My husband, children and I will be traveling to Seattle and Vancouver in July. We've already booked our tickets so can't change our travel arrangements at this time. We arrive @ 10:30 on a Friday in Seattle. We plan to take the Light Rail Link to our hotel near Pioneer Square to drop off our luggage. Since we'll have plenty of time left on Friday, I had thought about going over to Pike's Market to stretch our legs, but read somewhere it was better to go in the morning? I don't want to do anything that might overwhelm us after an already long day of traveling, but something to do to spend our time wisely since we can't check into our hotel till later.
We are planning to spend day one at Seattle Center visiting EMP, Pacific Science and the Space Needle.
Day two visit the Aquarium in the morning and considering catching the Mariners in action for a Sunday afternoon game. Some where in day one or two we want to do the one hour Argosy tour. We thought we'd take advantage of the City Pass. Seems like a good deal?
Day three I'd like an outdoor activity, but can't decided. Thought of doing a one day trip to San Juan Island, but it seems a little far and not possible without a car. May consider renting a car for one day to go to Mt. Rainer. Any advice on what to do to get us out of the city?
Day four we catch the morning Amtrak train to Vancouver. Haven't nailed any activities down in Vancouver yet. We'll spend three nights in Vancouver and return to Seattle the morning of our last day. Planning on seeing the Museum of Flight as we head toward our hotel near the airport for an early morning flight out on Saturday.