What can you get done by hopping on and off Sound Transit Link Light Rail

The start of the list of things convenient to the train

Let's say you are traveling up or down the Sound Transit Link light rail line through the Seattle area, and you need to run some errands or something. It's not trivial to search google or any of the transit websites for "stuff near light rail stops"...

Yes, it will take you to work, or to the Game, or to the Airport, or to the University. But what else? I have recently had occassion to ride the rails on the ST light rail and here are a few "things to do":

  • Burgers and Fries and/or shakes or ice cream at Dick's Drive-In, next to Capitol Hill Station--seriously, some things seem like a big present to certain places with the light rail line. The most obvious being the sporting arenas, both for pro baseball and football/futbol of course, but then the new terminus at UW station for making Husky games the center of the transit universe... but you get off the train at Capitol Hill station and take the escalator under the pink plane to get to the Denny station entrance, and man, all those orange and shiny wrappers people are carrying and opening, make you wonder whose hand was greased by Dick's french fry money for that location. It's simply perfect to take a jaunt on the train and get your Dick's burger fix! It's right across Broadway street from the station. You can then just walk across the street a little further south to have lunch in the park, and then descend the Park entrance to get back to the train. So easy.
  • Donuts at DonaQueen, right by Sodo Station --I had a meeting, got to work, and forgot the donuts. Is there a donut shop near a light rail station? YES. DonaQueeen on 4th Avenue South. Just exit the station from the South entrance (is there even a North entrance?), going West to the light at 4th. Cross the street, hang a right on the sidewalk, and walk a little bit to the strip mall on your left. Good donuts, and lots of 'em! You can get back on the train and be the meeting hero in no time at all, especially when the trains are running every 6 minutes in the morning.

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