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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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New Year’s Eve in Seattle

New Year’s Eve in Seattle

New Year’s Eve in Seattle, watching the fireworks at the Space Needle, is the most incredible and easily the coolest New Year’s Eve I have ever experienced. The show is spectacular, the crowd is always energized, and it’s the best way to ring in a New Year. Link: Best Places to Watch New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Seattle The firework show at the Space Needle on New Year’s Eve is a sight not to be missed. Tim and I are fortunate enough to get front row seats on the rooftop of a neighboring building (Tim’s hookup, not mine). The fireworks start just before midnight. The first few fireworks are actually a ten-second countdown to the New Year.  This was actually a little bit confusing for us the first time we spent New Year’s Eve at the Space Needle. We didn’t realize the start of the fireworks signaled the countdown until a few seconds after it struck 12 o’clock. It wasn’t a huge deal missing the actual moment the new year kicked off...

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