- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Lonely Planet; 6 edition (14 Feb. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1742201369
- ISBN-13: 978-1742201368
- Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 1.5 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 221,260 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Lonely Planet Seattle (Travel Guide) Paperback – 14 Feb 2014
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It is broken down into four major sections:
Page 4 - Plan Your Trip:
This section is an introduction to the city, telling you what to look out for (Seattle’s Top 10), what you need to know in advance, and a guide to eating, drinking, shopping, and other touristy stuff.
Page 36 - Explore Seattle (“the guide”):
This contains sections on10 districts, each with a thorough description and mini-guide, as well as day trips away from the city, and accommodation details
Page 189 - Understand Seattle:
This section contains articles on local culture, history, music, “way of life”, etc.
Page 203 - Survival Guide:
A-Z Directory, transport, index, etc.
Page 222 - Map section.
Discovery Park, for example, is an excellent city-based natural space, with ample walkways but nothing by way of amenities such as refreshments, unlike, say, Stanley Park in Vancouver. It has two car parks, North at the far end and South at the entrance, and offers magnificent views over Puget Sound, the Olympic Peninsula and, in one or two places, Mount Rainier. It is also the site of an old military base. I only got about half of that from LP. The rest I got myself. The write-up in LP is a little dull, and doesn’t really recommend the park as much as it deserves.
Likewise the Chittenden Locks in Ballard, a couple of miles away. This is a real piece of theatre, not only watching the Locks themselves, but also the men who are directing the boats, whose no-nonsense demeanour is an object lesson in how to maintain the safety of large numbers of people in a confined, potentially hazardous space. No sense of the drama is conveyed by LP, though.
Same for the EMP Museum, surely the coolest museum in the world with its Sci Fi and Fantasy relics and exhibitions dedicated to the Seattle Seahawks (not my team, but a good exhibit nonetheless), the history of the guitar, Hendrix and, especially, Nirvana. But after reading LP I almost didn’t go. It was only on the recommendation of a local that I did.
As for hotels, you’ll probably find the internet more useful, and it’s way too biased towards the currently trendy micobrew beers to be of any use to me when it comes to restaurants.Read more ›
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Great information and the recommendations I went to were fantastic. Worth the buy!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Lonely Planet is the only guidebook I ever use. Sturdy, fits into a large pocket, easy to use and full of wity remarks and useful advice. The map was an added bonus.Published 2 months ago by M. Rumpf
This would appear to be a good guide with useful information with some background of history.Published 11 months ago by Robert Bunker