If you are planning a trip or relocation to Seattle, you’re probably already aware of its reputation for gloomy weather. Seattle, and the Pacific Northwest in general, has a wetter than average climate. But don’t let the rain clouds keep you from enjoying some of the unique attractions that Seattle has to offer. Add these Seattle favorites to your “to do” list:
Pike’s Place Market
Infamous for its fish-throwing presentations, Pike’s Place Market features more than just flying fins. The Market boasts over 200 unique owner-operated shops and services, including butcher shops, bakeries, produce stands and specialty food stores. Foodies can choose from over 80 restaurants within the market. Take time to explore the local artisans
and unique crafts in the Main and North Arcade.
A trip to Seattle would not be complete without a visit to the iconic Space Needle. From the Needle’s incredible 520 ft. Observation Deck, visitors can view both Mt. Rainier and the Cascades. The Space Needle is open 365 days a year, but you’ll want to purchase your tickets in advance and reserve your launch time! http://www.spaceneedle.com/home/
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Located next to the Space Needs at Seattle Center, Chihuly Garden and Glass is a feast for the eyes. Included are 8 galleries of amazing glass artwork and The Glasshouse- 4,500 square feet of color-filled space and suspended sculpture. Don’t miss The Garden, a rich backdrop of art featuring paths lined with crystal and icicle towers.
Safeco Field Tours
Baseball fans won’t want to miss the opportunity to tour the inner workings of this ballpark, including areas not typically open to the public. Tour the press box, field, dugout and clubhouse, and peek inside the luxurious owner’s box.
Washington Park Arboretum
230 acres of flowers and greenery, including plants found nowhere else, are the feature of this Seattle attraction. Woodland Garden is home to the largest collection of Japanese maple in North America. Start your adventure at the Graham Visitor Center, which showcases unusual plants from across the Globe. Take a stroll along the Arboretum’s Waterfront Trail and watch for a wide variety of water fowl and salmon.
Do you know of any other places to visit in Seattle that you think should be added to the list? We’d love to hear from you!