Seattle Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Beggars / Panhandlers / Homeless

    There are so many social services that are taxpayer funded in Seattle, such as very nice apartment complexes built to house "chronic public inebriates," food kitchens, shelters, etc.. Also, a small...

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  • 2. Parking

    Today, I received a $44 parking ticket on "The Ave" by UW while at the paying station paying for my ticket! I was having problems with the credit card, then realizing it didn't take Discover Card......

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  • 3. Downtown Seattle

    While I realized that Seattle is a big city but I was surprized that it fit my expectations of New York City. Perhaps coming from a small town I really had no idea. The city was very busy. There is...

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  • 4. Be Aware

    We rented a car and got to Seattle's streets straight away. Our Magellean (GPS device) was a huge help in navigating Seattle's winding and crazy streets! Half the time it seemed lots of major...

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  • 5. Traffic

    Interstate 5 is apparently the main traffic artery for Seattle. When I was up in the Space Needle I could see the commuter's traffic jam on I-5 and the TV reporter in the helicopter reporting on...

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  • 6. Pedestrians

    $42 fine I belive I heard a Seattle cop shout out. So do take care when crossing the road and check there is NO POLICE if you choose to cross on red. Those police badges can be seen in Seattle's...

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  • 7. Local Wildlife

    Geese! Well, the geese themselves are not the problem... it's what they leave behind. Seattle is home to a very large transient population of Canada geese, which flock to freshwater lakes. In season,...

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  • 8. Seattle Center

    I'm warning you that if you eat in the Seattle space needle you will pay for it! I would estimate that the cost was 3 or 4 times as much as you would pay if you were on the ground. However, the view...

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  • 9. National/Local - Parks/Gardens

    In late May the mountains are still very cold, with rain, sleet, snow, and fog as we climbed the slippery roads. Be prepared if you are hiking up Mt. Rainier (of course there is no cell phone...

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  • 10. Pioneer Square

    So many people posting on here simply say "stay away from Pioneer Square" or some sort of "it's shady" comment, but nobody really explains why. These sorts of warnings, to me, imply that there is gun...

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  • 11. Belltown

    So.... a lot has changed in Seattle in the last few years. The almost complete renovation in Belltown is one of them. When I first moved here there were still some pretty seedy spots in Belltown. Now...

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  • 12. Pay Your Fare Before Getting on Central Link Rail

    The cost of taking Central Link around Seattle and back to the airport is cheap. Less than $ 3. However if you don't pay the security police are out to enforce...

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  • 13. Don't leave valuables in your car at the zoo

    There are warning signs at the Woodland Park Zoo about valuables being stolen inside the cars parked. Make sure not to leave your valuables inside your car....

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  • 14. People don't know how to drive during snow days

    This is very helpful to tourists. If you are planning to visit Seattle, make sure to come in April, May, June, July and August. These are the best months to...

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  • 15. Dumpster Divers

    Again, if you see a group of crusty youngens dumperdiving outside your hotel don't assume that they are trying to steal your identity. There are many places in...

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  • 16. Beware of the morning fog!

    Seattle is well-known for the morning fog. I was driving one October morning from Seattle to Everett on the I-5. It was a clear morning. All of a sudden, the...

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  • 17. Smoking Ban in Washington State

    A measure to enact a smoking ban in all public bars and restaurants goes into effect on December 1, 2005. This ban also means no smoking within 25 feet of a...

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  • 18. Seattle at Night

    Here is a picture I secretly and very discreetly took from the window of my hostel. It is a group of thugs out on the street. If you look closely you can see...

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  • 19. Jay Walking Tickets

    You may find it strange that Seattleites will wait patiently for the walk sign even if there isn't a car in sight. Seattle police are famous for handing out...

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  • 20. Don't Panic...It's Suppose To Be That Way

    If you've read my Things To Do tip about Frank Gehry's Experience Music Project then you already know how I feel about it... ahhh...architecturally. This,...

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  • 21. Too... much... coffee!!!

    Got to warn tourists that when they come to Seattle, especially downtown, there's a coffee chain store at almost ever corner and sometimes there's more than...

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  • 22. China Town

    Although Uwajimaya is kind of a cool place to see I would, for the most part, steer clear of China Town. It can be really dangerous at night, you would never...

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