8 Mar 2017

Postcard From Seattle - Seattle City Pass



This is a guest post by Abdul, a business analyst who happens to travel often. Well, he has written few posts earlier under the pseudonym, Mr. Crumbles. Now let's continue to the post.

This post is a BlogAdda's Tangy Tuesday Pick

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What comes to your minds when you hear a city named Seattle? Headquarters of Tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon or the famous American Football team Seahawks or the world-famous rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Well, if none of these strike a chord in your head, let me introduce you to Seattle.

Having thousands of acres of parkland and surrounded by natural wealth, Seattle is the largest city of the State of Washington, USA. I had a privilege of visiting this wonderful city during the winter of 2016.


Welcome To Seattle

It was an 18 hour flight journey from India to Seattle via Dubai. My Emirates experience was awesome. Even though it was a long journey, I did not let my tiredness rule my beautiful first day at Seattle.

The city and its downtown gives a feel of New York by its look and architecture. One can walk around the city aided by Google Maps and might not need a vehicle to visit the top attractions. The other way of being economical is to buy the Seattle City Pass which is a $75 ticket to see 5 out of 7 Seattle attractions. I would say the CityPass is one of the best ways to explore Seattle.

On my Day 1, I purchased the Seattle City Pass and began my city tour. A picture postcard speaks a lot more than a long letter or a bulky album. So, let me keep it that way.

1. SPACE NEEDLE

                

Nobody can miss visiting the Space Needle which is a 605-ft tall observation tower. For someone in India who has to wait 10 mins to board a lift and stop at each floor and finally reach the 19th floor in another 5 mins, the Space Needle’s lift feels like a rocket. It reaches from ground level to the top floor in 43 seconds. Don’t forget to visit the Space Needle twice, once in the daylight and once to see the nightlife of Seattle.

2. SEATTLE AQUARIUM

I was really excited to see the Sea wonders. If you have kids accompanying you, the Seattle Aquarium is a must visit place. The children will enjoy the experience of touching the sea life, watching the jellyfish glow and of course, meet their friend Nemo. And the Otters are really cute. They can spend hours watching the delightful antics of these creatures.

Seattle Aquarium

3. MUSEUM OF POP CULTURE

For Pop lovers, the Museum of Pop Culture is an interesting place to hangout. But I am not very keen on Pop music. So for someone like me, the Sound Lab in the museum was a boon. It allowed me to feel the real sound recording studio ambiance and also sung my favorite song. I had a great new experience there.


Museum of Pop Culture

4. CHIHULY GARDEN AND GLASS

Chihuly Garden and Glass

The Chihuly Garden and Glass is a garden created entirely out of blown glass sculptures. This is one of a kind garden you would ever visit in your lifetime. I was astounded by their creativity and colors where it came to life. Have you watched Director Shankar's Shivaji movie? Well,if yes, then you would certainly feel like being in one of their artistic movie sets.



5. ARGOSY CRUISES HARBOR TOUR

Argosy Cruises

Skyline From The Cruise
A cruise in the evening breeze watching the sun go down on one side and the elegant city lighting up on the other is the best way to end the day. Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour was the closing scene of the first day outing in Seattle.


Readers, there are lots to know about the city. Stay tuned for more.




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38 comments:

  1. A great overview of the place.. loved the pics dear :)

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  2. Looks like a must visit place! Great destination.

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  3. Look great. I've wanted to visit Seattle ever since I started watching Grey's Anatomy. Not a great TV watcher this serial really drew me in.

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  4. Great to read your post. Beautiful photos.
    Greetings.

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  5. A short and sweet itinerary for Day 1! Waiting for day 2 ;)

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  6. I kind of think of Tom Hanks, though... in regards to Seattle. I don't know why. Haha! Yes, please show us more of the tour, Day 2!

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  7. the place looks beautiful in your pictures

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  8. Seattle to me is Starbucks' first store. I need to go see that! Loved your travel photos and the musuem of glass sculptures is definitely on my bucket list!

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  9. Wow looks amazing! I would love to visit the glass and pop museum. Loving the pictures by the way!

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  10. Oh I loveeee travelling and exploring new places. Never been to Seattle but this place looks great!

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  11. I've been to Seattle but it looks like you enjoyed a lot more❣

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  12. The skyline looks really lovely... I can't imagine how amazing it'd look at night!

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  13. Seattle reminds me of Meg Ryan and her Sleepless in Seattle. The place also makes me think of coffee. Ihihi. But what you've presented here is a nice way to divert my current Seattle fix.

