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 Emerald City is really going green: three different companies operate dockless bike shares here, and the city recently announced its intent to allow these companies to double the size of the area’s fleet of community bikes from 10,000 to 20,000. If you’re looking for a unique way to see the city while getting a little bit of exercise, we recommend you take advantage of the city’s ample communal wheels....