4 Hours In Seattle

4 Hours In Seattle: Space Needle

Seattle is a major hub for many cruise lines on the Pacific coast, especially those heading up to Alaska. If you find yourself in this beautiful city with only a few hours to spare, here are some must-see spots you shouldn’t miss out on.

Space Needle

4 Hours In Seattle: Space Needle
This iconic landmark is famed for good reason. It offers great views of downtown and the surrounding area. On a clear day, you can see Mt. Rainier in the distance.

EMP Museum

Right next to the Space Needle is the Experience Music Project Museum. You could spend hours and hours inside of EMP, but the outside grounds offer enough of a glimpse into the history of the Seattle music scene that it shouldn’t be missed even if you are on a short timeline.

Pike Place Market

4 Hours In Seattle: Pike Place Market

Another Seattle staple, you can catch a lot of local artists along with fresh local produce and sea fare at Pike Place Farmer’s Market.

Victor Steinbrueck Park

While walking through the market and along Pike Place, make sure to make a stop in the nearby park just north of the market to catch the local artists and street performers.

The Original Starbucks

4 Hours In Seattle: The Original Starbucks

If for no other reason than to stand in awe of the line wrapping around the corner, the original location of Starbucks Coffee Co is a must-see for any coffee lover. There’s no need to wait in line for the same product that you can get at any other location, though. There are countless options on Pike Place to grab a bite, and no cup of joe in Seattle will leave you disappointed.


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