We have been invited to a family wedding near Seattle in mid August next year. We live in London so are thinking of doing 2 weeks with the wedding in the middle so we are not still suffering from the time difference. We have DD 12 & DS 10. We enjoy sightseeing, a bit of walking, beaches etc and DD is looking forward to a bit of shopping. DH doesn't want to spend lots of time behind the wheel and I don't fancy driving over there. Anybody recommend places to visit and maybe spend a few says in the general region. We have been to Vancouver before but never to Seattle.
Snoqualmie Falls is very nice and can be impressive in full flow. Also maybe catch one of the ferries from Seattle. You should go to the top of the Space Needle too as the views are amazing on a clear day.
We did not drive in Seattle either (traffic there can also be heavy going to and from the airport). Uber was available and reasonably priced. We visited the Aquarium, CenturyLink Field and went on a tour of the Boeing factory during our stay there.
Will check those tips out. It will be our wedding anniversary while we're there. Was thinking of finding a nice park based accommodation for a few nights. Also have looked at hiring an RV for a few nights as have never done that but they look quite expensive so undecided. We are not seasoned campers but have done that a few times too in the UK.
We're flying in/out of Seattle this August but planning more of a road trip - there is a thread I got some suggestions on 'Pacific Northwest' not too far down the long haul sections. The San Juan Islands are not too far away for a few days trip. We are planning two nights in Mount Rainer NP and we're driving on the evening we arrive and it looks like just a few hours.