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Car rental Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Are you traveling to Seattle any time soon? Then you’re probably in need of a car. You can compare all car rental suppliers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on HolidayCars.com to find the perfect car that fits your needs. We always show the best prices for all car rentals available at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, including all standard insurances. From cheaper, smaller cars to big family or luxury cars, you can find whatever you’d like for your trip in Seattle.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, also known as Sea-Tac Airport operated by the Port of Seattle is ranked as the 9th busiest U.S. airport. This airport is the primary commercial airport serving the Seattle metropolitan area, located in the city of SeaTac, approximately 13 miles (21 km) south of Downtown Seattle. Thirty-four airlines serve 91 non-stop domestic and 28 international destinations including Canada, Mexico, and seasonal operations. Top international countries are:
Sea-Tac Airport always makes your travel experience as easy, safe, and comfortable as possible. There are a diverse mix of restaurants, such as Dish D’Lish, Anthony’s Restaurant, Dungeness Bay Seafood House en more. For quick grab snacks, try out Hachi-Go or Pallino Pastraria. Coffee lovers can get their favorite drink at the famous Starbucks or The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Discover all that Sea-Tac Airport has to offer! The Massage Bar at the N Gates offers foot and seated chair massages, provided by licensed therapists, for 15 minutes or more. No appointment needed. And don’t forget to get yourself or your loved ones a beautiful gift or souvenir as a reminder of your Pacific Northwest experience.

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Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is the ideal starting point for a road trip with your friends or family. Besides renting a car on your vacation is always a good option to discover the biggest city of Washington. For convenience, there are many car rentals at the airport. This way you can pick up your rental car right after landing. Holiday Cars only works with the best and trustworthy car hire facilities, such as:

Car hire at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to explore the city

Adventure awaits you! Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. This exciting urban city is surrounded by unmatched natural beauty where there are a lot of fun things to discover and to do on your trip. Meet artisan makers, shop indie boutiques and designer fashions, admire priceless works of art, sing your heart out at a karaoke club, explore like a local in the city’s diverse neighborhoods, and most of all enjoy nature. The Space Needle, Seattle Center Monorail, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Aquarium and Chihuly Garden and Glass are definitely must-sees! And of course you can’t forget about the amazing restaurants, bars, tasting rooms and food tours Seattle has to offer. With your rental car you are completely free of where and when you want to go exploring!
Tips and experiences for Seattle airport

Our customers rated Seattle airport with an average of 9.1 based on 112 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

11-06-2019
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We stayed at a B&B near Alkai Beach which was also close to downtown Seattle which offers The Space Needle, Pikes Market, Wings Over Washington, the Ferris Wheel, great food and much more.
10-06-2019
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Give yourself plenty of time. Understand that you need to catch a shuttle to all car rental facilities.
19-04-2019
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The new rental car facility is very easy to navigate through. Walking distances are reasonable, and is easy to find. Well designed layout.
09-04-2019
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Take the light rail into the city- easy and inexpensive. Stay around Pioneer Square. See Klondike Gold Rush Museum (free). Take Monorail. Catch laser show at Science Center. Walk Sculpture Gaden. Enjoy Pike Place multilevel market and new foods.
24-02-2019
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Always love the airport in Seattle, people always willing to help out a mother and the little one. Use to live in Washington state so I know how to navigate the airport. Only unfortunate is the car rental is a bus ride away from the airport. Easy to get on the bus and there is baggage people willing to help load and unload luggage. That’s an amazing accompaniment being a single mother and having to travel with a 10 month old.
15-02-2019
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1) MINIMALIST packing is best 2) Get there 2 hours before departure 3) Wear easy removable shoes 4) charge your batteries 5) Keep your sense of humor 6) Be nice. Everyone has somewhere just as important to get to.
21-09-2018
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It feels like an older airport, but things went smoothly and efficiently there.
01-02-2018
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A must do is the Bill Speidel's Underground tour. I learned a lot of history that my family who has resided in Seattle had not known. A ferry ride to Kingston and drive to Port Gamble to explore the town that is straight out of the late 1800's. Visit Snoqualmie Falls and hike down to the bottom at the river. It is worth every step! Don't forget to visit Pike's Market for eclectic merchants and amazing city and water views!
31-01-2018
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Be ready for some security wait time - some times it is pretty long. . . look at the time board. . .Helps.
