Seattle is an expensive city to travel in. The hotels are not the greatest value, and the attractions are pricey. Although I’ve been to Seattle, Washington many times in the past, I had only been to a few of the many attractions in the city until this past trip.
I had the opportunity to check out quite a few attractions using the Go Seattle —and even got to skip to the front of the line at some of the sites!
The Go Seattle Card lets you go to typical attractions like museums, galleries, and city towers, but also includes admission to ferry rides, the Seattle Monorail and so much more. Really, it is so hard to decide which attractions and sites you most want to visit.
How it works:
Go City Cards offers unlimited admission to multiple attractions (museums, tours, shows, etc.) all for one highly discounted, fixed price. So you buy one card and you visit as many attractions as you want – its like an “all you can eat” sightseeing pass. This saves sightseers up to 55% of the cost of buying individually.
The Go Seattle Card lets you pick from 37 different attractions. There are cards for 14 different cities so far. The price of the card varies depending on how many days you’d like to have to use them.
We went to Seattle last week after packing all our belongings in to trucks to be shipped to Calgary—and we really needed a vacation! We went to quite a lot of museums and attractions with our Go Seattle Passes, including the Seattle Monorail, which we took from downtown to Seattle Center. We visited all the sites at Seattle Center, too.
There is a massive water fountain where tons of people were hanging out, enjoying the coolness of the water on a hot summer day. The Seattle Center is a really nice area to hang out with your family as there is a lot to see and do.
I enjoyed seeing the city of Seattle from the Space Needle, which was built for the 1962 World’s Fair. From the top of the Space Needle you can see the Howe Sound, downtown, and all over the city. I would recommend this attraction more in the evening, because there is a little café, and bar—and it would make for a romantic night out.
The Experience Music Project houses a massive exhibit on music, including real instruments used by famous musicians. There is an area where people can play with instruments and even record their own CDs! This place is great for children, as there are a lot of hands-on activities. I really think that the EMP is a good place for any age, though. Many adults and teenagers seemed to be enjoying themselves, playing with the different instruments in the Sound Lab.
The building also houses the Sci-Fi Museum, which currently has exhibits on Battlestar Galactica and Avatar. Both are done really well, but I miss the historical sci-fi books, information and displays they used to have prior to renovating for the (amazing) Avatar exhibit.
I got to see so many great attractions during my Seattle trip that it would be difficult to tell you about all of them. I can definitely tell you that I wouldn’t have been able to see and do any of it if I didn’t have my Go Seattle Card. The card is so easy to use. There is a chip in the card which is activated the first time you use it. You just show your card to the ticket seller at the attractions and they’ll give you your tickets. It was really easy to use the card, and I would recommend you pick one up in the city you’re visiting for some great savings.
I received a Go Seattle Card in order to provide my honest thoughts. I was not compensated in any other way,