Seattle, located on a land neck between Lake Washington and Puget Sound, is popular with tourists and much loved by Seattleites. The city abounds with amazing museums and galleries, iconic buildings, incredible parks and good restaurants. Let’s explore some of the best things to see and do in Seattle:
1. The Space Needle
The Space Needle is Seattle’s most iconic landmark that was built for the 1962 World’s Fair. It has since become a popular tourist attraction and has drawn more than 2.5 million visitors. When going to view the building, be sure to leave time for a meal in the SkyCity restaurant. This revolving eatery atop the Space Needle makes a complete 360-degree rotation providing a panoramic view of the city.
2. Pike Place Market
This historic market, now more than 100 years old, is another popular tourist destination attracting more than 10 million visitors per year. It is built on the edge of a steep hill, features an open-air plaza and offers fantastic views of Elliot Bay. The stalls sell a variety of items including fresh produce, antique products, wood products, clothing, jewellery, to name a few. Don’t leave the market without snapping a photo with Rachel, the bronze pig that serves as the market’s mascot.
3. Seattle Great Wheel
Built in 2012, this Ferris wheel has quickly become a fixture of Seattle’s skyline. It climbs 175 feet high providing a spectacular view of the Seattle cityscape, the Elliot Bay, the Puget Sound, and Mount Olympia.
4. Woodland Park Zoo
Woodland Park Zoo is home to nearly 1,100 animals across 300 different species. It a great place not only for a family outing or a low-key date but also for a special treat during special holidays when the zoo gets decorated with holiday lights.
5. Seattle Art Museum
This museum has been the centre for world-class visual arts in the Pacific Northwest since 1933. Its growing collection contains more than 25,000 works of art dating from antiquity to the present. You can take some time to visit the Asian Art Museum and the Olympic Sculpture Park, which are both outdoor extensions of the museum.
6. Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort
Clearwater Casino Resort is another great place to visit in Seattle. Gamers will love the fact that the casino has a variety of games including poker, slots, keno and tables games. Additionally, it offers loads of promotions and special offers and has a player’s club to enhance your gaming experience. However, before playing any of the games, we recommend reading up on the games to make yourself conversant with the rules and tips for mastering the game as well as know which game suits your skill level. This list of things to do and see in Seattle has hardly scratched the surface. However, visiting these six places will help you create amazing experiences.