I have been wanting to visit Seattle for years now and I'm finally here on my Spring Break! My original plans for my Spring Break was to go visit my new home in Colorado with my sister and brother-in-law, but my plans changed.
Texas was being hit with major cancellations and in total, there were about 8,000 flight cancellations. I decided quickly to travel off somewhere else because I did not want to waste any more time, as I was waiting for a flight for 2 days. I quickly thought about where I wanted to go and checked the flights.
Seattle was looking decent when it came to flights, but pretty much everything was booked for Saturday that had any warm weather.
My mom is along with me on my trip, and I wanted to share with you guys some of the places we plan on visiting while we are here. I am pretty tight on money so I am finding places to visit that are totally free or pretty inexpensive. Luckily, Seattle is filled with amazing things to do that are free or at very low cost.
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1) Pike Place Market.
This public market is placed alongside the Elliot Bay waterfront and it's amazingly beautiful. The market is filled with different small businesses which consist of farmers, different craftsman, and more. I've always heard of this place so I had to make sure to visit this area.
I will talk more about my experience here in a post once I leave Seattle, so I can talk about absolutely everything that I did while I am here. Admission is free as you are basically walking around a huge “mall”.
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2) Space Needle.
The Space Needle has an observation deck and also a restaurant. You get to see the entire Seattle skyline as well as the Olympic Mountains, and more. The trip to the top takes about 41 seconds depending on how windy the day is.
It was built in 1962 for the World Fair and the architecture was built in a way where it could withstand 200mph winds and earthquakes. Seeing this in person was quite amazing, and I'll talk about the Space Needle further after my departure. The Space needle admission ranges from children-adults. Adults are $19 online and $21 in person. It's better to pay in advance as you won't have to wait in line during the busy days.
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3) Chihuly Garden and Glass.
This museum in downtown Seattle opened in 2012 and showcases the glass of Dale Chihuly. General admission ranges from $12+ and although we haven't been here yet, the photos I've seen of the museum are absolutely beautiful.
4) Discovery Park is 500+ acre park in Seattle.
It's the largest city park in Seattle and provides a large open space that can take away the stress and activity of the city. Discovery Park is a great place to take children because you can teach them about the natural world, and of course, it is free.
5) Central Waterfront of Seattle.
The scenery is absolutely beautiful, and the walk along the coastline is amazing. You get to gaze at the different mountains surrounding you. Obviously, the walk is free as well.
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Have you ever been to Seattle? What did you do while you were here? What was your favorite part of Seattle?