You might not know this, but Seattle has a lot more to offer in the sightseeing department than the Space Needle. If you’re planning a trip to Seattle and have been wondering about all the best sights you can see, here’s a little list to help you out with that.
Green Stairs – Carl English Botanical Gardens
If you’re a nature lover, you should go and see the green stairs at the Carl English Botanical Gardens. You’re sure to appreciate the view offered by Salmon Bay. Also, feel free to take in the beauty of 570 different species and 1,500 varieties of plants. There’s a lot you can do here.
For example, you can plan a picnic to recharge before going to visit another location in Seattle, or you can spend time snapping pictures of squirrels and other marvelous creatures around you. You may want to book an IHG Seattle hotel nearby, so you can take a walk here every day to enjoy the sights.
Going to the Top of Volunteer Park Water Tower
If you’re okay with climbing nearly 100 steps, you’ll find yourself at the top of the Volunteer Park Water Tower. Get ready for a beautiful 360-degree view of the bustling city. If you happen to go in the summer, you’ll be able to enjoy seeing the fish-filled koi ponds at Volunteer Park as well.
Hitt’s Hill Park
For views of Rainier Valley, downtown, and Lake Washington, head over to Hitt’s Hill Park. You won’t regret it. Enjoy climbing to the top of this 3.2-acre wooded hilltop and then take in the mesmerizing views once you reach the summit.
Sky View Observatory – Columbia Center
The Columbia Center holds the achievement of being the tallest building (at 933 feet) in Seattle’s skyline. After reaching the 73rd observatory floor, you’ll get to experience a 360-view of the city (including the Space Needle). The interior walls detail the city’s history, notable figures, and geography. You’ll also get to know the proper way of capturing the best images with no glare.
Fremont Peak Park
This is another park in Seattle you should know about. Fremont Peak Park offers a panoramic view of the Lake Washington Ship Canal. There are also giant cement balls that might be of some interest. I mean, you can’t be sure unless you see them yourself!
Mount Baker – Central Seattle
If you aren’t scared of open spaces at incredible heights, the Mount Baker Ridge Viewpoint is the place for you. From here, you’ll get to take in the impressive views of downtown Seattle as well as the Olympus and beyond. There are a number of benches you can use to have a little snack while enjoying the view. For a bit more fun, there’s also a magnetic board you can use to write poetry.
From the above list, you can tell that Seattle has many places you can go for sightseeing. Make a list of your must-visit locations, so you can make the most of your trip to Seattle.