Seattle, WA

5 Must-Visit Places In Seattle

Diana Bernardo

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Are you planning a trip to Seattle and want to know what you absolutely can’t miss? If so, you landed in the right place, as we will provide you with a complete guide of 5 things you must visit in the Emerald City.

Once a sleepy port city, Seattle is now a rather hustling and bustling place with a lot to see. Beautiful beaches, snow-covered mountains, and breath-taking rainforest attract thousands of visitors who like to combine a city getaway with nearby nature.

1. Museum of Flight

As the name indicates, the Museum of Flight in Seattle has a wide variety of airplanes — one of the largest air and space collections in the US! The place is so big that it may take you a whole day to fully explore it. 

The museum comprises two main galleries. The outdoor one houses large commercial and military planes like the Concorde, the first Presidential jet, and the B17F bomber. The indoor gallery is home to smaller planes like fighter jets. All of the aircrafts placed in this museum are rare, and every one of them has a unique story. In this museum, you will have a rare chance of seeing historical planes from up close to and learn more about their history.

The Museum of Flight is open from Thursday to Monday, and you can book your tickets online here.

2. Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Zoo Park spreads over 92 acres of land and is home to rare and endangered species from all over the world. It counts more than 300 species, such as snow leopards, lemurs, Asian and African elephants, grizzly bears, and lions.

Before going to the Woodland Park Zoo, you should check their daily schedule of different programs and educational lectures. This will help you get more information about the zoo and the animals that live here. You can also book an animal experience tour. It will provide you with a chance to feed animals like giraffes, lemurs, and penguins. You will also be able to take a look at them from up close and even touch them.

You can consult the website of the zoo here.

3. Discovery Park

Discovery Park is one of the highest parks in the city, and it covers an area of 550 acres. This park contains beautiful beachside, forests, and meadows, making it perfect for people who want to spend some time in nature. The park also provides a habitat for a variety of animal species.

If you love birds and marine mammals then you shouldn’t miss Discovery Park. You will also like to hike on the loop trail as it forms a loop around the park and passes from forest and grassy areas. 

4. Chihuly Garden and Glass

The Chihuly Garden and Glass is a collection of glass art produced by the artistic glass blower Dale Chihuly. This collection is one of the greatest treasures of the Emerald City. Chihuly’s glass work is lovely and captivating, and visitors from all around the globe come here to see these pieces of art.

The most admired piece of work located in Glasshouse is an installation that changes its color with the sun’s movement above it. You should also visit the garden where Chihuly’s glasswork is presented in a natural environment, which enhances these glassworks’ look.

5. Seattle Center & The Space Needle

First built in 1962 for that year’s World’s Fair, the Seattle Centre and its iconic Space Needle are the most famous landmark in the Pacific Northwest. The whole center became an entertainment complex, including parks with theaters, restaurants, and playing areas. 

Here you can take an elevator to the deck of the Space Needle and have a view over the whole city. The best time to visit Seattle Centre is in the winter season, as this is the time when a lot of seasonal entertainment programs are held.

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