GP Seattle-Tacoma 2015 Travel Guide
The official travel guide can be found here.


Interesting Gaming Stores: Seattle
There are a number of excellent and friendly card stores in the area. Card Kingdom, the Ray Gun Lounge, and Mox Boarding House stand out slightly since they are meant to be destination spots.

Interesting Gaming Stores: Tacoma
Northwest Gamer's Choice: pretty spacious, and a training ground for many of the Tacoma area judges.

Good/Cheap Places to Stay: Seattle
True "Seattle" events would likely be held at either the Washington State Convention Center or at the Seattle Center. Different hotels will be closer to either venue. There a bunch of hostels in the area. The City Hostel in Belltown and the Green Tortoise Hostel on Pike are pretty close to those. You can find a variety of potential places to stay at AirBNB.

Good/Cheap Places to Stay: Tacoma
Most Tacoma events will be held at the Tacoma Convention Center. The closest hotels are the Holiday Inn Express, the Best Western Plus Tacoma Dome Hotel, Hotel Murano, and the Courtyard by Marriot.

Things to Do in Tacoma
Tacoma Glass Museum. The Tacoma Dome typically has something excellent going on.

Touristy Things to Do in Seattle
The Seattle CityPASS is a pretty good deal to see the local sights. The most notable are probably the Seattle Space Needle, Downtown Seattle, Westlake Center, Pike Place Market, and the Seattle Waterfront. Reddit's Guide to Seattle also should cover the most notable local goodies.

Pike Place Market
The market is perhaps one of Seattle’s most recognizable icons. It sees more than 10 million visitors annually. So check it out! Shop for fresh produce, seafood or hand crafted treasures. If you get there early enough you might see the famous fish throwing! Visit pikeplacemarket.org for more information. Also home to the original Starbucks.
Space Needle
This major landmark is the symbol of Seattle. Ride the speedy elevator to the top for happy hour, or relax in the rotating SkyCity restaurant. From the top of the needle, enjoy the city skyline, as well as the Cascade and Olympic Mountains.  Take a trip from Seattle Center and the Space Needle on the monorail to Westlake Center.
Pacific Science Center
Pacific Science Center is a not-for-profit science educational institution that inspires a lifelong interest in science, math and technology by engaging diverse communities through interactive and innovative exhibits and programs.
Experience Music Project Museum
Also known as the EMP, this museum explores the history of music. If music is your passion, you won’t want to miss the EMP. The museum allows the visitor to experience music through interactive exhibitions. Additionally, this is home to the Science Fiction Museum which usually has interesting traveling exhibits.
Century Link/Safeco Fields
Enjoy a day at the ballparks! Cheer on your favorite team in Seattle’s SoDo district. The two parks are established side by side and both host an array of events from professional ball games to concerts and exhibitions. Experience the retracting roof at Safeco Field, or rock out to your favorite concert at Century Link.
The Seattle Great Wheel/Seattle Waterfront
Visit the newest addition to the Seattle skyline. The Great Wheel is the largest observation wheel on the west coast, standing 175 feet tall. Enjoy the view of Seattle and Puget Sound in an enclosed gondola. The wheel is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and until 12 midnight on Friday & Saturday.
Seattle has a number of amazing parks. We particularly recommend Gas Works Park, A Sound Garden, and maybe checking out the Fremont Troll.