August 24-31, 2021
Friday started with a walk down to Seattle Center past the Space Needle and to Chihuly Garden and Glass. This is a showcase of Dale Chihuly’s studio glass, and it is a jaw-dropping display of art. You can get a joint ticket to enter both the glass display and the Space Needle, or they are both included as part of the Seattle City Pass.
It’s not a huge display, but there are multiple rooms to go through. There is also a cafe and exhibition area, where they happened to be a live-display of glass blowing while I was there.
After this, I headed just a couple minutes out the door to the Space Needle, a 605′ structure in the middle of downtown Seattle originally built for the 1962 World Fair.
While up in the Space Needle, I was able to see the helicopter landing pad at KOMO Plaza, which is where some of the scenes of Grey’s Anatomy are filmed.
Speaking of Grey’s Anatomy, my next two stops were two iconic locations for the show: the Intern House and Kerry Park. The Intern House is located at 303 Comstock Street (fictitiously 613 Harper Lane) and the early 1900s-era house is actually worth well over $1 million.
Right near the house is Kerry Park, which is a small park that has the iconic view of downtown Seattle.
Next, I intended to go to the Seattle Meowtropolitan cat cafe, but upon arrival, I found out you had to have a reservation. So I made my way back down where I had been. On my walk, I saw two more famous sites, the Center of the Universe Signpost and the Fremont Bridge Troll.
After this, I went to Gas Works Park at Erik’s recommendation. Supposedly, there was also some recently filmed Grey’s Anatomy scenes here. I was taken aback by the beautiful views of the Seattle skyline and the different areas to hang out! It was certainly a walk from the Fremont Bridge, but it was worthwhile.
Next, I went back to Erik’s and the three of prepared to go to a Seattle Mariners baseball game. After chasing down the train and going through many mazes to get into the stadium, we found out seats. It was a long game with two innings in overtime, but we powered through to see the extravagant fireworks they had at the end. While we were at the game, we got emails with our COVID test results, meaning we were in the clear to head to Vancouver, Canada, for a day trip the following day!