Cheap Vacation Ideas - Fun Things to do in Seattle



Taking a trip to Seattle? Bring your umbrella! As the old joke goes, residents of Seattle don't tan, they rust. But don't worry, even though the climate is often wet, there are fun things to do, and this article will give you some fun and cheap vacation ideas.

First, it is said that July and August are the best months to go, so try to schedule your trip around this time if you can. The weather is usually nice and the rainfall is at a minimum.

Now what can you do if you're on a budget?

Check out The Museum of Flight for an amazing collection of aircraft. Admission is free of charge on the first Thursday evening of every month from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The Museum is very conveniently located just a minute off of Interstate 5, and only 10 minutes south of downtown Seattle.

The Space Needle, designed for the 1962 World's Fair, is of course a must-see activity. You can ride one of three glass elevators to the 520-foot Observation Deck on top and view the panorama of Seattle's natural wonders. A tip on how to travel cheap for this attraction is to check with your hotel for discount coupons. This is one of the most popular attractions in the city and you can easily find discounted tickets and coupons to save a few dollars.

The Go Seattle Card is a great deal if you are interested in trying out many different activities. With the card you will receive admission to over 30 different attractions, activities, and tours. It's just one low price ($55.00 for 1 day as of this writing) and I think it's a terrific deal for all that it includes. A great tip on how to travel cheap in Seattle, for sure.

Take a free ride on a boat on Lake Union. Every Sunday afternoon for a few hours, the Center for Wooden Boats offers free boat rides in classic wooden sailboats. You can watch float-planes land and take while you sail across the lake.

For another inexpensive activity you can take a ferry ride across Puget Sound. Be sure to bring along your camera as you can often see porpoises and occasionally even eagles.

For one last tip, you can't forget the coffee shops! For the price of a cup of coffee or a delicious mocha, you can enjoy some people watching at its best from one of the city's numerous coffee shops. Plan on trying out several every day. Try these super cheap vacation ideas next time you're in Seattle.