Whether you enjoy superb coffee and food, you delight in exploring libraries or museums, or you prefer to stay outside and get active, Seattle has a little something for everyone. It also has a little something for everyone’s Instagram feed. Here are 10 of the most picture-perfect spots in the Emerald City.
Let’s start with all the Instagram basics in one place: Coffee? Check. Flowers? Check. Artfully curated shelves? Check. The London Plane on Occidental Plaza is part bakery, part flower shop, and part market, which equals all-the-way photogenic.
300 & 322 Occidental Avenue S
For major Hogwarts vibes, visit the Suzzallo Library at the University of Washington and head up to the Reading Room on the third floor. For a completely different modern style (but still v Instagrammable space), check out the Central Library of the Seattle Public Library.
4000 15th Avenue NE
There’s no shortage of Instagram-worthy (and delicious) coffee shops in Seattle, but for adorable latte art, head to Moore Coffee Shop. You could find yourself sipping on a bear, an owl, or even an elephant!
1930 2nd Avenue
This long-term exhibition of Dale Chihuly’s gorgeous glass art is a must-see when in Seattle. And if you’re looking for the perfect shot of another iconic Seattle landmark, the Space Needle, there’s a great view through the glass flowers in the final room.
305 Harrison Street
For another touristy-for-good-reason spot in Seattle, head over to Pike Place Market. From fresh blooms and fish tosses to artisan crafts and pretty lattes (we recommend Storyville), Pike Place has a photo op for every niche Instagrammer.
1st Ave and Pike Street
For a beautiful afternoon (or sunset) outdoors, head to Golden Gardens Park in Ballard for a stroll along Puget Sound. This is an especially popular park for furry friends, who can enjoy the off-leash area in the north of the park. For a photogenic park closer to downtown, visit Gas Works Park.
8498 Seaview Place NW
Although we’d recommend several independent coffee shops over Starbucks for your morning fix in Seattle (including but not limited to the cafes mentioned in this list), Starbucks was founded in Seattle, and its gorgeous wood-paneled, coffee-scented roastery in Capitol Hill is worth a visit.
1124 Pike Street
Whether you’re here for coffee, brunch, dinner or just drinks, you’ll want to document everything before you consume it. (Psst: You can also enjoy Little Oddfellows inside the Elliott Bay Book Company – which is itself a very Instagrammable spot!)
1525 10th Avenue
9. Cherry Blossoms
If you happen to be in Seattle during early spring, you may get lucky enough to hit peak cherry blossom season. The best place to photograph these beautiful blooms is at the University of Washington quad, but you can also try the Washington Park Arboretum or just keep your eyes open as you stroll about the different neighborhoods Seattle has to offer.
King Lane NE and Pierce Lane
10. Kerry Park
Finally, head to Kerry Park in lower Queen Anne for the best views of the city. Plus, Queen Anne itself is an adorable neighborhood, so if you travel by foot, you’ll have plenty of ’gramming opportunities on your way to the park. And if you’re reeeeally lucky, you might even glimpse a view of Mount Rainier.
211 W Highland Drive