We just came back from our Seattle/Alaska cruise trip. We thoroughly enjoyed it...and thanks to all of you who made suggestions for us to do. Accommodations were tough to find, as the Penny Arcade convention. Was there at the same time. (60,000 gamers at the convention center).
We had a nice, but expensive hotel downtown. They recommended a nice breakfast place a couple of blocks away,which we liked enough to go back to each morning. We found some really great places for dinner...Terra Plata and Sitka & Spruce, both in the Capitol Hill area. We enjoyed drinks at a couple of local watering holes. We didn't do any of the late bars... we go to bed pretty early.
The weather , including the wether on the cruise was superb. ..low to mid 70's during the day and high 50's/ low 60's at night. And sun!!! We had only one overcast rainy day during the entire two weeks and that was one day at sea.
We did Pike's Market, the aquarium, the space needle, Chihully museum and garden, did a ferry boat ride, wandered around Bainbridge Island, the monorail to City Center and generally were lazy tourists.
The cruise was great too and I would recommend it to you. From Seattle. We went to Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria. We were disappointed not to see any wildlife. ..maybe next time.
Thanks again for your suggestions.