Tourism is fun. History is fun. Good food and drink are fun. When you can combine all three, and throw in a breathtaking backdrop and ride on a vintage Otis elevator (complete with an old-fashioned, human operator), there are few better ways to spend an afternoon or evening. If this sounds like your idea of fun, The Daily Meal has found the perfect place: Smith Tower, Seattle’s first skyscraper and an iconic landmark that for 17 years was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, and stood as the West Coast’s tallest for nearly 50 years. Though classic and retro in style, the building has been home to a number of high-tech companies in recent years. But, the real drawing card is the Observatory and its adjacent, Prohibition-themed bar. It’s open daily to the public, and discounted tickets for the ride up are available on the building’s website. With its spectacular view and its super-cool Otis elevators, this room with a view is worth the ride.