If you’re planning a trip to the United States, you will undoubtedly want to experience all the exciting things that each state has to offer. This is why your trip would be incomplete without a visit to Seattle city in Washington.
The iconic Space Needle is, perhaps, its most distinctive feature and a great way to view Seattle from above – but that’s not all this sprawling metropolis has to offer. Whether you’re more interested in exploring nature or prefer the fast-paced city life, Seattle has a host of attractions catering to every type of visitor.
There are several museums in Seattle that are worth visiting for their unique themes, including the Museum of Flight, the Pacific Science Center, Museum of History and Industry, Chihuly Garden and Glass and the Museum of Pop Culture. The 92-acre wide Woodland Zoo, Seattle Aquarium and the Botanical Gardens near Lake Washington are great places to explore wildlife, rare trees and sea life. Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour is a unique Seattle experience you shouldn’t miss out on.
Seattle’s popular Great Wheel is located next to the waterfront and the view from this Ferris wheel is remarkable. There are plenty of water-related activities too if you’re more of a sea creature. Golden Gardens and Alki Beach Park are just two of several beaches where you can relax or go for a swim.
There are also options to go sailing, fishing or on cruises, and a visit to Puget Sound, Elliot Bay and the Ballard Locks is one you won’t regret. Blake Island and Tillicum Village are a must-see for hikers and campers as they provide a cultural experience of NW Indian villages. Additionally, various parks around Seattle such as the Japanese-style Kubota Garden or Magnuson Park have their own distinctive features that are a joy to discover.
Alongside all of Seattle’s historical and natural landmarks, the city boasts a thriving food and shopping scene with a huge number of eateries, bars and nightlife. Also, if you’re looking for some wholesome fun for your kids there’s the Seattle Children’s Museum, Family Fun Center and Wiggleworks for indoor activities.
The Pike Place Market is Seattle’s best-known hub for seafood and shopping. A walk-through Downtown Seattle lets you soak in the city’s vibes with all its restaurants, theatres and shops. Fremont is a bohemian space packed with hip bars and indie stores, and it is most popular for the Fremont Troll sculpture that draws crowds. Belltown is another great place to try out the various bars, eateries, galleries and boutiques, or you can go to Chinatown if you’re craving Asian food.
Adrenaline junkies can go skydiving in Tukwila, hop on a seaplane ride or visit the Emerald City Trapeze Arts. If you plan to visit in the summers, you can attend some great outdoor concerts for free. There are also a number of festivals going on throughout the year and you’ll love getting involved in the fun activities. Oh and don’t pass out on the chance to take some gag gifts back home from Archie McPhee’s.
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