Most Instagrammable Places in Seattle

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9 Instagrammable Places in Seattle.

Seattle is one of those cities that is not very well known or visited by many tourists as compared to other cities in the United States. But once you go there, you’d return pleasantly surprised. The largest city of Pacific Northwest, Seattle is home to the large aerospace industry, the coffee culture and this lush landscapes. In addition to its natural beauty, Seattle is home to a plethora of museums, sporting grounds, malls to suit all kinds of tourists.

The rainy days of Seattle, when the city is skirted by water and surrounding by breathtaking mountains on both sides, represents such a surreal view that you may want to capture and post on Instagram right away. As they say, “we do it all for the gram” and we are sure you won’t disagree with it. If you are planning to visit Seattle anytime soon and looking for some good photo spots, this post is for you!

See below some of the most beautiful and Instagrammable places in Seattle, Washington:

1. The Gum Wall of Seattle

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It may sound gross to you that there is a wall in Seattle decorated with colourful chewing gums. Though you don’t have to place your gum there, it’s fun if you do so. The wall is located in the Post Alley under the Pike Street Market. Don’t forget to take a picture in front of this wall, and chew gum to paste there. You can even stick a note with your gum.

Seattle Gum wall
Gum wall Seattle, which is a local landmark in downtown Seattle, in Post Alley under Pike Place Market.

2. The Suzzallo Library

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One must see the University of Washington for its gorgeous location and architecture. Though the whole campus is worth seeing, you must not miss its library named “Suzzallo Library”. The library features thousands of selection of books, wooden furniture, and high ceilings. When you enter the library, you’ll feel the vibes of the church. Just sit there and take a picture featuring the background. An interesting fact is, people may confuse the location with the Hogwarts Library. Go visit yourself and check the resemblance.

Suzzallo Library
Suzzallo Library Allen Library

3. Kubota Garden

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Kubota Garden is another gem of Seattle that should be placed on your Instagram feed. Fujitaro Kubota – a Japanese born American gardener, started this park in the 1920s. It now serves as a public park visited by thousands of people every day. Kubota is a beautiful Japanese-style garden adorned with lush greenery, stone lanterns, koi ponds, shrines, and arch bridges. Kubota Garden is a great place to hang out with your loved ones and take some awesome pictures for your Instagram. The park is beautiful all year round, but you’ll see vibrant colours in spring and fall.

Kubota Garden Seattle
Kubota Garden in Seattle WA

4. Space Needle

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Your visit to Seattle is incomplete without viewing the 360-degrees view of the city from the observation deck of the Space needle that is about 520 feet high. The Space Needle is standing in an ideal location surrounded by many other famous attractions, including the Museum of Pop Culture and Chihuly Garden. You can bring your camera and take photos from every angle, or you can get a perfect selfie through the automated camera fitted in the Space Needle.

Space Needle Seattle
Space Needle, Seattle, Washington

5. Olympic Sculpture Park

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The Seattle Art Museum is well-known for its outdoor gallery named ‘Olympic Sculpture Park’ that features about 20 artworks. This award-winning park is located on the waterfront. You can take a beautiful photo with any of the sculptures, especially the famous zig-zags. You can even sit there and watch the sun go down.

6. Museum of Pop Culture

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The Museum of Pop Culture is an interesting site to visit, but the most note-worthy part about the museum is its exterior. The wave of sheet metal in glittering colours is a site to capture for Instagram. When you go inside, there are plenty of things to take a photo of, including the weird yet beautiful displays of fashion, music, fantasy, science fiction, and more on LED screens.  

7. Pike Place Market

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This 110 years old market is the most popular destination in the city. The market is known for being home to first-ever Starbucks. There is a lot to see and do in the market. From shopping from stalls to eating almost anything to taking good photos, this market has it all. Yes, the Pike Place Market is one of the most Instagrammable places in Seattle, especially the famous neon sign of the market.

Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market

8. Tropical Butterfly House

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The Pacific Science Centre in Seattle features a tropical butterfly house that is home to over 100 butterfly species. This botanical display is a wonderful spot to capture for your Instagram. The crowd of butterflies is free to fly around in a huge space. You might witness some sitting on you, providing a perfect selfie shot. Though you can use any camera for photography inside the butterfly house, it is recommended to bring a zoom lens to capture the butterflies from a distance or a macro lens to take close-up shots.

9. Pioneer’s Square

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Pioneer’s Square is the oldest town of Seattle famous for its architecture dating back to the late 19th century. The Square is also renowned for its vibrant nightlife. The whole area is lit up at night, with crowds of people coming and strolling around. There are several museums and antique shops you can shop from. This place makes an excellent addition to your Instagram feed due to its popularity, old touch, and nightlife.

Pioneer Square
Pioneer square in Seattle at early spring night. Empty street.

That is not all about the places worth capturing in Seattle for your Instagram. Each corner of the city has something beautiful to offer. From cute cafes to modernised restaurants to museums and plenty of parks, Seattle is one of the best cities to travel to in the United States. Make sure to book your stay for at least 3-4 days if you want to enjoy your time to the fullest here. Though you can visit any time of the year, we recommend you to book your trip in the spring or fall season. If you are a winter person, then you can consider your trip in February or March when the nearby mountains are covered with snow, offering many snow adventures to tourists. Also, snowy photos look stunning on Instagram, don’t they?

Seattle in winter
Mt. Rainier looms large over the Port of Seattle on Elliott Bay during a lovely winter sunset.

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One thought on “Most Instagrammable Places in Seattle

  1. Jen says:

    Ohh these are gorgeous! I hadn’t heard of all of them but they are stunning. I can’t wait to visit Seattle once this craziness is over. Kubota garden looks so serene and calming, I definitely want to see it and snap some pictures. Seems like a European feel to an American city.

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