Seattle for work - recommendations

  • Districttexan

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    Jul 15, 2015 7:04 PM GMT
    Headed to Seattle for the first time in a couple weeks for a week long conference. Any must sees, eats, or drinks?

    Thanks!
    Cole
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    Jul 15, 2015 9:06 PM GMT
    See hot guys, eat sushi, drink till the ugly guys are hot.
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    Jul 15, 2015 9:23 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    paulflexes saidSee hot guys, eat sushi, drink till the ugly guys are hot.


    Even though I like it out here I must admit that the general stock of guys in the area are pretty plain. Midwestern and east coast men are, overall, much more attractive.
    I've yet to be in Seattle, but I have a friend there (err, just a bit north) who's Vogue-model-perfect...except for the typical scars of a downhill mountain biker and snowboarder. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 15, 2015 10:28 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    paulflexes said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    paulflexes saidSee hot guys, eat sushi, drink till the ugly guys are hot.


    Even though I like it out here I must admit that the general stock of guys in the area are pretty plain. Midwestern and east coast men are, overall, much more attractive.
    I've yet to be in Seattle, but I have a friend there (err, just a bit north) who's Vogue-model-perfect...except for the typical scars of a downhill mountain biker and snowboarder. icon_lol.gif


    Well, there are a few exceptionally good looking people here. But it's not the general rule.
    Well damn. I was hoping he was representative of more guys there. Maybe it's a good idea I invited him to visit SF instead of me driving up there. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 16, 2015 1:47 AM GMT
    There are hot guys everywhere. But apparently, all the ones in Seattle were hiding when I visited. icon_lol.gif

    Cole, hit up the tourist spots. Might as well get that out of the way first. Then drive over the Capitol Hill and hit up the gayborhood there for food/drinks. Just park and walk around. But not too late at night. It might get a little sketchy, depending on your comfort level. But if you live in DC, then you got nothing to worry about.
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    Jul 16, 2015 1:49 AM GMT
    xrichx saidThere are hot guys everywhere. But apparently, all the ones in Seattle were hiding when I visited. icon_lol.gif

    Cole, hit up the tourist spots. Might as well get that out of the way first. Then drive over the Capitol Hill and hit up the gayborhood there for food/drinks. Just park and walk around. But not too late at night. It might get a little sketchy, depending on your comfort level. But if you live in DC, then you got nothing to worry about.
    You already know my comfort level, which is apparently similar to yours. After all, we did meet the most notorious guy ever on RJ...in real life. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 16, 2015 1:50 AM GMT
    Oh, and xrichx, if all goes well I'll have a contract back down there soon. May even visit in a few weeks. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 16, 2015 4:50 AM GMT
    If you have the time, get a Seattle City Pass. You get to see 5 attractions for $70. The Space Needle, EMP museum and the Argosy Cruise Tour are some of those attractions.

    Also, go to Pikes Market. You can't visit Seattle without going to Pikes and watching the guys at the fish market throw fish around. YouTube it and you'll see what I'm talking about.
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    Jul 16, 2015 5:57 AM GMT
    For an abbreviated 'local' experience:
    Outdoors: run around Green Lake, see Discovery Park, Gas Works, the Ballard Locks and Fish Ladder, ride along the Burke-Gilman Trail
    Urbanscape: downtown Seattle Public Library, Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market, REI's flagship store
    Culture: Seattle Asian Art Museum and Volunteer Park Conservatory
    Coffee: Vivace Coffee, Cafe Ladro, Cafe Vita
    Food: Molly Moon's Ice Cream, Dick's Drive-In
    'Gay Bar': Madison Pub
    Grocery Store: PCC Markets
    Listen to: KEXP (90.3FM)
    Bookstore: Left Bank Books
    more time?: take WA State Ferry to Bainbridge Island
  • Muscmasmat

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    Jul 16, 2015 6:13 PM GMT
    What is different about Seattle from Texas or DC is going to be the trees, ocean and mountains. (I would not bother with Bellvue, particularly the mall, which you can find anywhere).

    Do visit Pike Place Market, but also proceed west down the street and at the end of the market, go across the street to the park with views of Elliott Bay. From the park, at the railing, look back east, and on a clear day, see an incredible view of Mt. Rainier. You won't see that back in Texas or DC! Also, if you a Starbucks fan, the original Starbucks is across the street from Pike Place Market about two blocks west of Pine St.

    For additional wonderful views, go to Kerry Park up on Queen Ann hill. You can take a bus, taxi, or Uber from downtown. Has a great view of Seattle, Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains.

    Another great view is from Volunteer Park.(bus, taxi, or Uber, from downtown). Climb to the top of the water tower and see great views of Seattle and Lake Washington, and the Cascade Mountains and Bellevue to the east. Plus, it's a beautiful park.

    Do try to get out on the water, either with one of the tours, or just take the ferry to Bainbridge Island or Bremerton.

    Do see the Space Needle and surrounding area with the Olympic Fountain. You can take the monorail from Pine St. at 5th Ave. Also you can then walk all the way down to the waterfront to see the sculptures in Olympic Park and walk along the waterfront.

    Regarding Capital Hill (the gayborhood), it is not as much gay as it used to be but that is where most of the bars are. But it is worth walking around. This is where you will find a lot of students and people around your age. There is a new Starbucks roasting store at Pike and Minor Ave that has high end coffees and shows how coffee roasting is done. There are still some book stores and interesting shops in the side streets between Pike and Pine.

    If you have extra time, you can take the day trip over to Victoria on Vancouver Island (be sure to bring your passport).

    I lived in downtown Seattle for 1 1/2 years and worked there also. If you need any advice while you are here, private message me. I'll give you my phone number and you can call with any questions.

    Here in the summer, the sun sets late, so you can do a lot of site seeing after your conference in the evening.

    Enjoy your conference and stay in Seattle.
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    Jul 16, 2015 7:43 PM GMT
    Wow! Talk about a timely topic! I'm headed there tomorrow for a weekend visit. I was looking for some ideas and found some. Thanks.

    PS I heard the walking/eating tours are good so I might try one of those out.