After first moving to the Atlanta area I got the chance to try out their Atlanta CityPASS. This past month we moved to Washington state and to start enjoying some of the local attractions and community by getting two Seattle CityPASS es, provided to me in exchange for my honest opinion. We were able to spend two whole days enjoying our pass doing different things around the city and we didn’t even get to everything so you could easily make a week long vacation out of the CityPASS.
With the Seattle CityPASS you can visit up to five of Seattle’s top attractions:
-Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour
-Museum of Pop Culture OR Woodland Park Zoo
-Chihuly Garden and Glass OR Pacific Science Center
My family and I were only able to fit in three of those attractions during our visit to Seattle, the Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium and the Woodland Park Zoo, and even without visiting them all we still made up the cost of the passes.
My favorite of all of the places we visited was the Seattle Science Center.
The first thing we did at the science center was go to the science show. It was a 30 minute show full of fun experiments done with dry ice. My daughter is all about science and even my one year old was interested the whole time. Then we made our way through the dinosaur room. The dinosaurs all make noise and move, my son loved it and my daughter couldn’t wait to move on.
One of the great things about the Seattle CityPASS is included with your science center ticket you also get an I-Max or planetarium ticket. We came later in the day so it was too late to go to an I-Max movie. Instead we went to a planetarium showing. It was fun to see a new interest grow for my daughter but it was hard for my children to sit still for so long. I ended up leaving about 10 minutes into it with my son. My husband left about 5 minutes later with our daughter.
We then moved onto the butterfly house and my daughter loved seeing all of the butterflies so up close. There was so much to do at the science center and we just scratched the surface. I highly recommend going here with children of all ages.
The Space Needle is another fun destination that you can enjoy with the Seattle CityPASS.
With the Seattle CityPASS you get two passes to go up the Space Needle that need to be used within two consecutive days. The good thing about this is that you can use one pass one day to go see the city during the day and the second pass you can use to see the city at night. We only were able to use one of our passes but the view during the day is beautiful. There is views of water, building and my favorite view of the mountains. Another great thing about the Space Needle is that it is easy to visit it the same day at the science center, they are located in the same square.
The final destination we visited using our Seattle CityPASS was the Woodland Park Zoo.
My kids love animals and this was a great zoo for them to visit. It was even more fun because there were activities for them to do as well. One of the fun things they got to do was feed the penguins. You pay $5 and you get 4 fish to feed to the penguins. We let the kids take turns feeding them one fish at a time. Another one of our favorite moments of the day was seeing the baby gorilla. It was so tiny and cute. We also got to see zebras who were very close to the viewing area, my kids stopped and watched them for the longest out of all the animals.
Even though we only went to three destinations using the CityPASS we made up our money we would have spent to buy them. This shows that even if you have a few days to spend in Seattle or even a day or two it would still be worth the money for the CityPASS. I am just as happy with the Seattle CityPASS as I was with the Atlanta CityPASS and I would highly recommend either pass to anyone visiting either destination or who live close by.
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