Friday, January 18, 2019

Culture Dose: Elevate Your Seafair Experience

Watch all the action from downtown’s Sky View Observatory.

It’s nearly that much anticipated weekend of summer yet again—Seafair—and we can think of no better place to watch the air show this Saturday and Sunday than from the Sky View Observatory. Located on the 73rd floor of Columbia Center, the nearly 1,000-foot-tall venue (which recently underwent a million dollar makeover), offers the tallest public viewing area in the Pacific Northwest. 

Photo by Mike Reid

The 360-degree panoramic view can’t be beat; think Mt. Rainier, Bellevue, the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Baker, Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, the Space Needle and the iconic Seattle skyline. The focus this weekend: Those sensational Blue Angels and waterways chock full of boaters.

Here’s what you can expect from the Sky View festivities: Your view from the top includes binoculars to enhance the view, and guests who are 21 and over enjoy a two-hour open bar from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. featuring beer, wine and Prosecco. (The youth ticket includes unlimited non-alcoholic beverages during that same timeframe.)

Rise above the crowds this weekend, and get ready to feast your eyes on some of Seattle’s sweetest summer sites.

*If you do partake in the fun, be sure to share your adventures:

#FromTheTop #SeafairFromTheTop #SeafairisSummer

Twitter: @ColumbiaSkyView
Instagram: @SkyViewObservatory
Facebook: Sky View Observatory at the Columbia Center

Photo by Mike Reid

About Corinne Whiting

Corinne, an east coast native who relocated here from the other Washington in 2011, was bit by the travel bug early on. She lived in Strasbourg, France (during her junior year at Georgetown University) and in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she got a masters degree in Cultural Studies. She feels very grateful to have explored incredible spots on our globe ranging from Bolivia and Egypt to Turkey and China, but there are passport pages yet to fill (and travel tales yet to be written!). After serving as associate editor at Where magazine in D.C. for five years, Corinne has embarked on a new adventure here in the PNW as a freelance writer and photographer, contributing to publications like National Geographic Traveler, the Alaska Airlines in-flight magazine, Amtrak's OnTrak, 1889 Washington, 1859 Oregon, Visit Seattle and so on. She loves exploring this incredible corner of the country while debunking the rain myths, upping her coffee quotient, hearing heaps of live music and finding her Zen near the water as often as possible.
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