Seattle Travel Guide

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Where and When to Join the Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl Victory Parade

February 3, 2014 at 7:32 AM | by | Comments (0)

Depending on whom you were pulling for last night, it was either one of the best Super Bowl games of all time—or one of the absolute worst. Either way it’s now time to celebrate, and the city of Seattle is ready to welcome home their Seahawks. It’s the very first championship for the organization, and only the second time a professional sports team will bring home a trophy to the city. Start working on your get out of work strategy, as this Wednesday is going to be the victory parade.

For those hoping to welcome the team home—you’re out of luck—as it sounds like there will not be an organized welcome home out at SeaTac Airport. However, the official celebration is scheduled for February 5, as things are going to kickoff at 11am local time.

The plan has the parade beginning on Fourth Avenue—south of like Denny Way—then running along Fourth Avenue for a couple of miles. The parade route will lead the team to their home at CenturyLink Field where the party and parade will end around 1:30pm.

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Seahawks Fans Score Special Alaska Airlines Service to the Super Bowl

January 24, 2014 at 8:39 AM | by | Comments (0)

For the last few weeks Alaska Airlines has been doing their best to help rescue Seattle Seahawks fans from around the country, as they’ve been flying them into town to join in on some of the game day activities. Along with Chief Football Officer—Russell Wilson—the airline is at again, and this time lucky winners just might be visiting New York and New Jersey in time for this year’s big game.

Partnering with the team's quarterback they’re calling the contest "Russell's 12th Fan Airlift,” and they’re randomly picking 56 lucky winners. Those lucky enough will score a pair of round-trip tickets on an Alaska Airlines flight over to Newark, New Jersey, as well as two nights accommodations during Super Bowl weekend. They’ll throw in access to a party over in Manhattan on the day of the game, but there’s one thing they just can’t give away—no tickets to the Super Bowl are included in this contest. That’s certainly a bummer, but we guess it’s better than nothing.

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Score a Free Uber Car to Seattle Airport, Thanks to Alaska Airlines

December 23, 2013 at 9:04 AM | by | Comments (0)

Good news if you’re heading to the airport in the next couple of days, as Alaska Airlines might just help you get there. They’re definitely in the holiday spirit with their latest promotion; however, you do need to call the Seattle area home to get in on the deal.

Alaska Airlines is teaming up with the ride-share folks over at Uber, and they’re giving free rides to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The freebies are scheduled to run both today and tomorrow—December 23 and December 24—as travelers are welcome to a free one-way ride to the airport.

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What's the Deal with the Mummy Airplane at Seattle's Museum of Flight

January 15, 2013 at 4:16 PM | by | Comments (0)

This is the ghost of airplanes past. For real, though, this is a B-29 Bomber from World War II that's been literally kept under wraps for over a year, sitting between the parking lot of Seattle's Museum of Flight and the runways at Boeing Field.

Anyone who lives near a seasonal body of water (the Great Lakes, for example) has surely seen shrink-wrapped boats being transported or stored away for the winter. The same industrial wrap comes in handy for aircraft; just Google Image search "shrink-wrap airplane" to see shots like this, of bound-up Blackhawk helicopters on a barge.

But back to the Bomber.

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Yes, GeekGirlCon 2013 is Totally a Thing

December 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

GeekGirlCon recently gave female comic fans another reason to geek out when they announced the details of their 2013 conference.

The con, which will take place at The Conference Center at WSCC in Seattle, is dedicated to celebrating the contributions of women in all aspects of geek culture. Panels, workshops, gaming, and special guests are also geared to geeky girls and their unique interests.

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Oops! Parking Meter Malfunction Awards $400,000 in Free Airport Parking

December 18, 2012 at 6:54 AM | by | Comments (0)

It’s time to check those credit card statements, as there might just be a little bit of a bank error in your favor. You’re not going to get to quit your job anytime soon, but if your car has spent a lot of time in the airport parking garage over in Seattle you might have scored a pretty decent discount—as in free.

