Initial Visit: July 23rd, 2015
Description: Talk about marking something off your list that you thought you never would.
Virtually everyone either knows of the Space Needle or has seen it in some form of media. It is a national landmark and a very popular tourist destination with lots to do in the area.
We got here near the end of the business day, so the lines weren’t that long and the wait wasn’t too bad. On the way up, you get a Host to dazzle you with trivia and little bits of info. Once up on the deck, you get free reign to explore the 360 view of Seattle. While up there, you can get coffee (which I did. C’mon, it’s Seattle. I need to have coffee in Seattle), interact with some exhibits, have your selfie taken by a camera that ties it to your tickets, and other odds and ends. The view up there is fantastic. You are about 550′-600′ up in the air, so you can see forever. There is also a restaurant in the observation deck that offers a rotating view while you eat.
If you do decide to book a trip to Seattle, check out Chihuly Gardens and the EMP Museum nearby. We didn’t get to check those out, due to time restraints, but they look awesome!
When I created my Travel List, I put the Space Needle on there. It was more of a ‘it would be fun to see, but that’s half a continent away, so it’ll never happen’… well, it happened! Long story made short; Some of my family and I went on a Cross Country Road Trip. Started in central Illinois, went up to Calgary-area in Canada, then went to Vancouver-area, down to Seattle, then all the way back home. It was quite the crazy adventure. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
400 Broad St
Seattle, WA 98109