I will be staying in Seattle for a week in February to do some research. I'll be busy during the day but will have my evenings free. I'm not much of a club/bar person, and was wondering if anyone would have suggestions as to some things that would be fun/safe for a woman (possibly two women, if my fellow researcher wants to come) to do on her own. It would be great if there were a few suggestions of things close to the University of Washington as that's the area in which I will be staying. I've seen the Space Needle and Pike Place on other trips so other suggestions would be great.
I might also have one lone Saturday afternoon free, so any ideas of the very best thing to use that time for would be appreciated.
Also, any good (fairly casual) restaurants I should try in that neck of the woods?