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===By bus===
 
===By bus===
'''[http://transit.metrokc.gov Metro Transit]''' (electric or diesel city buses) actually works pretty well.  The web [http://tripplanner.metrokc.gov/ trip planner] is straightforward and accurate, as long as your bus is on time.  
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'''Metro Transit [http://transit.metrokc.gov]''' (electric or diesel city buses) actually works pretty well.  The web trip planner [http://tripplanner.metrokc.gov/] is straightforward and accurate, as long as your bus is on time.  
  
Buses in downtown Seattle are '''free''' between 6am and 7pm in the downtown core of Seattle. Just get on and get off.  To read the details refer to [http://transit.metrokc.gov/tops/bus/ridefree.html Metro Free Bus info].
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Buses in downtown Seattle are '''free''' between 6AM and 7PM in the downtown core of Seattle. Just get on and get off.  To read the details refer to Metro Free Bus info [http://transit.metrokc.gov/tops/bus/ridefree.html].
  
'''Sound Transit''' (diesel and hybrid buses, trains) is more expensive, but has many convenient [http://www.soundtransit.org/riding/fac/stexpress/ express routes] that travel South (to Tacoma), East (Redmond, Bellevue), and North (Bothell, Lynnwood).
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'''Sound Transit''' (diesel and hybrid buses, trains) is more expensive, but has many convenient express routes [http://www.soundtransit.org/riding/fac/stexpress/] that travel South (to Tacoma), East (Redmond, Bellevue), and North (Bothell, Lynnwood).
  
 
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===By boat===
 
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* [http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/ Washington State Ferries] connect downtown [[Seattle]] to [[Bainbridge Island]], to [[Bremerton]], and to [[Vashon Island]], and connects West [[Seattle]] to [[Vashon Island]] and to [[Southworth]] (Kitsap Peninsula).  All ferries are for both vehicles and passenger except the ferry between downtown Seattle and Vashon Island.
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* Washington State Ferries [http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/] connect downtown [[Seattle]] to [[Bainbridge Island]], to [[Bremerton]], and to [[Vashon Island]], and connects West [[Seattle]] to [[Vashon Island]] and to [[Southworth]] (Kitsap Peninsula).  All ferries are for both vehicles and passenger except the ferry between downtown Seattle and Vashon Island.
* [http://www.victoriaclipper.com/victoria_clipper_ferry_service High Speed Catamaran Passenger ferries] connect [[Seattle]] to [[Victoria (British Columbia)|Victoria]], [[British Columbia]] ([[Canada]])
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* High Speed Catamaran Passenger ferries [http://www.victoriaclipper.com/victoria_clipper_ferry_service] connect [[Seattle]] to [[Victoria (British Columbia)|Victoria]], [[British Columbia]] ([[Canada]])
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==

Revision as of 23:17, 3 June 2009

King County [1] is one of the major counties in the state of Washington in the Pacific Northwest of the United States of America.

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By car

Coming from Snohimish or Pierce county, the easiest way is via Interstate 5. Form the south you can also take State Route 167. Coming from the east you can take Interstate 90, or US Highway 2.

By plane

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, (Airport code: SEA), called "SeaTac" by locals, connects Seattle to all regions of the world, with especially frequent transpacific routes. Alaska Airlines provides something approximating discount air fare to and from the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California.

By bus

Metro Transit [2] (electric or diesel city buses) actually works pretty well. The web trip planner [3] is straightforward and accurate, as long as your bus is on time.

Buses in downtown Seattle are free between 6AM and 7PM in the downtown core of Seattle. Just get on and get off. To read the details refer to Metro Free Bus info [4].

Sound Transit (diesel and hybrid buses, trains) is more expensive, but has many convenient express routes [5] that travel South (to Tacoma), East (Redmond, Bellevue), and North (Bothell, Lynnwood).

By rail

Sound Transit Sounder light-rail service.

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See

Please also consult "See" in the Seattle article

Urban King County

  • Bellevue Arts Museum
  • Bellevue Botanical Gardens
  • Bridal Trails State Park
  • Cougar Mountain Zoo Park
  • Dash Point State Park
  • Emerald Downs
  • Marymoor County Park
  • Muckleshoot Casino
  • Northwest University
  • Pacific Raceway
  • Renton Historical Museum
  • Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden
  • Saltwater State Park
  • Sammamish State Park
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  • Squak Mountain State Park
  • St. Edward State Park
  • Tahoma National Cemetery
  • Trinity Lutheren College
  • Univeristy of Washington Bothell
  • White River Valley Museum
  • Woodinville Winerys

Rural King County

  • Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass - ski resort
  • Alpine Falls
  • Flaming Geyser State Park
  • Kanaskat-Palmer State Park
  • Nolte State Park
  • Northwest Railroad Museum - located in Snoqualmie
  • Stevens Pass - ski resort
  • Snoqualmie Casino
  • Snoqualmie Falls
  • White River Amphitheatre

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