Seattle is every photographer and Instagrammer’s dream – everything from small boutiques to local restaurants are all beautifully designed. Delta just launched a new non-stop flight from Austin to Seattle so I hopped on the voyage to the west coast to explore the city.
In just a couple of days of walking through the city, I was surprised to find more than just the Pike Place Market and Seattle Space Needle. If you’re looking to getaway from Austin’s hot and humid summer, Seattle currently has a low of 50°F and high of 75°F. This is the ultimate guide to the most photogenic places in Seattle!
PIKE PLACE MARKET
Pike Place Market is easily the most obvious and photogenic spot in Seattle – everything from the fresh fruit, produce, seafood, and flowers.
85 Pike St Seattle, WA, pikeplacemarket.org
Oysters are always Insta-worthy but in Seattle, they’re also extra fresh. Order a dozen or two! We sat outside in their nautical-inspired patio with the view of the lake.
2501 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA, westwardseattle.com
VOLUNTEER PARK CONSERVATORY
Make all your plant loving friends jealous with a photo at the Volunteer Park Conservatory, a botanical garden, conservatory, and Seattle landmark.
1400 E Galer St, Seattle, WA, volunteerparkconservatory.org
Before you grab a drink at Bar Melusine, be sure to take a picture of pretty white and green backdrop.
1060 E Union St, Seattle, WA, barmelusine.com
THE LONDON PLANE
Part flower shop + part restaurant, The London Plane is not only beautifully designed but its food is #foodporn worthy.
300 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA, thelondonplaneseattle.com
MOLLY MOON’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM
Order a couple of scoops at Molly Moon’s Ice Cream and head across the street to the Capitol Hill Rainbow Crosswalks.
917 E Pine St, Seattle, WA, mollymoon.com
GENERAL PORPOISE DOUGHNUTS
Hardest decisions to make in the morning – which filled doughnut and how many?
1020 E Union St, Seattle, WA, gpdoughnuts.com
Aqua frescas, tacos, margaritas, and palomas in a Pinterest-worthy setting.
323 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA, copalseattle.com
CAPITOL HILL RAINBOW CROSSWALKS
You have to love Seattle for spreading the love and color with its 11 rainbow crosswalks at the intersections of Pike St, Pine St, Broadway, 10th Ave, and 11th Av.
FRANKIE & JO’S
Gluten-free and vegan ice cream/sorbets have never looked this good.
1010 E Union St, Seattle, WA, frankieandjos.com
You’ll want one of each sweet & savory Liège-style waffles at Sweet Iron!
1200 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, sweetironwaffles.com
Not only is the food at Oddfellow Cafe soo good (I had the porchetta sandwich with fries), the space is beautiful.
1525 10th Ave, Seattle, WA, oddfellowscafe.com
Totokaelo is every food stylist’s dream and every OCD perfectionist’s dream.
1523 10th Ave, Seattle, WA, totokaelo.com
CAPITOL COFFEE WORKS
Seattle, you are truly showing off with your beautifully designed coffee shops like Capitol Coffee Works.
907 E Pike St, Seattle, WA, seattlecoffeeworks.com
Part plant shop and part women & men’s clothing shop, Glasswing’s industrial space is beautiful.
1525 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA, glasswingshop.com
STARBUCKS RESERVE ROASTERY & TASTING ROOM
Starbucks started in Seattle in 1971 so stop by and see how it all began and how the magic happens. The glass outside makes for an Insta-worthy photo!
1124 Pike St, Seattle, WA, roastery.starbucks.com
SMITH TOWER PROVISIONS
Located on the ground floor of the Smith Tower, Smith Tower Provisions to open to the public with no entry fee. Treat yourself to a float or ice cream!
506 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA, smithtower.com
CHIHULY GARDEN AND GLASS
Chihuly Garden and Glass is quite possibly the most iconic view in Seattle with its breathtaking glass installations.
305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA, chihulygardenandglass.com
GUM WALL OF SEATTLE
You can’t leave Seattle without taking a photo at the Great Gum Wall of Seattle. Pack some gum and get ready to blow bubbles. The Gum Wall is located on the bottom level of Pike Public Market.
1428 Post Alley, Seattle, WA