Know before you go
- Bring an umbrella- it does rain. We do use umbrellas, no matter what a guidebook tells you. Also rain boots are a pretty big staple.
- ATM and Credit Cards are accepted most places. Chase is one of the major banks in Seattle.
- Check out Redtricycle.com for weekly events and reviews on fun kid stuff to do
- If you want to travel on the cheap, there are a multitude of parks to visit. Check out the Explorers Project link for all of the sights Dek and I are checking out in the Seattle area.
- Buses- a bus trip will now cost you US$2.25. You can get a transfer if you need to change buses to get to your location. You must use exact change when riding the bus. You can also buy a bus ticket book at drugs stores and other locations.
- Taxis- don’t bother unless you are staying downtown. You won’t find them in too many neighborhoods.
- Car- A car is almost a must if you want to explore outside of the city. Definitely budget in a rental car if possible.
- see the Restaurants page
- see the Shopping page
What to See and Do
- Explorers Project: Seattle– a huge list of activities in and outside of the city to keep you entertained for weeks to come.
- Five Favorite Outdoor Activities with Kids
- Tulip Festival
- Holiday Carousel