Thursday, July 27, 2017

Seattle CityPASS


2 months ago I got to celebrate one of my best friend's birthday in Seattle! It was my first time in Seattle. We were only there for 3 days, but we made the most of it. As my girlfriends and I were planning attractions we wanted to see, I suggested that we look into CityPASS since it's something I've used in the past in SoCal.

The CityPASS is a great way to see a destination's top attractions at a reasonable price.

The Seattle CityPASS is $79 (13+) or $59 (4-12) and includes access to:
  1. Space Needle
  2. Seattle Aquarium
  3. Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour
  4. Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) OR Woodland Park Zoo
  5. Chihuly Garden and Glass OR Pacific Science Center
You may ask, "Is it worth it?" The answer is YES if you like sightseeing and doing touristy activities!

I've documented the retail prices for the following attractions:
  • Space Needle $29
  • Seattle Aquarium $29.95
  • Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour $27
  • Museum of Pop Culture $28
  • Chihuly Garden & Glass $29
Some of these attractions do have an "early bird" or "late" discount available. A lot of them even have combo discounts. You definitely get the best bang for your bucks by checking out all of the listed attractions with CityPASS.

The process is nice and easy. Simply purchase and print the voucher from CityPASS.com. I recommend researching the hours of operations for each attraction, locations, and have an itinerary in mind. Sometimes attractions require you to make reservations, so be on the look out for that. Show up to the first attraction you want to visit and visit the ticketing counter. The agent will replace your voucher with a CityPASS booklet that includes all the vouchers for all of the other attractions. For example, we swapped tickets for the Space Needle first. The agent gave us our booklets with the Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruise, MPOP or Woodland Park Zoo, and Chihuly Garden and Glass or Pacific Science Center.

We visited the Space Needle, Museum of Pop Culture, Chilhuly Garden & Glass, and cruised on the Harbor Tour. We did all of that in one day. We heard the Seattle Aquarium was pretty similar to the Sea Life Center in Seward, AK, so we decided to skip that attraction. I would probably recommend spreading all the attractions across 2 or 3 days to be able to soak it all in.

I always wondered what the Space Needle looked like up close!



The Chihuly Garden & Glass was my favorite!


City view from the Argosy Cruise



The next time I go to Seattle, I would definitely buy a CityPASS again. I'd also want to visit the Woodland Park Zoo and the Pacific Science Center. Someday Sean and I will go together! :)

With love,
Lin

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