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My best parking options for Bumbershoot? Thanks.

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My best parking options for Bumbershoot? Thanks.

Thanks for those who have helped me with parking tips, but I'm still unsure of the Bumbershoot situation. On Sunday, Sept. 2, I will be ready to leave from the SEA-TAC airport in my rental car for the festival at about 10:30 am (my plane arrives at 9:45, so I can't start earlier). I will go straight to the festival. What should I do? It seems that at 10: 30 am it might be too late of a start to search for free parking on the street, especially since I don't know the city (but if not, please let me know). So, I'm searching various Web sites. Should I just park at Northgate and take a shuttle there? Westlake Center and take a monorail? In other words, which of these options (including others not mentioned) offer the greatest convenience, especially in terms of traveling to these parking places on the freeways which are sure to be congested? (One person suggested taking I-99 instead of I-5). What do you think? Please be specific in your directions. Thanks.

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1. Re: My best parking options for Bumbershoot? Thanks.

I would try Northgate. It should be easier to navigate for a newcomer to the city than finding parking downtown.

Take a look at:

…metrokc.gov/up/spclevent/sh_bumbershoot.html

…metrokc.gov/up/spclevent/msh_bumber-ngt.html

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2. Re: My best parking options for Bumbershoot? Thanks.

Since the festival doesn't start until later, 10:30 AM should be PLENTY early to find free onstreet parking.

I doubt there will be much freeway congestion on a holiday Sunday morning so I wouldn't worry about taking I-5.

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3. Re: My best parking options for Bumbershoot? Thanks.

I don't think for someone who doesn't know Seattle to suggest looking for free parking is the right suggestion at a major seattle event. It looks like the shuttle only runs from Northgate this year so yes I think that the simplest in terms of logistics. That way you can concentrate on having fun and not dealing with parking and traffic.

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4. Re: My best parking options for Bumbershoot? Thanks.

Fair enough--I find Seattle to be a really easy city to drive in so it doesn't seem like it would be worth the extra time and hassle of taking the shuttle but it all depends on the OP's comfort zone and what he's used to.

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5. Re: My best parking options for Bumbershoot? Thanks.

I would drive each day, find a centrally located parking lot, and pay for a full-day's parking. The freeways will not necessarily be conjested over the Labor Day weekend, as lots of people leave town. Around the Center will be busy, but there are some large parking garages and loads of street lots.

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6. Re: My best parking options for Bumbershoot? Thanks.

We've always just parked in the Seattle Center lot across the street.

I think they call it the 5th Ave lot.

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