Usually I do a ton of research before I visit a destination but lots of other obligations are distracting me from the task. We have a day and a half to spend in Seattle late Sept. as we travel back to the East Coast after a few weeks in Hawaii. We could use some suggestions on how to spend our time. We would rent a car for a day trip if there is something really compelling within a reasonable drive. Haven't reserved our lodging yet either.
I did a quick look at the downtown itinerary and I'm not overly inspired. We're not big shoppers or foodies. We're more the outdoorsy type - natural beauty, light hiking, wildlife, etc.