I've decided to start doing a feature blog where I show you some pictures and experiences from my past travels! This week I am showcasing Seattle, a city that I fell in love with and instantly wanted to move there! While I love Indianapolis, I do have hopes of one day moving to a new state (or heck, even country) for even just a short while.
Before I go into any details, I will say that we got the CityPASS - this had tickets for us to go to multiple places for the price of $70 total...it had about 6 different attractions that we could get into. This saved us from standing in line at the attractions and not knowing how much money we would need. Click here to get it!
We'll start with the most obviously recognizable icon in their city - especially if you've seen Grey's Annatomy, you should know the SPACE NEEDLE: This image was taken as we were walking up to it for the first time. It also features one of the coolest buildings I've EVER seen, the Experience Music Project (EMP) - which we'll get to later.
Here is a close up view of the Needle as I was standing under it.
Once you are at the top the views are breathtaking...really, it's gorgeous up there!
Does it get any better?
After this we decided to walk down to the waterfront, which was actually a very reasonable walk...I just used my google maps app, put it on the walking icon, and it lead us the right way! We went on the Argosy Cruise Harbor Tour - here are some views from the boat (which as you can see - Seattle was very sunny - not rainy like everyone complains about!):
And one more....
Then we grabbed some lunch at the harbor. We had some delicious calamari and fish by the water. Keep in mind that I am really not a huge fan of seafood, but...when in Seattle, one must experience things like the Seattle-ites (is that what people call others from Seattle?)
Up next, since we were in the area, we went to the Aquarium...
While this was definitely more for kids, it was also good for adults too! It's always fun to have child-like activities included in any trip!
Hey - remember that season of the Real World, where that girl got slapped in the face? This is the house they stayed in, so of course I had to take a picture! Ya'll are just lucky I didn't try to re-create that scenario!
After all that fun, it was pretty evident that some rain was moving in, so we walked through a little sculpture park they had by the water, and then booked it back to our hotel. While some might think that is where day 1 ended, it isn't!
We LOVE trying local beer from whatever city we are in, so of course we had to go downtown, near Pike Place and have some local beer! Here is a picture of the Pike Place Market - I didn't get any pictures of it when we went back during the day, but PLEASE, you must stop by here if you visit Seattle. The fresh flowers, the local goods...it's a must for anyone!
Day #2 we decided to start out at the Experience Music Project . This place is wall to wall amazing. They have this awesome "guitar tornado" as soon as you come in - any musician would love to see!
Throughout the place they have history on the music scene, include Kurt Cobain. They also have this large room with Jimi Hendrix history...so much interesting stuff.
Inside the EMP, there are science exhibits...or should I say SiFi exhibits?!
Oh, hey there Donatello! I didn't find this part too interesting because, while I am my father's daughter, I'm not really into Star Trek..
After that we went straight to the Pacific Science Center - this place is really cool. They have dinosaurs, butterfly exhibit, bee hives, etc.
After we got done there, we had done pretty much everything our CityPasses had to offer, so we did a "photoshoot" by the EMP! Ha!
After our photoshoot, we heard music playing by the Space Needle, and we went to check it out. There was an awesome band playing and man did they have a groove that you couldn't resist!
Then we went back up on the Space Needle at night, because your CityPass lets you go during the day and at night (Total Bonus)!
On our 3rd and final day, we decided to leave Seattle - but not too far! a 45 minute drive and we were at Snoqualmie Falls!
After a little hike, we were at the bottom of the falls and man was it pretty!
We had lunch near the falls and headed back to Seattle. With just 4 hours until our flight back to Indy, we had to find something else to do. So of course we pulled out our phones and found this place called Gas Works Park.
This park was so cool! It was an old gas plant that was shut down, so Seattle bought it and re-purposed it! Now people can play on these things and just have a great place to hang out! It also has this awesome view of the city
After this, we were back on a plane and back to Indiana. What a great trip! I wish I could go back again...maybe someday! So I highly recommend visiting Seattle...it's a great city with endless things to do! There was so much more we could have done, but with just 3 days, we had to pack a lot into our visit. I hope you enjoyed this blog and have a great weekend everyone!
(I would like to apologize for image quality - these were taken before I had a nice camera! I would also like to apologize for how LONG this blog was...but it was necessary to get all the good stuff in there!) -Abby
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