Sometimes the hardest part of planning a vacation is figuring out where to go and how to schedule everything you want to do as efficiently as possible. Lucky for you, I’m here to help! Having done all the legwork for you, all you have to do is follow this itinerary, and you will see the highlights of Seattle in the easiest way possible.
So you’re in Seattle for a few days? Lucky you! This will allow plenty of time to take in many of the sites the city has to offer without rushing around trying to fit it all in. When planning your trip, make sure to check out this itinerary you can do on one of your days in the city: A Day in the City. 5 Things to do in Seattle. Of course, there are many more things to do in Seattle. These are merely a few our family found interest in. You could easily spend a week exploring all the city has to offer.
If you have even more time and would like to include some more unusual things in your trip, this post is for you: 11 Weird and Wonderful Things to do in Seattle.
The following can be done in 1 day and could take 4-7 hours depending on the level of interest. These three locations are all located right next to each other so walking between them is very easy.
1. The Space Needle
A person cannot go to Seattle without a visit to the Space Needle. After all, it is iconically Seattle. Even if you merely stand at its base, the Space Needle is an impressive sight to behold.
400 Broad Street
(206) 905-2100/(800) 937-9582
Adult:$22, senior: $19, child: $14…Blast Pass (skip the line) $54 adults/$39 kids
2. Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)
Love music, television, movies? If so, this is the museum for you! Pop culture abounds here with everything from sci-fi television to famous musician’s guitars, and horror movie memorabilia. The building’s exterior architecture alone is worth the visit. It’s funky, futuristic, and cool.
325 5th Avenue N.
At Seattle Center, near Space Needle
Open daily 10am-7pm
Seasonal hours may apply; check the website.
Adult: $31, senior: $28, child:$28
3. Chihuly Garden and Glass
An entire museum comprised of glass-blown works by Chihuly. Vibrant colors and interesting shapes take form in glass flowers, sculpture, orbs, and the like. This museum is a delight to the eyes and an inspiring location to take photographs.
305 Harrison St.
Next to the Space Needle
Open daily; hours vary by season. Check website for current hours.
Occasional partial closures for special events.
Adult: $24, senior: $21, child: $14
*Website offers a discount for museum and Space needle (adult: $38, senior: $33, child: $24). If only doing these 3, this is the best deal. Purchase on the website.
An insider tip:
Consider Purchasing a City Pass
www.citypass.com or through Expedia
pass valid for nine consecutive days after first use
Adults: $79, Children $59
If you purchase online, you will receive a one-page voucher. Print it at the time of purchase or later by accessing the .pdf attached to your e-mailed order receipt. One printed voucher per order must be exchanged for CityPASS booklets at the first CityPASS attraction you visit
Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour
Chihuly Garden and Glass OR Pacific Science Center
Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) OR Woodland Park Zoo
We had a great time visiting Seattle. There is much to see and do. I hope these itineraries will help make the planning easy so you can get on with your trip without worrying about the details. Have fun, and let me know how it goes!
Please double check prices and operating hours as they may be subject to change.