Our last stop for this trip was Seattle. Seattle is a city on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest and is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests. It is Washington State’s largest city, and is home to a large tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon headquartered in its metropolitan area. The futuristic Space Needle, a 1962 World’s Fair legacy, is its most iconic landmark.
The space needle is an observation tower that has a restaurant located in it. We made reservations to eat at this restaurant and the food was delicious. The views from the observation deck are awesome!
Next to the Space Needle is the Chihuly Garden and Glass. Dale Chihuly is an American glass sculptor. His works are considered unique to the field of blown glass. If you go to the Space Needle, I would highly recommend seeing this exhibit as well as it is very interesting and beautiful.
Another iconic place to visit while in Seattle is the Pike Place Market. Pike Place Market is a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle. The Market opened August 17, 1907, and is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers’ markets in the United States. It is a must to walk through and enjoy the many smells and sights that it has to offer.
We decided to tour Seattle by taking the duck tour boat. It is a fun ride that will take you by land and by water to see various sights in Seattle. Out on the water we saw the houseboats that you see in the movie Sleepless in Seattle.
The homebrewers again wanted to check out all the local breweries in the area and there are several in the Seattle area. We visited almost all of them, but the one we kept going back to was The Pike Brewing Company. It might have been because it was located closest to where we stayed. We stayed at another Bed and Breakfast that was called the Inn at Harbor Steps which was another Four Sisters Inn. However, it is no longer in operation.
We all enjoyed our visit to Seattle. Join me next week on another travel adventure.