Standard Reserved Admission + Hop-On Hop-Off Seattle Bus Tour
COMBINE AND SAVE! Visit the brand new Sky View Observatory which is on the route of the CitySightseeing Hop-on Hop-Off 2 Day Bus and explore the rest of Seattle at your leisure!
Sky View Observatory located in the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle is the ideal first stop on your visit to the Emerald City.
From here you can map out your entire Pacific Northwest experience: riding the Great Wheel, shopping in Pike Place Market, hiking the Cascades, ferrying to Bainbridge Island, cruising Elliott Bay and exploring the San Juan Islands. The 360 degree panoramic view includes Mt. Rainier, Bellevue, the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Baker, Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, the Space Needle and the city of Seattle. Nearly 1,000 feet inthe air, it offers the tallest public viewing area in the Pacific Northwest.
Developed by Martin Selig, the 76-story, 1.5 million square foot Columbia Center was completed in 1985. Clad in smoked tempered glass and Carnelian granite, the structure boasts 8,800 windows, 2,100 hydronic heat pumps, 48 elevators, and 6 escalators. The many technical innovations required for such a large scale project, such as viscoelastic dampers and triangle shaped bracing, enable Columbia Center to withstand earthquakes and hurricane force winds, making it one of the strongest and safest buildings in the Pacific Northwest.
Start by ascending to the top of the tallest public viewing area west of the Mississippi.
Ride to the 40th floor in the Sky Pod
360-degree view includes the Space Needle and city of Seattle, but also showcases Mt. Rainier, Bellevue, the Cascade Mountains and Elliott Bay.
The Sky View Café serves an assortment of sandwiches, salads, small plates, beer and wine.
Timed entry tickets (available in 15 minute increments) guarantee your speedy entrance at the time you select.
Admission to the Sky View Observatory
Interactive digital displays detail the views and attractions of Seattle
Food & Beverages
Sky View Observatory Guest Testimonials
"Perfect place to see the city. 360-degree views are amazing. I enjoyed the sunset, felt comfortable at the bar for some food. A must-visit spot for all locals or tourists." – Rick Peterson (TripAdvisor)
"Better than Space Needle. I visited both within a 4-month period. The Sky View Observatory is a much better view, plus there are a number of posters and exhibits. We bought a 2-entry pass, so we could have both a night and day view. It was worth the extra $10 per ticket." – Mat (TripAdvisor)
"Awesome Views! We were at the opposite end of downtown from the Space Needle and someone suggested we take the trip up to the Sky View Observatory. What a great idea! We were able to see the ballparks, the waterfront, Mount Rainier, and everything in between! Not crowded like the Needle and way better views." – Vic (TripAdvisor)
"Really the best view over Seattle, and I've done the Needle and the Big wheel. This place is just breathtaking and if you are lucky with the weather (like we were) then it's really a view of a lifetime." – Tomas Valenta (Google)
"The View is breath taking! The service staff are enthusiastic and cheerful! The decor is modern and classy. They did a great job remodeling last year. Just a great place to go and get a bird’s eye view of the city and experience peace and joy." – Dania Lin (Facebook)
City Sightseeing 2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour - All Loops Tour
Enjoy the views of Elliot Bay Shore along the beautiful Central Waterfront
Hop-off at the Tiffany & Co. tour stop and enjoy a shopping trip at one of Seattle’s most impressive shopping districts
Visit the iconic Space Needle’s observation deck to enjoy the most incredible views of the city’s skyline
Walk the streets of Seattle’s Chinatown
Hop-off at Pike Place Market, one of the most unique markets in the city
Panoramic views from the bus' open-top deck
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