Less than 12 Hours to Spare in Seattle, Washington
Pike Place Market
I’m sure Pike Place Market is on every Seattle travel guide but I will still suggest you check it out as it is a Seattle institution. It has a very cool vibe and don’t be surprised if you see some fish being thrown around.
Address: 1st Ave and Pike St., Seattle, WA 98101
CHIHULY GLASS AND GARDEN
Chihuly Glass and Garden was my favourite stop in Seattle. You can see the work of Dale Chihuly in hotels and galleries across the globe but it’s not the same as visiting an exhibit devoted entirely to him. Chihuly is an award winning glass sculptor who is famous for his bold and striking pieces. The indoor/outdoor exhibit in Seattle is housed partially in glasshouses. In certain areas of the exhibit, there’s a cool view of the space needle through the ceiling. I particularly enjoyed the fact that this exhibit is both indoor and outdoor as it provides a lot of variety in terms of artwork. The glass work in the garden really popped against all the lush plants and grass. It’s worth spending most of your time here even if you don’t have too much time in the city.
Address: 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109
Olympic Sculpture Park
9 acres of industrial land was transformed into the Olympic Sculpture Park which is now a free outdoor museum, beach, and green space for the public to enjoy. The collection of sculptures is curated by the Seattle Art Museum. As I’ve mentioned before, I love public Art so I really enjoyed walking through the park and admiring the creativity . I’ve embedded a video below that that provides you a glimpse of the park.
Address: 2901 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121