(Reuters) – Got 48 hours to explore Seattle? Hope for good weather and follow the advice of a Reuters correspondent with local knowledge to help visitors get the most from a short visit.
4 p.m. – Get an introduction to Seattle with a monorail ride from downtown to the Space Needle, Seattle’s iconic landmark. Ride the elevator up to the observation deck, 520 feet above the city and enjoy the breathtaking views. On a clear day, you will see a snow-capped Mount Rainier to the south and Cascade Mountains to the east. Watch the sun set over the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain range.
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