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Seattle: Space Needle Ticket

1. Seattle: Space Needle Ticket

Save time during your vacation by pre-booking your ticket to the iconic Space Needle. Enjoy the flexibility of a voucher that can be used for the next available timeslot. Take in never-before-seen views of the newly renovated Space Needle and Seattle from above as you float over the city. Exchange your voucher at the ticket booth for a ticket for the next available timeslot. Then, head up to the newly renovated Space Needle. Discover the world's first and only rotating glass floors, the Loupe, allowing you to take in never-before-seen views of the structure and the city from above. Lean into the Space Needle’s newly installed tilting glass walls, and float over the city as you admire the view. Float over Seattle on one of 24 Skyrisers, angled glass benches perched around the outdoor deck. You can also sip and sample some of the Pacific Northwest’s best snacks and beverages while you take in the views. The Atmos Café on the upper observation level features quick and quintessential Pacific Northwest food, plus locally-crafted beer and wine. The Atmos Wine Bar offers beer, wine, charcuterie, locally crafted cheese boards, and savory bites paired perfectly with the view. Both locations are open to all guests with no reservations. Don’t forget to stop at the Space Needle’s gift shop on the 1st floor as you make your way down and get yourself a souvenir-sized Space Needle to mark the memory.

Seattle: Space Needle & Chihuly Garden and Glass Ticket

2. Seattle: Space Needle & Chihuly Garden and Glass Ticket

Experience the stunning views of Seattle from the Space Needle with a timed entry ticket. Take a stroll through the imaginative artwork of Dale Chihuly with admission to Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get access to both of these must-see attractions in one day. Exchange your voucher at the Space Needle and enjoy a thrilling 42-second elevator ride with views of the Seattle Center, the Puget Sound, and mountains. Step out on The Loupe, the world’s first and only revolving glass floor, for never-before-seen views of the structure and city. Lean into tilting glass walls on the open-air outdoor observation deck. Float over Seattle on one of 24 angled glass benches perched around the outdoor deck. After taking in the all-new thrilling views at the Space Needle, immerse yourself in a world where curiosity, creativity and color come to life at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get an insight into the inspiration and influences that drive the work of artist Dale Chihuly. Make your way through the exhibition’s eight interior galleries before heading out to the richly landscaped outdoor garden and glasshouse centerpiece. Be moved as you experience a comprehensive look at Chihuly's most significant work. Enjoy complimentary digital photo downloads and get access to daily gallery talks and live glass demonstrations. Admission includes a complimentary audio tour that you can downloaded to your smartphone.

Seattle Sky View Observatory: Skip-the-line Ticket Options

3. Seattle Sky View Observatory: Skip-the-line Ticket Options

Discover the beauty of Seattle from above.  At nearly 1,000 feet this platform is the tallest public viewing area in the Pacific Northwest and is a perfect panorama to begin your Seattle experience.   Choose between 3 ticket options, where you can upgrade to receive priority entry and exit, receive a credit to spend at the Sky View Café or gift shop, and even enjoy reserved seating with the best view. Plan your itinerary from the vantage point of the observatory. Decide between taking a whirl on the Great Wheel, strolling through Pike Place Market, or journeying to the San Juan Islands. Interact with a touch screen technology to explore destinations, tours, and areas so you can create a virtual itinerary. Overlook the city’s skyscrapers, residential neighborhoods, shipping port, and sports stadiums, then look beyond to the mountains, the sea, and the sky. Be captivated by 360-degree panoramic views including Mt. Rainier, Lake Washington, the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Baker, Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound, the Space Needle and much more.

Seattle: 3-Hour City Tour by Bus

4. Seattle: 3-Hour City Tour by Bus

Discover the best of Seattle on a 3-hour guided, small-group tour covering almost 50 miles including three main stops: Pioneer Square, Ballard Locks, and a city skyline viewpoint for unforgettable photo opportunities. Sit back and relax as a knowledgeable guide presents Seattle's history, neighborhoods, and attractions. The tour visits the following highlights: • Pike Place Market • Olympic and Cascade Mountain views • Seattle waterfront • Historic Pioneer Square • Waterfall Garden Park • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park • T-mobile Park and CenturyLink field • Chinatown and International District • Lake Washington • I-90 Floating Bridge • Mercer Island • Puget Sound views • Panoramic Seattle city views • Fremont neighborhood and Troll • Lake Union and Ship Canal • Fishermen’s Terminal • Ballard Locks/salmon ladder • Discovery Park • Scenic Magnolia Bluff with its stunning homes and views • Seattle Center & MoPop

