Originally Posted by *AHIMSA*
I'm visiting Washington January 12-17, and will be going to Seattle at least once.
I'll be staying in Orting Wa., zip code 98360. I have NO clue where that is and what great things there may be to do around there. Any suggestions?
Tacoma is pretty boring, and Orting is even more so in regards to being a tourist.
Seattle has far more to do in regards to being a tourist depending on what you are interested in; though winter time would not be the best time to come here unless you ski, and then I would recomend Crystal Mtn.
There are numerous vegan resturants in the Sea/Tac areas, not to mention a wide varitey of ethnic foods.
If the weather holds true for an el nina yr then it will be cold and wet, whether it is snowy will depend on how cold it gets. Right now it is aprox 37 degress, and though it sprinkled earlier today, it has been cloudy all day long.
This may help a little with the weather forecast:http://www.nwcn.com/weather/
If you like scenery I would recommend your friend take you up to Snoqualima Falls off of I90, especially if there is a storm going on, the falls during a storm are very impressive.
If you like to gamble there is a big casino down in Tacoma, how's name is currently escaping me.
Bring warm clothes, and rain gear, even if it doesn't snow in the low lands it will be cold and probably wet.