Seattle, the largest city in Washington State, is perhaps the most versatile metropolis on the West Coast of the USA. The city has a diversified appeal and offers all sorts of sights and sounds to keep visitors to the city, entertained and enthralled.

Starbucks Coffee was founded in Seattle. Internet moguls like Amazon and Microsoft are based here. This might well emboss an impression of Seattle as a typical business-centric city; however, Seattle is much more than just a corporate juncture! The largest city in the US State of Washington also makes buzz among families with its splendiferous family-friendly attractions; among curious souls with its wide range of museums; and among culture vultures who can explore the multifaceted lifestyle of Seattle at the city’s thriving ethnic enclaves. Here’s list of top six attractions that entice all kinds of travellers to book tickets aboard Seattle bound flights.

Space Needle

This is one of the most iconic attractions in Seattle and flaunts an incredible demonstration of modern-day architecture. Space Needle is an observation tower that’s a must-visit to capture the splendid beauty of the city. Reach the top of the tower in just 41 seconds while admiring the contemporary aura of this notable USA city, explicated by sky-piercing edifices. 360-degrees views, especially at night, of Seattle are sure to give flights to the fancies of the travellers. Besides the 520-feet high observation deck, SkyCity Restaurant is another highlight of Space Needle. SkyLine level, the banquet space, is one of the premium venues in Seattle to host private events, receptions and product launches. One has to buy tickets to gain entry to Space Needle. Tickets can be bought online.

Olympic Sculpture Park

This sculpture park is one of the most differentiating attractions in the largest city of Washington. This is not merely a park but an outdoor sculpture museum which also features a beach. Art lovers would surely fail to justify the money spent on flights to the American city, if they miss out on visiting this sculpture park. The vibrant green spaces here are peppered with a variety of spectacular sculptures. Fresh breeze from the beach and dazzling scenery created by Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains add more to this visit. Entry tickets are not required.

Pike Place Market

This historic public market is an integral part of Downtown Seattle. This farmer’s market is a year-round affair and a must-visit for history cravers as well as culture vultures. One can start the expedition through the market as early as six in the morning to gorge on deliciously healthy breakfast or enjoy late night meals till 1:30 am. Travellers striving to behold different shades of USA culture can ill afford to miss visiting this market after making hefty investments on flights to Seattle. Apart from fresh food items, art enthusiasts can also choose to visit Crafts Market and take their pick from numerous articles ranging from metal sculptures, glassware, pottery, toys and apparels.

Washington State Ferry

Tourists boarding flights to Seattle can opt to roam around in the city making use of the Washington State Ferry. One can simply buy ferry tickets and enjoy a relaxing ride through various locations in and around the city. Seattle metro area’s ferry terminals are located at Downtown Seattle, Pt. Defiance, Fauntleroy, Edmonds and Mukilteo. These rides offer a break from bustling cosmopolitan life and one can experience the serene magnificence that encircles this glittering urbanized city!

Seattle Aquarium

Families hopping aboard Seattle bound flights to enjoy their holiday in this USA city would love to take their kids to Seattle Aquarium. This public aquarium boasts myriad of exhibits, featuring numerous aquatic species especially from the Pacific Ocean and the Puget Sound. Few eminent exhibits here are Puget Sound Fish, Window on Washington Waters, Pacific Coral Reefs and Marine Mammals. ‘Life on the Edge’ is one exhibit where visitors can even touch a few marine creatures. Visitors can also spend time with harbour seals, fur seals and otters at ‘Marine Mammals.’ Entry tickets for Seattle Aquarium are available in two denominations – Aquarium Only and Aquarium plus Argosy Harbor Cruise. Of course, those who buy tickets that offer a cruise will add an extra charm to their USA trip.

Washington Park Arboretum

Nature lovers disembarking flights in Seattle are sure to find their haven in this Arboretum. This lush paradise spans over 23 acres and is strategically located by the Lake Washington. Travellers can check out the trees and several species of plants from Chile, Australia, China and New Zealand at Pacific Connections Garden. Other notable gardens here are Woodland Garden and Witt Winter Garden. Japanese Garden is the major spotlight of Washington Park Arboretum but entry tickets are required to admire its extensive collection of shrubs, trees, flowers and plants. Price of tickets varies according to seasons and events.

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