FAB Seattle Getaway Deal…

Todays Screamin Daily Deal: $518 for 3 Days and 2 Nights for Two at The Warwick Hotel in Seattle, Washington, Including Admission to the Space Needle, the Aquarium, the Experience Music Project, a One-Hour Argosy Cruise Harbor Tour, and a Dinner Cruise ($821 Value)

This is a spectacular deal for a mini vacation. 🙂  Here’s what I suggest:

Day 1

From the Warwick hotel walk 2 blocks to Top Pot Doughnuts to get your day started… Their doughnuts are de-lish! Then head down to Pike Place Market to pick up supplies for a picnic lunch or dinner.  Be sure and stop by Beecher’s Cheese shop for a little fromage and then hop aboard the monorail to the Space Needle and the EMP (Experience Music Project) to check out the awesome guitar gallery and other cool exhibits.


Day 2

Eat breakfast at the Dahlia Bakery (outside table so you can people watch) then head down to the waterfront and check out the exhibits at the Seattle Aquarium for a few hours (be sure and look for the otters opening clams on their bellies). Enjoy a small lunch at  Ivar’s Seafood and then it’s off to Ye Old Curiosity Shop for some unique and unusual souvenirs.   At this point you may want to go back to the hotel for a little nap… or if you’re like me… you’ll want to cram everything into your mini vacation that you possibly can…  So in that case 😉  I’d head over to the SAM (Seattle Art Museum) or Sur La Tab and check out the fancy cookware before heading aboard the Argosy Dinner Cruise.

Day 3

After sleeping in I’d head down to the original Starbucks in Pike Place Market for a tall hot chocolate with extra whip then over to 3 Girls Bakery for a scrumptious pastry before heading back home.

Yay!  I LOVE SEATTLE. 🙂

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Comments

  • Mary

    This sounds like almost exactly what we are going to do over 4th of July weekend. Except I work for a hotel and I get Hampton Inn rooms for $29 (and those include free breakfast) I looked at City Pass for the attractions and I think we will be getting those.

    • Rana

      I am sooooo jealous! I am staying Friday July 1st-Sunday 3rd at the Mediterranean Inn (by the Space Needle) for $395 (both nites). We like that area but it is getting so expensive!

  • Bethany

    I am from Seattle and those are all fabulous ideas. My only caveat in the EMP. Honestly, for $20/person you have to be a HUGE music/museum lover. I personally found it incredibly boring. On the other hand, it has been close to 10 years since I have been there so maybe it has changed but I still think it is incredibly expensive. I think the Science Center is a better deal for the money. Plus much more interesting.

    • Susan

      I’m of the same opinion. We visited the EMP in the summer of 2008. I liked it okay, but I can’t say that I’d make it a priority to go back. My daughter and the other kids in our group of friends (5-10 years old) were bored. They did like the Science Center a lot tho, as well as the other attractions in the City Pass.

      The City Pass includes a ticket to the EMP, which is why we went. It’s a great deal. Six attractions for $59 ($39 for kids). Even if you use only half of the tickets, it’s still more economical than buying individual tickets.

    • Mary

      I agree. My husband is a HUGE music lover so he will be doing this one alone while the girls and I find something else to do. No big deal, we’ll all be doing everything else. He has been to this once and has wanted to go again. He’s a huge fan of Jimi Hendrix too so this is a good thing for him.

  • Susan

    What am I missing Mavis? I’m not seeing how this is all that good of a deal. I stayed at the Warwick last October for around $129/night. Two nights, plus two City Passes at $59/ea (which will get you into all of the above attractions except the dinner cruise PLUS two additional attractions) plus tax was less than $400. Their posted rates for July start at $199. Even at that rate, with two City Passes it’s only $516 (before taxes).

    Sincerely, what else do you get for $518? I clicked on the link provided for more info, but Seattle does not come up as an option for me.

    That aside, I’m curious if you attempt a trip like this with kids. I love the “Three Perfect Days” series of articles in the United magazine. I like them so much that I tear them out of the magazine and keep them in a folder. This reminds me of that kind of a trip. As an adult I could keep up the pace, but not with my kiddo in tow. I find a slower pace, with only one outing per day, or possibly two if they’re shorter, works better than trying to cram a lot in a short amount of time.

    For those traveling in summer with kids, allow some time to play in the fountain near the Space Needle. When we were there in summer 2008, the kids in our group (all 5-10 years old) loved it! Fun and free. It’s awesome.

    • mavis

      Actually I think this is a great deal. I especially like that I don’t have to pick certain hotel dates just because they are on sale for a specific day/week. Also, the dinner cruise runs about $178 for 2 people.

      As far as traveling with kids… our kids have traveled extensively and LOVE museums, tours, boat rides, ect. and would be bored to death if we chose to do only one activity per day… In fact we took our kids to London/Paris/Ireland when they were 7 & 9 and they loved every minutes of it. So I think maybe it’s just what kids are use to.

      As far as the fountain at Seattle Center… It’s AWESOME! Especially on a hot summer day.

      Also thanks for the tip about the 3 Perfect Days series in the United magazine… I’ll have to hunt it down… I’d really be interested in reading those articles.

      • Susan

        Thanks for the feedback Mavis. The dinner cruise addition does make the promotion more attractive.

        You’re right that it does depend on the individual child as to what they can handle. My daughter (age 10) has travelled a lot, and she loves it all too. She’s a great traveler, but she does get tired. Then again, she’s always been one to need more sleep than the average child.

        I think you would love the “3 Perfect Days” series. Each article features a location (worldwide) and suggest how to enjoy it. I read them and salivate. They might be available online, I’m not sure, but definately check it out next time you fly United.

  • Rana

    I’ll be heading to Seattle Friday for 3 days! If anyone wants a cool place to hang and have a drink, Pike Place Brewery is cool. It’s around the corner from Pike Place Market and down the stairs. Good beer!

  • Sophie

    So I will be going to Seatlle for 2 days in July, on a Tuesday and Wednesday. I will be staying close to and need to be near Harborview Medical Center for medical appointments and cant stray far. Anyone have any suggestions on stuff to do in that area, maybe within walking distance or transit? Thanks.

  • Danielle

    Honestly, unless you live somewhere where it gets really hot, and you like a break from the heat, Seattle is NOT a great summer vacation! We just had the second coldest spring on record, and summer is sucking so far too. It’s been cloudy much more than it has been sunny, and I don’t think we’ve even hit 80 degrees yet! Well in some places I think it might have once or twice, but…. We’re still stuck in the 60’s most days lately – and it’s the end of June. This is so sad!! If weather isn’t one of your main reasons for going to a destination I guess it’s not a big deal though. There is a lot to do in Seattle. Of course there’s the science center, the space needle, all the museums, the waterfront, and an ok nightlife… I have never been on the underground tour, but I hear it’s good. I also hear there is a coffee tour. If you’re willing to venture out of the city, there’s lots of nature and outdoorsy things to do. Take a ferry right across the water to the Olympics. Drive a little east and you’re in the Cascades. Lots of places to go fishing if you like that. Lake Washington and Union are fun if you want to rent a sail boat or go on a little plain… lots of stuff… Google is better than me. lol

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