Seattle is known for its outdoors-loving residents, and who can blame them when they’re surrounded by some of nature’s most beautiful creations. Whether you’re a professional photographer, or you’re simply talented in the art of Snapchat, you’ll love the city’s picture-perfect Seattle views. Here are the best places to take photos in Seattle.
Where to take Photos in Seattle
This quiet, Southeastern Seattle neighborhood is home to a lovely viewpoint that captures Elliot Bay, the Port of Seattle, and the southern side of the city’s skyline. Head over at dusk—I90 and I5 traffic can lend themselves to great time exposed shots of city and car lights.
Pike Place Market
We know what you’re thinking, but really, it’s not overrated. Go in the morning when there are likely to be fewer tourists—take a picture at the gum wall, of the iconic Pike Place Market sign, and perhaps of some of the sleepy seafood vendors who are also up with the sun. Pike Place Market: 85 Pike St; 206-682-7453
Seattle Public Library
Designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, the Seattle Public Library is an 11-story glass and steel wonder with all kinds of interesting angles, and gorgeous, naturally-lit spaces. Check out the fourth floor, where the bright red hallways feel futuristic, and straight out of the space-age. Seattle Central Library: 1000 4th Ave.; 206-386-4636
Jose Rizal Bridge
The bridge isn’t a whole lot to look at, but the view from it allows for stunning shots of Seattle’s skyline. Come at dusk and cross your fingers for a pink and purple show-stopping sunset.
Golden Gardens Park
Located in Ballard, this park is known for its views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Featuring rugged coastline, sandy beaches and forested trails, there are plenty of breathtaking sites to take in and capture.