I’ll admit… I am a sucker for a good skyline. And Seattle doesn’t disappoint. That is why when I moved here I made it my first mission to find the best places to view Seattle’s iconic skyline. Whether alone, with friends, or with your lover, these spots are sure to leave you in awe.
Located at the Thompson Hotel in downtown Seattle, The Nest is a rooftop bar serving the best views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountain Range. While you don’t see the entirety of Seattle’s skyline, you do get views offering the iconic Ferris wheel and skyscrapers.
Gas Works Park
Located in Fremont, Gas Works Park allows you to take in the entire skyline from across Lake Union. Free of charge, this grassy hill is the perfect spot to picnic. Sit back, relax, and watch the sailboats go by. Just make sure that you get there early enough to grab a coveted spot!
Located in Queen Anne, Kerry Park is less of a “park” and more of a viewpoint. This location is unique because not only are you viewing the entirety of Seattle’s skyline, you also have a great view of Mount Rainier behind it all. Just make sure to go on a clear and sunny day.
From the Ferry
Crossing over to West Seattle or headed to Bainbridge Island? Grab your camera and head outside. The ferry truly offers one of the most spectacular views of Seattle.
Located in Fremont, Westward is a charming restaurant with spectacular seafood and cocktails. And with views of the skyline? You truly can’t beat it. Get there early to get a coveted spot outside. Or, if you only want to go for drinks, there are plenty of lawn chairs to go around.
From the Baseball Stadium
Doubt you saw this one coming… but the views from Safeco Field are good enough to make the cut. Baseball, beer, hotdogs, AND views? Now this is a game you can’t miss. Also, make sure you get seats on the first base side to actually utilize the views.