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Visiting for the first time? Here are some recommendations from lodging, experiences and dining to help you get going.

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Lodging near the airport

If you're coming in late at night or rush hour, here are a couple options within 10 minutes of the airport. Rush hour is typically between 3:30-6 for the surrounding area. Oddly, the airport is highly busy around 10 pm. 

 Radisson ~$202-235 w/tax

Just a couple mins away...Sleek and modern rooms with a shuttle provided. Breakfast not included; restaruant on-site. ​Parking $30/night

Crowne Plaza ~$212-265 w/tax 

10 minutes away, older but larger rooms. Shuttle available. Breakfast not included without purchase. Parking $30/night

Cedarbrook Lodge ​ ~$250-350 w/tax

5 minute drive, tucked away in beautiful scenery. Breakfast is not included; on-site restaruant. Parking $30/night 

Using an uber from the Airport?

If you're requesting Uber Black or Black SUV, meet your driver at your chosen door on the  Arrivals level at SEA (outside of baggage claim). For all other ride options, you'll go to the parking garage (cross via a skybridge) and meet your rideshare driver on the 3rd-floor. 

You'll have to walk past the yellow cabs across the parking lot - you'll typically see "stalls" the cars can park in and a smaller group or people waiting for their ride. If you've come at rush hour, it can be a 20 minute wait. If you come at a slow hour, it can be ready within 2 minutues. 

Washington expeirence

Rain or shine, a couple areas we highly recommend if you have spare time. 

Within an 45 mins of the airport

Golden Gardens 

A beautiful sandy beach right outside of Ballard. The views are breath taking and the sand feels incredible.

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Discovery Park 

Spend the day walking through the trails with a final destination at the sea with the light house.

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WA Park Arboretum

Over 200 acres, you could spend hours exploring the beauty of this park.

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There's no better time to see an aquarium than visting the PNW. 

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Pacific Science Center

Exhibits, Planetarium, IMAX... they have just about everything. 

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Lincoln Square

Park for free! Explore the square, mall & not too far is Bellevue Park to enjoy a stroll

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Bellevue Park

If you want less choas than Seattle, Bellevue is the perfect spot. Just a short walk from shopping & dining.

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Medina Beach Park

In the same neighborhood as Bill Gates, this cute little park has beautiful views and is less busy.

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Newcastle Beach Park

Another quiet area near the water. Enjoy a stroll or let the kids play, either way it'll be lovely!

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Our neck of the woods...

Check back next week for recommendations on the Pennisula!