Don’t pay to go to the top of the Space Needle.
There is absolutely no point in paying $14 to see what is, frankly, not the best view of the city. Not to mention the lines and tour buses. The Space Needle may be the symbol most associated with Seattle, but next to Pike Place Market, it’s also the hotspot for tourists and overpriced food.
Do go to Kerry Park.
Haven’t heard of Kerry Park? Good, then we’re a step in the right direction. Tour buses do ascend Queen Anne Hill to show its passengers one of the best views of the city, but it’s hardly overwhelmed with people at any given time. Not to mention: free.