The Most Instagrammable Places in Seattle

Nothing says Seattle quite like the Space Needle and Pike Place market.  And while I love those landmark locations, our Instagram feeds could use a break from the overdone touristy photos.  After living in Seattle for almost three years, I’ve discovered some pretty amazing Instagram worthy locations that will make any person double tap your photo. So today, I’m revealing some of the most Instagrammable places in Seattle that fashion bloggers, photographers, and creatives flock to.

1. Frankie + Jo’s Plant Based Ice Cream

Instagram Worthy Seattle Frankie and Jo's Ice cream
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Frankie & Jo’s is home to some seriously amazing plant based ice cream. But it’s the swoon worthy palm wallpaper that takes this little ice cream shop from a tasty treat to a photo worthy destination.

Address1010 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122

Notes: If you plan on taking photos (duh), go when it’s not too busy.

2. King Street Station

Most Instagrammable Places in Seattle - King Street Station

Most Instagram Worthy Places Seattle - King Street Station
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King Street Station in the International District is so gorgeous. Enjoy the ornate ceilings, gold accents, and old school clocks. See a full look here.

Address: 303 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104

Notes: Avoid taking photos during high traffic times and be prepared for possible dim lighting.

3. Smith Tower

Most Instagrammable Places in Seattle - Smith Tower
My girl Emma from Emma’s Edition on the Observation Deck
Most Instagram Worthy Places in Seattle - Smith Tower
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Smith Tower boasts marble staircases, gold vintage elevators, and a type of old Hollywood glamour that makes for the perfect Instagram pic. Take an elevator ride to the Observation Deck and get amazing Seattle #views.

Address: 506 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Note: It costs about $15 to go to the top of Smith Tower.  Also, you must get approval before doing a full on photo shoot inside the building.

4. Seattle Ferris WheelMost Instagrammable Places in Seattle - Seattle Ferris Wheel

This is probably as close to “touristy” as I’ll get. But honestly, the Seattle Ferris Wheel is one of my favorite Instagrammable places in Seattle. It’s a fun, playful shot that is sure to get lots of likes.

Address: 1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101

Note: To get the best photo, visit the wheel on a weekday when crowds have died down.

5. Mr. West Café

You know I had to put Mr. West in here! The white leather seating, succulents, wrap around bar, waffles, and bar carts of rosé are sure to make any photo Insta-worthy.

Address: 720 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98101

Note: Avoid taking photos after 5pm on weekdays.

6. Bar Melusine

Most Instagram Worthy Places in Seattle
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Bar Melusine instantly makes for a perfect Instagram post. Seriously, I couldn’t get a bad photo in this place. The natural light and pops of turquoise and green make for a perfect #selfie or #shoefie.

Address: 1060 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98109

Note:  Wear cute shoes because you’ll want to take a photo with the floor.

7. Capitol Hill StreetsMost Instagram Worthy Places in Seattle

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Capitol Hill is one of my favorite places to take pictures because there is always a unique wall just around the corner.

Address Photo 1: 925 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

Address Photo 2: 1001 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Note: Take some time to drive around Capitol Hill and scout out locations that would make a good picture.

8. General Porpoise Doughnuts

Most Instagrammable Places in Seattle - General Porpoise Doughnuts

Most Instagram Worthy Places in Seattle- General Porpoise Doughnuts
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Hot pink accents, coffee, and marble makes General Porpoise another top Instagrammable place in Seattle. You will get a flawless Instapic and a delicious doughnut.

Address: 98109, 1020 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122

Note: General Porpoise is fairly small so if you want room to take a pic, go during slower hours.

8. Dr. Jose P. Rizal Bridge

Most Instagram Worth Places in Seattle

The Dr. Jose P. Rizal Bridge is a fantastic location if you want that Seattle skyline shot without looking like a total tourist.

Address: 1007 12th Ave S Seattle, WA 98144

Note: Try and take your photo early in the morning or later in the evening to avoid harsh direct sunlight and shadows.

9. Pink Wall at Pike Place

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Most Instagram Worthy Locations Seattle Pink Wall

I love this pale pink wall! It’s on the side of Sur La Table in Pike Place Market and makes for a great complement to any outfit with a little pink. You can see it in full here.

Address: 1606 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101 / On Stewart St.

Note: You have to shoot fast here! There are always people around Pike Place regardless of the time of day so Insta it quick.

10. Preserve + Gather

Instagrammable Seattle Preserve and Gather
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So, I haven’t been to Preserve & Gather…yet.  But it’s on my list. Until then, I will continue dreaming of the perfect photo next to that dreamy geometric gold wallpaper.

Address: 358 NW 85th St, Seattle, WA 98117

Note: Sit at a table facing the window to get optimal light. And don’t forget to grab a drink and feature some perfect latte art alongside you.

11. That Perfect White Wall

Seattle Instagram Locations White Wall

White Wall Seattle Instagram Location

If you follow any Seattle fashion bloggers, you’ve seen this wall. And that may be because it’s the most perfectly white wall that complements any outfit. It’s right outside of Frankie & Jo’s so you can get two photos for one trip.

Address: 1060 East Union St. Seattle, WA 98122 – Right outside of Frankie + Jo’s

Note: Avoid high traffic times like Saturday brunch or Happy Hour.

What are your favorite Instagrammable places in Seattle? Comment below and I will consider adding it to the list :D

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6 thoughts on “The Most Instagrammable Places in Seattle

  1. Great list! I still haven’t been to Frankie and jos – the timing is never right! I also love the sculpture park and Georgetown lately. Xo

  2. Love all these! Also cool places to take friends when they are in town, because I get so used to going to the same
    places to eat!

    I’m partial to West Seattle, because A) I live there 😜 But the view of the skyline is AMAZING! Super fun to take the water taxi over! There’s also an amazing ivy wall/pathway under the West Seattle bridge! In the fall it’s UNREAL!

    Thanks again for the list!


    1. Hey Lauren,

      I’m definitely going to have to check out that spot in West Seattle. And you’re totally right, the skyline from West Seattle is gorgeous.

      Thanks for the suggestion :)


  3. Hi Bailey,
    This was so helpful! I’m coming to Seattle at the end of March into April and I can’t wait to check some of these places out. If you have any new finds I’d love to hear about them.

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