If you read my last post, Things To Know About Seattle: Part 1, then you know that I was able to spend a week in Seattle to visit my family and have a vacation at the same time. The second weekend I was there, my best friend came to hang out as well. It was her first time in Seattle so we did some of the typical tourist stuff.
Anyone who has heard of Seattle has heard of the Space Needle as well. It is one of the main symbols of Seattle. The observation deck is 520 feet high so you have great views of pretty much all of Seattle. Check out their website for more information on ticket pricing and hours. Many people also go to eat at the restaurant. I was very little when I ate there so don’t remember what it was like, but I’ve heard it’s good and offers exceptional views as well.
Pike Place Market
I loved the Pike Place Market! It’s very close to my cousin’s apartment so I walked there almost every day. I loved seeing the fresh fish, flowers, and arts & crafts. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures of the market itself. I only grabbed a photo of the sign from my cousin’s apartment roof. Next time I am in Seattle, I will definitely be going back and will take many more photos! If you’re in Seattle, it is a must to go to the Pike Place Market.
Seattle Great Wheel
Seattle opened the Great Wheel in 2012. At that time, it was the largest ferris wheel on the West Coast, USA. It stands at 175 feet. When you’re on it, you actually will go over Puget Sound which as a person that is scared of heights, it is slightly terrifying but yet so worth it!
Chihuly Garden & Glass
The Chihuly Garden & Glass was and still is one of my favorite places! Ever since I was a little girl I have been in love with blown glass art. I used to want to be a blown glass artist but wasn’t able to take any classes until a few years ago. Although I wasn’t able to become an artist, I still love to see it and even purchase it. Dale Chihuly is originally from Washington. When he was presented with the opportunity to design the garden and glass exhibit near the Space Needle, he accepted. I am so thankful he did as the art is beautiful!
Another fun tourist thing to do in Seattle is visit the Fremont Troll. It is located underneath the Aurora Bridge. It was constructed in 1989. It was built to help rehabilitate the area so it would no longer be a dumping grounds. After it was built, it was a success! It’s a very popular area for both tourists and locals.
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