Seattle ranked among the most beautiful cities in the world. Everyone knows of the beautiful space needle that defines its skyline or Pike Place, which boasts the best food in the Pacific Northwest. Here are some other amazing places that you can’t miss while you’re in the Emerald City.
At the center of Seattle, deep in culture and entertainment, sits the Seattle Center. This large, beautiful building houses endless events from art shows to exhibits. It’s a cultural hub that lets you get to know the city when you want to get inside from a misty and rainy day.
You could enjoy an entire day venturing through the museums, sports arenas, and restaurants without ever having to leave the Seattle Center. It’s a major hotspot for locals who love their city as well.
Museum of Flight
A nonprofit air and space museum in Seattle, the Museum of Flight, offers a lot for any history or technology buff. You can wander away between actual planes and pictures of the pilots who flew them. Housing over 175 aircraft, and hundreds of thousands of other exhibits, it will show you the sky isn’t the limit- it’s just the beginning.
Seattle is known for its art and performers and has been since its birth. If you want a city with live art and music, you have to experience it in Seattle. Street performers offer anything from a live statue to a Seattle escape artist..
If you’ve spent all of your money on incredible coffee and exciting souvenirs, then you’ll be relieved to know that Seattle has free exhibits as well. Kerry Park is a beautiful lawn of green grass with a view that’s even better. Overlooking downtown Seattle, you can admire the skyline with a picnic and enjoy the beauty Seattle has to offer.
The Gates Discovery Center
The world has been going through a lot of turmoil; it’s nice to have a place to remind us that the world isn’t that bad. The Gates Discovery center is an exhibit that shows how much people can give back and how good humanity can be. If you want to explore the bright side of humanity and enjoy pretty art and photography, this is the place to do it.
The Fremont Rocket
This sculpture stands tall in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, setting itself apart from the classic architecture and softer sculptures in the city. Built from military surplus and saving waste, this 53-foot tall sculpture has been the spark that ignited endless conversations. A popular attraction for tourists to pose in front of, it offers a glimpse of the upward momentum Seattle aims for itself.
Seattle is an endlessly beautiful city, with new attractions popping up every day. If you can take a few hours, or a few days, to explore the city, you’ll be able to make memories unlike any other. Don’t feel guilty for stopping by the usual Space Needle, or market, while you’re in town either- even the locals are still in love with them.