When I was planning my trip to Seattle, I was looking for things to do when my co-worker mentioned "City Pass" to me. City pass is basically admittance into some of the most popular places in major US cities for a discounted price. The Seattle City Pass cost $79, saving you $64 if you were to buy them individually. What I loved most about the City Pass was that it was extremely easy and fast to use, and it brought me to places I might not have gone otherwise.
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For the Space Needle, you were allowed entrance during the day AND the night, which is pretty cool, but you had to visit on the same day, which was a bummer. I ended up only going during the night but the views were amazing. The Space Needle at night was my favorite part of the trip - beyond breathtaking.
For those of you who don't know much about the space needle, here are a few fun facts! The Space Needle is 605 feet tall. To get to the observation deck, where you can enjoy the views both inside and outside, you take a 41 second elevator ride 520 feet! And there is a rotating restaurant, called the Skycity Restaurant, at 500 feet, and literally the whole things rotates slowly as you dine.
One rainy afternoon, after wandering outside of the apartment only have to my camera soaked within minutes, I decided to visit the aquarium. The aquarium was a little smaller than I expected but the exhibits were gorgeous. The aquarium was VERY kid-friendly with a lot of interactive activities. It was a fun way to spend some time outside of the rain.
Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour
I ended up not going on this cruise because I had the flu and spent a few days on the couch recovering. I did go on the Ferris Wheel, which was not part of the City Pass. The views from the Ferris Wheel were spectacular. We went after dinner, right around dusk.
Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) OR Woodland Park Zoo
For the next two venues, you were able to pick one or the other. I decided to go to the Museum of Pop Culture because I had already been to the zoo. And the zoo was farther away from where I was staying. There were coupons in the City Pass booklet; if you wanted to do both, they offered a discounted price to the second attraction. The MoPOP and Chihuly Garden were AMAZING, however, I was recovering from the flu that day and I had to stop about twenty times while visiting. I'm not an avid music follower so it was great to learn about the "greats" over the years. I learned a lot at MoPOP and it definitely inspired me. I feel I have been in a creative rut and I want to start pushing boundaries again. I've always been a trend setter and I want to get back to that person.
Chihuly Garden and Glass OR Pacific Science Center
I decided, as you can see, to go to the Chihuly Garden and Glass for a few reasons. Mainly, it's so beautiful (seriously look at all those colors!) and I am learning to fall in love with art. Although I am a pharmacist and use analytical thinking all too often, I creative artistic outlets - one reason for this blog. The Pacific Science Center looked like a blast but it was scientific and made for kids.
It was so fun learning about glass blowing and Chihuly. I watched all of the information videos on him. At the end of the museum was art for sale. I honestly don't know if I will be an avid art collector. I would like to think I will be but I also wants kids.. And kids destroy things. There were these gorgeous glass bowls for sale in the gift shop and as much as I complemplated buying a $7000 bowl, I just couldn't do it.
I hope that you enjoyed this review of the Seattle City Pass. I wish I didn't get sick and miss 3 days of the trip. But I still managed to have an amazing time and I feel like I am getting back to "normal" in terms of figuring out who I am and what makes me happy!
PS I hope you are enjoying the new layout?! Squarespace is definitely more time consuming than Blogger but the results are unmatched! So glad I made the switch and I hope to travel again soon and bring you along :)