We were in Seattle for three days and three nights!
Here's a small taste of our trip and our recommendations.
Whether it's your first time in Seattle or you just want to go to the main tourist attractions, we highly recommend getting the Seattle CityPass. It costs $89 for adults and $69 for children but it's worth it! What you get is admission to 1) Space Needle (Good for 2 visits during the same day: one at night and the other during the last three hours of operation) 2) Seattle Aquarium 3) Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour 4) Museum of Pop Culture (aka MoPOP and my favorite!) OR Woodland Park Zoo 5) Chihuly Garden and Glass OR Pacific Science Center. With the Space Needle costing $32, a ticket to MoPOP costing $26+ (depending on optional viewing of exhibitions), and Chihuly Garden and Glass costing $29 this pass pays for itself. To make it even easier, each attraction is also relatively close together.
Want to view the city from great heights? Head to the Space Needle and take a 41 second elevator ride for views 520 feet above the city. The best part? Gone are the days of concrete walls! The Space Needle is new and improved with all new glass boarders stretching from the floor up and glass benches allowing for an unobstructed view of the city. There was still a lot construction when we went (the Cafe, the Loupe, Wine Bar, and Oculus Stairs were not complete yet) and most of the areas were still closed off, but I can say that the changes are going to be awesome and we can't wait to visit again!
*Tickets are currently discounted due to partial obstructions due to renovation ($26 instead of $32 for ages 13-64, $22 instead of $26 for ages 65+, and $17 instead of $24 for youth)
MoPOP is filled with different exhibits featuring props and costumes ranging from many genres such as Horror, Fantasy, and Sci-Fi . Their current featured exhibit is Marvel Universe of Super Heroes which has original comics, props, and costumes from movies. One of our favorite exhibits was Indie Game Revolution! This exhibit was interactive and had stations where you could just sit down and try out various games. This exhibit was definitely one where you could lose track of time.
Tickets are slightly discounted online, but walk-in prices are $28 for adults (18+) and $25 for students with I.D. To get into the Marvel Universe of Super Heroes Exhibition it costs an additional $8 (ie: $36 for adults) and you will have to pay the additional $8 on top of having a CityPass.
Last but not least, a big thank you to a friend who took the time to meet up with us and take us around! Thanks for listening to and supporting my ideas from the beginning. :)