Things to do in Seattle

Things to do in Seattle

The best thing we did when we visited Seattle was buying the Seattle City Pass. For $69, it included 2 visits to the Space Needle within 24 hours so that you can enjoy the day and night view from the Space Needle, a visit to Seattle Aquarium, a Cruise Harbor Tour, entrance to EMP Museum or Woodland Park Zoo, and an entrance to Pacific Science Center or Chihuly Garden and Glass.

You can buy the City Pass at various locations, including the Space Needle. We immediately exchanged the Space Needle voucher for 2 tickets since you have to reserve a specific time to enter Space Needle. The line at Space Needle is understandably long, so allow some time.

Once you have the ticket in hand, you can go up to the top pretty quickly. I had heard mixed reviews about Space Needle, but I enjoyed the view and thought it was worthwhile.

Next to the Space Needle is the Chihuly Garden and Glass. I didn't know anything about Dale Chihuly, but one look at the art he has created using glass, and you would recognize it as the same beautiful artwork on the ceiling of the lobby at Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas. If you have oohed and aahed over the artwork at Bellagio, you will definitely enjoy the Chihuly Garden and Glass.

We also enjoyed going to the Seattle Aquarium and taking the harbor cruise. The Argosy Harbor Cruise included a lot of history about Seattle, so it was nice to learn about the Emerald City.

The only place that I wasn't too impressed with was EMP Museum, but if you are a music enthusiast or into pop culture, it is a museum that showcases something unique and different.

All this was inclulded in the Seattle Day Pass. What a deal!

We also went on the Great Wheel of Seattle. $15/ticket gives you 4 rotations in the wheel, and it was fun to do, but maybe not too exciting after going to the Space Needle.

My favorite part of Seattle was the Pike Place Market. So much amazing fresh seafood, produce, and eateries.

I highly recommend the Pike Place Chowder for best clam chowder I've ever had, Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt for greek yogurt that tastes just like ice cream, and Piroshky Piroshky for yummy Russian pastries.

Pike Market even has the original Starbuck's, and however you feel about Starbuck's, it's interesting to see where it all started from.

We had a great time in Seattle, and we were sad when our trip came to an end. We can't wait to come back!

 

 

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