Possibly the most recognizable building in Seattle, the Space Needle (www.spaceneedle.com.
400 Broad St.) rises up from Seattle Center more than 600 feet. Built for the World’s Fair in 1962, the observation deck displays a 360-degree view of the city, Puget Sound and the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. Also on the observation deck, find a few 520 Teleporters, which let you scroll through a panoramic view of the city as well as take a virtual tour of a few key attractions. While at the Needle, consider having a meal at SkyCity. The rotating restaurant serves Pacific Northwest-inspired dishes. At the foot of the Needle, SpaceBase is an excellent shop for souvenirs and unique gift items.