Parking and Transportation 2013
See also the Directions to GeekGirlCon page for more info.
Getting around Seattle without a car is pretty easy. You’ll want to utilize the Metro Bus system or if traveling to South Lake Union neighborhood, you can ride the street car. If heading to sites south of downtown, you cant take the light rail. And like any other city, we have taxi cabs (service can be a mixed-bag like other cities too).
Here are a few links to help you plan your time outside of the con.
King County Metro (The mezzanine level under Westlake Center at 5th and Pine is stocked with bus schedules and Metro information.)
Seattle Streetcar – South Lake Union
Yellow Cab: (206) 622-6500
Orange Cab: (206) 522-8800
Stita Taxi: (206) 246-9999
Green Cab: (206) 575-4040 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Uber also runs their private car service (connect with your smart phone) in Seattle.
Parking in Seattle can be dicey. Street parking long term can cramp your style–having to get the car every two hours to renew your meter. There are plenty of parking garages and lots near The Conference Center that provide all-day parking options at varying price points. You can explore parking options on the city of Seattle’s parking map. Or check out this handy list from Seattle Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
If you are staying at the Hyatt Olive 8, they have a valet parking service.
The Washington State Convention Center: Public Garage at 8th and Pike
Standard hours for the Convention Center Main Garage: Daily 5:30 a.m. – 12 midnight and access through the Convention Center may close at 10 p.m. Parking Garage entrances on Eighth and Pike Street are open until midnight.
7th and Pike Garage (also parking for Grand Hyatt): operated by Standard Parking
1508 7th Ave (between Pike St & Pine St) Mon-Sun 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM, visit Standard Parking site for rates.
Other options include:
Pacific Place Parking, enter on 6th or 7th between Pine and Olive Streets