Seattle Attractions: 15 Top Things To Do in The Emerald City

Seattle Attractions: 15 Top Things To Do in The Emerald City

Here is a list of the top 15 things you can do while in Seattle.

The Space Needle

The most distinct landmark in Seattle is, without a doubt, the Space Needle. It has been a fixture in the city’s skyline ever since its construction in 1962 for that year’s edition of the World’s Fair. Standing at the height of 520 feet, you can enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the entire city of Seattle. On a clear day, you can see Lake Union and Mt. Rainier in the backdrop of the mountains. With renovations made to the Space Needle over the years, the building, which was already one of the top-visited spots in the city, got way cooler with additions like the Loupe – the world’s first rotating glass floor, a construction that made both the walls and ceilings glass and the new ‘Skyrisers’, which are essentially slanting glass benches that give people unreal views of the city.

The Space Needle is open all from 8 AM to 12 midnight every day, with 11.15 being the last entry time into the place. It charges adults prices ranging from 32.50 dollars to 37.50 dollars and charges children a price ranging from 24.50 dollars to 28.50 dollars.

Space Needle

The Seattle Center

The Space Needle may be the biggest attraction in the city, but it is only a part of the enormous Seattle Center. The Seattle Center is a hub of art, education and entertainment and has so many things going on at the place that you can easily spend a full day at the centre and not see and do everything. One of the top attractions of the Seattle Center other than the Space Needle is the International Fountain. The water jets in the fountain are synchronised to the music being played at different times of the day and is a great show for people of all ages. It is also home to the ‘Artists at Play’, a playground for children having climbing towers, carousels, labyrinths and much more: all for free.

Food Tour

For people who are food enthusiasts, Seattle might be the perfect tourist destination ever. There are different food tours organised by different restaurants, and it is undoubtedly the most fun way to see the Emerald City. The tour includes a guide who might educate you on the culture and history of the market, enjoy samples from all the amazing foods in order and visit some small businesses. Another great option would be the Pike Place Market Chef Guided Food Tour with Beer and Wine, which includes rare wines and microbrews, and tasty bites at each stop.