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August 07, 2015

If you've ever wondered what the view from Seattle's Space Needle looks like, today is your lucky day. The attraction has recently unveiled an interactive panoramic view of the city on their website. Not only can you stop an explore the sights as much as you want, but there's also a timelapse version that takes you through entire days 10 minutes at a time. Bonus: A tiny timeline on the righthand side of the screen gives users to ability to explore the Needle's best views from the past. (Pro tip: the clouds from May 28th are not to be missed.) Take a few minutes to explore the tool—you deserve a mental vacation.

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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