Seattle has a wide range of public transportation that will make getting around the city during the conference easy.
Light Rail: This is an easy way to get from the airport to VisWeek. The light rail only has one line with one end at the SeaTac airport and the other at the Westlake Center (near the conference hotel). It is not possible to get on the wrong train. Check out the light rail map: http://www.soundtransit.org/Schedules/Central-Link-light-rail.xml?tab=Map
The cost is $2.75 one way and it takes about 1 hour. You will notice the light rail has many stops as it travels north from the airport. When the light rail reaches the downtown area it shares a metro tunnel with the buses providing easy connectivity if you wish to take a bus to explore Seattle.
South Lake Union Streetcar: Seattle has a new streetcar that runs north of the VisWeek hotel to the south end of Lake Union. The streetcar route stop is about a 5 minute walk from the conference. See http://www.seattlestreetcar.org/slu.htm for the route map and more.
The Monorail: Want to check out the Space Needle? Pacific Science Center? Experience Music Project? Science Fiction Museum? Take the monorail from the Westlake center (http://www.seattlemonorail.com/about/). The Monorail has been a Seattle icon since the 1962 World’s Fair.
Other transportation options: For more information on the area metro transportation check out: http://metro.kingcounty.gov/
Seattle Visitors Guide: VisWeek is also just a short walk from the Pike Street Market and the water front. Find out more about things to see and do in Seattle at http://www.visitseattle.org/Home.aspx.
During VisWeek 2012 it's Seattle Restaurant Week! with many special offers, in particular for dinner, from restaurants around town. Check it out here http://seattletimes.com/seattlerestaurantweek/
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