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.

Itinerary: June 1 – 2, 2018

Click on dates for full Itinerary of each day.

DAY 1: June 1st [Burgundy]


Troll Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

6501 State Hwy 202, Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Where to Eat:

4225 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

→ Order: Caribbean Plato – $10

3515 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

→ Order: Key Lime Pie, Strawberry Rhubarb, 2 Mini Pies – $12

4918 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

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

Where to Drink:

  • The Hummingbird Saloon – $5

5041 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

DAY 2: June 2nd [Green]


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

85 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

Where NOT to Eat:

54106 Mountain Highway East, Elbe, WA 98355

Where to Eat:

  • Q Bakery

3818 S Graham St, Seattle, WA 98118

→ Order: BBQ Pork Banh Mi Sandwich – $4, Bun Bao – $2.75

1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56, Seattle, WA 98101

→ Order: Cider – $9, Banana Pudding Dessert – $9

Where to Drink:

1415 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

→ Order: Pint of Beer – $5, Pretzels – $8

1416 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

→ Order: Whiskey – $7

Cost breakdown:

2 days for 1:

  • Car Rental: $65
  • Public Transportation: $5
  • Gas: $50
  • Lodging: Free (Thanks Brother)
  • Food: ~$86
  • Drinks: ~$68
  • Mount Rainier Entrance: $25

Estimated spent: $300