Getting Around Seattle
Seattle is a large city, and all the options you’d expect in a city this size are available. Most mapping programs have the bus and light rail system well integrated.
- Link Light Rail: Sound Transit’s Link light rail trains arrive every 8 to 15 minutes, depending on the time of day.
- There is some construction on stations between SEATAC and the university during our workshop. Please see here for how it might affect travel. The work should be done by July 24.
- By bus: There are more than 60 bus routes that serve the University District, including many with stops right on campus.
- ORCA Card: These transit passes can be used on streetcars, light rail, buses, and more. Please note: they do not work on Washington State Ferries or the Seattle Center Monorail).
- Lyft, Uber, and metered Taxis: In downtown Seattle, local drivers offer in-city transportation. All rides can be scheduled using smartphone apps.
- Car Rental & Car sharing: Visitors can rent vehicles by days from airport and neighborhood locations, and by the hour from Zipcar or by the minute from GIG Car Share.
Bike & Scooter Sharing: Seattle is a bike and scooter-friendly city. If you’re visiting, it’s easy to find a ride no matter where you are. There are variety of options: Uber app ‘2-Wheels’, Lime bike or scotter. VEO’s Cosmo-e bike is suitable for a range of physical abilities and preferences. Keep an eye out for electric-scooter options from LINK-Up, WHEELS, and SPIN to enjoy city tour
- Commuter Rail - Sound Transit’s Sounder train is a regional system that connects Seattle with places like Tacoma and other areas.
These options will be filled in as we get closer to understanding how this workshop will be hosted.
Popular things to do
Seattle is a wonderful city, with many tourist attractions, surrounded by a scenic landscape, including volcanic mountains and open sea, that is particularly beautiful during the summertime. It offers many outings accessible by day trips.
|Seattle City PASS: Admission to Top 5 Seattle Attractions include Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, Museum of Pop Culture, Woodland Park Zoo, Chihuly Garden adn Glasses.
|Seattle’s Premier Small Group Touring Company for food tour, city tour, cruise tour, and customized tour.
|Guided explorations through the historic underground passageways of Seattle’s original neighborhood, Pioneer Square.
|Visit the largest waterfalls in the Pacific Northwest and experience Seattle on a historical city tour.
|Enjoy a fun-filled, day-long tour of the breathtakingly beautiful wonderland that is Mount Rainier National Park.
|Taste award-winning wine in Woodinville Wine Country, one of the world’s premier wine and craft beverage destinations.
|The Seattle area is home to an excellent collection of art, science, history, maritime, and special interest museums.
|With everything from unrivaled natural beauty and world-class attractions to major sports teams, a thriving arts and culture scene, and beyond, there’s always something to do in Seattle for family and Instagram-worthy vista hunting travelers.
Thinks Kids Might Light
This isn’t exclusively for kids, of course, but:
- Theo chocolate factory tour + Fremont neighborhood + Ballard lock
- Woodland park zoo + Greenlake park and trail
- Aquarium + pike’s place market + waterfront
- Pacific science center + EMP museum + glass garden + Seattle center + Monorail
- MOHA + wooden boat center + south lake union park and waterfront
- UW boat center + union bay nature area+ UW campus (especially library) + 520 bridge trail (the longest float bridge)
- Ferry to Bremeton + a navy ship museum (right next to ferry dock)
- Travel along light rail station, each station has one unique art display.
- Pioneer square + underground city tour + central library + Seattle art museum