Looking for something other than Pike Place Market to check out on your next trip to Seattle? Chihuly Gardens and Glass is a mesmerizing gallery in Seattle that's totally worth a road trip this spring!
Washington artist Dale Chihuly's permanent gallery is one of the top places to visit in Seattle because of its colourful and awe-inspiring glass sculptures. As part of the exhibition, there are insane "glass gardens" where nature and art blend and collide to make a scene that's something out of either Star Trek or Dr Seuss!
The vibrant colours, crazy shapes and surreal designs of glass make this one of the most incredible places to check out near Vancouver. One of the reasons why I like this gallery so much is that it's not confined to pieces of art hanging on the wall—you can walk under, around and through the sculptures and feel dwarfed by their massive presence.
Chihuly Gardens and Glass is in Seattle right next to the Space Needle, about a three-hour drive from Vancouver. Admission is $26 per person. They're open Sunday to Thursday from 10 AM to 7 PM and they're open until 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. To buy tickets and get more information, check out their website.