A Quick Guide To Seattle, Washington

From the Space Needle to the gum wall.

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Seattle is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Pacific Northwest, and we think it’s pretty easy to see why. It’s a bustling city with plenty to see and do, so much so that sometimes it can feel a little overwhelming. 

That’s why we’ve created this blog post, which shares just a few of our must-see spots from across the city of Seattle. Let’s get started!

Visit the Space Needle

The Space Needle is one of the most iconic monuments across the whole of America, and if you ever visit it you’ll see why. Standing at 184 meters tall, it was originally created for the 1962 World’s Fair and now acts one of the city’s most famous and well-loved tourist attractions. They even have a restaurant at the top of it with a beautiful view over the city.

Go on a cruise

If you take a cruise leaving from Seattle, you can pretty much pick any destination in the world. It’s the ideal base to start from, with pretty much the whole globe open up to you. Alternatively, you can take a shorter day cruise and explore the local area. You have a whole heap of options available to you!

Visit the Museum of Pop Culture

Let’s face it – we’re all connoisseurs of pop culture these days. That’s why business is booming at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture (“MoPOP”), a registered non-profit that was founded by Microsoft’s Paul Allen back in 2000. Many of the museum’s exhibits have toured nationally, and it seems as though there’s something new to experience on every visit.

Explore outside the city

While you’re in Seattle, it’s a good idea to spend some time exploring the rest of the Pacific Northwest. In particular, we’d recommend taking a day trip to Portland, especially if you’re drawn to Seattle in the first place because of its music scene. Just remember to pack lightly and to take only the bare essentials in your carry-on so that you have plenty of space to take gifts back for your friends and family.

 Visit the gum wall

Seattle’s gum wall is exactly what it sounds like – a wall that’s covered in used chewing gum. It’s a local landmark and it’s something of a tradition for tourists to add their own gum before they leave, thus ensuring that a little part of you remains behind in the city forever. You can find the wall in Post Alley under Pike Place Market.

Now that you know just a few of the best places to visit during your visit to Seattle, it’s time for you to start putting what you’ve learned today into practice. It’s a fantastic city to visit and if you book a trip, you won’t regret it. And of course, remember that the further ahead that you book, the less you’re likely to have to pay exorbitant prices. Happy travels!

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