The Most Instagrammable Places In Seattle
Seattle is one of the most underrated cities in the US! When we think of great cities, most people would say New York City, Los Angeles or Chicago. But I think Seattle deserves to be on that list as well. Perched in the Pacific Northwest, under a near constant cover of clouds and rain, Seattle is one of the coolest major cities. I actually lived in Seattle for a couple of years when I was younger and I loved it.
Of course, Seattle is known for a few things; grunge, rain, tech and Starbucks. And it also has it's fair share of tourist traps; Pikes Place Market, The Space Needle and The Bubblegum Wall. This list however, doesn't include any of the touristy places you might be familiar with. Instead, I wanted to share some of the most Instagrammable places that are part of grunge history and some places only known by Seattleites themselves.
I love anything themed, so Shorty's definitely fits the bill. Not only is it a circus themed bar, they also have great hot dogs and pinball machines. It's divey and kinda grimy, but that's what makes it so Instagrammable and fun! Make sure to try the Vegi Bigtop, it's a vegetarian chili dog and one of the most popular items! Don't forget to order a good drink too.
Oddfellows Cafe & Bar
Hipster heaven. And also one of my favorite breakfast places in Capitol Hill. Oddfellows is cozy and perfect for breakfast or lunch. They also serve really good coffee. Like most places in Seattle are required to do! Try the Homemade Biscuit for breakfast or the Ploughman's plate for lunch.
Kurt Cobain Memorial Bench, Viretta Park
If you are a Nirvana fan, then this is a must to visit. Since this park is perched right near Kurt Cobain's house that he passed away in, it's become the nonofficial memorial. Some people might find that visiting a dead man's house is a bit morbid, but it is actually really beautiful and I'm a bit morbid! So I would recommend it.
Volunteer Park Conservatory
If you love cacti as much as I do, Volunteer Park Conservatory will be your number 1 most Instagrammable spot in the city. They have a greenhouse full of cactus and it's amazinggggg! The entire park is extremely beautiful and definitely worth a visit. But be aware, if the weather is nice, it will be really crowded!
The Seattle Public Library
Seattle's public library is not only just a library, but also an incredible art piece. It's also huge, so take some time out of your day to get lost inside. And make sure to take as many pictures as you can because it's beautiful. They also have a ton of events every month, so make sure to check before you go.
Sonic Boom Records
It's no secret that Seattle is known for its incredible music. And because of that, it also means they have incredible music stores. Sonic Boom is the Ameoba (best record store in California) of the Pacfic North West. They also have free live performances all of the time so you can listen while you shop! Thousands of amazing records for you to take cool photos of!
Elm Coffee Roasters
It's not an Instagram list without talking about a seriously cute coffee shop! Elm Coffee Roasters is bright, comfortable and inviting. They also have some incredible locally roasted coffee. Compared to most coffee shops, Elm is actually pretty cheap (which means more coffee!) Make sure to post a picture of your delicious cup of caffeine.
Laidback attitude and incredible views of the city is exactly what Westward has to offer. It is a classic Seattle restaurant with amazing seafood and amazing views. And if the weather is nice, you can sit outside around the fire pits and stare out onto the water. Make sure to order the yellowtail crudo and the fried potatoes!
The 5 Point Cafe
Every neighborhood needs to have a good old diner/bar, and that is just what 5 Point Cafe is. Now it's probably not the most Instagrammable to everyone, but if you like a bit of grungey cool vibes, then you will love it. The food is great and their happy hour is CHEAP! They also have a ton of funny signs and cool memorabilia all around the place which is fun to photograph. They also have a picture perfect view of The Space Needle.
Have you been to Seattle before? What did you do? Comment down below!