Seattle’s Top Destination – Seattle Center
The Seattle Center is Seattle tip-top destination. According to the List of Tourist Attractions in the Puget Sound Biz Journal, the Center attracted 12,000,000 visitors in 2013. That beats the No. 2 attraction, the Pike Place Market, by about 2 million guests.
Whether you are new in town, need a place to entertain the kids or out-of-town guests, the Seattle Center is a wonderful place to explore
First built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the 74 acre Seattle Center campus is located just north of downtown Seattle, and offers everyone a fairground, park, and arts and entertainment center all year round.
Journey skyward for a 360 degree view of Puget Sound from the Space Needle, hop on the Monorail for an elevated glide to downtown Seattle, or cavort in the shooting waters of the International Fountain.
Enjoy science and culture at the Pacific Science Center, sports and concerts at KeyArena, ballet and opera at McCaw Hall, world and classic film at SIFF Cinema, and exciting plays and events at the Seattle Repertory Theatre.
Other attractions include the shops and restaurants of the Center House, The Children’s Museum, the Experience Music Project and the Science Fiction Museum, and the Intiman Playhouse. Seattle Center hosts hundreds of festivals each year, including the music festival Bumbershoot, the Northwest Folklife Festival, holiday Winterfest activities, the Seattle Pride Festival, and dozens of Festival events celebrating world cultures.