Seattle in 2 Days
We started our journey with Chihuly Garden and Glass, it consists of amazing glass sculptures of various sizes. Worth every penny. Highly recommended for everyone.
From there we continued to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, half of it feels like a publicity stunt but the other half is insightful and worthy of a visit.
We skipped the Space Needle and did the Space Wheel, instead. Grab to-go boxes and eat them while having a nice view of the city’s skyline.
The Gum Wall is weird but worth a quick visit.
We headed to Chittenden Locks next. While I have read about how locks are used for moving ships from one water body with lower water level to another with higher water level, this was the real life demo of the same. Recommended but don’t spend too much time here.
We headed to Fremont Troll afterward. I think it’s overhyped and if you don’t have time, skip it.
Gas Works Park is nearby and worth an evening walk.
Underground tour was the highlight of the day. We went for the late night 21+ only show. The guide was hilarious and we got a chance to learn about Seattle’s history in the context of cultural norms of the Victorian era, relations with native Americans and US-Canada border demarcation.
We started the day with Bruce Lee’s grave. Overhyped, don’t spend more than 15 minutes there.
From there we headed to the Museum of History & Industry which gave us a nice overview of Seattle’s role in the World Wars. Recommended if you are into history. Expect to spend a few hours if you are planning to do it in the full. At 14$ per person, it’s inexpensive.
We followed it with Frye Art Museum, it’s a nice museum if you have any interest in arts. We missed Last Resort Fire Department since it was closed. We continued the trip with Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park which is actually a museum. It provides a window into the Klondike gold rush era which started in 1896. Must do for history lovers. Being short on time, we skipped the Public Library and Alki Beach.
We took Washington State Ferries which was OK but not great. I would recommend Denny Creek Trail instead.