Relocating to Seattle
If you’re driving into Seattle, you’ll most likely be arriving via Interstate 5 or Interstate 90. The Washington State Dept. of Transportation has a page on very helpfull travel information for getting in and around our beautiful state.
Amtrak serves Seattle via the Coast Starlight, Empire Builder,Pioneer, Mount Adams, Cascadia, and Mount Baker International trains. Trains depart and arrive at the King Street Station on 303 South Jackson Street, right next to the Kingdome in Pioneer Square. The phone number is (206) 382-4125.
Bus lines serving Seattle include Greyhound. The Greyhound Bus Terminal is at 811 Stewart Street (just a few blocks from Westlake Center). The phone numbers are (206) 628-55 55 or 1-800-231-2222.
If you are flying to Seattle, you’ll most likely be arriving at Sea Tac Airport, a great resource with links to ground transportation, hotels, and terminal maps. Our ownTransportation Centre has a comprehensive list of airline telephone numbers and sites, as well as taxi cab information for getting from the airport to your destination.
Where to Stay
Be careful! Seattle has a lot of one-way streets, especially downtown. Use caution. Washington state law requires that all occupants of a vehicle wear a seat belt or ride in a baby seat. You may turn right on a red light after coming to a complete stop, but traffic with the green light and pedestrians have the right of way – make sure you yield to them. You must also stop to let pedestrians at any intersection cross the street, even on unmarked intersections. Blocking an intersect ion (by going through the light even if there is no room for you to clear the intersection) is now illegal, so make sure you have enough space to pull forward. If you plan to walk around Seattle, you should know that Seattle police often give jaywalking tickets.
Things to Do, Places to Go
- The Woodland Park Zoo
- Seattle Aquarium
- The Seattle Space Needle
- The Pacific Science Center
- Washington Park Arboretum
- Pike Place Market
- Seattle Art Museum
The Seattle/King County Convention and Visitors Bureau (206-461-5840) and the information booth at Westlake Center (206-467-1600) have maps and information about lodging, restaurants, and attractions. You can also write to the Visitor Information Cent er (520 Pike Street, Suite 1300, Seattle, WA 98101).