Below are the details of 2 day trip to Seattle, which will help you plan yours:
1. Landed in the morning at Sea-Tac Airport (Seattle Tacoma International Airport) and started towards Space Needle (Space Needle, 400 Broad St. Seattle, WA 98109). Although we visited this on Day-2, but since this is near to other places of attraction we just went around the tower.
2. Next we went to Experience Music Project /Science Fiction Museum (325 5th Ave. North; in Seattle Center, near Space Needle) which is at short distance from Space Needle. The main intent of visiting this place was to experience the music from different generation and a special AVATAR exhibition going on at the time of visit. It was exhilarating to understand how the film making was done for Avatar at the same time give a shot at different musical instrument present in the Experience Music Museum.
3. The next stop was a visit to Pacific Science Center (200 2nd Ave. N., under the arches near the Space Needle). It is located at the foot of Space Needle. I would highly recommend spending half a day if possible at this wonderful place. If you have young kids I am sure they will enjoy this wonderful place. There are metro buses from the downtown that can take you to this place.
4. From here take a walk to the Olympic Sculpture Park (2901 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121) which is built near the north end of waterfront. It has awesome art installed all over the place and you will love strolling over the park where folks come to revive their energy after a hard day at work.
5. We took the free waterfront trolley 'bus' route 99 running on Alaskan Way Street which runs parallel to water front to visit the Seattle Aquarium (Pier 59 at 1483 Alaskan Way). It has wonderful collections of various sea species including starfish which you can touch.
6. The next place we went to the Pioneer Square (603 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104). As per wiki this was once the heart of city. It had all wooden structures which got burned in Great Seattle fire. There is underground tour available which takes you through the past of this amazing ciy.
7. It was near sunset and we decided to visit the Pike Place Market. It is located about 1 mile north of Pioneer Square and requires walking uphill. This is the place where you can get to taste the authentic local Seattle coffee as well as experience the sea food if you like it. Also the famous Starbucks original store (1912 Pike Place, Seattle, WA 98101) started in this market. It was time to head to the hotel after a wonderful Day-1 travel.
1. We started our day by visiting the Woodland Zoo Park. The best way to reach here is by taking route 5 to West Entrance at N. 55th St. and Phinney Ave. N. The bus driver would help you reach the destination. The Zoo has amazing collection of animals including the leopards and Penguins. Make sure you have enough time as it took us at least 5 hours to visit the entire Zoo.
2. The next place on our list was the Sea Cruise from Argosy (1101 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101). We took the harbor tour which shows various dock activities as well a view of Seattle downtown from the waterfront. Make sure about the timing’s as this tour are only 4 to 5 times a day. The Visitor Center is at Pier 56; ticket booth and dock is on Pier 55 (5-minute walk southwest/below Pike Place Market)
3. It was time to visit Space Needle as there was about an hour left for the sunset. This way you could get best of both views (Day & Night). We took amazing pictures of awesome Seattle before we headed back to our hotel. Thus returning back from this wonderful Seattle trip.
You could also visit Klondike Gold Rush Museum, a National Historical Park run by the National Park Service. Also if you are art lover you can visit Seattle Art Museum right in the downtown. Below are the links for quick access of various places of visit.
[Metro Transit: Buses stop off at the entrance, including routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 19 and 24.]
[Argosy Cruises Seattle Harbor Tour - 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.45pm, 4pm]
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