21-01-2018
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Seattle weather is often changeable, so take a mix of clothes and layer. Seattle has many sights that are hidden like Volunteer Park from which there are spectacular views of the city. Pike Place market is another well-known, but worthwhile gem to visit in downtown - it's the home of the original Starbucks store if you are interested. Taking a ferry across Puget Sound from downtown to Bainbridge Island affords some of the most spectacular views of the skyline - attractive on both rainy and even more so on sunny days, with Mt. Rainier thrown in as a bonus. North of the city in Everett is the Boeing plant which is absolutely worth a visit, and out of the city a trip up to Mt. Rainier or further south to the exploded volcano Mt. St. Helens are both spectacular. East of the city is in Woodinville are some of the state's finest wineries all offering tours and tasting (take a designated driver!). A visit to the Microsoft campus is a must for nerds and aspiring nerds alike... and a renting a canoe from the University waterfront activities centre (WAC) and paddling around the arboretum is a relaxing day out.
20-01-2018
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Airport was easy to get around in. Lots of food choices and not too expensive. A bit surprising that they do not seem to have Alaska listed as one of the airline choices when pulling up to the airport. Maybe we just missed it. Transportation to/from seems to be easy to access. We took a shuttle to the rental car place, but there seemed to be lots of other options as well.
29-07-2017
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El aeropuerto te provee un shutter que te lleva hasta donde están los carros; muy buen servicio con todas las razas en general . Muy complacida
28-07-2017
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SeaTac is as good as any airport, and better than some of the larger ones. Alaska is the biggest airline at SEATAC and their checkin process is OK, except for the long line to drop bags. Food available is OK, but not outstanding. TSA is crowded unless you are "pre-check", and then less than 5 minutes. Gates are well marked, and it is easy to get around. Rental car shuttle is frequent. Rental car building is quite efficient.
19-07-2017
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Travel light , check rental vehicle both on the outside and inside . Sometimes cleaners miss forgotten items . Check fuel and if not full go with a different vehicle . Relax and enjoy your trip - go with the flow , allow extra time if you have to be somewhere .
14-07-2017
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Seattle airport is kind of shabby and large. We felt we had to go through a maze to get to our baggage and then the shuttle bus. The signage is well marked however, so we did not get lost. There are restrooms in several places on each level which is a plus. The shuttle to the rental car area was quick on the way out and back. This was very nice and we did not have to wait at all. Do get there early for departure's the security at this airport had a lengthy line and it took at least 30 minutes to get through.
24-03-2017
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If you like smoked salmon, try b and e meats just south of the airport Best smoked salmon I have had except for home made
17-03-2017
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Great restaurants, shopping, excellent theater and concerts.
16-02-2017
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Seattle is a world-class destination... gorgeous setting and many ways to enjoy the outdoors, but so much cultural events too! However, probably my favorite thing is the delicious craft breweries that have sprung up all over! A terrific place to visit!
06-02-2017
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Museum of Pop
27-01-2017
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Go visit Seattle in summer and fall when best weather. Be aware of automatic tolls on the I-520 bridge and various tolls on freeways so you don't end up with ticket. Take a ferry to outlying islands for sightseeing. .
20-01-2017
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Visit mt Rainer in summer. Downtown pikes place. Olympic Mt range hurricane ridge.
09-12-2016
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We have been all over, I liked Pikes Place Market. We had a really great meal at the Blue Acre, also Machiavelli's. Watch out about the parking, they are on it.
30-08-2016
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Duck tour good way to see the sites
26-08-2016
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Renton fish and gun club put on a great idpa state mstch.
25-08-2016
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Loved the shopping at Northwest 23rd street in Seattle. Powell's books was amazing and we had a great dinner at Andina. And the Ballard Farmer's Market was fabulous.
25-08-2016
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Show up early if using alaska airlines. They will delay you.
24-08-2016
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We love the coast and traveled all the way down to Canon Beach so didn't see much else. Traffic is horrible in Seattle no matter what time or day. That says a lot considering I'm from LA !!! Stay away from downtown
23-08-2016
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Seattle and all thr surrounding towns and neighborhoods were well kept up, diverse, and beautiful. Just have ti be exrta alert downtown as there are a lot of homeless and many are drug addicts. Apparently Austin has a huge problem with heroine. So if you go to a restoom with short stalls, it's because security comes around regularly making sure folks aren't doing drugs in the stalls.
21-08-2016
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I drove in the Olympic Peninsula rather than City and was very impressed with roafs and scenery
20-08-2016
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Crazy drivers! Pike place area a must see. Did the cruise, big wheel and all kinds of food. Spent a night at Mount Rainier, fabulous.
18-08-2016
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Love everything about it but the traffic. The traffic was shockingly terrible. But the trees, the water, the energy of the city was absolutely wonderful, once you are parked and walking around.
