Seattle Sightseeing Must Dos!!
Alex and I felt incredibly humbled and happy to be travelling all the way to the beautiful state of Washington for a wedding!!
Of course while we were there, we had to do some sightseeing and some food eating! I’ve included some photos from our fun trip and all the exciting things there are to see. We were in Seattle for a few days, but I don’t think we could have accomplished all that we wanted to do!!
We actually got a CityPass, and it was truly the best decision we made for our travels! It was only $150 for the both of us, and we got to go to Chihuly’s, The Seattle Aquarium, Space Needle (TWICE!), Argosy Harbor Cruise Tours, and the EMP Museum. Just to do one of those things costs $20 a person…so of course, the CityPass was more than worth it!!
Many people warned us of the heavy traffic in Seattle. There definitely were busy times, but we did our best to avoid any rush hour times. As wedding photographers, we couldn’t afford to be late. We downloaded the Google Maps app, and it was seriously wonderful. One, because we had no idea how to navigate in Seattle, but also because that app actually accounts for traffic. We loved that the estimated arrival times were so on point. We checked the night before and compared different times and ETAs.
Feel free to email me or comment for any travelling questions to Seattle. I’ll do my best to answer any!!
Pikes Place was such an adventurous place! Everywhere you turned, there would be something new happening! There were flowers of bouquets as far as the eye could see, chocolate pasta to sample, fish being thrown in the air, jewelry, and music being played!
While this is a definite must see, when we were looking up things to do in Seattle, every article said to come to this place early. I have to say, I somewhat agree with that. If you aren't big on crowds, definitely go early. The place opens at 9 AM, and honestly, many of the booths are still setting up at that time. So Alex and I just wandered back and forth for awhile until people showed up for things to start happening. I'd recommend not going until closer to 10, so at least you can still seeing fish being tossed around with singing!
Ah, the Harbor was seriously one of my favorite parts of the trip, with the boat tours, ferries, the aquarium.. and the beautiful ferris wheel!! We didn't actually ride the ferris wheel, just got plenty of pictures in front of it! Alex isn't too fond of heights.
OTTERS!!!!! Alex was SO pumped for the otters... as was I. They are stinking adorable.
This was my FAVORITE part of the trip!!!!!! Alex and I were first a little worried about this, as we thought it was a little hot. We also didn't want to be forced with plenty of historical facts. Honestly, this truly was my favorite part. They make it like a cruise where they take your picture before going on. They even serve snacks and drinks. But, that view you can get of the skyline... ah it's priceless!! PLUS this comes with the CityPass. When we go back to Seattle, I want to do this again at night time. The girl giving the tour was hilarious, she was so fun to listen to!
Fun fact, the Space Needle is shaped the way it is because the architect thought all buildings would be shaped that way in the 21st Century.... whoops.. just a little off. ;)
DEFINITELY do this harbor tour though.. so so worth it! And definitely sit on the top!
There's this lovely place to eat by Pikes Market! It's right across the street, and it is glorious. Whenever we walked by, there was always a long line... and so we finally caved and went in! Honestly, there may had been a long line, but we got our piroshkies fast! The are kind of like croissants on steriods... they are delicious. We got two, a garlic cheese one and a nutella powdered sugar one! Delish.
Even the parks in Seattle could be just a National Park all in itself... gorgeous!
Alex and I love the outdoors, we love going on a nice hike. We took a break from the city to head to these falls. To walk to the falls was a clear path.. just a walk through the park, it took maybe 10-15 minutes to walk down by the falls.
It was a perfect getaway from the city to really enjoy how green and beautiful Seattle is.
This place... was so cool. I wish I had a better description.. but it could really entertain you for an entire day.
You start off looking at the guitars that were smashed by the legendary Nirvana, then you see how Hello Kitty is taking over the world. We got to see the dress that Lady Gaga wore.. yes.. that dress with all the stuffed animals...
My favorite part of this museum was the sound rooms. Alex and I had so much fun in there! They had all these closed off recording rooms where they would teach you how to play riffs on guitars, drums, piano, and vocals. We even got to pretend to be DJs!
Alex was in love with this place. It was just incredible and beautiful! I'm originally from Nevada, so I knew I recognized this beautiful glass from somewhere, The Bellagio lobby!
Each display was stunning and unique. One day, maybe someday, I'll own something of his. :)
Seattle was beautiful, incredible, and an adventure. Alex and I can't wait to go back.. I mean really, I'm trying to convince Alex that we need to move there. But we didn't experience any rain on our trip, so maybe that would sway me away.
Things to remember, totally get a CityPass. It's so worth it, and you don't even have to research things! Many of the sites and museums are in the Seattle City Center where there are food courts, in case you don't always feel like fine dining.
Things you liked in Seattle? Let me know! I can't wait to go back, I'd love to learn of some other sites to see!!!