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.