We are going to be in Seattle March 21-25. We have plans to take the Clipper to Victoria for an overnight stay that would allow us to see the Gardens and downtown. We knew we were risking some chilly, damp weather, but the forecast is now calling for cold temps, definite rain, and the possibility of snow. I know the gardens are beautiful, but if we are cold, wet, and miserable, I am not sure the cost and time will truly be worth it. I am looking for advice on these options--or other suggestions. (We are a middle-aged couple traveling with our 17 year-old son; I should probably mention that we do NOT enjoy shopping so that is not really an option for us.)
1. Stay in Seattle (this is our second visit) and add some indoor activities.
2. Take Amtrak to Vancouver instead and look for indoor activities. I have not researched Vancouver at all and would need ideas here.
3. Take the Clipper to Victoria but skip the gardens. Replace that with more indoor venues or a long, scenic drive which might be hampered as well by the weather.
4. Great ideas generated by TA posters.
Thanks for your help in advance.