Hey guys, Welcome back to our travel series! After our fun stay in San Fransisco we stopped off in the Emerald City… Seattle. Seattle was breath taking and is filled with greenery all year round. It is known to be surrounded by more than 6,000 acres of parks and green forests. The atmosphere of Seattle was really peaceful and is one of our favourite places in America. While in Seattle we stayed with Simran’s family, not too far from downtown. If you get a chance you have to visit Seattle!
While in Seattle there are so many different things to do from museums to beaches. Seattle is also the home of the large technology industry with both Microsoft and Amazon head quarter’s in the Metropolitan area. We stayed in Seattle for three days but can’t wait to go back! Here are a few things we did whilst in Seattle & would recommend.
- Space Needle
The Space Needle is an observation tower within the heart of the city, where the city is truly at your feet. The views from the Space Needle are out of this world. You step into an elevator and stop 520 feet above ground level. The space needle observatory allows you to walk the whole way round and take in the breathtaking views. On the left you can see the Pacific Ocean, while on the left you can see the whole city. If you’re afraid of heights, we may not recommend it as the floor is glass and allows you to see down. We went during the day and luckily had clear skies, but we would like to go again at night time to see The Emerald City lit up from the great height of 520 feet.
The Space Needle is open Monday to Thursday from 9:00am to 10:00pm. From Friday to Sunday from 9:00am to 11:00pm. You can book tickets online or buy them at the door. Prices start at $32.50, however you can buy multiple experiences such as SPACE NEEDLE + CHCHULY GARDEN AND GLASS starting at $49.
- Gas Works Park
The Gas Works Park is a 19.1 acre public park on the site of the former Seattle Gas Light Company gas plant. You can find this park at the south end of the Wallingford neighbourhood. It is a classic part of Seattle, is perfect for picnics and shows the most stunning view of Seattle. The park has a large play areas with a play barn and big hill which is popular for kite flying. As you enter the park you can see the remaining parts of the coal gas plant that are still completely intact. This is a definite must see if you’re in Seattle & you can also have lunch there!
- The Seattle Center
The Seattle Center is an arts, educational, tourism and entertainment center in Seattle. It spans across 74 acres and was originally built for the 1962 World’s Fair. The Seattle Center is filled with museums, play areas for the kids & is an ideal place for shopping, good food & family fun. You can also find The Water Fountain, which is free & perfect for everyone.
- Kerry Park
Kerry Park is a must see for everyone visiting Seattle, especially if you love a good photo opportunity. From Kerry Park you can see an unmatched view of Elliot Bay and the Central City. If you’re lucky you’ll get to see the backdrop of Mount Rainier! At night it turns into a fantasy city, where you can see the brightly lit ferries gliding across the river and the Space Needle glowing in the night.
These were the some of the places we went to in Seattle and would highly recommend seeing. There is so much to do in this city, if you have been and have any other suggestions or would like to share your experience, we would love to hear from you!
See you on the next post!
Kuvneet & Simran X