Your holiday: Seattle
Visit the Space Needle, Pike Place Market – and so much more!
1 Enjoy the view The Space Needle soars 605ft in the air. Taking just 45 seconds to reach the top and at $22 (£15) for a standard adult ticket, it’s a great way to get an overview of the city. 2 See something fishy Pike Place Market is the oldest, continuously operating farmers’ market in the country. Check out the group of fishmongers who’ve made a name for themselves with fish-throwing entertainment! And have a go yourself, if you’re brave enough! 3 Check out the coffee Seattle has the most coffee shops of any city, and is home to the first-ever Starbucks. Based in Pike Place Market, the store has kept its early appearance over time, with its original mermaid logo on the window. 4 Whale watch See orcas, humpbacks, and all the majestic wildlife around the San Juan Islands on the Puget Sound Express tour out of Edmonds – just a little north of Seattle. Don’t forget your camera! 5 Try the hip hops Frequently associates with good coffee, Seattle is becoming almost as well known for brewing quality beers. The team at Road Dog Brewery love their ale and their passion shines through on its tours. Get ready to try some of the strangest (yet surprisingly yummy) beer concoctions, including birthday cake flavour… 6 Spot the troll The fearsome Fremont Troll took up residence under the north end of the city’s Aurora Bridge in Halloween 1990. Sculpted by house builder Steve Badanes – who’d never made a statue before – there are plenty of places for you to pose, and interaction with the troll is positively encouraged!