The Space Needle is a towering structure in Seattle that is a symbol of the Pacific Northwest and reaches a height of 605 feet. Not only will you find stunning views from this massive tower, but it also features its own restaurant. You can relax and enjoy a drink while looking out at the horizon that stretches for miles of cityscape and beyond.

Everyone can enjoy a trip to the Space Needle, from kids to adults. All ages tend to be moved by the sheer spectacle of the view here, with stunning sights and a menu at the restaurant that's suitable for all ages. Plus, photos taken here tend to be particularly memorable, especially if you take advantage of the clear glass floor in some areas of the tower. Most people spend about an hour or 2 here if they grab a meal as well.

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What are the highlights of the Space Needle in Seattle?

When you visit the Space Needle, you'll find 2 levels of things to do that show off the beauty and spectacle of this architectural achievement. The lower level features an all-glass floor, which is certainly one of the best ways to get an idea of just how high up you are. Visitors like to take photos of their group's feet with a backdrop of the street hundreds of feet below the glass floor.

On the upper level of the Space Needle, you'll find floor-to-ceiling glass windows that offer spectacular views of the surroundings, letting you see out for miles. Glass benches are set up around the perimeter that make it easy to not only enjoy the views with more opportunities for unforgettable photos, but also to relax with your group.

Where to eat and drink at the Space Needle in Seattle?

When you're looking to grab a bite to eat at the Space Needle, you won't want to miss out on The Loupe. This lounge area offers comfortable seating along with glass floors and clear floor-to-ceiling windows that let you take in unmatched views while enjoying great cocktails. Whether you're interested in the classics or want something entirely new, you'll find plenty of options to choose from.

The Loupe at the Space Needle also has a robust menu showcasing Pacific Northwest culinary artistry with a selection of cheeses, seafood, and other delicious treats. All of this is available while the lounge is rotating, so you really can enjoy a panoramic view of Seattle during your visit. The rotation is slow enough that you can't feel it but fast enough to ensure that you have access to every angle during your visit.

What else is good to know about the Space Needle in Seattle?

When you visit the Space Needle, there are a few factors to keep in mind. Several discounts are available if you qualify. Children under the age of 12 get a discount, as do seniors over the age of 65. Additionally, military members with an ID can get a discount. If you're travelling with an infant, you're welcome to bring car seats in, but strollers have to be parked outside.

When you're visiting the Space Needle, you'll find yourself close to several other iconic landmarks you won't want to miss out on. The Museum of Pop Culture is just a short distance to the northeast, while the Seattle Monorail is just steps away to the north. If you head southwest, you'll find yourself at the iconic Olympic Sculpture Park.

Space Needle in Seattle

Location: 400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

Open: Thursday–Monday from 10 am to 8.30 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 am to 8 pm

Phone: +1 206-905-2100