Here are some fun things to do once you snap up those cheap tickets to Seattle

Tuesday, 07 November 2017, 06:06:07 PM. Scott McMurren: Hamilton is in town, seasonal events are starting and there's plenty to see.
Do you really need a reason to go to Seattle? Alaska's favorite weekend getaway destination is just three hours away by air. And it's cheap to get there right now. Prices start at $239 round trip, starting in late November. Fly on Delta or Alaska. But here's the kicker: you can fly first class on Alaska for as little as $437 round trip. Delta costs a little more: $457 round trip. Are you shopping for the holidays? Well, the light rail will take you straight from the airport to Westlake Center. That's next to Nordstrom. Macy's is right there. The Pike Place Market is two blocks away. In between are all manner of retailers, Columbia Sportswear and Nike, among others. You've got to stay somewhere, right? There are many boutique hotels in the downtown core — and most frequent travelers have their favorites. On my last two trips, I cashed in "Chase Ultimate Rewards" points from my credit cards to stay at the Grand Hyatt. It's a beautiful hotel that I would not have known about if it weren't for the points. They have rooms in early December for as little as $179 per night on the weekend. There are so many nice hotels downtown, including the Hotel Andra, which features a very nice restaurant off the lobby, Lola. Local restaurant hero Tom Douglas runs Lola and he has "Tom's Favorite Breakfast" on the menu. In keeping with the Mediterranean theme, it's got octopus in it. "Don't be afraid," said my server. I opted for the Greek scramble. But next time, sign me up for an octopus...Read more
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