Seattle has the best everything; the best food, the best people, the best architecture. But we need people to showcase it. So here, I want people to see the real Seattle and to share it with the world

Victor Steinbrueck Park

A 5 minute walk from the popular Pike Place Market, Victor Steinbrueck Park offers extended views of the Seattle Waterfront, Seattle Wheel and the Highway. However, be prepared for a high number of homeless people

The most tourist filled area of Seattle is Pike Place and the waterfront. Victor Steinbrueck is a short walk from either of them, and is much quieter as well
The most tourist filled area of Seattle is Pike Place and the waterfront. Victor Steinbrueck is a short walk from either of them, and is much quieter as well
The Seattle Wheel is always a bonus view, and a fun, affordable attraction for anyone in Seattle
The Seattle Wheel is always a bonus view, and a fun, affordable attraction for anyone in Seattle

Kerry Park

Kerry Park is one of the famed views of the Space Needle, the classic architectural wonder in Seattle. A great night photo and my favorite photo in Seattle

This view of Seattle lets you get everything you can in it, with an abundance of light and darkness to work with
This view of Seattle lets you get everything you can in it, with an abundance of light and darkness to work with

Jose Rizal Bridge

The best view of the tallest building in Seattle, Columbia Tower, comes right here from Jose Rizal Bridge. Easily accessible and with views of the Skyline, you can't turn this one down

I haven't been up in a while, but Columbia Center also has a good view
I haven't been up in a while, but Columbia Center also has a good view
Century Link Field creates an arch of green, this city's favorite color, amidst flashing lights
Century Link Field creates an arch of green, this city's favorite color, amidst flashing lights

Smith Tower

Although I have lived in Seattle for over 7 years, only a few months ago did I visit Smith Tower. With amazing views of everything around you and the once tallest building in the world with a cafe at the top and the age old tradition of a bellhop in each elevator, it's hard to miss

One of the four sides of the tower faces the water, where you can see the port of Seattle and the Puget Sound
One of the four sides of the tower faces the water, where you can see the port of Seattle and the Puget Sound
Another side of the tower looms above the Industrial District of this beautiful city, with the Eastside in the distance
Another side of the tower looms above the Industrial District of this beautiful city, with the Eastside in the distance

Gasworks Park

Gasworks Park is further north than all the rest of the destinations, bordering Lake Union instead of the sound. It is a perfect stop. Grab lunch at Ivars Fish and Chips and bring it to the hill overlooking the broken down factory

At the site of the former Seattle Gas Light Company, the parts of this public park that are open are great jungle gyms for kids
At the site of the former Seattle Gas Light Company, the parts of this public park that are open are great jungle gyms for kids
Lake Union is constantly filled to the brim with houses, boats and house boats
Lake Union is constantly filled to the brim with houses, boats and house boats

Myrtle Edwards Park

My personal favorite spot for sunsets has as many options as you would like, from buildings that reflect the orange sun, an ocean that compliments it or seats to sit in and simply enjoy it

The breeze from the ocean creates a cooling feeling during the summer months, but is not so nice during winter
The breeze from the ocean creates a cooling feeling during the summer months, but is not so nice during winter
I recommend using a tripod since everything around here is constantly moving
I recommend using a tripod since everything around here is constantly moving

Pier 66

Pier 66, on the waterfront next to the Wheel and the aquarium, is a great photo spot for those interested in viewing the city at night. Beware, though. A 10:00 closing time is strictly enforced

Anthony's Bar and Restaurant below us creates a good photo and a good meal!
Anthony's Bar and Restaurant below us creates a good photo and a good meal!