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One night in seattle

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One night in seattle

My husband and I will be spending one night it Seattle en route to Alaska . We arrive about 3pm on a weeknight

and fly out the next day at noon. We will not have a car. Thinking of staying at an airport hotel and training in for the evening. Suggestions?! We would love to see the space needle and fish market and visit top pot doughnuts . And have some drinks and a fabulous meal.

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1. Re: One night in seattle

the airport is seldom recommended as a location as you'll spend considerable time in travel into downtown. Of course you can do it. Most airport hotels will shuttle you to the light rail station then take the train to Westlake station. 4 blocks to the west is the pike place mkt. One block east is the monorail to take you to the space needle. Once downtown its very easy but realistically your not going to use the next morning so your ltd to just that one evening to do everything. If you stayed downtown it would be a whole lot easier. Top Pot is under the monorail a few blocks north of where you'll be

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2. Re: One night in seattle

When are you traveling?

If you arrive at 3 at the airport, then go to a hotel before coming back to the airport to catch the train into town, the "market" activities at the Pike Place market will be closing or already closed. And while Top Pot will be open until 7, they'll have stopped making donuts long before that.

Many of us feel the Pike Place market is at its best in the morning. Assuming you're coming from the east, why not make use of your jetlag (ha ha) the following morning? Stay downtown, get up when it's 6 here but 9 at home, hit Top Pot when it opens, then walk to the Pike market to watch the merchants set up (really interesting) and have a latte at Starbucks or a "second" breakfast at one of the many cafes or bakeries in the market, then head back to your hotel, collect your bags, and head to the airport.

Combined with a night before for dinner, this could be a very effective way of seeing some of the city without rushing around or sitting on dismal hotel shuttle buses.

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