Our View Of The Seattle Space Needle
We were in Seattle to start our Alaska cruise. This gave us several days to explore Seattle before we boarded our Oceania Cruises ship. On previous visits to Seattle, we had not gone up in the Space Needle. Part of this is because we have the CN Tower at home in Toronto and that is so much higher! But mostly we didn’t go up because the weather had not cooperated. But on this visit to Seattle, we had great weather for the whole week. The skies were blue and cloudless. We did not want to miss the great Seattle Space Needle views!
From our high room at the Crown Plaza, we had a great view to the Space Needle. We could zoom in and see the elevator go up and down. At the end of the day, the red sunset sky highlighted the Space Needle until the lights came on.
Visiting The Seattle Space Needle
We took advantage of the combo ticket for the Chihuly Exhibition and a trip up the Space Needle. The line ups were much smaller at the self-serve booths at the Chihuly Exhibition. So we started there and booked a time slot for later in the afternoon at the Space Needle.
It took us about 30 minutes from our pre-booked time to get up to the top. Some of the wait was outside. But some of it was a walk along several exhibits that detailed the history of this tower opened in 1962.
We stopped before we waited for an elevator to get our free picture taken. Our picture was taken against a bare backdrop. Our image was then superimposed on a number of Space Needle pictures. A code is provided and you can go online to get your pictures. This was a great souvenir.
If you did not get a picture or wanted even more souvenirs, the very large gift shop had everything imaginable!
Great Seattle Views On A Clear Sunny Day
It was a quick elevator ride to the top. We could look out over Seattle through the big glass windows. When we got to the top, we headed right outside and began the slow walk around the perimeter. People were using binoculars to get a closer view.
We walked around the full 360 degrees and got great Seattle Space Needle views. On one side we could see out over Lake Union and the downtown area on the other. The horizon was a little hazy but we could see the mountains on many sides!
Looking down, we caught some of the other classic ways to see Seattle.
If you get good weather, heading up for Seattle Space Needle views would be one of the things to do in Seattle to get a view from on high.
Our Last Views Of The Space Needle
Our Alaska cruise sailed in and out of the Seattle Harbour. When we left Seattle, we saluted the Space Needle with our champagne. On the early morning arrival back in Seattle, we caught the Space Needle in the early morning glow.
It was a great visit to Seattle to see the Seattle Space Needle views. The weather was just perfect to get panoramic vistas on every side. From everywhere in Seattle, it was easy to catch a clear view of the Space Needle.
Did you get up to see the Seattle Space Needle views? Did you see the mountains that ring Seattle?
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