The most famous attraction in Seattle must be the Space Needle. Millions of people of have taken the elevator up the 605 feet since its opening in 1962. From the glistening waters of the Puget Sound, the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Rainer, the beautiful skyline of downtown Seattle the view from the Space Needle has it all. Stay and dine atop the Space Needle in the revolving Skycity Restaurant.
Seattle’s Public Market, where downtown Seattle meets the farm. Open since 1907 this year round market has bakeries, fish mongers, butcher shops, produce stands and specialties stores. There are over 80 restaurants and over 200 unique owner operated shops and services. Tours of the market are also available for those of you who want a little history with your shopping experience.
The Pacific Science Center, where the future is bright. Lay back and check out the Laser Dome, the 80 foot wide screen combines music and laser lights as artists create a different live show every night. The Imax has lots of movies for you to watch, there is a movie for everyone. View the planetarium and look at the ever changing exhibits, no to visit to the Pacific Science Center are ever the same.
The Center for Wooden Boats is dedicated to preserving the history of the Pacific Northwest, with its three campus’s and over 100 historically significant boats. Rent a boat, take a class or take in the exhibits,and connect this the history of this beautiful area.
The Hiram M Chittenden Locks are a complex set of locks the have three main purposes. The first is to maintain the water level of Lake Washington and Union Lake, the second is to prevent the mixing of fresh water with the sea water and the third is to move boats up and down between the lakes and the Puget Sound. This spot is also known as the Ballard Locks by the locals. Venture through the gardens or have a picnic on the lawn while you watch the boat go through, but make sure that you take time to cross one of the bridges so that you can see the salmon ladders.