A visit to @chihulygg
and the view from above. This extensive display of some of the incredible creations of Washington native Dale Chihuly and his team is #1
on TripAdvisor’s things to do in Seattle. You’ve never seen anything like it! (19 Sep 2018) #seattle #pnw
Four views of the Space Needle. Over the next few days I’ll be posting some of the photos I took recently from the open-air deck of the Space Needle, so I thought I’d start out with a some shots of the Needle itself. I took these on 19 Sep 2018—notice the bright blue sky! A trip up to the top of the Space Needle is a must-do on your visit to Seattle. Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, it stands at 605’ (184m) and has just been completely renovated to include the world’s first and only rotating glass floor. @spaceneedle #spaceneedle #seattle #pnw #travel #citypassseattle
I never met a color I didn’t like. — Dale Chihuly. ❤️ Incidentally, we’ve never met a piece of Chihuly glass we didn’t like. They are all incredibly beautiful and intricate, and a million other accolades and superlatives. If you’ve never walked the Bridge of Glass, or visited the Museum of Glass, or wandered into the lobby of the Union Station, all here in Tacoma, make the time. They’re awe-inspiring. If you’ve never seen Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle with your own eyes, go. It’s breathtaking. ❤️❤️ #walifestylehomes
Day 10: Was all about water. We took our city passes down to the docks and took a harbor cruise with Argosy Cruises. Our tour guide was full of useful information and it was a beautiful day to be on the water.
Day 9: From the City Center we took a bus to the Woodland Park Zoo. Seattle’s public transportation is clean and safe and well laid out. We had no trouble finding our bus and getting to where we needed to go. The Woodland Park Zoo was much larger than we expected and wore us out. But we had a great time playing with penguins, observing bettuerflies, watching Jonny’s favorite animal (giraffes) and feeding birds!
Day 9: We visited the Chihuly Garden and Glass. I have loved Chihuly’s work since I first saw his work as a little girl in a local art museum. I was so excited to get to see a whole building full of his work and it didn’t disappoint. We all (even my little boys) loved this place. His work was great and made amazing by the lighting and ways it was displayed. Just wow! Check out my stories, I’ll show you one of my favorite things from this place!
Day 9: We started our day out with a second trip up the Space Needle. When you buy a City Pass you get two trips up, one during the day and a second during the last three hours of operation. We just did it in reverse! City Passes are 89$ for people 13+ and 69$ for kids 5-12 (our littlest was free to most of the places we went! These passes get you into so many local attractions...The Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Harbor Cruise, Museum of Pop Culture or the Woodland Park Zoo, The Pacific Science Center or Chihuly Garden and Glass. So armed with our passes we got busy!
Day 8: We drove from Portland, OR to Seattle, WA. We got a hotel just outside the city (Where it is much more affordable) for the cement jungle part of our road trip. We still had a good amount of daylight left in the day so we headed to the Space Needle, to see the views at sunset. The Space Needle is going through a renovation and the changes are seriously impressive, glass walls and glass benches that lean back off the side, it is so much fun! It can be pricey to get a family up here but we bought City Passes which got us discounts on all the places we wanted to go, I’ll talk more about them tomorrow.
When on vacation, there’s no shame in my food game 🤤 Also, you can never eat too many tacos 🌮
The first exhibit was the Horror Exhibit! I forced them to go with me & this sums up their feelings toward it perfectly! Lol #mopop #citypassseattle #parents