Known as the Emerald City for its luscious evergreen trees, Seattle is an excellent destination for nature, good food, and stunning views. The city’s natural beauty attracts travelers from all over the world to experience its beautiful landscapes. Located in the Pacific Northwest between the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, Seattle is surrounded by water on three sides. The Emerald City is known for its iconic skyline, but other parts of the city also encapsulate the essence of Seattle. 

This city has some of the most beautiful views in the world. It’s often slept on, but if you can journey to Seattle this spring or summer, you should take advantage of the great weather and relaxed vibes. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a frequent flyer to the Pacific Northwest, the beauty of Seattle has a little something for every type of traveler.

Here are the best views to check out when in Seattle.

Space Needle Observation Deck 

If you want a 360-degree view of the city, book time at the Space Needle Observation Deck. Tickets for adults ages 13 and up range from $32.50-$39. You can bring children ages 5 to 12 starting at $24. 

In addition to seeing two levels of incredible views, you can continue to experience the wow factor by spending time in The Loupe Lounge. Known as the first and only revolving glass floor for a cocktail experience in the world, The Loupe Lounge is located 500 feet above Seattle. It serves up delicious local tastes of the Pacific Northwest with creative cocktails. 

Kerry Park 

This park is located in the Queen Anne neighborhood, which is perfect for picturesque views of Seattle’s skyline and Mount Rainier. Come here for views of Downtown Seattle and the Space Needle.

Kerry Park is known as one of the most iconic views of the city skyline and is described as “the postcard view.”

Smith Tower Observatory Bar 

Head to the top of Smith Tower in Pioneer Square to take in the incredible views of Seattle. With a crafted cocktail in hand, you’ll take in views of downtown Seattle, the waterfront, and the mountains.

This speakeasy-inspired bar gives you 360-degree views of the city and an open-air viewing deck, and you’ll ride in the historic Otis elevators as you journey to the 35th floor. 

Alki Beach Park 

This West Seattle viewpoint is located near Jack Block Park and offers inspiring views of downtown Seattle across Puget Sound. Spend the day here walking along the beach, biking the strip, or enjoying a leisurely picnic while taking in breathtaking views. 

Downtown Waterfront 

Take a stroll along the city’s downtown waterfront for epic views of the skyline. You’ll be able to take in views from Pier 62 and Waterfront Park.

Head to Olympic Park to view beautiful abstract sculptures if you’re into art and architecture. Visit Waterfront Park at night for a chance to see The Great Wheel lit up at night. 

Sky View Observatory, Columbia Center 

Head up to the 73rd floor of the Columbia Center for epic views of Seattle from the Sky View Observatory. Take in 360-degree sites of Mount Rainier, The Great Wheel, Lake Washington, and the Space Needle.

There’s also a bar where you can get a drink and snack while admiring the beauty of the Emerald City. 

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