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Space Needle
Vacation Travel Guide

Puget Sound which includes modern architecture

Seattle’s skyline is instantly recognizable when you see this soaring slender structure, built as a showpiece for the 1962 World’s Fair.

Seattle’s iconic Space Needle rises 605 feet (184 meters), like a beacon towering over the city. Erected in 1962, this unique building resembles a futuristic flying saucer set on irregular legs.

The views are great, whether you’re looking up at the Space Needle from the grounds of the Seattle Center or looking down from the observation platform. The views are beautiful on a cloudy day and absolutely breathtaking when it’s sunny.

The tower is a comfortable walk of just over a mile (1.6 kilometers) from downtown. Alternatively, enjoy a ride on the Monorail, which leaves every 10 minutes from Westlake Center mall at Fifth Avenue and stops at the base of the Space Needle. Elevators whisk visitors up to the enclosed observation deck in a matter of seconds. On a fine day, step outside and walk all around the outdoor terrace for 360-degree views of the surrounding city. Free telescopes are strategically placed around the outside observation area.

Children in particular will love exploring the surrounding Seattle Center, with its green spaces and great fountain, and carts selling popcorn and rope licorice. The Pacific Science Center, a sidewalk away from the Needle, is a fun place to spend a few hours. Take in a show at the IMAX Theater, or gaze at the stars in the Willard Smith Planetarium. If you’re hungry, the Center House offers an expansive food court and sometimes entertainment.

Browse the gift shop at the Space Needle for all kinds of space-themed souvenirs to take home as a memento.

The Space Needle is located in lower Queen Anne, about a 10-minute drive from downtown. Parking for a fee is available. It’s open year round, day and evening.

Top Hotels Close to Space Needle

Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,260 per night from Apr 30 to Apr 30
Located in Belltown, this hotel is steps from Seattle Paramount Theatre and Seattle Central Business District. Washington State Convention Center and Nordstrom ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,486 reviews)
"Very clean room. Staff was very fri. Restaurant and bar in hotel was very good the food was amazing. Great location loved it definitely staying again."

Reviewed on 2021/4/23

Hyatt Regency Seattle
Mediterranean Inn
Mediterranean Inn
3 out of 5
425 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,584 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 25
Located in Queen Anne, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle Children's Theatre, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Marion Oliver ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,547 reviews)
"I loved staying here! So close to the best parts of Seattle and extremely convenient, my favorite part was the rooftop! Such an wonderful experience to see Seattle and the space needle. The neighborhood is quiet and I appreciate the comfortable atmosphere this hotel provides"

Reviewed on 2021/4/22

Mediterranean Inn
Warwick Seattle
Warwick Seattle
3.5 out of 5
401 Lenora St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,556 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 25
Located in Belltown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Moore Theater and Seattle Central Business District. Seattle Waterfront and Pike Place Market are ...
4/5Very Good! (1,229 reviews)
"Great hotel. Hands down great stay. Very clean and staff is friendly and accommodating. I think the girl that checked me in was just tired. I got to have the entire indoor pool with jacuzzi to myself for an hour it was great. Parking was easy and convenient and the cvs across the street is great. ..."

Reviewed on 2021/4/20

Warwick Seattle
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Space Needle

Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,260 per night from Apr 30 to Apr 30
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Mediterranean Inn
Mediterranean Inn
3 out of 5
425 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,584 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 25
Mediterranean Inn
Warwick Seattle
Warwick Seattle
3.5 out of 5
401 Lenora St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,556 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 25
Warwick Seattle
The Paramount Hotel
The Paramount Hotel
3.5 out of 5
724 Pine St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,602 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 26
The Paramount Hotel
Homewood Suites by Hilton-Seattle-Downtown, WA
Homewood Suites by Hilton-Seattle-Downtown, WA
3 out of 5
206 Western Ave W, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,079 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 25
Homewood Suites by Hilton-Seattle-Downtown, WA
Staypineapple, The Maxwell Hotel, Seattle Center Seattle
Staypineapple, The Maxwell Hotel, Seattle Center Seattle
3.5 out of 5
300 Roy St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,602 per night from Apr 27 to Apr 27
Staypineapple, The Maxwell Hotel, Seattle Center Seattle
Thompson Seattle
Thompson Seattle
4.5 out of 5
110 Stewart St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$4,524 per night from May 16 to May 16
Thompson Seattle
Hyatt House Seattle/Downtown
Hyatt House Seattle/Downtown
3 out of 5
201 Fifth Avenue North, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,766 per night from May 22 to May 22
Hyatt House Seattle/Downtown
Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square
Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square
3 out of 5
612 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,626 per night from Apr 28 to Apr 28
Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.