Continued from Summer in Seattle – Day 1. All recommendations are based on my own experiences. No compensation was received.
Saturday morning, our group split up. Two of the girls wanted to go exploring outside the city, and the rest of us were ready to hit the tourist spots with the least amount of walking required. Enter Ride the Ducks of Seattle! This 90 minute tour takes you through the highlights of Seattle (the waterfront, Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market, the downtown shopping district and Fremont), then drives right into Lake Union! Is it a van, a bus, a boat?! No one knows. But it was awesome! Our tour guide was fantastic! I highly HIGHLY recommend this. (Again, not getting paid to say that!)
Across the street from our duck tour drop-off was the EMP Museum. They currently have a Jimi Hendrix exhibit that one of the girls in our group wanted to see, and the rest of us were just excited that there was a restaurant inside, so we spent some time exploring that. In addition to Hendrix, they have a Women Who Rock exhibit, which I really liked.
Then, we were off to the Space Needle! Holy long lines in the heat! We waited at least an hour before we could go up, but it was totally worth it. I’m not a fan of heights, so I was a little nervous, but once you get up there it doesn’t seem like you’re over 600 feet off the ground, and the view is spectacular!