Quick Guide to 2 Days in Seattle, Washington

Quick Guide to 2 Days in Seattle, Washington

Seattle is one of those cities that has everything that anyone would ever need in a city. The food is fantastic, everyone is eco-friendly, and the landscapes will take your breath away. I was long overdue for a Seattle trip so when my best friend turned 30-something (haha), we decided to plan another quick getaway to Seattle.

Getting Around:

We rented a car at Payless Rentals for 2 days specifically for Mount Rainier. We paid about $65 for 2 days. Seattle is easily accessible through public transit. It was $2.50 one way (will change to $2.75 July 2018) that you can pay directly to the bus driver. Exact change is necessary. No change will be given.

There is no one day pass unless you purchase an orca card for $5. With an orca card, a day pass is $8.

We took mostly bus routes into the city. The driver is pretty relax and just let people on who cannot afford a fare or just want to be dropped off a few streets down. My friend could not figure out the card scanner (it used to be swipe but now its just a card reader) so the driver just told her it’s okay and let her on.

I don’t recommend driving into downtown. The parking is expensive, traffic stinks, and there are pedestrians everywhere.

Where to Stay:

Seattle is a very expensive city especially downtown. If possible, i recommend staying by a bus/train station and taking the transit in. Thankfully, I have family and friends in Seattle so i didn’t have to worry about paying for a room.


One thing I noticed about Seattle is that there are no lockers nearby for bags if you arrive early. Most people would leave there bags at hotels and retrieve it when it is time for them to check in.


Click on dates for the full Itinerary of each day.

Day Date To See/To Do To Eat To Drink
1 Jun. 1, 2018 1. Fremont

→ Troll Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Cost: Free

2. Snoqualmie Falls

6501 State Hwy 202, Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Cost: Free

One of the most visited waterfalls in Washington. 

Lunch in Fremont: Paseo Caribbean Food

→ 4225 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Ordered: Caribbean Plato ($10)

Dessert: Pie

→ 3515 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Ordered: Key Lime Pie, Strawberry Rhubarb, 2 Mini Pies ($12)

Dinner in Seattle: Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria – $56→ 4918 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

Ordered: Bolognese ($15) (don’t recommend. Order the pizzas!), pizza, Bottle of bubbly wine ($42)

The Hummingbird Saloon 

→ 5041 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

2 Jun. 2, 2018 1. Mount Rainier

Entrance Fee: $25/vehicle for up to 7 days

2. Pike Place Market

→ 85 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

Do Not Eat: Mount Rainier Railroad Dining Co. → 54106 Mountain Highway East, Elbe, WA 98355

Ordered: Hamburger, Coca-cola (25)

Breakfast: Q Bakery

→ 3818 S Graham St, Seattle, WA 98118

Ordered: BBQ Pork Banh Mi Sandwich ($4), Bun Bao ($2.75)

Dinner: Elliott’s Oyster House

→ 1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56, Seattle, WA 98101

Ordered: Cider ($9), Banana Pudding Dessert ($9)

Pike Brewing Company

→ 1415 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

The Blarney Stone Pub & Restaurant

→1416 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101


Expenses for 2 Days

Type Cost Total
Car Rental $65  
Public Transporation $5  
Gas $50  
Food $86  
Drinks $68  
Activities $25