At Pack Up + Go, we know how important it can be to get awesome vacation photos. To help you make every shot count, we decided to round up some of the most “Insta-worthy” locations in the top travel destinations in the United States!

Written By: Emily Fitzgerald

Our next highlight in the Picture This series is Seattle, WA!

Seattle may be largely known for gray skies + a certain coffee company, but there are tons of things to do and places to explore in the urban paradise surrounded by natural beauty! Whether you’re interested in must-see tourist destinations or off-the-beaten-path public art, check out our list below for the best places to grab photos for your vacay album!

Must-See Locations

The Space Needle

Whether you’re using the needle as a backdrop in your photo, or taking in the sky-high views of the city in your pictures, you’re sure to get a great shot at this classic Seattle location!

400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109

Kerry Park

Strike a pose in this park for a photo that includes the Seattle skyline and — if it happens to be a day with clear skies — a view of Mt. Rainier in the background!

211 W Highland Dr, Seattle, WA 98119

You have to see the Space Needle in Seattle or what’s the “point” of your trip?

You have to see the Space Needle in Seattle or what’s the “point” of your trip?

Pike Place Market

Come for the quintessential Seattle picture + stay for literally everything else! Pike Place Market has everything from food stalls to classic Seattle coffee brews to shops for the perfect souvenir.

1531 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Say cheese (and then go buy some inside)!

Say cheese (and then go buy some inside)!

Seattle Great Wheel

Hopefully you aren’t afraid of heights so you can get an awesome photo here, surrounded by the city! If you’re visiting after dark on a weekend or near a major holiday, keep your eyes peeled for a special light show.

1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101

Public Art Spaces

Chihuly Garden + Glass

The hardest part of taking a good photo in this garden is choosing which background you want! The Chihuly Garden includes eight galleries, a greenhouse filled with sculptures + plants, and a lush outdoor garden.

305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109

Fremont Troll

The Fremont Troll is a work of public art that you have to see to believe! This larger-than-life sculpture is hiding out under the Aurora Bridge. Happy hunting!

N 36th St, Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

We’re not “trolling;” this sculpture is larger than life!

We’re not “trolling;” this sculpture is larger than life!

Counterbalance Park

We don’t want to give away too much so you can fully enjoy the surprise, but we will say: this park may look ordinary during the day, but it really shines at night!

700 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Your selfies at Hello Robin will look pretty “sweet”!

Your selfies at Hello Robin will look pretty “sweet”!

Trendy Eateries

Hello Robin

If you have a hard time choosing between cookies + ice cream for dessert, stop by Hello Robin where you no longer have to choose. All of their cookies can be made into an ice cream sandwich and all of their sandwiches make for a pretty sweet pic!

522 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

Heartwood Provisions

This restaurant is bright, airy, and has a delicious menu; what more could you want? How about a menu that features recommended drinks to pair perfectly with entrees so you can spend less time worrying what to order + more time taking the perfect photo (and enjoying your meal of course)!

1103 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Rachel’s Ginger Beer

At Rachel’s the aesthetic of the store is only rivaled by the flavors of her ginger beers! Take a seat at the barstools + snap a pic in the modern and artsy storefront with a tall glass of colorful ginger beer in hand.

1530 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101

Your caption can be “Wish you were beer!”

Your caption can be “Wish you were beer!”


Though they specialize in craft cocktails, don’t let that deter you from ordering some of their delicious Southern-style food as well. If the weather is good, grab a seat near their garage-door wall for a casual photo!

410 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102

Stoup Brewing

This taproom has wall murals + garage doors that open to an outdoor beer garden, so whether you’re looking for an artsy picture or a more rustic vibe for your feed, you’ll get the shot at Stoup Brewing!

1108 NW 52nd St, Seattle, WA 98107

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What do you think of our list? Have you been to Seattle + think we left something out? Let us know in the comments!

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