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    Not sure when that ramp was built but you know what you see in that photo is all there is of it. Trails will be very primitive. I strongly urge anyone who has not driven 101 to do so! I would take every turnout possible...and there are many. For sure do Neah Bay! Car access to the beaches is better south of Moclips. You cant drive from Taholah to Queets that's native land...spectacular. You have to go thru Quinalt.

    Honestly I love it in winter (it can be unbelievably wet) without the crowds.
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    So after some debate, I've decided to plan a trip to Seattle in September. As of now I'm tentatively planning to stay at the Kimpton Alexis hotel. I haven't gotten deep into the itinerary yet, but I had a couple questions to start. Is the train/transit from SeaTac to the hotel feasible, or would I be better off taking an accessible taxi or shuttle (I would be arriving around 9 pm, departing 7 am). I'd like to limit a van rental as much as possible, but my thought is to rent a van the last 2 or 3 days (7 day stay), and visit the coastline (recommendations?), and then since I would have an early departure, I would have the convenience of the van the morning of my return flight.
    We have stayed at that Kimpton and its a great hotel downtown. The hotel is small and a boutique hotel close to the water and Pikes market.

    Seattle is a city that you can walk or roll around and see a lot no need to waste money renting a van and parking is expensive.


    I would do the light rail its nice lots to see along the ride and get off at University St stop and your hotel is right in that area.

    The light rail is on 3rd and your hotel is on 1st take Spring st from 3rd to 1st and you are there!

    You can walk toward Pikes Market and you have The Great wheel, the aquarium and nice places to eat and drink.

    Its about a 50 min ride but even at night its ok as you get closer to Seattle more to see.


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    Here is a resource I stumbled onto checking into the Great Wheel. https://wheelchairjimmy.com/seattle/...-space-needle/ I did not realize the wheel was chair friendly. https://wheelchairjimmy.com/seattle/...-space-needle/ Currently tabbed on the Space Needle I have to warn you it is being refitted with glass floors at the restaurant level and the observation level is getting a major remodel improvement too. The news said the restaurant probably would miss the tourist season, but I think they said something about getting the observation deck open. At any rate, by September you shouldn't have an issue there.

    I never take visitors downtown, but a roundtrip ferry ride is very doable. We've been having whales in the sound, so there is a chance on seeing those. I like to take visitors to Salmon Bay Fisherman's Terminal. The one operatered by the Port of Seattle, (not in Ballard). It is a public facility. As such you can roll onto the dock and observe the boats and talk to the fisherman. https://www.portseattle.org/Commerci...s/default.aspx There was a great fish and chips place there, but I do not know if they are still open. I can check before you come if you are interested. The other favorite of mine is the Chittenden Locks. You can google them too. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballard_Locks Incidentally they are close, easily done in the same day.
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    I'm realizing there is just too much to see/do, that it's impossible to do in 1 week. The problem is that I'm a huge fan of nature, and that region has so much in way of diverse landscape that the more I plan, the more frustrated I'm becoming because I won't be able to see all that I want. I tend to try to do too much on trips that I feel like I'm doing too much running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by landrover View Post
    Did you happen to see my private message?

    Sorry my bad I just responded...I ll respond here to later because its a great question!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by landrover View Post
    I'm realizing there is just too much to see/do, that it's impossible to do in 1 week. The problem is that I'm a huge fan of nature, and that region has so much in way of diverse landscape that the more I plan, the more frustrated I'm becoming because I won't be able to see all that I want. I tend to try to do too much on trips that I feel like I'm doing too much running.

    I would still go and enjoy dont try and over schedule..do a little city and a little nature plus leave time to just enjoy and let happen...Many times when people over schedule you end up running from place to place and not enjoying the journey.

    Its a very cool area and lots to see and very chair friendly and people are very nice!

    Once you go you can work on a 2nd trip to do things you enjoyed plus new things you didnt get to try.


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    It's good that you recognize whats realistic in 7 days. Scale back a little and relax Regarding nature, I often feel surrounded by it wherever I am. It's hard to go wrong with any excursions you might plan in my opinion. I'm not online here often but will be glad to try to answer any questions you have. Sorry you're overwhelmed.
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    Agree with Rook.. do 2 trips.. one in the city and one out in the nature... doing all that in 7 days is making me feel exhausted. There is more than enough to do in and around downtown seattle.
    Ride the car ferry over to Bainbridge just before dusk, it's about an hour there and back, you stay out on the deck and get some awesome views as the sun goes down and the city lights up for cheap.. go on as a foot passenger you can roll there from your hotel.
    Get on early, rock to the cafeteria , get a bowl of Ivers Clam chowder and just kick back on the deck, and take it all in.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rook98006 View Post
    It's good that you recognize whats realistic in 7 days. Scale back a little and relax Regarding nature, I often feel surrounded by it wherever I am. It's hard to go wrong with any excursions you might plan in my opinion. I'm not online here often but will be glad to try to answer any questions you have. Sorry you're overwhelmed.

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