Using public transportation from hotel to Space Needle, riding approximately 20 minutes; from MoPOP to Pike Place, approximately 15 minutes. Walking/standing at museum and market. Walking under one mile from Pike Place to hotel
In the hotel's restaurant, we’ll use our provided vouchers to choose from a select menu, with options such as eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, waffles, hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit, pastries, toast, milk, juice, coffee (regular/decaf), tea, water.
We’ll begin our exploration of Seattle by taking the monorail to the iconic Space Needle, where we’ll zip to the top in a glass-fronted elevator. On its recently renovated Observation Deck, at 520 feet in elevation, we will take in epic circular views of the Emerald City, surrounding lakes, mountain ranges, and ferries traversing the Puget Sound. Then we’ll walk over to the nearby MoPOP, Museum of Popular Culture, for a self-led exploration of Seattle’s expressions, from science fiction to fashion to sports. The building was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry. Back on the monorail, we'll head to the historic Pike Place Market, where we’ll learn about its history and operations. This special place is recognized as one of America's foremost farmers' markets, comprising nine acres and more than a century of history. Offering endless opportunities, Pike Place is also home to a craft market, independent businesses, and a housing development that is mostly home to low-income seniors. “The Market,” as locals affectionately call it, attracts millions of visitors a year, making it one of Washington state's most frequently visited destinations.
On your own at Pike Place Market to enjoy what you like. There are more than 60 cafés and restaurants in the 7-acre historic district. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.
We'll then ride the Great Wheel, the Ferris wheel at the end of Pier 57, for a view of mountains, Puget Sound, and the city. Its enclosed cars are heated or air-conditioned, as needed. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore as you like. Choose to stay a little longer at the waterfront, or walk a half mile back to our hotel to relax before our group dinner.
In a private meeting room at the hotel.
At leisure. Prepare for checkout and ship embarkation tomorrow.