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Guest Resources

Whether you have just arrived, or you are planning your visit - let's make it a great one.

Getting Around

Buses in Seattle are easy to find and use. To plan your route, go to the King County Metro website and use their trip planner.  


Ferries depart from downtown Seattle and are a fun way to see the city from a different angle. The most popular destination is Bainbridge, offering cute shops and restaurants a short 5 min walk from the ferry.  Ferry Schedules here. For families with little ones, check out the Kids Discovery Museum, just steps from the ferry dock. 

Ride Share services like Uber and Lyft are app-based taxi companies that will pick you up with the push of a button.  Used widely around Seattle for inexpensive and easy trips to downtown or to the airport. Download the app to go.

Taxi Services like Yellow Cab are also available.

Phone number is 1-800-622-6500.

Favorite Restaurants 

La Reve Bakery  Locally owned, this bakery specializes in french pastries and great espresso.  With breakfast and lunch fare available, it is a great stopover in the morning.  During summer months, soak up the sun on their front patio. 

Via Tribunali.  Authentic, Italian wood-fired pizzas and a great Italian wine collection.​

Bounty Kitchen.  Serving organic salads, sandwiches, soups, 
and juices from local producers.

Eden Hill Provisions. Fresh, modern cuisine. Owned by a local family.  Their sister restaurant is also located on Queen Anne Ave [Eden Hill].

Bite Box  Delicious breakfast and lunch spot. Space is limited so get there before the rush! 

Chinooks. Located at Fishermans Terminal, this Seattle icon serves up a great breakfast and are famous for their basket of homemade scones with orange butter. The restaurant looks over the harbor and all the Seattle fishing boats. Lunch and dinner is also served, with lots of fresh fish on the menu.

Bastille. This is one of my favorite semi-casual french restaurants, with a great menu that includes steak frites, fresh ingredients and a glass of wine.  It has a louder, cafe-like atmosphere (perfect for my noisy toddler), and it is located right in the heart of old Ballard. In the summer, they have a great patio and their "Back Bar" is great for cocktail with friends.

Looking for more Seattle eateries?

Check out this article from Eater - Top 38 Seattle Restaurants.

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