Things to See and Do in Seattle with Your New Friends
The 2012 SQLPass Summit will be in Seattle from November 6-9. As a local Northwesterner (I now live in Portland, OR), here is some information to help visitors.
If you’re new to the Summit, it’s a great time to meet people, and the experience is even better if you explore Seattle with new friends in the evening. So one way or another, look into some things you might want to see and do, it will come in useful while you’re in town.
With minor exceptions, I’ve only listed things which are pretty convenient to downtown and are easy to reach without a car. Neighborhood names are listed for each place and a corresponding neighborhood map is below.
Let me know if you have questions! Happy to help.
If you’re staying downtown, you can probably take a quick ride from SeaTac Airport to your hotel on Light Rail for $2.50. Check out how!
Don’t be afraid to ride the bus in Seattle- this section has links to help figure it out, including links to learn about the new train from the airport.
There are a lot of chain retail stores downtown which you can visit back at home, but we have a few places that are truly out of the ordinary.
Let’s face it: these are the truly important things in life.
We have a lot of donuts, delicious chocolate, and more local coffee houses than you can imagine. I’ve listed my favorites, but this is just the beginning. Check all the independents out and pick your favorite.
It’s the most important meal of the day, after all.
After eating all those donuts and staying out late at the bar, this is what you need- juice bars, a good walk, and yoga.
It’s not all grunge these days. We have a fun live music scene.
Yep. There’s karaoke. Not my fault.
For the writers: Hugo House. For the readers: The Central Library. For the curious: a few tours.
We can has good food. Here are some of my favorites, many of which are on the cheap.
Seattle has so many wonderful parks. All free. Here’s a few.
Neighborhood Map (reference for the links above)
The conference will be held at the Washington State Convention & Trace Center, which is in the Downtown neighborhood at 800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101.