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Best apps to use in Seattle, WA

Known for being the largest city in the Pacific Northwest with a land area of 83.7 square miles, Seattle can be overwhelming. Thankfully, there are a number of apps that can make life easier if you’re in Seattle. Whether it’s finding your way around the city or deciding on what restaurant to dine in, these mobile apps will be your guide:

1. OneBusAway

Get real-time transit information for Seattle, Tacoma, and the Puget Sound with OneBusAway. This helpful app provides you with the schedule of selected public transit vehicles in those areas, along with its routes and stops.

2. Parkopedia

Find the perfect parking spot with Parkopedia, a comprehensive app that tells you where to park in Seattle. Users can simply enter their current location or an address and the app will provide the parking space availability in real time.

3. Pay by Phone

Pay by Phone allows you to pay for your parking in seconds. All you need to do is download the app (it’s available on both Android and iOS), enter the location code of the area you want to park in, and indicate how long you’ll be parking for. You can even extend your parking hours anytime.

4. Seattle Times Mobile

The Seattle Times is the largest and longest-running newspaper in Washington state. The award-winning newspaper’s mobile app keeps you up-to-date with the latest local, national, and international news. Users can only access 15 articles per month for free or pay $9.99 per month to continue reading.

5. KING 5

For the latest local news, weather, traffic, and sports, check out the KING 5 app. Known for being a major news source in the Pacific Northwest, it has everything from breaking news to live-streaming newscasts.

6. Yelp

There’s only one way to find the best restaurants in Seattle: Yelp. Using the GPS on your phone, you’ll be directed to the city’s top restaurants and cafes. You can also filter your search by location, price, cuisine, and reviews.

7. Cocktail Compass

If you’re looking for the best bars or the nearest place to grab a drink, let Cocktail Compass tell you where. The free mobile app lets you search for bars in your area and provides you with the necessary photos, reviews, and directions to that particular watering hole.

Cocktail Compass also has a Happy Hour Countdown that shows you the nearest bars with a happy hour and how fast you need to get there before perks and freebies end.

8. Seahawks

Stay up-to-date with the latest Seattle Seahawks news, photos, and videos. The Seahawks app includes live updates, real-time stats and standings, and a schedule of the team’s upcoming games. You can even view, transfer or sell your Seahawks tickets through the app’s mobile ticketing feature.

The Seahawks mobile app is available for iPhone, Android, and iPad.

There’s no doubt that Seattle is one of the best cities to live in. Learn more about life in Seattle and its real estate offerings by getting in touch with Metropolist, email at [email protected].