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
Sure, it’s called the Emerald City because all of its gorgeous, year-round greenery—Douglas Firs, Western Red Cedars, Hemlocks. But its abundance of other plant varieties make it the perfect place to view fall colors. If leaf-crunching isn’t your thing, check out one of the city’s many fall festivals. Grab a bite to eat at a food truck fair, or build your own replica of the Space Needle with Legos. There’s...