient 'hogwarts' library and the cherry blossom season, all with less than 10 bucks round trip and great views on the way!”
“Public transit is easy going north and south Opt for the public transit if you are mainly going just up and down seattle. think about springing for a lyft or uber if you need to go east and west.”
“Beautiful bike ride to pike place *** I'd strongly recommend picking up a rideshare bike (lime & jump here in seattle) and hop on the elliot bay trail bike path that links magnolia to the north end of the piers downtown. it's a goreous ride along the waterfront, giving you a spectacular feel of what it means to live on the puget sound. good bikeshare pickup location: walk 5 blocks north, you typically find bikes on 20th or 21st ave w. bike trail: elliot bay trail. go south along the balmer railroad yard, then hug the shoreline on 16th ave w and pedal thru elliot bay park, centennial park and myrtle edwards park”
“Public transit schedules If you plan to take public transit here, i recommend using google maps for transit schedules and also the app one bus away for real time tracking of pickup times. both are free and easy to use.”
“There is limited public transport so it is advised to bring your own car Just one or two routes from one town to another town so you cannot depend on public transport. yes you can use uber or lyft if you want to.”
“Snowy candy cane lane from thanksgiving until christmas day If you're in town during the holidays check out candy cane lane at the bellevue square mall. it's a sight to behold and an elaborate experience both kids and adults will remember forever!”
“Take a trip on a ferry! There are a bunch of little islands in the seattle area, and ferries can take you to them in a short amount of time. i recommend going to bainbridge island for a quick bite. (you can walk to the tiny downtown from the ferry terminal.)”
“Free museum days Always free: -center for wooden boats -frye art museum museum of flight: first thursdays, 5-9pm free all day on first thursdays: -burke museum of natural history and culture -northwest african american museum -seattle asian art museum -seattle art museum (sam)”
“Island life Remember you are not in a major metropolitan area, the immediacy of things is not the same. this relates to taxis & spontaneous travel. if you are without a car you may need to book transportation ahead to secure it for flights & connections via the ferry. town is very walkable from the house, as is the ferry but if you do so at night you will need a flashlight. we have power outages in the winter due to wind storms this effects all of us again, we are an island not on the grid. this will sometimes interrupt internet, electricity etc. to experience the beauty of island living these are the trade offs. we are available to help & answer questions & the guidebook lists suggested places as well as phone numbers for services.”
Seattle is an extraordinary place to visit—a sleeper hit of a city that shines, even in the rain. Surrounded by evergreen forests and the salty waters of Puget Sound, the Emerald City offers endless natural wonders with all the amenities of a big city. Once an industrial port, it’s now a hub of technology companies and the coffee shops that fuel them. Don’t miss a ferry ride in the Sound, or the views from the Space Needle. For a place that screams Seattle charm, find a Queen Anne-Victorian showpiece or a timelessly cool Seattle Box house.
When you visit Seattle Washington, consider staying at one of Airbnb’s unique romantic lakeside houseboats and enjoy a Seattle lakeside love nest that belongs only to you. Some of the best houseboats in Seattle are available exclusively on Airbnb. Houseboat rentals in Seattle Washington are very popular especially in summer seasons. Houseboats in Seattle have a long history dating back to the 1920s, when Seattle floating homes on Lake Union were occupied by fishermen, boat-makers, and others. Nowadays Seattle houseboats have evolved from cheap waterfront homes to a more bohemian style specialty stay near Lake Union, experienced by people around the world when they visit Seattle.
Where are the houseboats and floating homes Located in Seattle? In Seattle, there are several communities and marinas especially set up for houseboats and floating home living, mainly near Lake Union. As of 2020, there is a cap of 560 floating homes that are in Seattle, making them hot commodities. Although no more floating homes can be added, in some areas, existing Seattle floating homes can be replaced depending on the rules of the community where the lot is located.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is more popularly known as SeaTac, and you can get to downtown Seattle in approximately 20 minutes. Catch a taxi or rideshare or take advantage of the light rail that leads to downtown. King County Metro Transit and Sound Transit offer bus service from the airport into select stops in Seattle.
Infamous for receiving its fair share of precipitation and cloudy days, Seattle can be wet and gray (seasonal affective disorder is a real thing). During the cold and cloudy winters, temperatures often fall into the 30s and 40s (Fahrenheit). But summers tend to be dry, and when you catch a rain-free day in Seattle, you’re in for a real treat.
Over nearly fifty years, the Seattle International Film Festival has grown to encompass several weeks of film screenings, panels, and special events.
A parade, festival, and month-long slate of events honoring the local LGBTQ community with an estimated yearly attendance of more than 400,000.
Established in 1950, Seafair is ten weeks of festivals, from neighborhood gatherings to citywide celebrations, enjoyed by more than two million people.
Seattle locals and visitors have made a tradition out of admiring the holiday lights and choir music aboard the Spirit of Seattle since 1949.