18-08-2016
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Do not miss the Olympic National Park as it is spectacular and within an easy drive of Seattle. The driving in Seattle is horrendous due to shear number of cars.
15-08-2016
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Rental car pick-up if off-site but the bus takes you right to the garage. When you get your car, be sure to check it well as no one escorts you to the stall where it is parked. They just give you the keys & off you go. Best sites in Tacoma: Glass Museum Union Square (free) Zoo/Drive Owens Beach
13-08-2016
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The west side of Washington was breathtaking. You must Ride the Duck im Seattle.
12-08-2016
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Airport is a nightmare, be aware that just because you have cleared security you are at your gate. It is very possible you then have to take a train to your actual departure area. Seattle itself is great, lots to do and things to see.
12-08-2016
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Always make reservations online in advance when possible.
09-08-2016
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a trip to Hood Canal really gives you a taste of the beautiful nature surrounding the city. The kids loved the spaceneedle and EPM museum and playgrounds. The ferris wheel was fun too.
09-08-2016
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Do not visit the Boeing factory on the weekend. Do visit Georgetown.
08-08-2016
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Great city, people and food. Visitors should see some of the islands in Puget Sound and sample Washington wines.
07-08-2016
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having a lot of fun in Pike market.
06-08-2016
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Plan extra time. Seattle traffic is a nightmare during rush hour.
06-08-2016
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GPS navigation is essential for finding attractions, parking garages, traffic time Space Needle, Pike's Place Market are a must-see for family-friendly entertainment
06-08-2016
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pike place market, Seattle Mariners/Safco field
05-08-2016
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Boeing tour a must do as well as Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Collection. Head north and explore Whidby island and the small towns along the way
05-08-2016
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Go sailing on Lake Union. Visit the Ballard Locks. Eat lots of seafood. Spend an afternoon at the beach at Golden Gardens. Take a hike in the Cascades. Enjoy the view of the city from Kerry Park. Try the French Bakery Cafe Nouveau on Capitol Hill. Skip Starbucks & Seattle's Best and get your coffee from one of Seattle's many fabulous independent coffee houses instead (Ladro, Vittrola, etc). Enjoy the outdoors and the amazing friendly people!
04-08-2016
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Having the freedom of a car allows you to do so much more on your trip. I could visit family members, National parks, and many other places I've been waiting to visit for a long time.
04-08-2016
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Pike Place Market, Chihuly Museum., wine country.
31-07-2016
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Very nice city.
30-07-2016
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Didn't visit the city at all, just friends outside the city.
30-07-2016
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In town Marjorie's is a must visit! Great food, ambiance and service. Owner, Donna Moody, will make you feel at home!
29-07-2016
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Sure wish I knew before I went that the traffic would make my 40 minute commute into a 100 minute commute. Had to download an app to navigate the construction. But the city was beautiful and the conference I attended was great.
29-07-2016
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Cascades mountain range & white-water rafting
28-07-2016
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The traffic congestion hours are getting longer now. Use Wayz or Google Maps for best option of HWY 5 or 405.
27-07-2016
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Be prepared:) do your HW before the trip...
27-07-2016
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Sol Duc, Kalaloch
27-07-2016
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No matter what you decide to do while in Seattle it will be the right choice. You can't go wrong.
15-07-2016
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Plan ahead. Lots of traffic and delays.
14-07-2016
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Stay in West Seattle and take the water taxi to downtown. Walk everywhere downtown
13-07-2016
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Must see's are the space needle and pike place market. Also drive onto the ferry and use it as a harbor tour.
12-07-2016
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Gasworks Park is a must do...beautiful views of downtown Seattle from across Lake Union and a lot of water activity including boats and seaplane.
12-07-2016
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Do not miss Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility if traveling east.
11-07-2016
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Rental car is a must in Washington State. Seattle has great public transportation and it's so expensive to park in town. So dump the car if you are staying downtown.
09-07-2016
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come to california
09-07-2016
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Snoqualmie Falls was great.
09-07-2016
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Don't miss Mt. Rainier! Great time driving around the Olympic Peninsula and so beautiful. Stayed away from Seattle and all it's traffic issues.
08-07-2016
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Check out the Underground Tours. The guides go deep into Seattle's unique and surprising history. Pike Place Market is also a must, obviously. We also enjoyed driving around outside of town and seeing the beautiful forrests.
06-07-2016
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great seafood dinning and night life.
05-07-2016
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A friendly and worth being place.
02-07-2016
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Great city. Friendly people.
26-06-2016
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Go visit the Woodland Park Zoo! Great for kids!
25-06-2016
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Plan months ahead
23-06-2016
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Fantastic city :)
22-06-2016
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Glass museum, space needle, pike market, tons of things to do and see!!
