Tomorrow will be made up of many special bittersweet milestones. First off, I will be 30 weeks pregnant with baby points traveler, which means my flying days will be coming to a halt for a few months, but that’s ok because I’ve had an incredible year traveling to many new places, and I am just a few weeks away from meeting my newest traveling companion :).
With that said, and as the year is ending, I am also only 4,000 PQM shy of United 1k status for next year… which makes this Seattle trip the trip that seals in my status for next year.
Many months ago, I was able to book a really cheap fare, roughly $144, for a round trip flight from the east coast to Seattle. Instead of just making it a solo quick turn around trip, I convinced my parents to come along so that we could spend a weekend in town given that none of us have visited before.
While I am looking forward to exploring a new city, I am definitely not looking forward to the freezing temperatures that await. I am also trying to make this trip as “productive” as possible, by wrapping up and maximizing as many promotions as I can before the year ends.
As far as hotels, we will be staying one night at a cheap Marriott airport property to earn me a free night in a category 1-5 hotel thanks to their current MegaBonus promotion. Our second night will be at a cheap IHG airport location so that we can maximize the “Big Win” promotion for loads of bonus points. We also were able to rent a car at the rate of $7 per day (about ~$43 for the entire weekend including taxes and fees).
Here’s where I need your help – those who have been to Seattle, or who perhaps are Seattle-based, please send over suggestions. What should we see this weekend? Where should we eat? Any cool “not-to-be-missed” attractions?
Looking forward to freezing my butt off!