What would you like to do for your next vacation? Are you looking for a fun place to go that your family can afford? Would you like to shop indie boutiques, see the latest designer fashions, sing at the best karaoke club, gaze at some amazing priceless works of art, or enjoy nature? You can find it all in Seattle, Washington. No matter what you are trying to find, it’s available in the Emerald City.
If you’re looking to enjoy nature with a beautiful scenic tour, you can find one in Seattle with a tour of Mount Rainier, the Hurricane Ridge–Olympic Mountains, Olympic National, Park, or the Mount Saint Helens Monument.
Mount Rainier is one of the tallest mountains in the United States, and you can experience the natural beauty of this majestic peak, with a ten-hour tour guided small group tour from the Emerald City. The view from Narada Falls, named Paradise, at 5,400 feet above sea level, has been called spectacular.
Hurricane Ridge has been called one of the wonders of the world, and several companies offer a tour. If you go, you will gaze upon magnificent mountains, rivers, and other viewpoints.
Olympic National Park has mountains, forest, farms, and beaches to see. The forests are some of the oldest in the country. Many people taking a tour, enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch or light breakfast.
Man Made Sights to See
The Space Needle provides amazing 360 degree views from its observation deck of sparkling waters, towering skyscrapers, majestic mountains and beyond. You will enjoy the interactive technology that allows you to see the sights in a way never before available.
The Columbia Center also provides beautiful 360 degrees of the city, and the tallest building in Seattle is much less crowded than the Space Needle. The building has been redesigned to include media signage, an exterior lighting scheme on the crown of the building, dynamic media signage, and three animated sculptures known as “Sky Lights.”
Many have enjoyed the sights in the Olympic Sculpture Park, along the waterfront, and near the Space Needle.
Volunteer Park includes includes a a water tower and observation deck, a city landmark, which is a conservatory, a reservoir, which is fenced-off reservoir, the Asian Art Museum’s dramatic Art Deco building, a statue of William Henry Seward, the Black Sun sculpture, and a memorial to Judge Thomas Burke.
Other Things to See in the Area
Other things to see in the Emerald City include the Fremont Toll, which an 18-foot tall stone toll, and the Hammering Man, which is a series of monumental kinetic sculptures.
There are a number of museums, including the Museum of Flight, which is the largest non-profit, independent air and space museum in the world, Museum of History and Industry, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, and the Chihuly Garden and Glass, which is a museum of glass showcasing the work of Dale Chihuly.
There are also a number of cruises and ferry boats to ride in the area.
Whatever you’re looking for, you can probably find it in the Emerald City. Learn more about Seattle.