Welcome to Seattle, aka the Emerald City! Seattle doesn’t really come to mind when you think of USA travel. It is usually California or New York or even Arizona. But we did purposely wanted to go tour Seattle and so we did!
In Seattle we visited 4 major attractions: The Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Museum of Flight and Pike Place Market.
The Space Needle
The best view of Seattle, hands-down and all around! Honestly I had an internal struggle before coming here simply because it is a touristy attraction but it was highly recommended by local Seattlelites so I bit the bullet and went for it. Plus, the weather was really good and clear and that was rare for Seattle.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Right at the heels of Space Needle is the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum. I should have know it was a glass sculpture museum but I really thought it was some kind of a garden instead.
Museum of Flight
Everything mechanical that flies can be found here. It was amazing and filled with thousands of aircraft from the beginning of the first airplane to the latest Boeing Dreamliner.
Since we were in USA, we couldn’t leave without stepping into Air Force One! Well, it is a rather old one but I thought it was cool.
After that we reached a building where the old factory was converted into an exhibition place for Boeing’s history.
And finally there was more aircraft in a more modern space. I was absolutely delighted!
Finally there was a children play area and we adults took a break while Grace continued to expend her energy.
Pike Place Market
A trip to Seattle isn’t complete with Pike Place Market. It’s a smorgasbord of meats, fruits, vegetables, handcrafted food, handmade knick-knacks and more! I honestly could spend a whole day here but we opted to rest and have dinner at the cafe.
I have to say, I love Seattle so much that I hope I will be back. There’s so much more to explore like Mount Olympic National Park, the locks, hiking trails and so much nature.
Until next time Seattle!
This post is part of my Ultimate West Coast Trip Rewind, after Seattle we visited Portland and Crater Lake. That’s a post for another day!