When people are talking to me about visiting Seattle, they always want to know where the best photography spots are. There are plenty throughout the city if you know where to look! Here are the top Instagrammable spots in Seattle.
A large majority of shots you see of the city are taken from this tiny park in Queen Anne. You can see the Space Needle, much of downtown, and the water from this viewpoint. If you’re good at night photography, I recommend coming then to really capture the city.
For an opposite view of Seattle, head to West Seattle’s Alki Beach. It’s one of the only true sand beaches in the area, so it’s packed during the warm weather. You can see how the city looks from across Puget Sound.
Some people love him and some people hate him, but the Fremont Troll is here to stay. Many myths surround him, but you can find people visiting him at all hours of the day. You can find him in Fremont under the Aurora Bridge.
If you head to the Madison Park neighborhood, you’ll find this beautiful garden. For a small admission fee, you can walk around the colorful trees and sit on the benches soaking it all in. Some people are here for hours taking pictures of everything.
Just from looking at this building that was built in the early 1900s, you might not think there’s much going on inside. Take the elevator up to the top and that completely changes. You’re greeted with a 360-degree view of Seattle as you walk around the observatory deck. It’s one of the best places to catch the sunset in the city, and when you’re done with your pictures you can head inside to their bar for an amazing happy hour!
This is exactly what it sounds like – there are thousands of wads of gum on this wall next to Pike Place Market. You have to admit it makes for a unique kind of art, which is why hundreds of people flock here each day to get their picture taken by it. How close you get to it depends on how brave you are!
This Pioneer Square attraction isn’t as well-known as some of the others, but it’s a pleasant surprise when you walk by it. Amongst all the businesses is this tiny park with a waterfall in it. You can often find people reading here on their lunch break during the summer.
Pike Place Market
It may be one of the biggest tourist attractions in Seattle, but for a good reason. There are so many opportunities for pictures here, from the colorful flowers to fruits and vegetables to musicians that may be playing that day. Don’t forget about the flying fish!
Seattle Central Library
You might think that a library is a strange thing to have on this list, but wait until you get inside. Located in the center of downtown, there are eleven stories to explore in this massive library. Head to the top floors to check out the unique roof, where you also have a great view of the city.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Even if you’re not a “museum” person, you’ll love this collection of beautiful glass-blown art. The colors are absolutely mesmerizing and you’ll find yourself constantly stopping to take pictures of the next exhibit you come across. Make sure to check out the glass garden outside as well.
CityPASS before you go! It’s one of my favorite ways to see a new city on a budget.
Pioneer Square Street Art
This can be found throughout the Pioneer Square neighborhood and makes the perfect backdrop for a picture. I’m always amazed at how creative some of our local artists are.
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