- I’ve lived in Seattle for a year and a half, and while it’s anything but affordable, there’s still lots to do here on a traveler’s budget.
- From sampling fresh local seafood during happy hour at a sushi kitchen, to taking a bus to a nearby trailhead during the summer for less than $3, there’s lots to do on the cheap if you know where to look.
- Here are my favorite local spots I’d recommend to any traveler on a budget.
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Anyone who’s lived in Seattle for any length of time knows that it’s not a cheap city to live in. But, if you’re just here to check it out for the weekend, you certainly won’t have to break the bank to see what it’s all about.
I’ve lived here for about a year and a half, and during that time, I’ve done all the touristy things, either by accident or with friends who come to visit. But, I have to say that my favorite ways to see this city aren’t on the tour guides’ lists, and they won’t cost you much, either.
From taking advantage of happy hours to visiting a high-up coffee shop with a view, there’s so much to do without having to pay for an expensive tour. From Fremont and Ballard to Belltown and International District, this city has no shortage of vibrancy. But for the full experience, you’ll also want to get out of the city, and there are plenty of affordable ways to do so.
Here’s how I’d recommend spending a weekend in Seattle on the cheap.