My husband and I will be docked one day in Seattle during our Alaskan cruise which departs from San Francisco in May. I know we want to see the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. We will be in port for nine hours. Is Seattle easy to explore on your own? Do I need a cab to get to the Space Needle if I choose not to do the ship's tour?
It should be in walking distance depending on where you dock. There is a bus service that runs as well as cabs. This may be of some help, about half way down the page. It states it's about 20 minutes walking. Best wishes!