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Don’t Miss These Stunning Seattle Views

Many visitors travel to the western coastal city of Seattle to enjoy the culture, history, and stunning views. With rugged rocky shorelines, pristine mountains, and a unique shoreline, the Emerald City is host to many of the most iconic views in the country.

Seattle is equally stunning from the viewpoint of the harbor or from atop the Space Needle. Locals enjoy many well-known spots hidden within the city to enjoy the view from many perspectives.

Whether you want to take in the cityscape from Puget Sound on an evening cruise on a yacht moored at or you want to enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many rooftop restaurants in the city, these views of Seattle should not be missed.

Space Needle

Seattle’s most famous landmark is one of the best places to get a 360-degree view of this gorgeous city. At a height of over 500 feet, visitors to the Space Needle can enjoy panoramic views of the city streets, the Olympic Mountains, and Elliot Bay. Get out on the rotating observation deck and take in the whole city.

Smith Tower

Built in 1914, Seattle’s first skyscraper is one of the best places to get a stunning view of the skyline. Located in the popular Pioneer Square, you can climb to the 35th floor to the open-air Observation Deck. Enjoy some snacks and cocktails at the Temperance cafe, a speak-easy style restaurant that envelops you in the rich Seattle history.

Kerry Park

Some of the most famous photographs of Seattle have been captured at Kerry Park. This charming park is nestled in the Queen Anne neighborhood where you can stroll through shops, galleries, and cafes. Kerry Park gives you one of the few unobstructed views of the downtown city lights and Mt. Rainier.

Sunset Hill Park

This gem overlooking the lovely shores of Elliot Bay is the perfect place to take in the sunset. Watch the activity of the bay as the sailboats and ships make their way in and out of port. Located on the edge of Ballard, this public park is a spot that can’t be missed for a unique view.

Great Wheel

If you are looking for a unique way to see Seattle, you need to take a ride on the Great Wheel. This 175-foot famous Ferris wheel is the perfect place to get a bird’s eye view of the city and the harbor. Ride in comfort in the climate-controlled enclosed gondola pods while you take in the stunning views. On a clear day, you can see the mountains and Puget Sound.

Alki Beach

If you are visiting Seattle in the summer, you can’t miss out on a visit to Alki Beach. A favorite of locals and tourists, this two-mile stretch of pristine beach has something to offer everyone. Volleyball courts, tidepools for splashing, restaurants, and shops line the strip and keep the area lively and a must-see destination with stunning views.

Whether you want to see Seattle from the rugged shores or from the air, there is plenty to see in every direction. This versatile city has everything you could want with an iconic skyline to rugged mountain ranges in the distance. Visit Seattle today to take in the views yourself.

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  • Amy September 14, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Love this! Seattle is on my bucket list and I am really hoping to get next year once COVID-19 cases are down. Bookmarking this for when I do 🙂

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