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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 Great Wheel | Ride the Seattle Ferris Wheel

The Great Wheel | Ride the Seattle Ferris Wheel

If there wasn’t enough to do in Seattle already, there’s a new tourist attraction that makes the city even more exciting. I’m talking about The Great Wheel — the new Seattle Ferris wheel. Not only is the Ferris wheel a nice addition to the skyline, but I think it’s also a fun ride for tourists and locals alike. The Seattle Ferris wheel first opened to the public in June 2012. It stands 175 feet tall, making it the tallest Ferris wheel on the West Coast. To make The Great Wheel even more unique, it was built on Pier 57 on the Seattle waterfront. That means the Ferris wheel literally stands more than 40-feet over the Puget Sound, so The Great Wheel offers views you can’t find anywhere else. Tove and I recently went for a ride on the Seattle Ferris wheel. It was part of our Seattle staycation in August. I had just moved back to the city after several years away, so I wanted to get acquainted with the city again. We checked out the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, The...

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