As a local Seattleite and fashion/lifestyle blogger, I’m always looking for new places to take photos in the city. I pretty much could be a professional photo location scout with the amount of photos I take.
Last year, I shared with you guys Seattle’s Most Instagrammable Walls – which is one of my favorite blog posts I’ve ever done. So this year, I wanted to share more unique places to add to your Instagram feeds. Whether you’re a native to the Northwest or you’re coming to Seattle for the first time, I hope you enjoy this Instagrammable Spots in Seattle blog post!
Here are 8 Unique Instagrammable Spots in Seattle:
1. SIFF Uptown Theater | Lower Queen Anne
If you’re looking for a colorful, iconic theater in Seattle, the SIFF Uptown Theater is the spot. The SIFF Uptown Theater along with the SIFF Egyptian Cinema and the SIFF Film Center, hosts the Seattle International Film Festival every year – which is the largest film festival in the United States. The SIFF Uptown Theater is also across the street from Dick’s. So you can grab a burger and a milkshake after you snap your Instagram photo!
You can check out this unique instagrammable spot in Seattle + my full photo shoot at the SIFF Uptown Theater here. | Photo: Karya Schanilec
Address: 511 Queen Anne Ave N Seattle, WA 98109
2. King Street Station | Stadium District/Pioneer Square
If you’re looking for a grand venue to take an Instagram photo in, King Street Station is the location. This train station opened in 1906. The train station has gone through various interior updates over the decades.
You can check out this unique instagrammable spot in Seattle and my full photo shoot at King Street Station here (in the black dress half way through the post!). | Photo: Holly Phan
Address: 303 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104
3. Orient Express Restaurant & Lounge | SODO
I’ve never eaten at the Orient Express but I’ve definitely driven me and my photographer/friend Karya out to this restaurant to take photos. If you’re looking for a bold background/urban scene, the Orient Express is created from old railroad cars. There’s bold yellows, teals, and reds all over this restaurant! I would say this is definitely one of the most unique Instagrammable spots in Seattle.
You can check out this unique instagrammable spot in Seattle + my full photo shoot at Orient Express Restaurant & Lounge here. | Photo: Karya Schanilec
Address: 2963 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134
4. Georgetown Records | Georgetown
Up until this year, I had never shot in Georgetown. I’m just beginning to explore all the different gems that Georgetown has to offer. And one of my favorite places we stopped by was Georgetown Records. Georgetown records opened in 2004. They sell records (of course) and also hosts live music events.
I personally liked the neon sign outside of the building. I know other bloggers/photographers have also enjoyed shooting inside this store!
You can check out this unique instagrammable spot in Seattle + my full blog post at Georgetown Records here. |Photo: Holly Phan
Address: 1201 S Vale St, Seattle, WA 98108
5. Artic Club | Downtown Seattle
If you’re looking for a beautiful, all white background/staircase/seating area, the Artic Club in Seattle is your spot. I picked this place to shoot my friend Ribicca and I’s Galentine’s Day looks. | Photo: Holly Phan
The Artic Club is a DoubleTree Hotel which opened in 1916. It’s one of the historic landmarks in Seattle and it has a gorgeous wedding venue called the Dome Room on the inside! But right outside of the doors of the hotel is this seating beautiful seating area!
Address: 700 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
6. West Seattle Floral House | Alki Beach
Last summer, my friend Giulia and I were shooting for Shop Rollick. We were wandering around with Kelly (the founder of Shop Rollick) and her photographer Amanda when we stumbled upon the floral house on Alki Beach. This floral house is absolutely amazing!
If you want to find the floral house, I would just be mindful of how much time you spend taking photos. I always try to be respectful when I’m taking photos in front of someone’s home!
You can check out this unique instagrammable spot in Seattle here at my at Let’s Choose Community Over Competition post. | Photo: Amanda Meinhardt
Address: 1400 Alki Ave SW Seattle WA 98116
7. Bainbridge Island Ferry | Downtown Seattle Waterfront
If you’re looking for a unique Northwest experience and Instagram photo-op in Seattle, ride a ferry! Washington has the largest ferry system in the United States. The ferry system connects Seattle to Bainbridge Island, Anacortes to the San Juan Islands (like Orcas and Friday Harbor) and Edmonds to Kingston.
I personally love ferry rides! I just love the experience of going through the Puget Sound. I highly recommend taking the Seattle to Bainbridge Island ferry if you’re staying in the city. You can take a day to explore Bainbridge Island or just take the ferry ride there and back. You also will get to see gorgeous views of the Seattle skyline from the ferry!
Unique instagrammable spots in Seattle: If you you’re thinking about what type of photos you can take on a ferry, you can check out my Seattle to Bainbridge Ferry Ride with Nau post.| Photo: Miriam Subbiah
Address: Seattle Ferry Terminal Pier 52 Seattle WA 98104
8. Old Rainier Brewery Building | SODO
If you’re every driving on I5 in or out of the city, you’ll be passing a historic landmark Seattle building: the Old Rainier Brewery building. Though it no longer brews beer, the Rainer Brewery building offers the space for lease.
I love how bold and colorful these buildings are! The Old Rainier Brewery Building is definitely one of the most unique instagrammable spots in Seattle. You can check out my blog post to check out this space here: What makes me feel empowered? Photo: Holly Phan
Address: 100 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98134
If you’re looking for unique instagrammable spots in Seattle or want to explore the city, here are:
8 Amazing Places to Take Photos in Seattle
Looking for the best views of Seattle?
Things to do in Seattle for Your First Trip
Seattle’s Most Instagrammable Walls
I hope you enjoyed this post! Please let me know what other Seattle related things to see on the blog!
Thank you for reading!