Trekking to Seattle
So, I’m planning a trip to Seattle for a wedding and I’m tacking on a few extra days to see a city I’ve never visited. Being a thriftista, I want to see what I want to see, but I am also looking for discounts, coupons, and deals.
I’m sure there won’t be much surprise that I saved about $300 by booking by flight and airfare together on Expedia.com. That amount easily makes up a few of the extra hotel nights I’m staying, so I already feel less guilty about this travel splurge. (I’m also sharing a hotel room, so I’ll be saving a little more that way too! If you know you travel well with someone, sharing a room is a great way to save money. And yes, I checked my Seattle travel books out of the library!)
Now, if I were traveling by myself or with one or two friends, I‚’d be really interested in the Go Seattle Card, which allows a person to buy a pass to get into many of Seattle‚Äôs more famous attractions; a person can buy the pass that will be valid from one to seven days (price depends on the number of days). However, since my sight-seeing will be interrupted by a wedding (it is a positive interruption and the reason I‚Äôm there!), if I bought this pass for three days, I‚Äôd actually be buying a pass for a day I will never use. So for me, this isn‚Äôt the right option‚Äîbut it might be for you.
Now, I‚Äôm traveling with a large group and we don‚Äôt yet know what we will see on what day; therefore, I am going to need a lot more flexibility than the Go Seattle Card will allow. I‚Äôve been looking for coupons and other ways to buy discounted tickets, and right now the coupons offered in Seattle‚Äôs Favorite Attraction Coupon Book seem like my best bet.
As for free audio tours for Seattle, Audissey Guides offers a few.