Visiting Seattle, Washington will never be complete without walking through the doors of the famous Space Needle and letting its elevators take you 520 feet above the ground at 10 mph for a stunning view of city’s skyline. The Space Needle is an observation tower in Seattle that is home to an observation deck and a rotating restaurant that offers a 360-degree view of the entire city.
But marveling at Seattle is not all you can do at the Space Needle. Situated at the edge of the Seattle Center, there are hotels next to the Space Needle that can offer you and your family a wide range of luxurious accommodations. You can stay in any of the hotels and simply have the time of your life relaxing in a spa, eating through sumptuous buffets, drinking cocktails while the sun sets, and walking around the Seattle Center.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Master glass artist Dale Chihuly opened this museum in May 2012 at the former site of the Fun Forest. The studio showcases Chihuly’s works on the glass, which are both in full display in this glass garden. Practically everything is made of glass created by Chihuly’s hands. This long-term exhibition is a “must-not-miss” in Seattle. Your photos can do no justice to Chihuly’s work.
The EMP or the Experience Music Project Museum is the brainchild of Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. Here, visitors walk through an immersive pop culture wonderland that has playable video games, Kurt Cobain memorabilia, and rare Hello Kitty collectibles housed in glasses. The point of the whole museum is to introduce visitors to modern pop culture. The exhibits are divided into two categories: traditional displays of modern pop culture history and immersive experiences that aim to provide an almost-real feel of these pop culture references.
The Seattle Center will never run out of places where you can relax and simply be yourself. Grab a picnic basket or buy one of those Seattle hotdogs slathered with cream cheese in a bun and sit on any of the garden lawns. The Seattle Center is home to the Tree Walk, Peace Garden, Poetry Garden, Kobe Bell Meditation Garden, Broad St. Green Sculpture Garden, September 11 Memorial Garden, Neototems Children’s Garden, and the Donnelly Garden and Theater Commons.
Seattle Children’s Museum
If you have your kids traveling with you, don’t forget to pass by the Seattle Children’s Museum. With over 22,000 square feet of space, kids from as young as 10 months old to 10 years old will enjoy the hands-on activities and daily educational excursions that come with the admission ticket.
Whether you’re in Seattle for business or leisure, a trip to the Space Needle is a must. Have you truly ever been to Seattle without doing at least one of these things? The Space Needle itself is a sight to behold. Riding the elevator to the observation deck and marveling at the city’s 360-degree view is like stepping into another dimension. So, plan your next trip and make Seattle your destination of choice.