Over at Sea-Tac Airport there was a little bit of a parking glitch during the year, and the bottom line is that the airport is now short a cool $400,000 in fees and charges. As much as we want to just assume that this was a goodwill gesture—it wasn’t—and now the Port of Seattle is trying to figure out what happened.

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Four Seattle Restaurants for Scoring a Killer Brunch

September 28, 2012 at 12:56 PM | by | Comments (0)


At Sitka & Spruce

Heading to the US' Emerald City need not mean packing all flannel and topping up your Starbucks card. Seattle's got plenty other stuff going on and, all this week, Lilit Marcus will be proving this right.

BRUNCH. It's Friday, so let's talk about it. Specifically, let's narrow down what's a huge variety of Seattle eateries for this all-important meal to just the ones we most love and recommend:

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A Few of the Best Free Spots to Hit in Seattle

September 27, 2012 at 4:44 PM | by | Comment (1)


The Library

Heading to the US' Emerald City need not mean packing all flannel and topping up your Starbucks card. Seattle's got plenty other stuff going on and, all this week, Lilit Marcus will be proving this right.

Until this month, public transit rides within the center of Seattle were free. The free rides may be gone, but there are still plenty of free attractions worth checking out in the city. These are a few of our favorites:

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The Best Spots to Hit on Foursquare’s 'Seattleite' Badge List

September 26, 2012 at 5:31 PM | by | Comment (1)

Heading to the US' Emerald City need not mean packing all flannel and topping up your Starbucks card. Seattle's got plenty other stuff going on and, all this week, Lilit Marcus will be proving this right.

In order to score the “Seattleite” badge on Foursquare, you need to check into at least five of 58 places on the list. But with a ton of stores, restaurants, and monuments on the list of possibilities, which ones are worth it?

Here are our picks:

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Five Local Beers to Swig in Seattle

September 25, 2012 at 4:38 PM | by | Comments (0)

Heading to the US' Emerald City need not mean packing all flannel and topping up your Starbucks card. Seattle's got plenty other stuff going on and, all this week, Lilit Marcus will be proving this right.

The hottest beverage in Seattle may be coffee, but the coolest is definitely beer. The city has emerged as one of the craft beer capitals of the country, and you can find these choice brews on tap at bars throughout the city:

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Four Seattle Spots for Non-Coffee Drinkers

September 24, 2012 at 3:21 PM | by | Comments (0)


Inside Bauhaus

Heading to the US' Emerald City need not mean packing all flannel and topping up your Starbucks card. Seattle's got plenty other stuff going on and, all this week, Lilit Marcus will be proving this right...starting with the coffee scene.

Forget Starbucks and Seattle's Best (also owned by Starbucks, natch); hanging out in Seattle doesn't have to revolve around the almighty coffee bean. Here's four spots we love for their attention to other beverages:

· Bauhaus Books and Coffee
Yes, this legendary Capitol Hill hipster hangout has “coffee” in its name. But this coffee shop also serves a mean cup of steamed milk, which is best with a shot of flavor like mint, strawberry, or almond. While you’re working on your drink, enjoy the scenery, which includes wall-to-wall books that patrons are free to borrow and the most colorful characters in the neighborhood. Bauhaus is also dog-friendly and keeps healthy treats at the counter.

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Alaska Airlines Brings Do-It-Yourself Bag Tags to Sea-Tac

July 24, 2012 at 9:08 AM | by | Comments (0)

You might have already done so overseas, but here at home slapping your JFK or LAX bag tag onto your suitcase yourself is certainly the exception and not the norm. That might change soon enough if Alaska Airlines gets their way, as they’re the airline that’s leading the charge.

Recently over at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Alaska Airlines finished installation some of their first baggage tag printers. That means passengers are now free to go crazy and slap on their own stickers and bags tags—assuming they can be trusted. It sounds like they’re already hungry for more, as future airports are scheduled to receive similar options later this summer. However, for now it looks like you’ll have to be departing from SEA to play with the stickers.

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