5 Fun Sightseeing Spots in Seattle

Everyone is constantly on the hunt for the best sightseeing/ viewing spot. Where can I see the best skyline? Sunset? Ocean?  So in response, we have compiled a small list (that isn’t overwhelmingly long) for you to use as a guide to find what we think are some fun spots to check out.  Each spot looks at Seattle in such a different way that each one is worth stopping by and visiting. See Seattle from all angles!

1) Gas Works Park

A Seattle landmark that should not be overlooked. Gas Works Park is the more obvious option because of how popular the park is, but of course there’s a reason why it’s so well-known. From the big grassy hills, this park overlooks Lake Union and the northern side of the Space Needle. See the city skyline that includes neighborhoods like South Lake Union and Queen Anne. The perfect place for a picnic and there is plenty of room to do so.

Family-friendly: Yes! There is a playground in the park.
Great for: Families, picnics, large groups


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2) Old Stove Brewing

If you are looking for an experience that includes both a view, booze, and food then this is the place! Old Stove Brewing is higher energy than a relaxing picnic at a park. Choose to sit inside with the ceiling to floor windows or get the full experience by sitting out on the patio. The view includes an overlooking shot of the waterfront right into the Puget Sound and Elliott Bay. Major waterfront views and a lot bluer.

Family-friendly: Yes! Lots of room and high energy
Great for: Lunch, Happy Hour, Large gatherings/groups


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3) Seattle Great Wheel

Another iconic sightseeing spot, but this angle is a unique one! Hopping on the Great wheel will give you multiple angles of both the city skyline and Puget Sound. Take some awesome pictures as you are floating above the water. This can act as both an activity and sightseeing spot as you take a couple loops! While you wait for your turn to hop into a pod, enjoy a slushy drink from their beverage stand IN LINE.

Family-friendly: Yes! The kids will love it
Great for: Everyone!

4) Mbar Rooftop Bar

Feel a bit fancier by taking your sightseeing to Mbar! Enjoy yummy appetizers while you feel the cool ambience of crafty cocktails and high-city views of South Lake Union. This bar becomes such a hotspot in the summertime so make sure to book a reservation. There is both indoor and outdoor seating, and although it feels a bit more upscale, it is casual enough to get up take photos and embrace the view. Enjoy the elevator ride up!

Family-friendly: No
Great for: Date Night, Happy Hour


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5) Discovery Park

Looking to feel calm and relaxed? Discovery Park is for you. Embrace more of Seattle's natural beauty by heading to Discovery. It is the cities largest public park with multiple walking trails and plenty room for all group sizes to enjoy. To create a picturesque scene, plan to head around sunset and lay by the West Point Lighthouse. You'll be sure to capture both an amazing photo and glorious view. I recommend this spot if you're not looking for a city centered view or buildings.

Family-friendly: Yes! Plenty of room to run around and play
Great for: Everyone and everything that has to do with being out in nature!


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