Friday, August 04, 2017

The 15 Most Instagrammable Places in Seattle


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.



3. MoPOP
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.


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 Instagrammable? I say both, but mostly the latter! 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?



46 comments:

thewanderinglinguist said...

Awesome post, I'm always looking for good spots for Instagram!

Brooke said...

Wish I'd had more time in Seattle to visit all these places (was too busy getting coffee)...but to me the gum wall was just gross :X Great list for future visits!

Tasha said...

Amazing photos! These are certainly instagramable spots and I love the dusty pink tones <3

roxanne said...

Some gorgeous choices here. Totally in love with the MoPOP building - so cool.

Lena said...

All of these shots are gorgeous! I looove the way you edit your photos! I'm saving this post for the next time I'm in Seattle because I NEED all of these shots!

Inge Turelinckx said...

These pictures are awesome! I'm looking forward to check more of your posts. You're a great photographer! Haven't been to Seattle yet, but this post looks very inviting! :)

Rachel Webb - Spaniola said...

Thanks for so much valuable information. I'm going to bookmark your post for my dream trip to the USA one day.

Raquel said...

Caroline, I love all these photos!! so Instagram worthy! I have never been to Seattle or even considered visiting but you know how to sell well. I need to include it on my itinerary next time I visit US.

Unknown said...

I love the bubble gum wall photo!

Audrey said...

Love your pics - they definitely are a good choice for IG-worthy pictures! I had the chance to visit Seattle once and was more obsessed to look for the place where they filmed Grey's Anatomy :D

Vicki said...

Looks like I have to go back to the US. The pictures are great and would look amazing in my instagram gallery as well I guess. Thanks for sharing this. You just added one more destination to my bucketlist :)

Andrea Mayfield said...

When I go to Seattle you will have to show me around! It looks amazing! Awesome post Caroline!

Josie Kelsh said...

So pretty! I've not been to Seattle, but you have done a great job or finding places that look calm and peaceful in a big city.

Ana Ro said...

Beautiful! And I love Wheels, they always look super-instagrammable!

Tracy Schwartz said...

Love all of these photos! I only visited once before the Instagram days. Need a trip back soon!

Maegan White said...

I love this list! I'm an outdoor picture taker too lol! I also, really want to visit Seattle! Thanks for fueling the Wanderlust!

Christina said...

I love this post so much!! I am actually in Seattle right now hahaha and this guide is so perfect. Definitely check out Pike Place and the Space Needle today :)

From All Corners said...

Love these pictures! I'd love to visit Washington state some day, looks like a beautiful place!

Carrie.E.Mann said...

Love your photos and you have some very creative ideas here. I never would have thought to go to the library! Thanks for sharing.

Christie said...

Love this post!! I'm actually from Seattle originally but now live in SF. I totally agree with all of these. I actually had no idea about the waterfall garden... I'm gonna have to check that out next time I am home. Thanks for sharing!

Kerry Ireland said...

Madrid has a needle tower similar to the one in Seattle, but its nowhere near as famous haha. I've had lots of people tell me I would love Seattle, this post makes me believe it!

Ameeta said...

You have certainly captured a lot of Insta-worthy sights, places that I often see on Instagram myself. I have pinned your post for future whenever I visit Seattle :)

Coralia Varga said...

I really want to visit Seattle. For two reasons: Because of their awesome coffee and because iZombie was filmed there hehe. I am especially keen on the hipster coffee shop to be honest, I hear so many amazing things. Inspiring post, thank you

caroline said...

Thank you! I am also always looking for Instagram spots as well, so I thought I'd make up this list!

caroline said...

You can never go wrong with finding coffee in Seattle! And I still can't decide if I love the gum wall or find it super disgusting haha

caroline said...

Thank you so much!

caroline said...

Thank you! Yup, the MoPOP is definitely the coolest building!

caroline said...

Thank you, girl! Definitely check these spots out when you get up there!

caroline said...

Thank you so much! You should definitely go sometimes, it's an amazing city!

caroline said...

Thanks so much! Hope you make it out here soon!

caroline said...

Thank you so much, Raquel! And you should definitely add it to the list!

caroline said...

Thank you!!

caroline said...

Thank you so much! And yup, Grey's definitely piqued my interest in Seattle haha

caroline said...

Thanks so much! And you should definitely go back!

caroline said...

Thanks, girl! I will definitely show you around!

caroline said...

Thank you so much! I love finding spots that are little hideaways from the hustle and bustle of city life!

caroline said...

Thank you! And yes, they are always so photogenic!

caroline said...

Thank you! Yes you should definitely plan a trip back!

caroline said...

Thank you! You should definitely go, such an amazing city!

caroline said...

Thanks so much! Hope you had a great trip!

caroline said...

Thanks so much! It really is a beautiful place!

caroline said...

Thank you so much! It is such a gorgeous, photogenic library!

caroline said...

Thank you! Definitely check it out, had no idea it was there until recently and it's such a cool little spot

caroline said...

Yes, such an awesome city! And had no idea Madrid had one too!

caroline said...

Thank you so much! Hope you get to go soon!

caroline said...

Thank you so much! Seattle definitely has plenty of amazing coffee spots!