Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27
I'm going to the OSU/Washington game next month and was wondering if any Seattlites had any suggestions on things to do and places to eat. I'll be staying downtown and would like to eat down there some place (I hear the seafood is good
Any suggestions would be great. Thanks in advance.
I'm Vatican Plum's lurking friend who lives in Seattle.
Regarding where to eat, it depends on how much money you have budgeted...If you are in to a neighborhoody type restaurant, I'd recommend the Asteroid Cafe
. It's in my neighborhood (Fremont) and it has amazing Italian food; it's reasonably priced, but reasonably is a relative term. It's a quick bus ride north of downtown or if you are renting a car, there is street parking across the street. But if you want seafood, I'd recommend Chandler's Crabhouse
. It's more expensive, but it's also very good. It's notably less expensive when your in-laws pick up the tab. Here's a list of the top seafood restaurants in Seattle
Whatever you do, don't eat at the restaurant atop the Space Needle. The food is notoriously bad.
Also, fun things to do in Seattle:
- take a ferry ride. It's just so serene to check the cityscape from the ferry. But there are a bunch of ferry options...when my mom comes to visit, we take the ferry to Bainbridge. It has the added benefit of being able jump off the ship in case your mom is driving you crazy with her refined criticisms of how you live your life.
- If there is a Mariners game, you should definitely check it out. The fans are your typical passive northwesterners, but Safeco is a beauty of a park (third on my list of the new stadiums behind PNC and Camden Yards, ahead of your fine stadium). Since I don't have a lot of "money" I like to sit in the LF bleachers, and they are $14 a seat. I'm also partial to the OF reserved seats, which are $20. Here is the seating chart
- The view from the Space Needle is worth the price, especially if it's a nice day, which it should be in September. Not so much after mid-October. Unless you like overcast, which has it's own beauty.
- The Seattle Underground tour
is pretty random too...it gives you a taste of the Emerald City's beginnings. It's also close to Elliott Bay Bookstore, which is like Powell's, but not in Portland.
- If you are so inclined, it's also fun to rent a kayak at Lake Union and just enjoy being on the water.
- The Arboretum is very nice as well.
- There's also an Aquarium, a Zoo, a Science Center.
- And if you have an extended time, I'd defitely recommend travelling to Mt. Rainier which is about 2.5 hours south of the city. But it is the third highest peak in the US.