(Closed) Seattle in November?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013


Seattle is a gorgeous city – it’s seriously green and there’s so much water.  However… November is not the most beautiful month here, honestly.  Beginning in October through appx. April or May, it’s usually around 45 degrees, and either overcast or rainy.  That doesn’t really change.  If you came in the late summer or even September, the weather would be much nicer.

But if you are okay with it being cool and possibly rainy in November, it is a unique and interesting city.  Seattle is extremely hilly – think San Francisco or Pittsburgh – so know that you’ll definitely get your workouts in if you choose to walk!  There are many different neighborhoods in Seattle proper.  Do you have an idea of what kind of feel you want?  I’m happy to tell you about different parts of the city that you could look for accommodations if you give me a little more info. πŸ™‚  Also, lots of great food here! A foodie’s dream come true, esp. if you like seafood or different ethnic cuisines.

Post # 4
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I used to go there every summer to visit family!! I definitely suggest going either in June or July if you can.. otherwise you’ll have cold, overcast and rainy weather.

Post # 5
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@kitakitten:  <— exactly what she said πŸ™‚

I’d worry that you would have too much downtime at the hotel, because if the weather is nasty (and in november it’s likely to be about 45-50, overcast, nighttime-dark at 4pm, raining most days – this is why most seattleites are poorly dressed and wear north face 99% of the time) it might be hard to get going – the individual neighborhoods in the city are easy to walk within themselves, but it can be a long way between neighborhoods.

If you stay downtown (which is likely, there aren’t many “nice” hotels in other parts of the city, but more boutique hotel type places if you’re open to that), you’ll need to cab it to Ballard or Fremont to find the quirkiness you’re looking for (Capitol Hill is totally walkable from DT, as is the waterfront). It’s harder to hail a cab on the streets as well as other cities, so you probably need to call for a cab ahead of time. I, too, dislike public transportation, but since they discontinued the free ride zones downtown I don’t think the buses are a great choice anyway.

Seattle is a great place to visit, but I think that November is a hard time to do that. I’d definitely recommend chilling out at Kerry Park to read and enjoy the view after breakfast at the  5 Spot, but I can tell you right away that I myself would not be hanging out in a park in for any extended amount of time in November πŸ™‚


Post # 7
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

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@stevefraye:  Well, by November there’s usually a good amount of snow in the mountains – the lifts at the ski resorts open around Thanksgiving – so if you and your Fiance like outdoorsy stuff, you could stay in Seattle but make day trips to the mountains (really not too long a drive!!) to go snow shoeing, skiing, cross-country skiing, etc.

Post # 9
3139 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Seattle will be wet cold and rainy in November but a great tourist attraction is pike place, definitely visit in spring or summer and its stunning 

Post # 10
364 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

The last two weeks in November are usually the wettest of the year. If you go you will definitely get rained on. That being said, Seattle is such a cool city at any time of the year! But the best time to visit is in August or September. We usually go two full months then with little or no rain, and it’s usually warm and gorgeous.

If you do decide to go, there’s still tone to do in the winter. Pike Place Market obviously. Some great Museums- Seattle Art Museum, Asian Art Museum, Burke Museum (natural history). The Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Opera are top notch if something is playing while you’re there.

Consider taking a ferry to one of the many Islands. I live on Bainbridge Island, and its a 35 ferry ride from downtown Seattle, and has an adorable downtown. Don’t take your car its expensive and you dont need it. 

Lots of great breweries, wineries, awesome restaurants, i love my city!

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