Seattle is a place where you can find a lot of things to do. There are museums, art exhibitions, tourist hot spots, aquarium and most famous Space Needle. Once a gold mine for newcomers now Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the best place to visit, following are few places that make Seattle a unique city.
Seattle Art Museums
First timers in Seattle should check out its vibrant art museums, situated on the corner of First And Union in downtown Seattle is Seattle Art Museum which features good collections of Southeast Asian, Chinese, and Korean artifacts from the second century. Its Japanese art collection is the most visited gallery outside of Japan.
Skylines of Seattle do look beautiful, but it becomes unbelievably lovely when seen from at a certain height. Kerry Park is situated on the south side of Queen Anne Hill, where visitors enjoy city lookouts, ferries crossing Elliot Bay, and a splendid view of Space Needle and Mt Rainier.
Washington State Ferries
Everybody wants to see Washington state ferry system, not only it is the biggest ferry system in the US but it also offers panoramic views of the Seattle skyline and its beautiful harbor. Every year this harbor carries 23 million passengers to their locations, and it consists of 28 vessels and 20 terminals.
Nothings freshen your day unless you want to see Seattle Aquarium. This huge aquarium (120 thousand gallon water) is a home for many species and some are rare like colorful rockfish, sea anemones, and other native Washington marine life not to mention the wide variety of salmon. There are many other activities and tourist points you must see once in Seattle. Seattle’s Aquarium is located on Seattle’s waterfront at Pier 59.
Seattle Great Wheel
It might be the newest attraction point in Seattle, but this great wheel is called Seattle Great Wheel, 175 feet above ground and extending over Pier 57 and Elliott Bay, Seattle’s skyline is eye catching, and a view from the great wheel is a must see a thing in Seattle.
Also famously known as the birthplace of Seattle, Pioneer Square is a historic place that displays the modern-Renaissance architecture. Visitors love its first Thursday art walks, eateries, quirky boutiques, and nightlife.
Central Public Library
Not just a functional library but it also holds the title of an architectural masterwork. This giant structure of Seattle Central Public Library consist of 4500 ton of steel and tourists visit this place every year for its vast interior vistas and eye-popping spaces, and historical books.
Once in Seattle, to the south of downtown, near the famous Pioneer Square is Seattle’s Chinatown-International District which is a famous place for visitors who are looking for shopping, food and a time to relax. Anything you expect from a china town is available there and not to mention its 100-year- old Asian culture and diverse and lively communities.