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48 Hours in Seattle

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Seattle is a city jeweled with a staggering number of exquisite attractions, ethnic neighborhoods and picturesque natural beauty. On a delightful 2 days tour of the city, you can explore its fabulously maintained tourist attractions, indulge in scores of outdoor activities and when the stars are out, live it up to cool performance of live music and other night scenes.

Space Needle
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Seattle Day 1 Tour!

Breakfast at 8:00am

Kick start your day with a good Belgian breakfast at Sweet Iron (Downtown, 1200 3rd Ave). Make sure to indulge in its delicious range of waffles. If you love freshly squeezed juices and wholesome breakfast, stop at Bacco Cafe & Bistro (Downtown, 86 Pine St). You will love its great variety of juices, strong coffee and delish breakfast choices.

Hands-on-Science Exhibits - Pacific Science Center at 9:00am

Experience hands-on science exhibits in Pacific Science Center. The entire center has 5 buildings that encompasses amusing and enlightening tropical Butterfly House, laser light shows, 2 IMAX theaters and a planetarium. Whether you're a science buff or not, young or old, this is the place that is ideal for one and all.

Address: 200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, United States
Phone: 1 206-443-2001
Website: www.pacificsciencecenter.org

Duration from Downtown: 1.6 miles or 9 minutes drive

Seattle' Most Iconic Structure - Space Needle at 10:30pm

A 3 minutes walk towards Harrison Street from pacific Science Center will take you to Space Needle. Standing tall at 650 feet, Space needle is undoubtedly Seattle's most iconic structure. Anyone visiting Seattle cannot afford to miss this magnificent structure. Take an elevator ride up to get a magnificent 360 degree views of the city, Mt. Rainier, the Olympic, Puget Sound, Cascade Mountains and beyond. At the ground floor, you can pick up some gifts from the gift shop.

Address: 400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109, United States
Phone: 1 206-905-2100
Website: www.spaceneedle.com/home

Marvel Artwork - Chihuly Garden and Glass at 12.00pm

This is a place to marvel the art works of of world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. The focal point is the Glasshouse - A steel and glass structure, 40-foot tall. The Glasshouse is a light-filled space that houses an expansive sculpture in a rainbow color palette.

Address: 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109, United States
Phone: 1 206-753-4940
Website: http://www.chihulygardenandglass.com/

**Chihuly garden and glass is located below Space Needle

Lunch at 1:00pm

Fuel yourself up with a hearty meal at Country Dough (Downtown, 1916 Pike Pl). It will satiate your palate with really deliciously Szechuan meals. If Italian cuisine is what you're craving, step in Italian Family Pizza (Downtown, 1206 1st Ave) - huge portions and authentically delicious Italian fare. Seafood lovers, drop by Market Grill (Downtown, 1509 Pike Pl).

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The Museum of Flight at 2:00pm

It is a well know fact that Seattle is the major contributor in the world of aviation and serves as the home of significant airline manufacturing companies. The Museum of Flight is one of America's finest aviation museums, with display of over 150 historic artifacts. Kids will equally enjoy the hands-on exhibits of aircrafts and simulators.

Address: 9404 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98108
Website: www.museumofflight.org

Duration from Downtown: 7.5 miles or 13 minutes drive.

Sculpture Park at 3:30pm

Olympic Sculpture Park is a 9-acre park that is a part of the Seattle Art Museum. Here, you will find art works by such sculptors as Claes Oldenburg, Alexander Calder and Roxy Paine. Aside from the art works, the views overlooking Elliott Bay to the Olympic Mountains are simply breathtaking. A simple stroll around the park will let experience the delightful art and ambiance the city offers.

Address: 2901 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
Website: www.seattleartmuseum.org

Duration from Flight Museum: 7.9 miles or 15 minutes drive

Woodland Park Zoo at 4:30pm

Young or old, it's always a pleasure to visit the zoo and get a get closer to exotic wildlife. Woodland Park Zoo gives you the rare opportunity to have an encounter with a wallaroo, chuckwalla, a kookaburra, sloth bear, a prehensile-tailed porcupine or a green acouchi. Also, do not miss the award winning exhibits on animals.

