Exploring what Seattle has to offer

Seattle is a city with iconic buildings and many attraction sites. Therefore, it is not possible to summarize all these in a single article like this. If you are looking for 5 things to do in Seattle, then consider the following:

Seattle skyline in Washington State - Flickr CC dherrera_96

Space Needle

The Space Needle is one of the most iconic buildings in Seattle. An attraction site comes in ones mind when planning a holiday to the Emerald City. The 1962 constructed structure measures 605 foot tall. Originally designed for World’s Fair, it has a gift shop, a restaurant and offers an observation deck at about 500 feet. The height provides a great view of the city, Cascade as well as Olympic Mountains. The structure can withstand many natural disasters. The building only sways 1 inch per mph winds.

Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo is located in 92 acres piece of land. It has and about 300 species and more than 1,000 animals to see. The zoo has several botanical gardens set up in different geographic areas such as the African Savannah, modern trail, Australasia, temperate forest, tropical rainforest, and tropical Asia. The layout of the zoo is simple and it is not easy to miss out of anything. The food pavilion situated in the zoo has a wide selection of food that ranges from pizza and hamburgers to health food.

Museum of flight

The Museum of Flight is a must place to visit whenever you are in Seattle. It forms part of the Seattle City pass. As soon as you enter the parking bay, the first thing you will notice is full size warplanes. What you will see in the big open area is amazing. There are different types of planes including the wooden ones, hydro-powered engines and even the first plane. You will also come across a Boeing 737, replica of McDonnell Mercury Capsule and other space related crafts. The museum has also a mock control tower. The museum let visitors to sit in some real planes such as the United States Naval pilot school plane.

Safeco Field

Located across from Quest Field on First Avenue South, and South Royal Brougham Way, Safeco Field is anew ballpark completed in 1999. It has a metal retractable roof and a huge jumbotron located at the centre of the field where the retractable roof sits. The outer part of the field is made of a beautiful brick. The manual scoreboard is located at the right of the field. The field has plenty of food ranging from garlic and rally fries to sushi. You will enjoy your favourite match without going hungry.

Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour

The late Speidel attempted to stop future development of buildings following the destruction of the Seattle Hotel. His intention was to show Seattle inhabitants that the city’s buildings were more than just mere structures. In essence, they were treasure structures of stories. You can follow these stories taking the Bill Spiedel’s underground tour.

You can find other 5 things to do in Seattle through a traveling advisory website. You can also contact your travelling agent for more information.

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