You don’t have to take to the mountains to find the best views of Seattle from above. While intuition may lead travelers to believe a trip up the Space Needle will provide that picture-perfect moment, it is in fact a trek to the Columbia Tower Observatory that will deliver up unbelievable sights at unbelievable heights. Don’t worry about packing climbing gear as this tower sits right in the heart of the city and whisks guests to an observation deck that sits on the 73rd floor for a truly breathtaking scene waiting to be discovered.
The Sky View Observatory at Columbia Tower can be found at 700 4th avenue and makes for an unmistakable destination as it rises 902-feet into the air. The view from the observatory is a treat any time of year you find yourself in Seattle, but a clear summer day comes with a little something extra. Guests can enjoy a panoramic view of the city that includes everything from The Cascade Mountains and Bellevue to Mt. Rainier, the Olympic Mountains, Elliott Bay and the Space Needle. On exceptionally clear days visitors have been known to spot Canada in the distance. The height of this impressive structure has earned it the title of the tallest observatory in the Pacific Northwest.
Planning a Visit
General admission to the Sky View Observatory is $20 with options to customize the pass for day and night visits or multi-visit entrance options. Once a ticket is purchased, reaching the observation deck is as easy as boarding an elevator that glides you to the 73rd floor in a matter of seconds. Take time to admire the view but save space for something savory as this Columbia Tower Observatory comes complete with a Sky View Café. Guests will enjoy a stop at the Sky View Observatory for its stunning view on the city as well as it’s innovative structure. The building was first opened in 1985 and was developed to withstand both hurricane force winds as well as earthquakes making it a safe, inspiring and beautiful place to add to the itinerary when you’re visiting Seattle.
Columbia Tower Observatory Seattle
When you’ve seen the city from above and are ready to make your way back down to ground level be sure you’re staying in a home booked through Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals. We’ll make sure you have a comfortable, stylish and convenient place to call your own while you’re here. Contact us today to begin planning your next Seattle getaway!