The best place to start exploring Seattle is no where but the Seattle Waterfront. This is where a number of attractions were located within walking distance. The bad thing about this place is that parking is so exorbitantly expensive. We paid something like $15 for parking for the a good part of the day.
Since the Seattle Aquarium opens early (at 9:30AM), we decided to start off with this place.
The Seattle Aquarium is located at Pier 59 on Seattle’s Waterfront. It had recently underwent some expansion but despite the expansion one could complete the tour within 1-2 hours max.
Entrance is $15 for an adult and $10 for children. We went in using CityPasses.
I would say that the Seattle Aquarium is designed with the elementary school children or younger in mind.
Other than the colorful fishes, there are quite a bit of corals. The only thing that came to my mind is that while corals are beautiful, they are also very fragile and extremely sensitive to environmental changes. (more…)