Address: 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, United States
Phone: 1 206-548-2500
Website: www.zoo.org

Duration from Olympic Park: 4.7 miles or 8 minutes drive

WoodinvilleWinery at 6:00pm

Yes, it takes 30 minutes to drive outside the City of Seattle to reach Woodinville. But, trust me, once you set foot there, you'll be so thankful of not ticking it off from your bucket list. Woodinville is an idyllic town with plenty of cellars, local wineries and tasting rooms. You can taste wine varietals from across the state. After your wine exploration, you can explore its beautiful cuisine, picturesque mountain vistas and the vast miles of biking and walking trails.

Address: 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072, United States
Phone: 1 425-205-4394
Website: woodinvillewinecountry.com

Duration from Woodland Zoo: 18.6 miles or 28 minutes drive

Dinner at 8:00pm

Enjoy a scrumptious dinner in Woodinvilles' fine restaurants. The Herbfarm (14590 NE 145th St
Woodinville) has set a benchmark in dining experience. The joint serves amazing modern European cuisine with superb wine pairings. Or for Crab cake, lobster mac and cheese and beyond, visit Purple Cafe and Wine Bar (14459 Woodinville Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville)

Seattle Nightlife at 11:00pm

Drive right back to the Downtown area of Seattle to enjoy a night cap and thrilling night scene. Swing by The Triple Door and get your foot tapping with the bands playing local music, enjoy main stage theater, happy hour and delish bar snacks.

Address: 216 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 838-4333
Website: www.thetripledoor.net

Big Time Brewery & Alehouse: Beer lovers, look no further than Big Time Brewery & Alehouse. You will get out of the world beer experience among its revolving slate of best tap brews, amazing University crowds and great live music.

Address: 4133 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Website: http://www.bigtimebrewery.com/

Seattle Day 1 Tour Map Guide

Seattle Day 2 Journey Begins!

Breakfast at 8:00am

A good Mexican breakfast will be wholesome for a long day ahead. Chipotle Mexican Grill (1501 3rd Ave) lets you select from variety of Mexican delights. For bacon, egg and cheese breakfast, stop at Biscuit Bitch (1909 1st Ave)

Pop Culture & Music - EMP Museum at 10:00am

EMP Museum is a contemporary gateway museum, rooted to rock 'n' roll and a place to bask on pop culture, sci-fi and music. This interactive museum attracts people from all walks of life and displays extensive collections, educational programs, exhibitions and provides Jimi Hendrix’s Seattle roots and the influential history of Nirvana.

Address: 325 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, United States
Phone: 1 206-770-2700
Website: www.empmuseum.org

Historic Neighborhood - Pioneer Square at 12:00pm

Fancy exploring one of the first settlements in the Northwest United States? Visit Pioneer Square and trace its history while strolling around the shops, art galleries, restaurants and pergola. Do not miss Take the Underground Tour that lets you explore the city's quirkier historic side.

Address: Jackson Street & First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Website: www.pioneersquare.org

Duration from EMP Museum: 3.2 miles or 11 minutes drive

Lunch at 1.30pm

Relish on American delight at Matt’s in the Market (Downtown, 94 Pike St). The joint serves superb sandwiches, Must try - Catfish Sandwich. Metropolitan Grill (Downtown, 820 2nd Ave) is an excellent spot to savor on beautiful steaks ans seafood. A delicious and elegant French fare awaits for you at Le Pichet (Downtown, 1933 1st Ave).

Architectural Masterpiece - Seattle Public library at 2.30pm

If you love books, you ought to visit Seattle Central Public Library. This is a functional library and the state of the art architectural masterpiece. The inside space is huge and dial by dialing 206.686.8564 for a self guided cell phone tour of the library's focal points.

