The literal crown of Seattle’s most iconic architectural feature, the Space Needle tower, is the 360-degree Observation Deck. From 520-feet in the sky, you’ll have uninterrupted views of the Emerald City. Space Needle: 400 Broad St.
Pike Place Market
Seattle’s original farmer’s market has become one of Seattle’s hippest spots, with a collection of crafts vendors, restaurants, specialty food purveyors and—of course—farmer’s markets, all spread across the 17-acre historic district. Pike Place Market:
Before there was the Space Needle, there was Smith Tower, now a historic skyscraper with a 360-degree Observatory. It’s the oldest skyscraper in Seattle and still quite tall, at 38 stories (484-feet). Smith Tower: 506 Second Ave.; 206-624-0414
Kids and parents alike love spending the day at the Seattle Aquarium, which does a particularly nice job of highlighting the area’s unique wildlife, including mysterious six-gill sharks, the local orca population, and common marine life in the Puget Sound. Seattle Aquarium: 1483 Alaskan Way; 206-693-6215
The Chinatown-International District here in Seattle is among the best and most diverse Chinatowns in the United States. You can eat a wide range of cuisine, stop by some cultural institutions, and hang outside in a number of nice parks when visiting Seattle’s Chinatown. Chinese Restaurants There are a lot of great Chinese food restaurants in Seattle’s Chinatown. Tai Tung Restaurant is a landmark establishment serving up traditional Chinese dishes,...