5 must visit places in Seattle on short trip…

Seattle the Emerald City is full of sightseeing, iconic sites, history, restaurants and many more things. This place is called Emerald City because its full of greenery with so many trees throughout and spectacular views. Seattle is the largest city in Washington and home of many big tech companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Google etc. If you are planning to visit Seattle below is the list of places which might interest you..

Seattle Great Wheel and aquarium


Seattle great wheel is the must place to visit while travelling to Seattle. You can see the entire city from this giant wheel and admire the beauty of it in your own pod without much bothered about rain(as it is mostly raining). It is generally crowded on weekends so if you don’t mind spending 10-15 minutes in line, go little early. This place is generally little cold and windy as its near sea. Seattle aquarium is just next to the giant wheel. This is relatively small aquarium but could be exciting if visiting for the first time. They have big octopus, seal and other different type of fishes.

Pike place market


Pike place market is very famous tourist destination in Seattle and a must visit. This is walk able distance from the giant wheel. This place has lot of stuff from eateries to whine shops to flower shops and local artists. You can grab a snack and sit near bay to enjoy the sea side view. You will find world’s first Star bucks in Pike place market and it is always crowded with coffee lovers. You will get fresh fishes and other sea food here. You can reserve close to half an hour to visit this complete place.

Space Needle and Chihuly Garden


Space needle was built in 1962 (close to 600 ft tall) for World fairs but this still looks so impressive. It is one of best sites of US and it should be in one’s must visit bucket list. Go on the top of the space needle and see the sites, its amazingly breath taking.  You can buy the tickets of Chihuly Glass garden and space needle together which is little cheaper than individual tickets.  Chihuly garden is an amazing display of glass from both interior and exterior view. If you are art admirer , must visit this place.

Snowqualmie Falls


Beautiful scenery and spectacular water falls.It is perfect Pacific Northwest pristine beauty.This place speaks for itself. This was a great day trip from the Seattle area. The falls were spectacular and just above the falls lies a spa and resort type hotel with a nice restaurant. A short hike from the top will take you down to the base of the falls for some nice views along a boardwalk.

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University District/Washington University


Washington University campus is very beautiful and well maintained campus to visit. This is a cherry blossom season so you can enjoy the sheer beauty of cherry trees towards the end of the university. You will enjoy the site of old and new architecture. Even if you are not a student, campus is must walk activity. Also near to this is university district where you will find so many eateries with all type of cuisines. Parking is very limited and can be a pain in ass at times.

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