Address: 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104-1109
Phone: 206-386-4636
Website: www.spl.org

Seattle's Chinatown - International District at 3:30pm

A 4 minutes drive east of Pioneer Square will lead you to Seattle’s International District. The district is flooded with inviting shops, authentic eats and you will venture into a captivating cultural experience. This part of the city has Asian settlement since the past 100 years. This diverse and lively community brings you up close to explore Asian cuisines, culture and tradition.

Address: 508 Maynard Ave S, Seattle WA 98104

Duration from Seattle Library: 1.4 miles or 4 minutes drive

Sea World - Seattle Aquarium at 5.00pm

Visit the Seattle Aquarium to lay your eyes on the exotic marine life. The Aquarium has a massive 40-foot viewing window, that showcases aquarium filled with sharks, colorful rockfish, sea anemones, salmon, other native Washington marine life and occasional divers. You will be thrilled to come across the largest exhibit of the aquarium is the - an underwater dome.

Address: 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101, United States
Phone: 1 206-386-4300
Website: www.seattleaquarium.org

Duration from Chinatown: 1.2 miles or 7 minutes drive

Shop Till You Drop at 7:00pm

A vacation to Seattle is incomplete without a visit to Pike Place Market - Seattle’s most iconic attraction. You will come across plenty of vendors selling cloths, flowers, vegetables, locally designed jewellery and gifts. When you're done with shopping, sit yourself down on one its fantastic eateries.

Address: First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Website: www.pikeplacemarket.org

Duration from Seattle Aquarium: 0.8 miles or 5 minutes drive

Fashionista, Downtown stores will just serve you right. Looking for boutique shops? drop by Ballard Avenue - The hippest high fashion clothing, shoes and trendy home decor. Art lovers can swing by Belltown - Highlights include Seattle Glassblowing Studio & Gallery, Canlis Glass Gallery & Studio and more. Bargain hunters must hunt no further than The Outlet and grasp brand-name items at steal away price. There are 3 outlets in the city i.e. Seattle Premium Outlets (10600 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip, WA 98271), Centralia Outlets (1342 Lum Rd, Centralia, WA 98531) and North Bend Premium Outlets (461 S Fork Ave SW, North Bend, WA 98045).

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Brewery and Dinner at 9:00pm

Explore your way to taste craft beer in Seattle. Visit the Brave Horse Tavern’s Tack Room
and bask on the 24 Taps - Full Selection of Spirits, Shuffleboard and flat screen TV. After enjoying a great happy hour, select a delicious meal from the inviting menu. Food highlights - Juicy Burgers, Brick Oven Pretzels, Fish & Chips, Smoked Salmon and more.

Address: 310 Terry Ave N, Seattle WA 98109
Phone: (206) 971-0720
Website: www.bravehorsetavern.com

Duration from Downtown: 1.4 miles or 8 minutes drive

Green Lake Park 10pm

Adorned beautifully with plenty of greenery and open water, this is one of the favorite spots for locals. Drop by here for a late night swim, jog, or to simply soak in the tranquil fresh air.

Address: 7201 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: 206-684-4075

Dance and Music at 12:00am

Seattle's premier nightclub - Foundation Nightclub. This is the city's newest all-EDM format luxury nightclub, that presents globally popular DJs and outstanding music. Another interesting spot to drop by is Alibi Room - dark speakeasy style bar. The room is surrounded by history and a favorite spot for artists and writers. A place to catch up with your artistic buddies and grab few rounds of drinks.

Foundation Nightclub
Address: 2218 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: (206) 535-7285
Website: www.foundation-nightclub.com

Alibi Room
Address: 85 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 623-3180
Website: www.http://seattlealibi.com/

Duration from Brave Horse Tavern’s Tack Room: 1.1 miles or 7 minutes drive

Seattle Day 2 Tour Map Guide

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