I had a chance to spend a week in the Seattle area and said "yes" before I fully understood how expensive lodging is.
I've never been to the Pacific Northwest and I'm trying to cobble together an itinerary for my time there. I feel like I don't really have a good understanding of what there is to do in the area or how far things are from one another.
I have some questions I was hoping someone here could answer:
* Are there suburbs that may be less expensive than Seattle AND are accessible to Seattle via public transportation on a daily basis?
* I live in NYC, so I'm not desperate for more city time, are there towns near Seattle, accessible without a car, that are worth visiting for a few days and maybe a bit less expensive than Seattle proper?
* Is it worth renting a car and visiting several towns int he area over the course of a few days?
I may be traveling alone.
I'm female and in my thirties. I'm a teacher and love history and theater.
This will be the first week of August.
I LOVE the outdoors, but I have no "outdoor" skills lol
Strongly prefer towns that don't need a car and are accessible by ferry or train, but could be convinced otherwise.