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Top things to explore in Seattle – The best of DT Seattle

Did you know that Seattle is the home of Starbucks? Interesting isn't it. Besides enjoying some delicious coffee in this city, there is still much to see and do. Even though there is not much history that surrounds this place, there is certainly enough modernity to make up for it! Here's how to have fun in the metropolis known as DT Seattle.


The Seattle Great Wheel

Situated down Pier 57 of Downtown Seattle's central waterfront would be the Seattle Great Wheel. The wheel reaches a staggering height of 175 feet and offers the most amazing views of the city. The best times to visit would be at sunset when the sky sheds an unusual glow on the city or at night when the place is a sea of lights twinkling in the dark. If you want to really have a unique experience, try the VIP gondola which is full glass, even the floor! You'll be offered a drink as well. You are allowed to stay in a gondola for a minimum of 3 rounds. This will give you plenty of time to really etch the views into your memory and take photographs too.


Olympic Sculpture Park

West Avenue in DT Seattle holds one of the best illustrations of what the art and outdoors are all about. At the Olympic Sculpture Park, everything is a bit different from your normal park. The park is definitely built for peaceful ponder. But the seats are made to look like eyes. There are fountains with twin jets and even a vibrant glass bridge. There is a small open-air theatre and a stretch of beach as well opening out into the bay. The Park is spread out across 8.5 hectares with winding paths connecting the many artistic items on display.


Pike Place Market

This is a farmers' market where fresh produce has been sold since the early 1900s. Thus, this is one of the must-visits during your time at DT Seattle. If you are looking for great views, the market down 1st Avenue is the place to be as it is closer to the bay. Walk through the stalls selling fresh vegetables and fruits and then get on to exploring the about 200 or more shops and about 80 restaurants available here. You can even take cooking lessons with a professional chef. The market is just 5-minutes away from hotels like Pan Pacific Seattle.


Harbour Cruise

How about a slow cruise around Downtown Seattle's harbour? Sound good? Hop on an open boat and sail around Eliot Bay. As you cruise along a guide will explain several historically significant places to you. The boat will eventually head towards the area where the cargo ships are at work and then head to the waterfront where the views are stunning. You'll be able to see the city from one side and the Olympian and Cascade mountain range from the other! If you are lodged at one of the Downtown Seattle hotels, it will be easy to find your way to the cruise spot.


Seattle Art Museum

Now, what's a visit to DT Seattle without spending some time at the Seattle Art Museum! This place cannot be easily missed. On 1st Avenue, in front of the museum stands a huge statue of a man with a hammer known as the Hammering Man. The best part about it is that the statue has an automated arm which hammers about 4 times a minute. It is one of the world's greatest symbols depicting labour and hard work. Inside the museum are several collections from across the world ranging from ancient American artworks to Aboriginal creations as well.

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