Originally Posted by ohemgee
Thanks, I'll make sure to stay away from those areas lol. High crime rate or something? And if we have more questions I will deff send you a PM! Do you have a facebook or something of that sort where I can add you?
I do have a FB, I'll send you the info via PM. Not a high crime area, just a lot of homeless in Seattle (our streets are not paved with gold, no matter what anyone else tells you). Oh, when you get to Westlake, you can take the Monorail into Seattle Center, and see the Space Needle, and visit Cafe
Flora,[/URL] which is a veg*an restaurant. Let's see...LLR stop University Street District will take you to Pike Place Market, definately worth a visit. Lots of artisians there. I told you about Chinatown and Pioneer Square, Stadium Station is busy if there's a sporting event (Mariners (baseball), Sounders (Soccer/football), and Seahawks (football/American football/Gridiron), and Safeco Field has Grounder's Garlic Fries, which is a good reason to attend a game, even if you don't like baseball.
Sodo is just an industrial neighborhood, so not much there. Beacon Hill is the friendliest neighbourhood, and if you are here 31 July, they have a small but fun music festival in the afternoon. They also have Kusina Filipina, but I haven't eaten there yet, so not sure if there's veg*an options or not. Mount Baker has some cool artwork at its train stop and pedestrian overpass. Columbia City has a Farmer's Market from 3-7p.m. on Wednesdays. Othello has a Public Market that has a lot of good food, including East African (Sambusa with hot sauce is worth it, just make sure you aren't going to be using your mouth for anything important later that day, like talking or breathing. The hot sauce is HOT!!!
Rainier Beach has Pritchard Beach Park, which is a nice place to watch the ducks and the people, and have a picnic. The Tukwila stop has nothing of note, except it's a park and ride. If you should make it into Fed. Way, there's an Afghan Restaurant on 312th that's worth checking out. Let's see, if you go all the way to the FW Transit Center, there's Marlene's Market and Deli, which is one of the biggest health food stores in the state. There's also a small Indian Restaurant that I've never tried, but it smells good when I walk past.
Oh, and if you read or heard about something somewhere, and LLR doesn't go there, you can use Tripplanner[/URL
] at King County. I really hope this helps, and that you have a wonderful time here. And you get at least one day of sunshine. We've had some cool rainy days here, and although the rest of North America seems to be jealous, we have a lot of outdoor events that are fun, too. If you need an opening address for the Trip Planner, just put "SeaTac Airport" on it. It will go on either addresses or landmark (i.e. Space Needle).