SEATTLE_ by pengxiang


                                                                The Washington Young Lawyers Division
                                                                (WYLD) is very excited to welcome both the
                                                                Fall 2011 ABA YLD Conference and the Tort,
                                                                Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)
                                                                Fall Leadership Meeting to “Jet City.”

                                              On behalf of the host committee and the
                                              WYLD, Kari Petrasek (2010-2011 WYLD
                                              President and ABA YLD District 29
                                              Representative) and Dainen Penta, 2011-
2012 WYLD President (and ABA YLD Diversity Vice-Director) welcome you to Seattle and
the Pacific Northwest, on behalf of the host committee and the Washington Young
Lawyers Division. We’ve created this “guide to Seattle in a nutshell” just for you.

Getting Here Flying into Seattle-Tacoma International
Airport (photo at right) you'll enjoy sweeping views of our lakes,
rivers, Puget Sound, Mount Rainier, and the Olympic and
Cascade mountains. Try our hometown airline, Alaska Airlines
(, one of our best-kept local secrets. Alaska
serves major markets like Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas,
Denver, Miami, St. Louis, Phoenix, Washington DC, and others.
Once on board you'll enjoy more room in coach, friendly service,
fresh Northwest snacks, and coach seats near the "front of the
bus" you can put yourself into at check-in even if you're not an elite. Some routes might put you
onboard Horizon Air, a subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, with Starbucks coffee and free Northwest
microbrews and wines onboard!

From the airport, there are the usual taxi/limo/shuttle options; a taxi will run you about $40 or so,
shared shuttle van rides a bit less, limos a bit more. The Downtown Airporter
( is about $25 round-trip and also stops at several downtown hotels; the
Sheraton is the closest drop-off spot to the Hyatt at Olive 8. For the truly eco-minded, try Sound
Transit's Link Light Rail (; the airport stop is a short walk from the terminal, it
costs just $2.75 one-way, and it's far more scenic than taking
the freeway. Get off at the Westlake stop and exit through
Nordstrom, just 2 short blocks from the Hyatt at Olive 8.

Best views of the city The Space Needle is worth every penny
on a clear day just for the views! For awesome views for less,
visit the 73rd floor observation deck at Columbia Center
(pictured to the right), the obsidian-black office tower at 701 5th
Avenue (5th & Columbia) -- it's a BETTER vantage point at
twice the height of the Space Needle (see picture #6, below),
and only $5 (cash only, 8:30-5:30 M-F, closed weekends, 206-
386-5151 for more info). Once you get there, check at the
security desk - you'll take the elevators to the "SkyLobby" on the 40th floor (featuring the
highest-elevation Starbucks in the U.S.), then another set of elevators to the 73rd floor. From

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Hyatt at Olive 8, take any southbound bus in the tunnel and get off at the Pioneer Square stop.
Hike up the hill to 5th & Columbia -- if you enter on 4th, take the escalators up from the food
court to the 5th Avenue level. It’s about an 8-10 minute walk from the Hyatt at Olive 8.

If you are exploring Capitol Hill, there is also the old water
tower in Volunteer Park (photo at right); it's free to climb the
108 steps to the top, where there are historical exhibits and
displays once you tire of the view. Smith Tower also has an
observation deck with sweeping views of Seattle and Puget
Sound. High floors in the Westin Hotel also have spectacular
views -- ask for a view room!

Getting Around Seattle is hilly -- that's part of why it's
gorgeous -- and if you explore much on foot you might just get a workout! Our downtown core
is compact with short city blocks and tons to see and do. The south end of downtown is largely
skyscrapers; the north end has more in the way of shopping and restaurants. Look for the
“Seattle Tourmap” which will help you find your way around, or ask the hotel concierge.

