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Consolidated "Layover at SEA - What to do? Where to go? How much time?" thread

Consolidated "Layover at SEA - What to do? Where to go? How much time?" thread

Old Jul 11, 01, 10:52 pm
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Consolidated "Layover at SEA - What to do? Where to go? How much time?" thread

I'm coming through SEA, connecting from from HNL to AMS and have a killer seven-hour layover. Any recommendations for day-rate hotels, great activities in SEA, nearby gym or legit massage?

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Old Jul 16, 01, 11:06 am
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It's been addressed before. You can get a bus or taxi to take you to the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field.
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Old Oct 12, 02, 11:58 pm
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Twelve hours at SEA in Jan.

I will be spending 12 hours at the airport this January. Is there any interesting places to go in that length of time? I have been to the Space Needle before, so I would like to avoid that. I did some checking and it looks like there is a good bus system from the airport, so that will likely be my ride. Thanks

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Old Oct 13, 02, 3:07 pm
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Go crawl around Pikes Place Market. Lots of funky stuff to see, great seafood in the area, and you can get a java fix at the first Starbucks!

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Old Oct 16, 02, 9:10 am
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Thank you!! It looks like I can get there in 28 minutes from the airport for only $1.25. Can't beat that! What is the weather like at that time of year? Thanks again

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Old Oct 16, 02, 10:42 am
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If you don't want to take the city bus, you can take the Gray Line express to downtown hotels. I would get off at the Westin, located right between the downtown shopping district and Pike Place Market. You can walk down Stewart or Virginia St. to the market and also check out the downtown Pacific Place mall and shops.

Weather in January? Who knows? Expect 40s and wet but it does snow every couple years.
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Old Oct 18, 02, 9:54 pm
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The Seattle Underground tour it a lot of fun. My mom and sister were here this summer, and both loved it. Also, if you like dim sum, the International District has great Chinese restaurants.
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Old Oct 22, 02, 11:07 pm
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Should feel balmy coming from N.Dakota!

You might also want to consider riding the monorail to the space needle. It's cool to go up in, and there is also a music experience/museum at it's base that is supposed to be good.

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Old Nov 15, 02, 12:06 am
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While in Pike Place Market, have lunch or dinner at Maximillien. You will find it just to the left of the Fishthrowers. Pleasant place, great food, spectacular view of Elliot Bay, watching the ferries come in. And if you are really lucky, you might see the snow-covered Olympics across the Sound.
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Old Nov 16, 02, 12:51 am
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Gee, I didn't think the Olympics were in Washington state this year !

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Old Dec 2, 02, 4:02 am
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If you are still interested, you can email me. I'd be happy to play hostess if our times coordinate. I love showing this beautiful city to others!

BTW, our weather right now is in the 50s and NO rain. . .
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Old Jul 8, 03, 8:43 am
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3-hour layover in Seattle, what to do?

On our way to Hawaii, we'll have a 3-hour layover in Seattle. We're traveling with our 7 & 11 year olds. Any suggestions on what to do during those 3 hours? Any areas we should try to visit in Seattle that's near the airport?

Thanks in advance!
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Old Jul 13, 03, 12:17 am
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Its about a 20 minute cab ride to downtown. You might come down walk around Pike Place Market for a bit.

There's not a whole lot out by the airport, one posibility is a visit to Boeing, not sure if you can do a tour in that time frame though.
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Old Jul 13, 03, 1:34 am
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Security at SEA has been an issue as of late. I wouldnt recommend trying to get downtown and back in that short of a time frame.
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4 or 5 hours to kill at SEA on a Saturday night

In a couple of weeks I'll be passing through SEA on a mileage run extension to a business trip. Will arrive in SEA at about 8 pm on Saturday night and depart at 12:55 am (on AA). I understand the Admirals Club closes early on Saturday, so the option to kill time there is gone. Any suggestions?
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