Posted on Sep 14, 2009 | Comments 1
Seattle is one of the most culturally diverse and historic cities in the US.
A visit to the city’s top attractions is a great way to learn about its culture, history, industries and unique beauty.
Seattle’s creative vitality can be experienced through the diversity of its cuisine, its cutting-edge infrastructure, and its thriving industries.
Read on to find out about some of the must-see tourist attractions in Seattle.
Pike Place Market: Established in 1907, this farmers’ market is oldest of its kind in the US. Each year, almost 10 million people visit the market, which features over 600 shops and stalls selling everything from farm produce and specialty foods to antiques and collectibles.
Pioneer Square: This is the oldest neighborhood in Seattle. The Square consists of 17 blocks of historic, red brick buildings, now restored into offices, art galleries, shops and cafes.
When night time comes around, Pioneer Square transforms into an entertainment hub where the nightclubs, hard rock taverns and sports bars come alive.
Seattle Aquarium: The Seattle aquarium is a fascinating showcase of the marine life of the Pacific Northwest. The chief attractions here are the aquarium’s daily dive shows, the underwater dome and the touch tank.
Woodland Park Zoo: The 65-acre zoo is home to over 300 species of animals and birds, including several threatened and endangered species. The Bug World and African Savannah exhibits simply should not be missed.
The Boeing Tour: The hour-long tour takes you through Boeing’s vast, 100-acre facility, which is the largest building in the world in terms of volume.
You get to see the Boeing aircrafts in different stages of assembly and testing. Visitors should be prepared to walk three-quarters of a mile as part of the tour.
The Seattle Center: This 74-acre complex houses the Kobe bell (a city landmark), Seattle Repertory, the Seattle Opera, the Pacific Northwest Science Center, and the Key Arena.
The campus also features the International Fountain, a majestic modernist water sculpture with 20 spouts and accompanying world music.
The Seattle Space Needle: No trip to Seattle would be complete without a visit to one of the major landmarks of the Pacific Northwest. Built in 1962, this architectural masterpiece towers over 600 feet over the city.
The observation deck of the tower offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city. While inside the tower, visit SkyCity, a (rotating) restaurant at a height of 500 feet, for a Pacific Northwest meal that is sure to be unforgettable for more than one reason.
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