Mini trip to Seattle, Washington

My husband, son and I took a mini vacation to Seattle to celebrate our anniversary. We used a Citypass to go to these attractions and had a fantastic time.

Museum of Flight

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by snuggle26 on January 30, 2007

If your ever in Seattle you need to stop at The Museum of Flight. This attraction was included in our Seattle Citypass and while I wasn’t really excited to go here, I’m really glad I went. When you first pull into the parking lot you see outside the building full size warplanes. They are so cool looking and so big. This is nothing compared to all you will see inside.

When you walk into the big open area you will be amazed at what you see. They have planes hanging from the ceiling and on both levels. Everything from the first plane to hydroplanes to wooden planes. They even have a Boeing 737 that you can go inside of. They even have a replica McDonnell Mercury Capsule and other stuff there related to space flight. Another thing they have is a mock Control tower and you can hear actual control tower talk. Another thing is you are allowed to sit in some of the actual planes. One was a US Naval Pilot school plane, which is really cool.

Another sections holds something called "Red Barn" which is the original Boeing Airplane Factory. This is really cool to see. Another section I believe holds planes from certain world wars. Then this is my favorite part. Down the street are some full size planes that you can see and walk through a few. My favorite was a former Air Force One that JFK had used. They have it preserved really well and everything is behind glass but you get to see and be on a plane that held a former president. The plane is so interesting. You see Fold Down Bunks that people used to sleep on, The Secretary station, The Presidential Stateroom, a bathroom, Safes that held secret codes, the cockpit, the presidential conference room, and many many other cool things. Another thing they have down the block next to the Air Force One is a real British Airway Concorde. This was cool to walk through. They had all the seats covered in big hard plastic things to protect the seats but it was still really cool to look at.

There are so many more things to say about this Museum that I could be here all day. We spent like 5 hours here and did a lot of walking but it was so worth it. Here is the website in case you want to go here or get more info. Can’t say enough good things about this place.

Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way S.
Seattle, Washington, 98108
(206) 764-5700

Seattle Aquarium

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by snuggle26 on January 30, 2007

The Seattle Aquarium is a pretty neat place to go. This was the first attraction we went to and used our Citypass on. It’s a pretty big place full of fish and other sea animals. They have a section where you feel like you’re inside a tank with water and different fish swimming all around you. They also have a shark tank, among other things. The place takes some time to go through for sure When we were there, not everything was covered with a roof so it got a little cold and only one bathroom was open or working. They have a gift shop that you pass through on your way out that has a ton of souvenirs for sale. It’s a cute little aquarium and I’d recommend seeing it. It’s not the best out there but still enjoyable to visit.
Seattle Aquarium
1483 Alaskan Way
Seattle, Washington, 98101
(206) 386-4300

Argosy Cruises Harbor Tours

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by snuggle26 on January 30, 2007

If you want to go on a cruise while in Seattle, Argosy Cruises is the one to choose. This activity also came with our City pass and included a one-hour cruise of the bay. We decided to upgrade to the locks cruise and I’m so glad we did. We all met at the pier and they bused us up to where the boat was and took pictures of us. Then we were off on the cruise. They take you buy million dollar homes and give you tons of info about what’s around there. They also pointed out the houseboat that was used in Sleepless in Seattle, which was pretty cool. Going through the locks was really fun to do. It was interesting to see how they get you from one body of water to a different one that is also at different depths. Then after a while you get to where you can see the city. Seattle is an amazing city to see from the water and I can totally see why people love living here. The crew was all very friendly and answered any questions. They have cocktails and food for sale on the boat also and a bathroom is available should you need it. I would definitely recommend going on a cruise tour with Argosy Cruises.
Argosy Cruises
1101 Alaskan Way Pier 55 Suite 201
Seattle, Washington, 98101
(800) 642-7816

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