My Seattle Diary Guide
Day 1 - SeaTrac Tacoma Airport - arrived fairly early at the airport at aound 12.30pm. Once arrived bought a Orca card (they charge $5 for the issuing card, but its worth it, so you can carry the card rther than cash). Journeys to Downtown Seattle are $2.5 so fairly cheap, and takes 30 minutes to get there.
Once arrived, dropped my luggage at Hotel Seattle, its a reasonable hotel with basic facilities but don't expect breakfast inclusive in costs nor coffee or tea in the room. I had to wait till 3pm till check in.
Did a brief tour around Seattle which included walks to Madison Street, walked into Ye Olde Curiosity Shop which sells lot of random stuff like stuffed animals and souvenirs like sweatshirts and t-shirts. Walked along Alaskan Way Viaduct (great walk under bridge with views of mountain, and Space Needle), up to 1st Avenue, here there are plenty of shops all the way along the street, except near the end. Walked back to Alaskan Way Viaduct, then up Yesler Way, there's a good vantage point on the bridge where you can see most of Downtown Seattle here includng the Smith and Columbia tower. Walked to 9th Avenue, and finally back to Seneca Street.
Had some good cappucino cofe at Seattles Best COffee with carrot muffin and waffle with a great view of the Seattle Public library.
After checkin, walked to Pike Place Market, here is a bustling tourist attrction where there are lots of market stalls selling fresh seafood including fish, crabs, and oysters. Walked around 1st Avenue to see Simply Seattle which is another Souvenir Shop and bought a few postcards. Also alked past the Seattle Art gallery which looks interesting and you get to see a 10 foot hammering statue looming over the museum.
|City Population/th>||Density Population||Urbn Population||Metro Population|
|620,778 (US: 22nd)||7,402/sq mi (2,858/km2)||3,059,393||3,500,026 (US: 15th)|