When visiting Seattle the Space Needle is a ‘must see’ attraction. It towers above the city and around its base are lots of other things to see and do. The park it is set in has street performers, music, cafes, children’s museum, science centre with exhibitions (Chinese Warriors when we visited), glass museum and much more. The lift up the Needle is fast and and for those who might be claustrophobic there are windows to the front which helps. Once at the top the views are fabulous over Lake Union, the sea and the city. We had booked a meal at the rotating restaurant which is one floor down from the viewing platform – the meal includes access to the viewing level too so no need for a separate ticket. You can get an excellent view from all tables – the ones in the second row are elevated so you can see over those in the row right by the window. Food was typical American fare and very good, service excellent. We had a six year old with us and his eyes lit up at the special dessert that arrived – ice cream surrounded by dry ice – it look very exciting.