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With gorgeous attractions, picturesque beauty, world-class sports teams and a wide array of arts and culture, Seattle is just the place where you can find a range of things to do and enjoy. Also known as the Emerald City, Seattle offers you amazing vistas, budget-friendly places, nature and Seattle’s assortment of neighborhoods. No matter wherever you go inside the city an adventure awaits you. Seattle enjoys the status of Washington State’s largest city with many acres of parkland. The city lies cocooned between water, mountains and beautiful forests offering interesting views. It is famous because of its Tech Industry and houses big names like Amazon and Microsoft. And where there is industry there is coffee. Coffeehouses and farm-to-table dining are quite renowned here.
The Seattle Center
Seattle is a hub for adventure and a happening vacation. There is an array of places you can choose from and the wide range of activities allows you to find one to your liking.
Space Needle The infamous Space Needle was built in 1962 for the World’s Fair. It is 605 ft. tall and is the icon of Seattle. Using an elevator ride you can reach an observation level where you can see a doodle-on-a-napkin concept that played an important role in the design of Space Needle. From the top here you can experience the remarkable view of Mount Rainier, Elliot Bay, and the Cascade Mountains.
Museum of Pop Culture
This building designed by Frank Gehry brings to life music, science fiction and pop culture with the vibrant display of colorful exhibits that include horror films, indie video games, Nirvana and more.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Chihuly Garden and Glass is a museum dedicated to Dale Chihuly, who was born here and is a world-famous glassblower. It is the largest collection of his work and the interior galleries display a large range of his works. Most beautiful of the creations is Pièce de Résistance, a glasshouse with a gorgeous statue that is 100 ft. high, in shades of red, orange, and yellow that hangs from the top.
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Pacific Northwest Ballet is accounted in the highest ranking dance companies in the world and performs in the McCaw Hall in Seattle enthralling the audience with its classical and modern shows. It is lead by Peter Boal, who directs the transformative performances that leave the audience impressed. While visiting Pacific Northwest, be sure to have a look at its revamped version of the Nutcracker.
As the city’s first skyscraper, Smith Tower has 35-floor-observatory with a 360 degrees view. It was built in 1914 with manually operated elevators. The exhibits tell the history of Smith Tower and to make the experience even better there are themed cocktails.
Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market has enough adventure for you to last a day with the famous places like Gum wall, Rachel the piggy Bank, original Starbucks Café and a whole lot of others. This place is full of live music, street performances, and fish tossing. In 2017 the market introduces an open-air plaza and a brilliant view of Elliot Bay.
Seattle Aquarium lies on Pier 59 and offers a brilliant display of sea otters, salmon and many other sea animals from the tiniest of them to as large as giant clams. You can see scuba divers feeding the fish, watch sharks and even touch a sea anemone.
Chinatown –International District
This diverse neighborhood in Seattle provides you with exotic Chinese cuisine from where you can find everything like pho and sushi. You can visit Wing Luke museum that displays an experience of Asian Pacific America or play pinball at Seattle Pinball Museum. If you are a shopaholic you can enjoy the Uwajimaya Supermarket to find Japanese snacks and souvenirs.
Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room
Seattle being the home to Starbucks, you can find a Starbucks anywhere here but for a more special experience Capitol Hill is a must visit. The Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room is more of a wonderland with exclusive drinks, library, special brewing methods and many more. It is more like an adult Willy Wonka adventure.
Pioneer Square takes you for a visit into the city’s past with underground buildings and shops from the history. There are Romanesque Revival style buildings, bars and boutiques. You can also pay a visit to Waterfall Garden Park.
Seattle Great Wheel
While it was just built in 2012, Seattle Great Wheel has quickly become a tourist attraction due to the new way of sightseeing. The wheel is equipped with air-conditioned gondolas that give you a breathtaking view of the city below. You can enjoy three revolutions in the wheel with a great view from the clouds.
Vacation Rentals in Seattle
With a lot of things to do in Seattle a day is not enough. You can come to Seattle for a family vacation, a romantic getaway or a trip with friends; it is a place for everyone. But hotels can be a hassle as well as they are crowded in such busy cities. For this, it is always ideal to book a vacation rental. Vacation rentals allow you your own personal space with amenities you prefer at reasonable rates. You can ask for a pool, a gym or animal house. Vacations are best way to spend quality time and hotels do not provide enough space to private time, for that rentals are ideal. Rentals lie in prime locations and their price in Seattle vary from $130 to $400 a night. The prices are highest in July with $287 per night on average and lowest in January with average price as $220 per night. The rating for vacation rentals in Seattle is better than so many hotels. There are almost 3500 vacation rentals with almost 2000 of them in Seattle Center that is the prime location for sightseeing.
Seattle is an outstanding place to visit with lots of thrill, adventure, science and culture. It would be a shame if you do not enjoy it fully due to hotel hassle. So be sure to book a vacation rental and take a full ride of what Seattle has to offer.