The bus system, King County Metro, is relatively clean and very safe, although a bit confusing,
so use the online trip planner at or ask around (there's a customer
service counter at the Westlake stop). Metro has a large ride-free area which covers most of the
downtown core, and all buses in the bus tunnel are free
(light rail is not free in the bus tunnel). Speaking of the bus
tunnel, it's exactly what it sounds like - it's kind of like a
subway, where you'll find buses sharing the tunnel with the
light rail. Seattleites use the tunnel to get around
downtown if it's wet or we're just feeling lazy. The Seattle
Monorail (photo at right; $4 roundtrip for adults) is a
reminder that the 1962 World's Fair was here, and is a
great way to get to Seattle Center, where the Space
Needle, the Children's Museum, and the Pacific Science
Center are located. Enter Westlake Center mall, and the
monorail station is on the top floor. You can also take the Seattle Streetcar ($2.50) from
Westlake and Union to explore Lake Union, or if you're heading to dinner at Seastar Restaurant
at the 2200 Westlake complex and don't want to walk. The original name was to be the South
Lake Union Trolley, hence the "Ride the S.L.U.T." T-shirts available at Tin Cup Espresso at 9th
                                             and Roy (or at

                                         Last but not least, you and your kids will have a ton of
                                         fun on a ferry ride; Washington State Ferries
                                         (; photo at left) is a great way to
                                         get out on the sound, to enjoy the smell of the salt
                                         water and to take in the panoramic views. The ferries
                                         carry cars and foot passengers alike -- a walk-on trip is
                                         far less expensive. The ferry terminal is on the
                                         waterfront at 1st and Marion. Onboard, big windows,
                                         bathrooms, and even snack bars make the ferry trip
                                         itself a fun adventure. You can spend the afternoon
exploring cute and quaint Bainbridge Island, or the naval base near Bremerton.

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Don't-Miss Sights & Attractions The Space Needle is Seattle's
icon, and is the most-visited attraction in the Pacific Northwest.
Next to it is the Experience Music Project and the Sci-Fi
Museum, and within the environs of Seattle Center are the Pacific
Science Center and the Children's Museum. I highly
recommend checking out the Seattle Public Library at 1000 4th
Avenue, with its unique design by Rem Koolhaas -- don't miss the
spiral stack (photo to right).

                               If you have a car head north to the
                               Ballard Locks, or to any of the beach
                               parks on the Sound. Alki Beach in West Seattle (photo to left)
                               offers stunning views of downtown Seattle and the sound, and lots
                               of restaurants and coffee shops to keep you cozy if it's wet and
                               cold. Walking along the Alaskan Way waterfront is a
                               quintessential Seattle experience; try our clam chowder at Ivar's
                               Acres of Clams, take the kids to the Seattle Aquarium, or enjoy
sweeping views of Elliott Bay with your art at the Olympic Sculpture Park. And no visit to
Seattle would be complete without a visit to Pike Place Market (photo to right)! To this day the
Market continues to bring you directly in contact with fresh food, flowers, and much more. The
original Starbucks is here -- a must-visit (and we’re coffee
connoisseurs, so there are many other amazing coffee shops to
try out). Have the "World's Best" mac and cheese at Beecher's
Handmade Cheese (it lives up to its name!). If you miss the
market, you can get the same mac and cheese at Urbane back
at the Hyatt. Want to see where Seattle's first settlers started this
great city? Walk around Pioneer Square and take in all the
history. The Smith Tower is a classic office tower that once was
the tallest building west of the Mississippi (there is also an
observation deck there).

Check out the International District, where I highly recommend
lunch or dinner at The Greenleaf Restaurant (Vietnamese) or
karaoke at Bush Garden. Or bus/cab up the hill to Capitol Hill,
the center of Seattle's LGBT city life. Sing your heart out at Rockbox, the norebang/Japanese-
style karaoke bar where you can sing in the lobby while waiting for your private room. Try the
room with the on/off switches for the opaque/see-through window and the PA that broadcasts
your performance to the crowd watching you on the street!

                                         Seattle is also home to some of the world's most
                                         spectacular city parks, thanks to our location on Puget
                                         Sound and the many lakes and mountains that dot our
                                         landscape. Explore the city parks website at
                                Everyone loves Alki Beach for a little
                                         California flavor and a great sunset, Greenlake Park in
                                         North Seattle for an urban oasis and runner's delight, and
                                         Seward Park in south Seattle on the shores of Lake
                                         Washington. In Northwest Seattle there's Golden
                                         Gardens with a sandy beach and sweeping views of the
                                         Sound, Carkeek Park for that middle-of-the-woods

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feeling, and closer-in, there's Discovery Park on Magnolia bluff for some of the most
spectacular views of the Sound and the city. If you're at the Olympic Sculpture Park already,
Myrtle Edwards Park is the expansive strip of green right along the water immediately
adjacent (photo on previous page at bottom).

