Sightseeing: Seattle, WA ~ Space Needle

What is more iconic to Seattle than the Space Needle? The Space Needle was built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. Today, this Seattle landmark still stands strong at a 520 foot elevation and offers extraordinary views of the Emerald City. The observation deck offers a spectacular 360 degree view of the city and bay.

There is a bar and snack area on deck and if you are looking for a nice sit-down option, the SkyCity Restaurant offers a panoramic rotating view while you dine. I heard mixed reviews about the quality of the restaurant but decided to give it a try anyway. I found the atmosphere quite enjoyable and my food was delicious. It was a pricey meal, however, I guess you pay for the novelty of it and it is a unique experience. Reservations are definitely recommended.

Some people told me they enjoyed the view more during the day and others said at night. I decided to enjoy both and I went in the late afternoon so I could witness the sunset and have dinner with the twinkling lights of the city as the backdrop. Unfortunately, the weather was cloudy and I did not get to see the full glory of Mount Rainier. This is a wonderful option for obtaining a bird’s eye view of the city.

Comments

  1. Hi, Susan! I lost you somehow. Then, I saw your gorgeous face liking something on one of my blogs. Thanks for dropping by! Your photographs are superb, you know. I really didn’t realize that you had a travel agency. That is, until the new blog. I like the way you organized it. And, it’s clean a a great backdrop for your photographs. You make Seattle sound like a place I’d like to visit! 🙂

    • Thank you for all your feedback on all the photos. Yes, I started this new blog with the intention of being very travel oriented in reviewing hotels and sightseeing places associated with them. This blog won’t be as random as my last one. I appreciate all your comments.

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