One of the major things people do when they come to Seattle is go to the Space Needle. But, with a ticket price of $19 per person that can get spendy. Not to mention, Thomas and I have been up there a few times already. A friend suggested that we try the Smith Tower some time. Tickets are normally only $7.50 a person and we were able to get a buy-one-get-one free groupon. Score! Hugely different from the Space Needle. The views are different though. You still see Seattle from above, but you really do see different parts.
|This is the Smith Tower from the ground.|
|You ride a fun elevator that you can see through to all the floors, all the way up!|
And with a personal attendant as well.
|There are office's on all the floors going up, but the observation deck was stunning.|
|You can see the shadow of the Smith Tower to the left. I just love little nooks of cities.|
|You are completely enclosed the entire way around the building which is helpful for those who are afraid of heights.|
|Like this guy. Thomas HATES heights, and yet he continues to go with me. That is love.|
|A birds eye view of the stadiums.|
|When you look toward the water you see the Ferris wheel, but upon closer inspection through the bars at the end of the walkway, you can see the Space Needle!|
|Love this city.|
|The large group of trees on the bottom left is Pioneer Square. During the summer they have concerts down there.|
|This is the top of the Smith Tower, looking up.|
|And compared to all the other HUGE buildings in the world.|
Overall, definitely satisfied. I would not replace the Space Needle with this, because that is an experience all in itself, but I definitely thing that it is some place to visit and see a different view of the city for a great price! And really, any excuse to go on a date, right?