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 than two hours away from the nearest ferry terminal (Point Defiance in Tacoma), and it’s about three hours from the Seattle Center (where you’d get on the monorail). In other words, to hop off a ferry by 2pm, be at the national park by 3pm, and back in Seattle by 5pm (as the Seattle attractions infographic suggests) is virtually impossible (unless you’re Iron Man or something crazy like that). If you’re willing to really stretch out your day, a visit to Mount Rainier National Park is (somewhat) possible in a Seattle day trip (although Mount Rainier should be a full day excursion all on its own).
If you don’t include Mount Rainier in your Emerald City day trip, there are plenty of other options to keep you busy. Some of our favorites include Woodland Park Zoo, the Ballard Locks, and Kerry Park. And, that’s just scratching the surface! We also suggest the Museum of Pop Culture, the Seattle Aquarium, and an Argosy Cruises harbor tour. If you’re looking for classic Seattle food, you don’t want to miss Dick’s Drive-In, Ivar’s, and Top Pot Doughnuts. You can also contact us directly for more cool ideas on Seattle attractions!
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