Originally posted by MCPayne:
I used to live in the Seattle area and it's wonderful! As far as a budget hotel, I've had good results with any Choice Hotels Brand. There's a Quality Inn and a Comfort Suites in the Downtown area according to the website for Choice Hotels.
If you're in the area a day ahead of time, I would recommend trying to go to the top of the Space Needle in Seattle Center. It's about $20 per person I think, but well worth it once you get to the top. Another thing you might enjoy is the Pike Place Market fish market. I don't want to spoil it, but just go to the fish market at Pike Place Market, and that is an experience in itself.
MC, those two places are on our list of things to see while in Seattle. So are the Woodland Zoo and Aquarium. I don't know if we will have time in the two days prior to sailing.
I know there are two ports in Seattle. Does anyone know which Carnival will be using in 2010 and the distance between the two piers?
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