Spending the day in Seattle? Here are a few of our favorite Fotospots. Some of them are traditional attractions, some are offbeat, but all of them are photo-worthy. Go Hawks!Less
Jet City's most recognizable structure is the Space Needle, which was built for the 1962 World's Fair, and drew its design from the popular preconceived notion of a flying saucer. It will cost you a pretty penny to ascend the Needle's dizzying heights, but this is a once-in-a-lifetime requirement! Not as required, but certainly worth the extra expense, is a meal at the Sky City Restaurant, which revolves as you eat, giving you a 360° view of Seattle.
A set of three gigantic glass domes, built with pentagonal hexecontahedron panels serve as an employee lounge area at the Amazon headquarters. The conservatories also house 40,000 plants, a cafeteria, elevators, and bathrooms. The largest sphere is four stories tall. To take care of the plant species from over 40 countries, Amazon hired a full time horticulturalist.
Oldest Operating Starbucks - Even though Starbucks is probably serving coffee on Mars by now, everyone knows their origins are in Seattle. Pike Place Market, the home to fish markets and odd little shops, is also the birthplace of Starbucks. Grab your cup of dark roast here before buying fresh fruits and veggies.
Pike Place Market has its share of odd wonders, and the nearby Gum Wall is no exception. The city cleaned over 2,000 pounds of the chewed goop in November 2015, but visitors are persistent in keeping this wall a landmark, gross factor and all.
On Pier 57 stands the Seattle Great Wheel, on which you can catch a unique glimpse of the port city. If you have a bit more money to spend, you can buy a ticket for the luxury gondola, upholstered in red leather and constructed with a glass floor.
Pike Place Market is part and parcel to Seattle, and it could very well define Seattle to the rest of the world. Good reason - it embodies the port city's resources, small family-owned businesses, and the birthplace of the iconic Starbucks.
Before buying fresh seafood from your favorite market stall, check out the "World's Largest Collection of Giant Shoes." Seattle's renowned Pike Place Market is home to this oversized collection. For a mere 50 cents, you can view shoes for all occasions, once owned and worn by gargantuan human beings.
There's something about an old-fashioned pinball machine that is so satisfying - pulling the levers, seeing the board light up while it rings, pops, and spins...something that a smartphone pinball machine just doesn't have. This museum is one of the few where you can actually touch and play with the stuff inside and even more - they encourage you to.
Seattle artist Daryl Smith sculpted Jimi in his legendary pose, a look of pure ecstasy on his face. Rock stars and the general population alike have traveled to this piece of art off the beaten path, just to snap a photo of Jimi's likeness on a sidewalk.
In Viretta Park the wooden benches serve as an unofficial memorial to Kurt Cobain. Each bench has graffiti and etchings scrawled on it, messages to the tragic musician. Located near his home where he committed suicide, many have petitioned that the park be renamed after him. Parking can be hard to find so you might want to take a rideshare or public transportation.