A bargain vacation in Seattle is quite easy to plan out. Budget hotel, transportation, and eating options abound throughout this Washington state city. Whether you are traveling alone or with a companion, a cheap trip is on the horizon.
Seattle Vacation Bargains – Accommodations
If you are looking for a cheap place to sleep in Seattle, it is necessary to realize five star hotels will not be on the horizon. A budget hotel is a place to sleep and relax after day of exploring a city, not a destination in and of itself.
In Seattle, especially if you are traveling alone, a good option is the Green Tortoise. If you book online with the greentortoise.net web-site, you can share a room with between 4-8 other guests for between $29.00 and $40.00 a night. Special promotions are also available on the web-site periodically.
Not only do you get a bargain on sleeping for the night, but you will also receive breakfast daily and dinner three nights a week for that price. This hostel is also conveniently located at the Pike Place Market.
If you want a room for two for a cheap rate, then another option is a Travelodge located near the Space Needle at 200 6th Avenue North. In less tourist friendly times, some rooms retail for as little as $50-$60 a night. Considering the great location, this is an even better bargain than it seems!
Seattle Vacation Bargains – Transportation
If you are going to rent a car and drive yourself around Seattle then use a site like seattlegasprices.com, to plot out economical places to gas up in areas where you will be driving. This tip holds true for any city! However, if you are going to be hanging out predominantly in the downtown area of Seattle, it would be a better bargain to nix the rental car fee. If you use the Metro Transit Service you can travel around downtown for free between 6 am and 7 pm daily. A few restrictions apply. Check out the sources section at the end of this article for the Metro service URL.
Seattle Vacation Bargains – Eating
The Pike Place Market is mentioned above, and it is a great place to pick up on some fresh, local food for a good price. While many people will immediately recognize the site of fish for sale in the market, there is much more to choose from in terms of food and drink. Street vendors and fresh fruit and vegetables can be enjoyed here while on your trip.
The offbeat and low key vibe of Seattle leaves many opportunities to enjoy a great trip at a bargain rate compared to other cities of similar size.
Green Tortoise Accommodation Price List: https://apollo.jtlnet.com/sslgree/dormreserve.html
Further Information on the Market: http://www.seattletravel.com/pikesplacemarket.html?gclid=CJzng6f2jp4CFR4eDQodZXA0pg
Metro Transit Service: http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/bus/ridefree.html