Photographing and Touring Seattle, Washington

If you are a photographer visiting Seattle, Washington, there are many things to see. As a seaport city on the west coast of the United States, Seattle boasts an estimated 690,000 residents. It is the largest city in the state and it is still one of the fastest growing cities in the Pacific Northwest.

Space Needle

space needle seattle washingtonOne of the most iconic spots in Seattle is the space needle. This observation tower was built in 1962. For a while, it was the tallest structure west of the Mississippi. Currently at the top of the space needle you’ll find a relaxing restaurant where you can eat and enjoy the view of the city. The restaurant actually rotates so that you can get a full 360 degree experience. Above the restaurant is a viewing area where you can learn about the history and look through binoculars which are strategically placed throughout the floor.

Pike Place Market

This market overlooks the Elliott Bay waterfront. It is home to a variety of small business farmers and vendors. Annually, Pikes place receives close to 10 million visitors, making it the 33rd most popular tourist attraction in the world. While at the market, you may encounter various street musicians and performers. And if you walk towards the center of the market, you’ll find the world famous fish market where they toss and catch 3 foot salmon over counters and tables.

Waterfront and Piers

seattle washington pierJust beyond the pikes place market, you’ll find a string of piers. These piers are home to tourist attractions such as boat tours and ferries. Here you’ll find the Seattle Aquarium, the Seattle Great Wheel, and the Olympic Sculpture Park.

Shopping

Downtown Seattle offers a great shopping experience for anyone in the area. You can find anything in this city. Shopping for high end clothes? Visit Totokaelo, Alhambra, or the Jackstraw. Looking for a fun experience? Visit Gameworks to play some videogames or visit the Stone Gardens to do some rock climbing. Don’t forget that Washington has also legalized marijuana. If you’re looking for premium cannabis, visit Kush 21 in Burien.