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Best Places to Watch New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Seattle

Best Places to Watch New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Seattle

There’s no better way to ring in the New Year than watching fireworks shoot off the Space Needle. You can see the iconic landmark all over the city, but some spots are much better than others. Here’s our list of the best places to watch New Year’s Eve fireworks in Seattle. Best Places to Watch New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Seattle Seattle Center There’s no better place to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks in Seattle than the home of the Space Needle itself. You have great views of the Space Needle all over Seattle Center, and the city also shuts down the streets in front of the Space Needle before midnight. So…grab a drink in Belltown, stroll to Seattle Center, and enjoy the fireworks show. If you don’t mind spending money, you can check out the New Year’s Eve celebration at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Families can also explore Seattle Center Winterfest. NOTE: The featured video for this post was captured across the street from the Space Needle at KOMO Plaza. Kerry...

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Best Views of Seattle | 10+ Amazing Viewpoints

Best Views of Seattle | 10+ Amazing Viewpoints

It’s one of the most common questions we hear: “Where can I find the best views of Seattle?” That’s why you’re here right now. You want the answer like everyone else, and we don’t blame you. Well, you came to the right place! Our ‘Best Views of Seattle’ list features more than ten amazing viewpoints of the Emerald City. There are honestly great views all over Seattle, but we’re highlighting the best of the bunch. Our ‘Best Views of Seattle’ list is in no particular order, because let’s be real, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If the pictures and descriptions aren’t enough for you, click on any of the locations for much more information. BEST VIEWS OF SEATTLE KERRY PARK — 211 W. Highland Dr. Kerry Park on Queen Anne offers the most iconic view of Seattle. With incredible views of the Seattle skyline, Puget Sound, and Mount Rainier (on a clear day), it’s pretty tough to beat the view from here. Kerry Park is a popular spot, so...

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Space Needle | Seattle’s Top Tourist Attraction

Space Needle | Seattle’s Top Tourist Attraction

The Space Needle. It’s the symbol of Seattle, one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, and it’s right here for all of us to enjoy. No matter where you’re taking in the view of Seattle, your eyes always go directly to the Space Needle. You can’t help it — it’s like a magnet. Not only can you admire the icon from the ground, you can also take in the incredible view from the top of the Space Needle. Built in 1962 for the World’s Fair in Seattle, the Space Needle was once the tallest structure in the Emerald City. From the SpaceBase store at the bottom to the flashing red beacon on top, the Space Needle stands 605-feet tall, making it the highest observation tower in the Northwest and the fourth tallest in the country. There are a few different levels of the Space Needle. The first is the Skyline level (the boxy looking area near the bottom), which is the Space Needle’s private event and banquet...

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Emerald City Day Trip | Seattle Attractions Infographic

Emerald City Day Trip | Seattle Attractions Infographic

What would you do if you only had one day in Seattle? It’s a tough question to answer because there are so many incredible places to experience in the Emerald City. To help you narrow down your options, our friends at Marriott plotted out this great Seattle attractions infographic. It makes for a really fun Emerald City day trip. Take a look at what they’ve drawn together! With stops at Pike Place Market, The Great Wheel, the Boeing Airline Factory (we would offer up the Museum of Flight as a possible alternative), Mount Rainier National Park, and the Space Needle, the Seattle attractions infographic by Marriott features some of the top spots in the Emerald City. It even includes rides on a Washington State Ferry and the Seattle Monorail. It’s tough to beat that! We do want to point out that the time frame on the Seattle attractions infographic is pretty misleading. While Mount Rainier National Park should be on your list of things to do around Seattle, it’s tough to include that trek in a day trip. Mount Rainier National Park is more...

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The View From the Space Needle at Night

The View From the Space Needle at Night

There’s no landmark more popular in Seattle than the Space Needle. It’s the symbol of our magnificent city; known the world around. That’s why more than one million people visit the icon every single year. Built in 1962 for the World’s Fair, the Space Needle (400 Broad St. — it’s pretty hard to miss) was the tallest building in Seattle until 1969. It’s no longer the highest viewpoint, but the Space Needle still offers some of the best bird’s-eye views of the Emerald City. The Space Needle observation deck stands 520-feet above Seattle (the structure is 605-feet altogether), and it offers 360 degree panoramic views of the area. The landmark is open 365 days a year, but the hours of operation change from season to season. Keep in mind, ticket sales shut down 30 minutes before closing time. I’ve visited the Space Needle several times throughout my life, but Tove and I most recently stopped by at night. We had a crystal clear evening, so you could see the...

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