Sightseeing in Seattle
Almost 12 percent of Seattle's 53,718 acres is dedicated to parks and open-areas. The Puget Sound and incredible waterfront have plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the scenery. There is a ton of fun to be had on land too, from sporting events to art exhibits and even live-action games that challenge your brain. Drive to Seattle for some West Coast entertainment.
The Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team plays at this state-of-the-art ballpark. When Ken Griffey Jr., the player with the most home runs in the Mariners franchise, officially broke ground on the new ballpark in March 1997, 30,000 people showed up to cheer him on. Soon after, in July 1999, the Mariners played the first game in the new facility. They played the San Diego Padres in front of a capacity crowd of 47,000. Drive your Seattle rental car to this ball park and you'll have an incredible view of Seattle's downtown skyline and the nearby Puget Sound. The roof at this facility is one of a kind. It is retractable but does not entirely enclose the park, allowing for an open-air environment even when the roof is in place. The field is made out of two species of perennial rye grass and four kinds of bluegrass from Kentucky. Underneath the field lives a network of 20-30 miles of heating coils and an irrigation system made of sand, pea gravel and drainage pipe. Grab your glove and "No. 1 fan" foam finger to catch a game, and maybe a ball, at this Seattle ballpark.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
This incredible exhibition is made out of hand-blown glass created by world-renowned designer and artist, Dale Chihuly. Located at the Seattle Center, the colorful collection of out-of-this-world glass pieces celebrates the creative energy and community culture of the area. The exhibit consists of eight galleries and three Drawing Walls meant to demonstrate Chihuly's groundbreaking use of glass as an art medium. Visit the garden where the artist has placed massive sculptures and smaller pieces such as "the Crystal" and the "Icicle Towers." Wandering the exhibit's centerpiece, the Glasshouse, it's easy to see Chihuly's appreciation for conservatories. This 4,500-square-foot installation is a 100-foot-long suspended sculpture made of yellow, orange and red glass. The entire garden looks different at various times of the day as the sun fades and the colors and shadows change with the light. Visitors can watch a video of Chihuly's process and the making of some parts of the exhibit to learn about glassblowing and the creative process of this incredible artist.
For people that enjoy mental challenges, drive your Seattle rental car to this exciting attraction! Puzzle Break is a live-action game where you will be locked in a room until you figure out a set of clues and challenges to escape. For each Puzzle Break session, at least six people must be present. Up to 12 can participate and tickets can be bought in a full 12-person batch or smaller, partial sets. If you bring a smaller group, it is likely that you will be working on the puzzle with other groups. Now that's a fun way to meet new people! Visitors have only one hour to complete the puzzle. From the initial brief to the puzzling and the post-challenge debrief the entire experience takes around 90 minutes. There are multiple puzzle break rooms to solve. If you love one there are others to come back and break out of. Rooms are periodically redone so that visitors can experience entirely new puzzles. Tickets must be purchased in advance.