Top 10 Things to Do In Seattle
The Space Needle is probably the most iconic part of Seattle. If you know nothing of Seattle, you probably still know about the Space Needle. Centrally located in the Lower Queen Ann neighborhood near many other attractions the Space Needle is a must visit for a Seattle visit. Built in 1961 for Seattle’s World Fair in 1962 and standing over 500 feet tall the Space Needle towers over the landscape.
Pike Place Market
Not far from the Space Needle you’ll see another iconic area of the Pacific Northwest, the Pike Place Market. Full of plenty of small shopping areas and the famous fish market. It’s a great and adventurous place to explore.
Museum of Pop Culture
Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest is also home to some of the greatest trend setters of all time in music. Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Macklemore, and even Sir Mix-a-lot all have called the area home. At the Museum of Pop Culture you’ll explore these and other great artist’s influence that they emitted to the rest of the world right from the place they call home.
Seattle’s Pier and the surrounding area is a great place to grab a bite to eat as you enjoy the view of Puget Sound. Pier 57 is home of the Great Wheel standing 175, it was the largest Ferris Wheel on the West Coast when it finished construction in 2012. Just a short walk awat at pier 54 you’ll find Ye Olde Curiosity Shop which has real mummies on display.
Seattle’s Aquarium isn’t a headlining aquarium by any means, it isn’t San Diego’s Sea-world, but it is a fun and interesting place for the whole family. You can even pay a little extra besides admission and get in the aquarium with the wildlife. Located on pier 59, it’s a great place to stop off after seeing what the rest of the pier has to offer.
Next on Top 10 Things to Do In Seattle. When Seattle was built in the mid 19th century things were a little lower than they are today. Eventually Seattle built elevated streets which left behind an entire underground level forgotten. Located in Pioneer square you can book a tour of this old forgotten treasure.
Show Box Sodo
Probably one of the best venues for concerts in the Northwest. Show Box Sodo isn’t big, but that’s it’s charm. There are no seats, most concerts are general admission, but if you get there early you can be within arms reach of some top names.
Woodland Park Zoo
Seattle’s own local zoo with over 4 million square feet, over 1,000 animals, and over 300 different species Woodland Park Zoo is a must visit for animal lovers. Tigers, bears, tapirs, lions, rhinos, Woodland Park Zoo has it all.
Museum of Flight
Seattle has it’s history in aviation among others, with Boeing’s founding (as Pacific Aero Products Co.) in Seattle. The Museum of Flight showcases many of Boeing’s accomplishments and is located in Boeing Field.
Pacific Science Center
Let your curiosity run wild as you learn and explore the wonders of science. Pacific Science Center is a great place for the family to visit and learn.
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