Seattle is a very famous city and is the host to a huge range of attractions and activities to participate in. Actually, our city has such a wide range of things to see and do that it might be difficult to fit everything in to your visit!
We'd like to help you get the most from your visit to Seattle so we've made a list of some of our favorite attractions and activities based on our knowledge of Seattle below.
Here are a few of the most visited attractions and activities in Seattle that might be of interest to you.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
You can call this a museum or a garden; both denominations are correct. Chihuly Garden and Glass represents the ultimate combination between a museum and a garden and it displays an amazing collection of exhibits. The museum was opened in 2012 and displays Dave Chihuly's most significant masterpieces. It's a glass museum and most of the exhibits out there are made only of glass. At night, the colored glass offers quite a show. You can go there every day between 10:00 AM and 9:00 PM because the museum will be opened. The ticket price for an adult is $20.
Museum of Flight
At the museum of flight you'll have the opportunity to admire an impressive collection of flying machines. There's a sample of every major flying machine, starting from the very first gliders to fastest stealthy airplanes. Some of the airplanes are so big that the museum requires more than 1 building to host all the exhibits. Having more than 500,000 visitors a year, this is definitely one of the most popular museums in America. The ticket price for an adult is $18. You can check out the museum daily between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Don't forget to allow at least 2-3 hours for this activity, because trust me, the museum is big.
Green Lake Park
Want to enjoy a few moments of silence away from the city, but still in its borders? Head out to the Green Lake Park. There are specially designed trails for bicycles which makes Green Lake Park the perfect place if you want to do some exercise. Fishing is also a possibility here; there are specially designed places where you can do this. Perhaps the most important attraction here is represented by the lake. You can rent a small paddle-boat and take a ride on the lake's surface. There is no admission fee if you want to enter inside the Park but you'll need to pay about $15 if you want to rent a boat.
For all the baseball fans we have something special. The home ground of Seattle Mariners is called the Safeco Field. With a capacity crowd of more than 47,000 people there is no doubt that this stadium is one of the largest in America. Some other important events like WWE Wrestlemania often take place at this stadium. From the topmost seats you have an amazing view upon the city. You can take a tour of the stadium by contacting one of the staff members. For only about $15 they will tell you absolutely everything about this stadium and about Seattle Mariners.
Woodland Park Zoo
Located deep inside Woodland Park, this Zoo spreads on an area of 92 acres. The zoo was opened in 1899 but it only had about 20 animals. At this moment there are more than 1,000 animals from 300 species. African lion, jaguar, Asian elephant, snow leopard, tiger and zebra are only a few of the animals you can admire here. There are also a few programmes like "Living wild" which teaches people how to live in the wilderness. The Zoo is opened daily between 9:30 AM and 5:30 PM. One adult has to pay about $20 to have full access to every section of the zoo.