EF School has many activities to propose you during your time in Vancouver. I did almost all the things. Now I’m going to tell you something about the trip that I had in Seattle.
There are many options that you can choose to visit Seattle depending on your preferences. Starting on How many days you want to spend there, you can choose 1-Day Trip or 2-Days trip. Secondly, if you’ll go in a Day trip, you can choose if you prefer to stay all the day at the Seattle Outlet or to visit also the city (this last option is the best for me). I have many friends that did two times this trip, the first time they went only to the oulet because the prices there are more cheap and the second time they went also to visit the city.
I went in Seattle with friends in June and I chose, agreed with all, to visit also the city because I’m not a shopper. This is a nice trip, not too expensive ($55 if I remember right) but there is a risk about your time that you can spend in the places and this is for one reason: the border. If you’re lucky, like us when we went there, you don’t find a big line up at the border and you can cross the line rapidly but sometimes you have to wait also 2 hours and for this reason you’ll lose time.
Anyway, it was not our problem and we had enough time also to look also a little bit the outlet before going to Seattle. For example I bought two coloured laces for my shoes (:D). Ok, I know, I’m not a woman and for this reason I don’t need too much time for shopping.
After the outlet we went to Seattle and there you can choose two options: visit the space needle or another place that I’ve forgotten the name, it’s a kind of museum. We chose the first one but you have to know that you don’t have too much time to go around the city and for this reason if you want to visit Seattle and walk around, skip these activities.
After a fast visit to the Seattle MArket where you can see the first Starbucks (it’s strange but I thought that it was different, it is really simple), we went to eat something for lunch. We lost one hour at the Hard Rock Café and we ate a lot (Nachos are fantastic). and after that we went at the Space Needle by Skytrain (it’s cool, you can see the city from a different point of view, it go through the city over the streets.
I’ve to tell you that the Space Needle is nice but if you’ve been at Vancouver Lookout probably the view will be nothing special. Or better, for me it was like this. I took many pictures but in comparison to Vancouver they are monotonous (in Vancouver there are more nature).
After this activity, it was a time to come back to our bus, we had just a little time that I spent to find a shop where I found a bad price on one thing that I wanted to buy and I moved on.
At the end of this visit, we went back to the outlet to pick up the people that spent all the day there and finally we crossed again the border and we arrived in Vancouver at 8pm.
Nice trip, not too expensive but I didn’t like Seattle too much, probably because I didn’t have enough time to enjoy the city. If you’ll choose a 2-days trip, you’ll spend the first day at the outlet, the night and the next day in Seattle, probably it is the best choice if you want to see the nightlife there but the price of the trip grow up to $150 (also for this price, check with EF because I’m not sure).