Seattle Warnings and Dangers
Seattle is the largest city in the state of Washington. The area is known for averaging more rainfall than any other city in the United States. Despite the rain, Seattle is a great place to visit and there is something for people of all ages. While the city of Seattle is overall a relatively safe place, like any other city, there are warnings or dangers tourists should be aware of.
Parking is a Nightmare
Like any big city, parking can be a nightmare in Seattle. There is typically a lot of traffic in the downtown area of Seattle. There are several parking ordinances to be aware of in the city limits, such as vehicles are not permitted to stay parked in the same spot for more than 72-hours at a time. It is also important to be aware of the ordinances for tourist who are travel by RV and/or tractor-trailers, which may not be parked on the streets between the hours of midnight to 6 a.m. The rates for parking garages vary and can get expensive, so if possible, park in the same garage for the whole day and take public transportation around town instead of moving from one garage to another.
Don’t Eat What You Catch
If you plan on fishing while you are in Seattle, the good news there are several places throughout the city where you are allowed to fish as long as you obey the regulations. The problem is that in some areas of Seattle the water is highly toxic, which means the fish you catch will also be contaminated. Some of the fish can be eaten, but there is a limit on how many of the species you should eat per week or month. So if you plan on doing some fishing, make sure to pay attention to any warnings that are posted in the fishing areas. If you have any concerns about which fish you can eat and/or where the safest places to fish in Seattle are, contact the local game and wildlife office for more information.
Like any place you are not a resident of, be careful of your surroundings and always follow the rules and regulations of the city you are visiting. Seattle is a generally safe city, but it is still recommended that you park in a safe location, always store your personal belongings in the trunk instead of in plain view and make sure to lock your car, regardless of where you are parked.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about warnings or dangers in Seattle.