It was a short elevator ride up to the top and there were gorgeous views, especially of Mount Rainier which is definitely the coolest part of the Seattle skyline.
After the space needle, we headed over to Pikes Place Market. We were a little disappointed to learn that many of the shops were closed for July 4th, but it was still a really cool area to check out.
One of the famous things to see in Pikes Place is one of the fish stands where they throw fish. Since the fish stand was closed, Eric just pretended to intercept a fish...
Also while we were down there we checked out Pikes Brewery and the original Starbucks which was too crowded to actually step inside of.
Our last tourist fun for the day involved a Seattle Underground tour. Apparently, much of downtown Seattle used to be under where it is now, so there are hallways and rooms that used to be stores underground. On the real sidewalks now you can see the skylights to the rooms below.
We had a funny tour guide and it was interesting to learn more about the history of Seattle.
Since it was July 4th, we headed to South Lake Union Park to watch the fireworks. It was super busy but the fireworks were beautiful to see...
Overall I think Seattle is definitely up there as one of my favorite cities. I'll talk more about it when I revisit it on our last day, but it's so clean and beautiful especially on a sunny day. We were lucky we had Ash to drive us around though because it does seem like a city that is a little tricky to get around... Maybe that's just my take though :)
Have you ever been to Seattle? What did you think? What is your favorite city?