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11 Must Visit Places in Seattle

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Characterized by its untamed surroundings, the fabled city of Seattle has blossomed into a vibrant, forward-thinking metropolis at the vanguard of innovation. And now, whether you're searching for an urban adventure or outdoor recreation, Seattle blends it all into a spectacular vacation.

The city is nestled on a tiny isthmus between the glittering seas of Puget Sound and Lake Washington, making it one of the most picturesque cities in the United States. It is appropriately titled the Emerald City since it is surrounded by immense woods and snow-capped mountains. It features a wealth of parks that can be found throughout its skyscraper-studded core and different neighbourhoods.

There are several tourist attractions in Seattle, a highly active and diversified city. In addition to its innumerable coffee shops and microbreweries, the city is known for its counterculture scene as much as it is for giving birth to Amazon and Starbucks.

But what attractions here are a must-tick from your itinerary? Let’s find out: -

1. Space Needle

The Space Needle is a 605-foot-tall skyscraper in Seattle that serves as a symbol of the Pacific Northwest. This gigantic skyscraper not only provides magnificent views but it also has its own restaurant, making it an absolute must-visit place in Seattle.

Everyone, from children to adults enjoy a trip to the Space Needle. The sheer grandeur of the vista here tends to move people of all ages. Furthermore, the images shot here are exceptionally memorable, especially if you take advantage of the transparent glass floor in various places within the tower. There are plenty of options around here to grab a bite or even have a proper meal.

2. Bellingham

Bellingham, the northernmost city in the contiguous United States, has a population of more than 50,000, and is home to stunning scenery as well as exciting outdoor leisure activities. Hiking, golfing, and fishing are some of the well-known activities that can be enjoyed here during the summer, while skiing at Mount Baker is a terrific option to try during the winter. Since its foundation, Bellingham has been recognised for spreading knowledge and beauty via its museums and galleries. The city is also recognised for hosting some great events, such as an annual seafood festival in April and another well-known and popular six-day fair in August.

3. Chihuly Garden and Glass

The Chihuly Garden and Glass is a one-of-a-kind visual experience that exhibits the epic work of Northwest glass artist Dale Chihuly through a series of mindblowing interior and outdoor installations. The sculptures range from beautiful to grandiose, especially in the garden, where plants and glass pieces tangle in a kaleidoscope of colours. Yoga classes in the Glasshouse are a regular occurrence along with early-morning garden walks. Because of the refraction, it's an entirely different experience in different weather conditions—but it's always Instagram gold.

4. Museum of Pop Culture

 The Museum of MoPop, also known as the MoPop, was founded by Paul Allen in 2000 and is one of the most popular things to include in your Seattle tour package. The museum's edifice, formerly known as the Experience Music Project, was constructed by architect Frank Gehry in 2000 and is really a sight to behold. Exhibits include a wide range of topics, from independent video games to horror films to tattoo culture. You can go here early in order to avoid the crowd on a weekday. This is one of the most well-known tourist destinations for anybody who is interested in art and culture.

5. Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market is one best places to go in  Seattle and is along among the most popular attractions there. From artisan cheeses to fresh vegetables, arts and crafts, and famous eateries, this historic market has it all.

Coffee lovers should arrive early to see the Original Starbucks Coffee Shop. Storyville Coffee, Ghost Alley Espresso, and The Crumpet Shop are other excellent coffee places in here. There are so many different places to eat that you might want to arrive early and tour the market thoroughly before deciding on whether you want to have lunch or supper!

6. Boeing Factory

Tourists who are willing to build their own planes or visit here in order to gain some knowledge about how the planes are created should certainly take a tour of the Boeing facility which produces 747s, 777s, and 787s (Dreamliners).

This Boeing factory is in Everett, Washington, roughly 25 miles north of Seattle. The Future of Flight Aviation Center operates the only tours of commercial aeroplane manufacturing in North America. Visitors at Paine Field cannot only see the plant but also design their own planes.

7. Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square is regarded as Seattle's first formal district. It combines the deep past with current culture and a slew of unexpected twists. You can do so much near Pioneer Park Seattle, whether it is gazing at the subterranean riches, enjoying a craft beer at a neighbourhood tavern, or marvelling at a hidden waterfall.

Pioneer Park and Pioneer Square are two distinct neighbourhoods in Seattle. The Mercer Island is home to Pioneer Park. It has 6.6 km of trails spread across 113 acres of property. Pioneer Square, on the other hand, is a Seattle neighbourhood. It is also a tiny park in the district's centre that displays the city's early history.

8. Washington State Ferries

Getting here on a Washington State Ferry is half the fun! This is among the best Seattle sightseeing attractions as you make your way across the islands to your final destination. You may drive directly onto the boat or you can join as a foot passenger and just stroll aboard. The ferries run all year round, with numerous sailings each day to and from each of the four major islands: Lopez, Orcas, San Juan, and Shaw.

9. Fremont Troll

The Fremont Troll is a well-known public art piece in the namesake neighbourhood that depicts, predictably, a troll. The artwork, which is located beneath the George Washington Memorial Bridge, depicts a gigantic troll from Scandinavian legends.

The sheer magnitude of the artwork makes it one of the most-visited tourist places in Seattle. Most visitors just come here for a few minutes to take photographs and admire the troll's superb handiwork.

10. Seattle Great Wheel

Seattle Great Wheel

A ride on Seattle's Great Wheel will take your waterfront experience to new heights! This new Pier 57 attraction, which rises 175 feet in the air, provides amazing views of Elliott Bay, downtown Seattle, the mountains, and more. This is a year-round experience thanks to fully enclosed, heated gondolas. By paying a little more you can enjoy the leather seats by the VIP gondola. You might also receive special VIP t-shirts and a toast of champagne after your meal at the Fisherman's Restaurant.

11. Discovery Park

The lovely Discovery Park, which occupies the western extremity of the Magnolia peninsula, sprawls across a vast area. It was formerly a military zone that was transformed into a park in 1973, and its gorgeous beaches, dunes, and meadows are now popular with both locals and tourists.

It is the city's largest public park and has a lot of picturesque coastline and unspoiled woods as well as a fantastic site to observe some local species. Aside from reclining on its dunes and staring out to Puget Sound, there are over twenty kilometres of hiking paths to explore which take you past historic buildings and to the lovely West Point Lighthouse.

When most people think of Seattle, they think of coffee. Now that you know about the 11 most-visited locations in Seattle, you certainly know that it’s a great travel destination as well. So, what are you holding out for? Plan your next trip to see the many wonders that Seattle has to offer.

 

 

December 24, 2021

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We are an Indian travel company founded in 2013 and excel at domestic and international tour packages including guided group tours, specialty tours, customized holidays, corporate MICE travel, inbound travel and destination weddings.

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