Seattle has a crowd of lesser-known activities and magnetisms, more than enough to keep an economical traveler engaged for a swift weekend, a relaxed week. That’s in vindictiveness of Seattle’s status for high (and rapidly rising) home values and rents, a notorious issue attributable to a long-running tech boom that’s attracting highly educated new arrival, driving up already high-earning techies’ wages, and supporting a frenzied building boom in the city’s core neighborhoods.
If you belongs to Pacific Northwest, or ambition to include Seattle into a lengthier road trip during the western United States, it might be inexpensive or more appropriate to drive into Seattle.
I spent numerous days in Seattle in the month of April, hitting as many region and sights as possible – including a number of those listed here – without violating a strict budget. Upon my return, I put together a list of the city’s top attractions for frugal travelers.
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Pacific Science Center
Pacific Science Center is a family & friendly science museum with a state-of-the-art IMAX theater. Everlasting exhibitions contain “Pollinator Garden” (all about bees, butterflies, and the like), the hands-on “Tinker Tank,” and “Dinosaurs: A Journey through Time.” There’s also a widespread cast of circling exhibitions, recent examples of which include “The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes” and a feature devoted to ancient China’s famed terracotta warriors.
The EMP Museum is a “front-line nonprofit museum, devoted to the ideas and thrill-seeking that fuel modern popular culture.” In other words, not like other representative art museum, many exhibits rotate.
Seattle’s most prominent building isn’t its tallest. Nor is it really a proper building. Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Space Needle is a 605-foot tower that’s slightly more than a white steel skeleton, an elevator core, a stunted spire, and a circular surveillance sundeck suspended more than 500 feet above the ground. But, since it’s removed from downtown Seattle’s skyscraper jumble, the Space Needle does offer marvelous 360-degree views of the city’s skyline, the Waterfalls, the Olympic Mountains, Mount Rainier, and the various bodies of water in between.
Woodland Park Zoo
Situated some miles north of downtown Seattle, Woodland Park Zoo is an advanced natural park with expansive, natural, humane animal habitats. It has more than 1,000 separate animals, signifying 300 species, from large mammals (including lions and wolves) to mysterious birds and reptiles. If you visit in May, check the event schedule for Zoomazium, the zoo’s annual multi-day birthday bash.
Golden Gardens Park
A few miles north of Discovery Park, 88-acre Golden Gardens Park is a precipitous, thin strip of forest and sand that bends for more than a mile sideways Puget Sound. It’s an amazing place to take in views of Puget Sound and the Olympics, join up with local friends for an evening get-together, or hang out in loneliness on a silent afternoon. There’s also a nice off-leash dog park here.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Dwarfed by the forthcoming Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass is another unusual museum devoted to the work of master glass artist Dale Chihuly, who raised up in close Tacoma. It’s technically a “long-term exhibition,” but there are no imminent plans to close, move, or suggestively alter it. Suspended sculptures could glimpse through the transparent greenhouse walls were breathtaking.
Seattle Art Museum
Located on the northwestern border of downtown Seattle, the Seattle Art Museum (or SAM) is Seattle’s outstanding classic and modern art museum. It boasts widespread collections of art from the Americas (including prehistoric peoples), Africa, the Mediterranean region (stretching back to the Greek period and past), Australia (including rare Native pieces), Islamic, and global modern. Pioneer Square is in Seattle Washington.