From world-class ballet to Boeing jet factory tours, Seattle is an enticing hotpot of culture. Visit the original Starbucks shop in Pike Place Market, admire the iconic Space Needle building from a water taxi or take a day trip to San Juan Island. Then onto the Hawaiian Islands, which boast some of the world's most dramatic scenery, including tropical rainforest and miles and miles of sandy beaches.
Seeing the sights comes easy in Seattle. The most obvious ‘sight-seeing’ spot is Space Needle, with its 360˚ observation deck. But other viewpoints vying for your attention include Kerry Park, where vistas stretch from Space Needle to Mount Rainier on a good day; the 175 foot high Seattle Great Wheel; and the historic Observatory at Smith Tower.
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Once you’ve scanned it from the lookout spots, Seattle begs to be seen up-close-and-personal. Lake Union doesn’t just want to be viewed; it hosts kayaks, seaplanes, and amphibious duck tours to immerse you in its beauty. The city brings its art to you at Olympic Sculpture Park. And Pike Place Market lets you dine among the bustling stalls.
Oahu is the liveliest Hawaiian island with the fabulous beaches of Waikiki offering non-stop fun and a happening, resort atmosphere.
Called 'The Gathering Place' Oahu is one of the most popular Hawaiian Islands. From the iconic Waikiki beach and the dramatic Kualoa Valley to the untouched beached of Lanikai and the surfing breaks in Waimea, you'll find variety at every turn. Experience some of the world's best beaches, dramatic mountain ranges, and stunning sunsets which are all part of the charm.
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