Belltown, Seattle, Washington
Do: Check out the views from the Space Needle Built 50 years ago for the World's Fair, the Space Needle has become an iconic structure in Seattle's skyline. The observation deck, at 520 feet, is a popular attraction and boasts sweeping views not only of the city but also of Mount Rainier, the Cascade Mountains, the Olympic Mountains, and the city's surrounding islands. Stay: The Inn at El Gaucho A ten-minute walk from the Space Needle, The Inn at El Gaucho is an intimate, second-story boutique hotel on top of El Gaucho steakhouse, featuring 18 spacious rooms. It has limited services (no elevator or gym) but with a convenient Belltown location, attractive rooms, and affordable rates, its a great option.