A mix of culture, history, and recreational activities, Seattle is one of the best places to visit if you are in the United States.
Here are 10 awesome things to see in Seattle:
- Seattle Center/Space Needle
Space Needle is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. It has a rotating restaurant at the top of the building, so take out some time to get a bird’s eye view of the city and to eat there. Space Needle is loaded with rides, concession stands, a water fountain display, art, and much more.
- Ballard Locks
Commonly known as Ballard Locks, the Hiram Chittenden Locks help ships pass from the Puget Sound to Lake Washington by lowering and rising water levels. The fish ladder in the viewing room is also a big tourist attraction that allows you to watch salmon swimming upstream into Lake Washington.
- Pike Place
Street entertainers, quaint restaurant, and fish tossing are the heart and soul of Pike Place Market. Pike Market is a historical place which is a collection of small vendors selling everything from antiques, fruits, fresh produces, and fish.
- Seattle Pacific Science Center
Located just south of the Seattle Center, the Pacific Science Center is one of the biggest tourist attractions. It is not your typical museum. There are a lot of attractions there including a tropical butterfly house, IMAX Theater, and the planetarium. The Pacific Science is a no-brainer, especially if you are accompanied by children during your vacation tour.
- Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square is one of the most important things to see in Seattle. It is Seattle’s best location for partying. Nightclubs, internet cafes, art galleries, and bookstores dominate this location. You only have to take your walking shoes with you in order to have a good time there, as no car will be needed.
- Safeco Field/Quest Field
Quest Field is the home of football’s Seattle Seahawks and Safeco Field is the home of baseball’s Seattle Mariners. These stunning stadiums have a great layout that offers an incredible view of the fields. The Puget Sound, views of the city, and choices of food that go way beyond chili fries and hot dogs are standard here.
- Seattle Aquarium
Situated on Pier 59 in downtown Seattle, Seattle Aquarium offers great things to see for adults and children alike. Plant life and starfish are amongst the best tourist attractions there. When you are there, remember to check out the various seafood restaurants as well, they have delicious dishes waiting to be tasted.
- Boeing Tours
Boeing’s Everett offers daily tours on catwalks that allow visitors to take a look at the making of some of the largest aircraft in the world. Also, make sure to visit the Museum of Flight situated south of Seattle.
- Washington Ferries
Washington Ferries offer a memorable experience to tourists. Seagulls, sea lions, and other wildlife are all part of this amazing experience. Depending on your place of visit, a ferry ride might probably be your best choice.
- Bill Gates Residence
Although Bill Gates doesn’t offer tours of his place of residence, but if you get a chance, it would be cool to say that you drove by the mansion owned by the richest man in the world. You can ask any resident of Medina, Washington for directions.