You’ve heard me say it (many times) before, and I will say it yet again – Seattle is one of my favorite cities in the world. It may get a bad rap for being rainy and grey, but it has it all – a modern, urban, vibe, gorgeous greenery, incredible waterfront views, great food, coffee, and boutiques. And when the weather is nice – well, you really can’t go wrong – it is a beautiful, photogenic city full of Instagrammable places!
Seattle is full of spots that make perfect photo ops for your Instagram feed. Here are my picks for the the 15 most Instagrammable places in Seattle:
1. Pike Place Market
85 Pike St.
Ok, ok, so this is an obvious choice. But with that infamous sign, an abundance of drool-worthy food stands, pretty flowers vendors, and more – there are plenty of opportunities to take those perfect photos for your Instagram feed.
2. Space Needle
400 Broad St.
This futuristic tower is an icon of Seattle, and can be seen all over the city. And it’s so fun photograph from different angles and vantage points, that it’s a must for your Instagram feed.
325 5th Ave. N
This Gehry-designed building changes color and reflects light differently depending on what angle you see it at. How cool is that? Definitely a perfect backdrop for your next Instagram portrait.
4. Olympic Sculpture Park
2901 Western Ave.
This 9-acre sculpture museum and park has it all – unique sculpture installations, open green space, and amazing waterfront views. Definitely one of the most Instagrammable places in Seattle.
5. Belltown Mural
113 Blanchard St
I am a sucker for Instagrammable murals – so I was excited to find this one in Belltown, behind Cookies SF on Blanchard and 2nd.
6. Chihuly Garden and Glass
305 Harrison St.
Glass artist Dale Chihuly’s work is renowned all over the world – and here, you can see it in all its glory. This exhibit houses a gallery, a stunning glass house, and a garden featuring Chihuly’s magnificent work, all of which are perfect material for your Instagram feed.
7. Pier 66
2201 Alaskan Way
The views of the waterfront, downtown Seattle, the Great Wheel, the Stadiums, and Mt. Rainier here simply cannot be beat, especially at sunset.
8. Seattle Great Wheel
1301 Alaskan Way
What is it about ferris wheels that make them so photogenic? The Seattle Great Wheel is the tallest ferris wheel on the West Coast and it is definitely one of the most Instagrammable spots in Seattle.
9. Gas Works Park
2101 N Northlake Way
Once a coal gasification plant that produced gas for energy for the city of Seattle, this park features not only the (very cool) ruins of the plant, but also green grass hills, and stunning views of Lake Union and the Seattle skyline.
10. Fremont Troll
Troll Ave N (under the Aurora Bridge)
He may be a bit weird and creepy, but let’s face it – you’re still definitely going to go take a photo with him for your Instagram page.
11. Kerry Park
211 W. Highland Dr.
You know those postcard perfect views of the Seattle skyline, with the Space Needle perfectly situated right in front of it? This is where you get it. You’re welcome. Definitely one of the most popular and most Instagrammable places in Seattle.
12. Seattle Library
1000 4th Ave
This Central location of the Seattle Library was built to be a modern “information store,” and the steel and glass building has won numerous architectural awards. The atrium, the reading rooms, and the view from 10th floor are all perfect spots to get that perfect photo for your Instagram feed.
13. Waterfall Garden
219 2nd Ave S
Did you know that there is a roaring waterfall in the middle of Seattle? This man-made waterfall and surrounding garden sits in Pioneer Square, at the site of the original UPS headquarters. You can hear the roar from down the street, and the waterfall itself is a beautiful sight and worth a stop.
14. Pike Place Gum Wall
1428 Post Alley
Gross or totally awesome? I say both, but mostly that it’s one of the most Instagrammable places in Seattle! It may be the second most germiest attraction in the world, but it sure makes a colorful backdrop for all those Instagram portraits.
15. Discovery Park
3801 Discovery Park Blvd.
This 534-acre natural area park sits on the shore of Puget Sound, and has amazing views of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. It also has forests, meadows, streams, and sea cliffs, as well as a lighthouse. Plenty of photo ops here for your Instagram feed, making it one of the most Instagrammable places in Seattle.
Have you been to Seattle? What are your picks for the most Instagrammable places in Seattle?