On our last whirlwind trip to Seattle I felt the need to see as many tourist attractions as I possibly could in the span of 24 hours. We had a spurt of beautiful sunny weather and I wasn’t going to miss out on the opportunity to explore in & around this great northwest city. Not only is the ‘Emerald City’ considered the Holy Land of grunge music, flannel shirts and everything else I held sacred in high school, but a great place to visit with the family.
Here are a few of my favorite must-not miss spots the next time you are in the place JetSet Hubs calls home!
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Pike Place Fish Market is famous for their tradition of fishmongers throwing fish that customers have purchased, before they are wrapped. And the pieces are HUGE!
Downtown Seattle has great art everywhere you look. Whether it’s a painting, sculpture or manhole! This is my favorite manhole cover that I spotted down by the wharf.
The Space Needle is another trademark of the city’s skyline and serves as a favorite tourist spot. The views from the observatory deck on a clear sunny day is one you’ll never forget and it is also a restaurant.
Over yonder, Mt. Rainer seems to watch over you all over Seattle. Covered in snow 365 days, it creeps around all every corner and the fact that it is actually a volcano is haunting.
What is there not to love about the Freemont Troll? His eye is a hubcap, he has a star on his nose and there used to be a time capsule inside the VW Bug filled with Elvis Presley memorabilia, but when someone stole the California license plate off of the car, they removed the time capsule.
Sig Hansen is the epitome of cool. As far as I’m concerned he’s a cross between bad-ass Chuck Norris and superfly Lenny Kravitz lol! Here’s his Deadliest Catch ship, Northwestern.
In the Denny-Blaine area of Seattle, the three-way corner of Lake Washington, Denny-Blaine & 40th Avenue, sits the Viretta Park next to the home where Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain, lived and eventually died in April 1994. The area overlooking Lake Washington is quite peaceful and the park bench is adored with graffiti notes left by fans.
The gum wall. It has since been cleaned, but rumor has it that gum chewers have reunited and started the tradition all over again.
Designed by architect, Frank Gehry, the EMP showcases rare rock memorabilia and artifacts. The Northwest Passage exhibit focuses on the history of Seattle’s music scene. They have guitars to jam on and listening booths for learning. This is without a doubt a JSF favorite!
What is your favorite touristy place in Seattle?
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