21-06-2016
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Be on time and familiarize yourself with places you are planning on visiting. Talk to locals.....who are familiar with places you are planning on visiting.
18-06-2016
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don't be in a hurry
09-06-2016
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Must see Olympic National Park, it is awesome.
03-06-2016
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Seattle is wonderful. Lots of info online.
11-05-2016
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Check to make sure there is a deposit when requesting the car online though any type of rental!!
08-05-2016
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too many people
08-05-2016
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Connecting with the rental car center at Ksea is a breeze; frequent buses, easy in and out, with excellent freeway access...much better than most big terminals. [please do not send unsolicited email (spam)to my address, also, please do not share my email with any one else...thx]
06-05-2016
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See Pikes Market.
05-05-2016
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Seattle public market, alki beach
02-05-2016
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give yourself time to see so many beautiful sights
30-04-2016
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Stay off the major highways during rush hours.
29-04-2016
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Go to the 5 Point. It's a must in Seattle.
22-04-2016
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Pike's Market, La Rustica restaurant
22-04-2016
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Seattle is a wonderful city to visit. My husband and I went to Safeco field to catch a Mariners game. What a beautiful venue. Also, don't miss Pike Street Market, a ferry ride, downtown, the brewery tours and if you like coffee, you will be in heaven!
10-04-2016
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Avoid driving in Seattle as much as possible. Traffic and standstills terrible! Also be as early as possible at airport. There were thousands of people there on a Wednesday morning. Security lines were very, very long. Although I planned on 3 hrs. arriving at airport and then about 2 hrs to be at my gate, I ended up being at my gate only about 45 min before flight left.
30-03-2016
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Seattle is a wonderful city. During my 3 day stay (and I visit on a regular basis) I saw a terrific band at the Neptune, had excellent sushi at one of the many fine restaurants in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, went shopping in Ballard and... got two parking tickets. Only negative of the fun neighborhoods of Seattle is that nearby parking can be hard to come by - watch out!! Find a ramp or parking lot!
17-03-2016
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Be prepared for driving in the rain.
16-03-2016
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Allow extra time to take the rental car bus
23-02-2016
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Locals are friendly, accommodating, progressive free-thinkers. Love the "green" attitude Traffic can be ugly - avoid rush hours
22-02-2016
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Eat at CITIZEN's cafe
20-01-2016
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Be sure to arrive to the airport early and make sure your car rental time slot is within 2 hours of pick up or else your reservation gets bumped.
05-01-2016
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avoid rush hour traffic.
31-12-2015
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We went to Seattle to decide whether we would relocate there. We currently live in NYC. We loved Seattle so much. Loved it so much that my family and I have decided to move there by the end of 2016. See you again soon Seattle. Hopefully this time the stay will be permanent!
27-12-2015
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PLEASE Make Sure FOX RENTAL CARS DO NOT CHARGE YOU AGAIN FOR RENTING THEIR CARS AFTER YOU HAVE ALREADY PAID FOR THEM ONLINE FOR HOLIDAY CARS.
04-12-2015
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Lunch at the Space Needle, Visit Pike Place Market and the Waterfront. Take a Ferry Boat Ride to Bremerton. Visit Snoqualmie Falls
20-11-2015
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Seattle is beautiful,loved the city, food and the scenery.
15-09-2015
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Avoid rush hour traffic.
15-07-2015
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Very busy traffic. Need more maps or directions when traveling in the city.
01-07-2015
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lots to do in seattle
30-06-2015
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We did not stay in Seattle.
30-06-2015
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N/A, Seattle is a great place to visit.
24-06-2015
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we didn't stay in Seattle. We stayed with relatives in La Conner, WA. Dress for multiple seasons....
23-06-2015
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Have lunch at Seattle needle and you don't have to pay to go up and view, it's free.
21-06-2015
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Visit the LeMay car museum in Tacoma!
21-06-2015
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We actually didn't spend any time in Seattle itself. The 5-star rating is based on previous visits. Seattle is fabulous.
21-06-2015
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I am there for work.
19-06-2015
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There's a lot more traffic in metro Seattle than even as recently as five years ago. Give yourself lots of extra time when getting around.
12-06-2015
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BEWARE OF THE RAIN! SUMMER IS THE BEST TIME TO GO, AUGUST BEING THE DRIEST MONTH.
06-06-2015
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In Seattle, absolutely stay away from Interstate 5 during rush hour, as it is gridlock, I am originally from there and it has become unbearable from Everett past Tacoma. If you must travel during those hours, take the scenic highway 99 as far as you can, you will have stop lights but will travel at a regular pace.