Seattle is a large city and the more information you can come by, the better you’ll enjoy your trip. You should find time to call into one of the Visitor Information offices. The people that work in the tourist office live, work and play in the Seattle area. You’ll be pleased to know that they are very knowledgeable about Seattle and the surrounding area. . They know the best places to sight see and the best restaurants and nightclubs. It’s a good idea to make the tourist office one of the very first places that you stop at. Just ask them the questions you have and they’ll be glad to tell you as much as they can about what you need to know about Seattle. There are some offices listed below.
You can get a special Seattle CityPass to 6 of the best Seattle attractions at a discount rate. This has lots of info with it and you can bypass the lines at the attractions as well. You can buy the CityPass at any of the attractions and it gives considerable savings . The cost is about $45 a person with children about $25 but for an adult you are getting over $80 of admissions. You have nine days to use the CityPass from the first time you use it.
The Weather in Seattle is good for visitors as it has a seasonal climate, which means the winters can be rather cold. If you’re planning to travel at this time be sure to pack lots of heavier clothing and bring a nice warm coat, hat and gloves. You’ll want to plan a lot of indoor activities and events, which are plentiful in Seattle. The average temperature in January is 46.1. Just keep that in mind if you are travelling to Seattle during the winter months.
Travelling during the spring and fall are nice times to Visit Seattle. The colors are vibrant and you’ll be able to see and do more than in the winter months.
The very best time to see Seattle is the summertime. With blue skies and sunshine the average temperature in July is 67.9. Sightseeing is at its best and you’ll be able to take advantage of the wonderful shoreline and water sports that are plentiful in Seattle.
Seattle-King Count Convention and Visitors Bureau
800 Convention PL
Seattle, WA 98101
Auburn Chamber of Commerce
228 1st St NE
Auburn, WA 98002
Washington State Convention and Trade Center – Tourist Information Center
At The Washington State Convention and Trade Center on Pike Street. They have most informaiton on the Puget Sound area.
Sea Tac Airport Visitor Information Desk
Its in the Main Terminal at the Baggage Claim level (just at Carousel 11) .
Phone 206 433 5218
There are many means of transportation to get around the city of Seattle. There are buses and the monorail. Also there are fleets of taxis. Be sure to check with your hotel to see if they offer shuttle services. This can be very helpful, firstly if you have arrived at the airport but some have shuttle services to key attractions. If you’re driving yourself , while you’re going about the city of Seattle also be safe and follow the traffic signals and parking laws.
There are four commuter transit companies Metro Transit, Pierce Transit, Community Transit and Sound Transit and between them they run bus services covering all districts of Seattle.
You can also use the DART – Metro’s Dial a Ride Transit as it offers variable routing in some parts of King County and if this suits you it is very convenient. The cost is the same as a bus ride on the Metro. You can call up toll free 1-866-261-DART or 3278.
The Monorail runs is a single route and it goes from Westlake Mall to Seattle Center. It runs about every 10 minutes and is a sightseeing trip for visitors as well as getting you from the Mall to the Center. It costs $3-4 for an adult for a return trip and half price for anyone under 17 years.
King Street Station
3rd Ave S
8th Ave and Stewart St
Telephone 206 628 5526
Gray Top Taxi
5th Ave and Pine St
Tel – 206-441-6038
Sound Transit Bus Service