For Spring Break this year, my family and I visited Seattle to experience the sights, attractions, and of course, the food! On this trip, we had the opportunity to see Seattle from a different angle and with convenience – that is, with CityPASS. One of the 5 attractions included in CityPASS is the infamous Seattle Space Needle.
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CityPASS is a fantastic way to visit a city’s top attractions with admissions packaged into one convenient booklet. For Seattle, you save 45% off admission to 5 top Seattle attractions. The pass is valid for 9 consecutive days and the booklets can be shipped, received via instant email delivery or purchased at a partner attraction. With CityPASS, you get to save time from standing in line and paying for admission at the attraction. All you need to do is walk up to the entrance, present your booklet, and then you’re in! One tip is that the CityPASS booklet is treated like cash so you must keep in safe. Unfortunately, if you lose the booklet, it cannot be replaced.
Check out an overview of the attractions included in Seattle CityPASS in this official video:
41 Second Ride Up
After presenting our CityPASSes right at the entrance, we received a ticket in exchange.
On your way to the elevator, there are numerous informational displays regarding the history of the Space Needle. The Seattle Space Needle was built in 1962 as an observation tower in honor of the 1962 World’s Fair. It is 605 ft high and a symbol of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.
The Space Needle elevators can carry 25 people at a time. Each elevator has 7 cables, though one is enough to hold the entire weight.
Check out my 41-second ride to the top in this recap video along with views from the observation deck and the sunset on the horizon.
The observation deck sits at 520 feet. Fun fact: there are 848 steps from the bottom of the basement to the top of the Observation Deck. Staircase workout, anyone? From the deck, I could see the Seattle Great Wheel, the Seattle Aquarium (included in CityPASS) and Argosy Cruises (also included in CityPASS).
And there were lots of oooohhs and ahhhhs from visitors on the Observation Deck. Although quite a windy evening, the energy was happy and excited.
Many gathered to watch the sun setting in the horizon.
And of course, on your way out, you pass through the gift shop to pick up gifts and souvenirs.
One thing to note about visiting the Space Needle with CityPASS is that it includes Day/Night admission. So you can check out the amazing view in daylight, then return during the last 3 hours of operation to experience the lights of the city by dark.
It was a fun and memorable experience visiting the Space Needle with CityPASS. I loved the 360-degree views of the mountains, water, and concrete jungle. For more information on CityPASS, visit www.citypass.com