Spring Break in Seattle
Can I Explore Seattle During Spring Break from the Edgewater Hotel?
Edgewater Hotel in Seattle is perfectly situated to host an incredible Spring Break experience. Located on a central waterfront pier over Elliott Bay, it is the only waterfront and over-water hotel in the area. The neighborhood is also very welcoming, and the activities you can enjoy nearby are endlessly diverse! Here is a list of ideas on what to do and where to go during your Spring Break trip in Seattle.
Where to eat in Seattle during Spring Break?
Around the downtown Seattle area, you can participate in various award-winning food tours to explore and taste delicious cuisines and discover the history and the culture of the area. These include tasting everything from the city’s neighborhood restaurants, artisan and specialty food shops, the Pike Place Market and the neighborhood of Capitol Hill up to chocolate indulgence tours and even wine and cocktail tasting. These tours focus on fresh, seasonal, organic, sustainable, and local ingredients and beverages from the best hotspots and restaurants.
Where is Pike Place Market?
Just 0.5 mile from The Edgewater hotel. If you’re after fresh produce like fish and flowers, the Pike Place Market is the place to go! Merchants, farmers, and vendors are very accommodating and friendly here. You will also be delighted with the delectable scents of the busy marketplace. Since it is located on the edge of a hill, it has several levels that feature various shops like family-owned restaurants, antique shops, souvenir shops, stalls selling local and fresh harvests, arcades, and more! This place is definitely a foodie and shopaholic’s paradise.
Can i walk to the Seattle Space Needle from the hotel?
Short answer is YES! The Space Needle is only 0.5 mile from the hotel. Literally push your Seattle experience to a higher level by going up to the Highest point in the city, the Seattle Space Needle. It stands at 605 feet with a 520 feet high Observation Deck that gives you an outstanding view of the surrounding islands, the Cascade and Olympic mountains, Mount Baker, Elliott Bay, Mount Rainier, and downtown Seattle’s skyline. Here, you can watch from a distance the hustle and bustle of the city below.
Museum of Pop Culture (1 km away)
The Museum of Pop Culture displays exhibits of science fiction, popular music, and other things pop culture-related. It is located within a building considered to be an architectural masterpiece designed by Frank O. Gehry only a few paces from the Space Needle.
Seattle Aquarium (0.8 km away)Discover and learn more about aquamarine life and creatures with a trip to the Seattle Aquarium. Everyone will surely enjoy the daily and seasonal events and activities. Embrace your inner child as you engage in play and drawing or painting activities. You can also enjoy several interactive exhibits, watch diving shows, and participate in aquarium events scheduled during special dates. Activities like feeding the animals or meeting with octopus are also a hit among guests.
Pacific Science Center (0.7 km away)
The Science Center offers fun, engaging, and unique activities that both children and adults will definitely enjoy. Everything is educational and interactive, from the Tinker Tank Maker, the IMAX theater, Laser Dome, butterfly garden, and exhibits to the planetarium shows. These will surely spark the interest and scientific passion in you while encouraging critical thinking, exploration, and discovery through hands-on and close encounters with artifacts and science and technology-based activities.
Pioneer Square (1.9 km away)
Pioneer Square, which is situated right next to Elliot Bay, was once considered the heart of the city because it served as the original settlement of Seattle’s founders. Although the once predominantly wooden structures were destroyed during the Great Fire in 1889, they were replaced with brick structures that are almost equally reminiscent of its rich historical background and inclination to the arts. Aside from the amazing Renaissance Revival architecture, you can also enjoy art walks, a vibrant nightlife, quirky boutiques, and of course, the food and souvenirs from various bars, cafes, eateries, galleries, and diverse shops.
Seattle Great Wheel (1 km away)
For an exhilarating yet refreshing experience, take a ride on another iconic feature of the city’s skyline: the Seattle Great Wheel that is found on the Pier 57 that is only a few meters away from the Pike Market. With a total height of 175 feet, it is considered as the West Coast’s tallest Ferris Wheel and has 42 enclosed gondolas. Aboard an eight-seater, heated and air-conditioned gondola, you can get a full view of the coast, the city, the skyline, the ocean, and everything in between. While the experience is already great during the day, it is highly recommended to ride the Wheel right around sunset to witness the jaw-dropping, picture-perfect changing of the skyline’s hues.