We spent two more days in Seattle, mostly on foot, exploring both touristy and local spots. Here are five things we did:
1. Walk around Pike Place Market
Our hotel was only a ten minute walk to the market, so we went there every day during our visit to see something new, including the infamous gum wall. It was cool and all but I’m not sure I love it.
2. Queen Anne
We were told that Kerry Park in Queen Anne has a gorgeous view of city, so we took a Lyft up to the hill and see it for ourselves. It rained earlier in the day but cleared up just in time for us enjoy a leisurely walk around the neighborhood. Because of a GPS mishap, we ended up walking more than we intended. Because the streets were so hilly, it turned into quite an urban hike. Eventually, we made our way back down the hill for a few other activities.
3. Chihuly Garden and Glass
I had just seen a Chihuly exhibition last year in Florida’s Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, but was thoroughly stunned by his work in this permanent Seattle exhibit. Other than the undeniable beauty and intricacy of his glass, the exhibition itself is very well done. The lighting and arrangement made the experience much more memorable. Everything was incredibly photogenic even with my limited photography skills.
4. Space Needle
I’m sure I’ve been on top of Space Needle more than a lot of locals have by now. With our city passes, we were able to go up twice in 24 hours to see both a day and a night view. However, being the smart girls that we are, we decided to go up right before sunset, thus seeing a few drastically different views within the span of an hour.
5. Gas Works Park
Our last day in Seattle was an extraordinarily beautiful day as well as a Saturday. Locals flocked to do outdoor activities to take advantage of the weather. We ventured out of Downtown and visited Gas Works Park by Lake Union, and even paid a visit to the friendly neighborhood troll, located on Troll Ave. Apparently in an effort to make the Fremont neighborhood better, residents had the opportunity to vote for an art piece they would like to be put in their neighborhood, and they decided on the troll. How great is seattle?