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  14. I've been seeing a bit of Seattle via another blogger friend of mine.

    To me, if you are there, don't miss Crater Lake and Mt Rainier around. I tried many a times to plan for them, but it couldn't work out.

    The places in the post are worthy too!

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  15. Just visited Seattle during my last holiday with family in Vancouver. I enjoyed roaming around Downtown. The photos made me miss my vacation. Planning to go back. :)

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  16. Love the review and photography. Looking forward to part 2 :-)

    (NailasDiary)

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  17. Seattle looks beautiful, can't wait for part two.

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  18. I don't know why but I never thought about Seattle when I think about visiting the US. And to be honest, I checked on Google Maps and I was surprised it was that up north. Now you got me curious and I'd definitely stop there when I'll visit the US. The space tower, the aquarium and the pop culture museum will be the first I'd visit. That guitar tower is so impressive

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  19. When I hear the city named Seattle, I remember the movie Sleepless in Seattle to be honest. Hahaha! Thank you for sharing your trip to Seattle with us! In the first photo, I love the sun slowly peeking or maybe setting behind the tall buildings. The Museum of Pop Culture guitar art installation is something grand too. I wanna see it for real! Oh and yes, when I hear Seattle, I also remember the characters of Ann Rule's books. Have you heard of her?

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  20. Hearing about Seattle reminds me of how much I want to visit the USA (and many places there too). Your pictures look great, and make me really curious to get to know the city. The Museum of Pop Culture looks a must-go destination! Thanks for sharing

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  21. Oh wow, the attractions in Seattle are absolutely stunning ��

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  22. I want to visit this city for two reasons - two of my favorite shows are attached to this city and for Mount Rainier. Of course, with this post, the list of reasons has increased.

    Superb pictures and the narration sold the attractions to me.

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  23. Subahanallah, the only thing that comes to mind is beautiful.

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  24. Some of my favorite TV Shows have been recorded in Seattle, and I would not mind at all to pay my visit to this city. The city's attractions are very nice and interesting, so this pass would be my choice as well. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

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  25. The museum og pop culture looks interesting... very creative interiors :D Loved these postcards :)

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  26. Three things come to mind when I see 'Seattle'.

    One is the old movie, Sleepless in Seattle. Tom Hanks and ... was it Meg Ryan? Like I said, old.

    Another is the Supersonics. Too bad they no longer exist. Who knows when Seattle will have an NBA team again?

    Finally, one of the better coffee shops in Manila has to be Seattle's Best.

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  27. When I thought of Seattle, I remembered that movie too. But I forgot its name Sleepless In Seattle and got confused with You've got mail. Both movies have the same pair as well. :P Now , this travel post made me think of Seattle in so many other ways. Especially the Glass Garden. Beautiful, isn't it?

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  28. I've always wanted to visit Seattle hehe, always reminds me of Greys Anatomy! Haha. My aunty and her fam live there, looks like a great place to live. It does get quite cold doesn't it! Not sure if I could live there forever hehe

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  29. There's a lot of interesting place to go in Seattle. Your Day 1 was awesome. I should remember these places when I go there.

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  30. the pictures makes me feel like I am in a tour at Seattle. Though I can't be there personally, I had the chance to have glimpse on what's in there. Thank you for sharing wonderful places!

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  31. This really seems to be a nice place to visit. From the pretty sights to the wonders that it offers. It shows that relaxing vibe and must be really a place to visit! I do remember the movie Sleepless in Seattle. :)

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  32. In all my time in Seattle I never got to visit the Space Needle. I wish I had. There's lots to see in Seattle and I've been to some of these. Some on a field trip. Hope I get to go back one day.

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  33. Looks amazing! I love the US but I've never been in Seattle. This definitely is in my must go list. That Space Needle is super well-known and I'd love to take some photos of it. :)

    Nora / http://dreamerachiever.com

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  34. Reminds of of Sleepless in Seattle film =) Seattle is a beautiful city, the architectures are amazing. One day if ever I will visit the US, I will surely go to Seattle for a day or two

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  35. Love the shots! I've never to Seattle but whenever I think of it I'm reminded of Seattle's Best Coffee. It's a popular coffee shop here in the Philippines, but I'm not sure if there's really something special with the coffee there! hehe

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  36. I could not help but remember the movie Sleepless in Seattle. :) It was such a nice, romantic movie. I enjoyed it very much. I like your photos. But I find the guitars photo most interesting. :)

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