Seattle Great Wheel
Built in 2012, the 53.3-meter Seattle
Great Wheel is the newest, and most romantic, addition to Seattle’s waterfront skyline. (As you might imagine, the first midair marriage proposal happened almost immediately.) Rain or shine, you can take a ride in one of its fully enclosed gondolas, which extend 12 meters past the pier over Elliott Bay. It’s especially eye-catching at night, when the wheel is illuminated in colorful designs.