Sports Teams Mariners (baseball - season's over
by October), Seahawks (football), Sounders (soccer
- game on Sat. the 15th), Storm (WNBA). When the
weather's right (or not), everyone loves a Mariner's
game at Safeco Field (photo to right). A tailgate
party before a University of Washington football
game is a perennial fall favorite.

Food, Drink, and More Google or Yelp these
personal favorite restaurants, whether you're into
seafood or steak (feel free to ask me if you want
recommendations). From A-Z are: Andaluca, ART at the Four Seasons, Boat Street Cafe,
Cactus, Cafe Presse, Campagne, Cafe Flora (vegetarian), Chez Shea, Chinoise, Chinook's at
                                   Salmon Bay, Coastal Kitchen, Dahlia Lounge/Bakery (pictured
                                   at left), Dragonfish, El Gaucho, Greenleaf, Il Bistro, Il Terrazzo
                                   Carmine, Japonessa, Kingfish Cafe, Le Panier Very French
                                   Bakery, Le Pichet, Lola, Matt's in the Market, Palace Kitchen,
                                   Palisade, Pink Door, Portage Bay Cafe, Purple, Musicquarium
                                   at the Triple Door, Queen City Diner, Ray's Boathouse, Red
                                   Mill Burgers, Saley, Sazerac, Seastar, Serious Pie, Spinasse,
                                   Steelhead Diner, Ten Mercer, Three Girls Bakery, Wild
                                   Ginger. Hint: If you need a quick bite in between meetings,
                                   you can grab to-go sushi at Blue C Sushi, crepes at La
Creperie Voila, or there is a large food court on the top level
of Westlake Center mall.

Sleeps The Hyatt at Olive 8 is our host hotel; (photo to
right) the rooms are modern, there’s a saltwater swimming
pool to relax you, and an ultra-hip lounge/restaurant with a
fun urban vibe. If you have to stay somewhere else the
Roosevelt, the Paramount, the Sheraton, or the Hotel Max
nearby typically have decent rates. TIPS is in town also and
their host hotel is the beautiful Fairmont Olympic, an easy
walk from the Hyatt at Olive 8. If you're going all out, there
is always the historic and posh Sorrento Hotel on Seattle's
First Hill.

There's so much to do and see in Seattle, it's hard to limit this mini-guide. If you're not sure
what to do, need directions, or want food and drink recommendations, just come find any of the
members of the Seattle host committee - we'd be happy to help!

Check out the host committee “top 10” lists on the next page.

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          Top 10 Restaurants:                                                     Top 10 Things to See & Do

1. The Crab Pot                                               1. Pike Place Market & Pike Place Brewery
2. Dahlia Lounge (Coconut Cream Pie!)                         (,
3. McCormick & Schmick’s (Lake Union)               
4. Palomino                                                   2. Seattle Waterfront… check out the Seattle
5. The Brooklyn                                               Aquarium ( and Argosy
6. Gordon Biersch (awesome October Fest                       Boat Cruises (
food)                                                         3. Take a ferry boat ride to either from
7. Pyramid Brewery                                            Seattle to Bremerton or Bainbridge Island
8. Wild Ginger                                                (
9. The Metropolitan Grill                                     4. Seattle Underground Tour
10. Elliott’s                                                 ( or Seattle
                                                              Walking Tour (
                                                              5. Take the monorail to Seattle Center,
                                                              including the Pacific Science Center
                                                              (, Space Needle
                                                              and Experience Music Project (
                                                              6. Woodinville Winery Tour (Ste. Michelle,
                                                              Columbia, Novelty Hill/Januik to name a few)
                                                              7. Ride the Duck tour
                                                              8. Museum of Flight
                                                              9. Golden Gardens Park and Chittenden
                                                              Locks & Fish Ladder
                                                              10. Ride the train to Portland or Vancouver,

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