Are you looking for Instagram-worthy spots in Queen Anne? Here are a few photo spots around Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood!
I’ve been spending my summer exploring my own city’s neighborhoods and I’ve been loving it! I usually am traveling outside the state during summer time. But due to the pandemic and us choosing to restrict travel, I’ve been turning my attention to finding photo spots around Seattle.
While I’ve written Instagram guides for Seattle’s Capitol Hill, Pioneer Square, Fremont and Ballard neighborhoods, I still have Greenlake/Roosevelt, the U-district, and South Lake Union on my list! I most recently explored the Queen Anne neighborhood with both Holly, Sam, and Maddy. I’m so excited to share Seattle’s most instagrammable places in Queen Anne. But before I dive into these locations, where is Queen Anne located?
Queen Anne is located just northwest of Downtown Seattle.
Queen Anne is one of Seattle’s oldest neighborhoods. While first white settlements came to the area around the 1850s, the Duwamish people occupied the bay thousands of years prior. The cities first well-known pioneers like the Denny family, built their homes overlooking Elliot Bay and near where McCaw Hall in Seattle Center is now presently located. The neighborhood entered its industrialization period during the 1870s. The expansion of the Northern Pacific Railroad helped drive this growth.
Today, Queen Anne is well known for its views of Downtown Seattle as well as prominent tourist attractions. One of Queen Anne’s most popular tourist spot is Kerry Park. The Space Needle, Seattle Center, and the Chihuly Glass Museum is also located in Lower Queen Anne.
If you’re planning a trip to Seattle soon and have Queen Anne on your list to explore, here are a few photo shoot locations to check out while you’re in the city!
Here are Seattle’s Most Instagrammable Places in Queen Anne:
1. UpGarden P-Patch
Address: 300 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109
A community garden on top of a parking garage in the city?! I had no idea the UpGarden P-Patch was located in lower Queen Anne until this summer. You can find a vintage airstream, a purple car, and gorgeous flowers in this community garden. If you choose to visit the garden, please be respectful of the flowers!
2. The Space Needle
Address: 400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109
The Space Needle is probably one of the most well-known tourist attractions in Seattle. It’s 605ft tall with a glass observation deck and rotating restaurant. The Space Needle was built for the 1962 World’s Fair. It fit the theme “the Age of Space”.
3. Chihuly Garden & Glass Museum
Address: 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109
If you’re looking for a museum to visit while you’re in Seattle, I highly recommend checking out the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum in Seattle Center. Dale Chihuly, the glass artist, was born in Tacoma, WA and went to the University of Washington for college. Chihuly’s artwork is featured in over 200 museum collections. This museum opened in Seattle Center in 2012.
4. The Red Rectangles Wall
Address: 210 2nd Ave W (across the street from Queen Anne Beer hall)
I’ve walked past this wall going to Queen Anne Beer Hall. The wall was originally painted all white so when I saw that the red rectangles were painted, I knew Maddy, Sam, and I had to stop by to snap a few photos!
5. The Brian Coleman Victorian House
Address: Nob hill (near Queen Anne Elementary School)
If you’re looking for a Victorian home out of a fairytale, you have to look for the Brian Coleman house. This 1906 cottage was owned by Brian Coleman, a psychiatrist and author who spent 20 years working on this home. This home is not open to the public but you can walk by it in the Queen Anne neighborhood.
6. SIFF Cinema Uptown Theater
Address: 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
The SIFF Cinema has several venues: the SIFF Cinema Egyptian, SIFF Cinema Uptown, and SIFF Film Center. Unfortunately the 46th Seattle International Film Festival was cancelled due to the pandemic.
7. De La Mar Building
Address: W Olympic Pl and 2nd Avenue W
I absolutely love this apartment building in Queen Anne. According to the Queen Anne Historical Society, the De la Mar opened in 1909 for the Alaska-Yukon Pacific Exposition. The neo-classical style, the formal courtyard with a pond and marble statue, make this building still unique and beautiful today.
What other spots in Queen Anne do you recommend checking out?
I’d love to hear what other Seattle’s most instagrammable places in Queen Anne you’d recommend seeing!
Thank you for reading!
Photos: Holly Phan | @madcrayy | Karya Schanilec