Seattle: 3-Hour City Highlights Tour

5. Seattle: 3-Hour City Highlights Tour

See the sights of Seattle on a guided minibus tour. Hear interesting anecdotes and discover little known gems within the unique neighborhoods that make Seattle such a special place to live. Climb aboard the climate-controlled minibus and drive through the bustling downtown retail district into Pike Place Market. See where the world's first Starbucks coffeehouse opened, and keep a look out for flying fish that are thrown at the market.  Admire the diverse architectural styles as you cruise from the award-winning, ultra-modern public library to the greatest concentration of early 20th-century Romanesque architecture in the country.  Get an up-close view of side-by-side mega-sports arenas by the Port of Seattle. See the International District with its diverse pan-Asian community and artistic presence. Journey past King Street Station and Union Station, and continue to the waterfront before making your way past the distinctive Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and the Experience Music Project Museum. Go to the Kerry Park viewpoint atop Queen Anne Hill for a photo opportunity. On a clear day, you can see as far as Mount Rainier and experience a vista that will take your breath away.  Take an interactive tour of the Ballard Locks and Fish Ladder, and learn about the miraculous lifecycle of Northwest Salmon. Watch as commercial boats navigate through the government locks, where Elliot Bays meets the waters of Lake Union and Washington. Drive through the artsy neighborhood of Fremont. See the famous Fremont Troll and the statue of Lenin. Make your way back downtown for convenient at a downtown attraction of your choosing or your hotel.

Seattle: Adults Only Guided Ghost Tour at Night

6. Seattle: Adults Only Guided Ghost Tour at Night

Leave the kids behind and delve into Seattle's macabre haunted history on an adults-only ghost tour. Learn about the city's seedier ghosts, whose hauntings are on the darker side. Your tour begins at The London Plane Cafe. You'll then head over to Occidental Square. From here, head to the J and M Café, a historic hangout considered to be the oldest bar in all of Seattle. Listen to stories about the "Wide Open Days", a time when gambling was tolerated due to a lack of authority in the city. Then, continue to Luigi's to discover the place where the ghosts of Seattle go to dine. See the haunted Cadillac Hotel and visit the Memorial to Fallen Firefighters to hear about the most destructive fire in the city's history. Head to Merchant's Cafe and Saloon, one of the oldest restaurants still operating from its original location, and let your guide tell you about the ghosts that haunt the building. Finally, stop by the oldest skyscraper in Seattle, Smith Tower.

Seattle: Haunted Landmarks Walking Tour

7. Seattle: Haunted Landmarks Walking Tour

Get to know the phantoms who inhabit the waterfront and other iconic sites with a chilling guided stroll through Seattle's spookiest locations. Listen to stories of the city's past, with light-hearted and scary tales alike. Explore the dark corners of the piers, as well as some haunted cafes. Begin your adventure at The Gum Wall for a journey through history, before making your way to Pier 57, where you'll see the oldest functioning carousel in all of North America. Hear about the little boy who loved the carousel so much that he decided to stay there forever. Continue on to Pier 55 to discover how Seattle was built over Native American burial grounds. Learn about the Suquamish and Duwamish tribes, and the project that could potentially disturb their human remains and burial sites. Stop at Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, with the most unique oddities in all of Seattle. Discuss the paranormal energies that were stirred up once renovations began. Up next, visit Ivar's Acres of Clams to get to know the spirits of Ivar and his mother, who were subjected to fasting treatments. Explore the tragic tale of a long-lost romance at Pier 50, and the not-so-sweet origins of Caffe D'arte, where several ghosts have decided to take up residence. Pay a visit to the dark J&M Cafe, the oldest bar in Seattle. Finally, head over to Luigi's, the place where local ghosts go to dine.

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Go to the Space Needle when it opens - less crowded. Take the time to read the panels going up to the elevator, it’s a great capsule of the engineering marvel of the Needle. Chihuly Glass is a very unique museum that you will not experience anywhere else in the country. The glass pieces are stunning. Don’t miss the videos of his different projects. They are very short but give you great insight into the artist and his works.

Amazing. Super cool levels in the Space Needle. It was a bit crowded but I wouldn’t expect any differently.

The space needle is great with amazing views of Seattle! Highly recommend for everyone!!

All went as planned it was a wonderful experience with our granddaughter

Wow amazing view. I loved it and will come back again!