Views from the Seattle Great Wheel
My mom and I spent a day being touristy in Seattle before heading back down to Portland this summer; we went to the Starbucks Reserve, walked around Pike Place Market, but our favorite part of the day was going on the Seattle Great Wheel.
It's one of those very touristy things you don't normally do in a city you visit often, but my mom and I had no particular plans for the day besides enjoying Seattle, and decided to go for a ride. I'm so glad we decided to get on the ferris wheel -- it gives you amazing views of the city we didn't realize we were missing out on. It's right on the water, so you get great views of the city (and the Space Needle) on one side, and views of the water and mountains on the other.