After months of preparation, Seattle’s iconic Space Needle has reopened with a limited capacity as part of Washington’s phased re-opening process – open from 11am-6pm daily. Take in some of the city’s best views, with the comfort of knowing they have your safety in mind from supporting the state’s mask mandate and social distancing guidelines, to utilizing new products that disinfect 99.99% of germs with state-of-the-art UV-C light technologies. Tickets and more information. www.spaceneedle.com
The beautiful Chihuly Garden and Glass has officially reopened. Like the Space Needle, they have implemented state-of-the-art UV light technology, timed ticketing, and disinfection programs to eliminate COVID transmission. This venue is nothing short of epic, with galleries depicting Dale Chihuly’s glass works in each decade of his life. Ticketing information: https://www.chihulygardenandglass.com/
Want to take a walk on the wild side? Better than that, how about a drive through it? Northwest Trek has reopened with a new drive-through model including timed tickets and limited capacity. Experience animals in the wild in the foothills of beautiful Mount Rainier. More information and details: www.nwtrek.org
Looking for an adventure on the water? Puget Sound Express’ operations have reopened both in Edmonds (offering 4.5-hour tours) and Port Townsend (with half- or full-day options). This family-owned operation brings 35 years of expertise and is following all state COVID protocols. All guests are required to wear masks, and vessels are currently limited to less than half of their capacity to ensure safe distancing. Ticketing and information: www.pugetsoundexpress.com
Venturing out to Bainbridge Island from downtown Seattle? Along with quaint shops and award-winning restaurants, just a 10-minute drive away from downtown Windlow is the Bloedel Reserve – a 150-acre public garden and forest reserve. Enjoy stunning vistas over Puget Sound, meander awe-inspiring trails, and learn about conservation methods happening in the Pacific Northwest. Plan your visit (with plenty of room for social distancing) at https://bloedelreserve.org/.
As always, should you have questions about these, or any opportunities to get out and explore Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest area, don’t hesitate to contact one of our innkeepers for personal suggestions, fun stories, or inspiration.