Sitting atop a 456-foot hill, Queen Anne offers some of the best views of the Space Needle, Mount Rainier, and Elliott Bay. It’s also one of the city’s main hubs for the arts—as it’s home to the Seattle Opera, Children’s Theater, and the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Spend an afternoon strolling Queen Anne’s residential neighborhoods and consider checking out some of these main attractions.
For some of the best skyline views in the city, head to this parcel of grass overlooking the entire downtown and waterfront, as seen above. Kerry Park: 211 W Highland Dr
Queen Anne’s Seattle Center encompasses the Space Needle, International Fountain, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Key Arena, Pacific Science Center, and a host of other popular Seattle attractions. If you’re looking for a one-stop shop kind of tourism experience, head to Seattle Center, and see where the day takes you. Seattle Center: 305 Harrison St; 206-684-7200
Queen Anne Dispatch
We love this little shop for its great jewelry selection, Hobo purses, sweet-scented candles and more. It’s a great place to stop if you’re looking to buy a small gift for a friend. Queen Anne Dispatch: 2212 Queen Anne Ave N. 206-286-1024
The first organic coffee house in Seattle, Caffe Fioré offers outstandingly good coffee—some of the best lattes and cappuccinos in town—and community with a modern, inviting atmosphere. Caffé Fiore: 224 W Galer St; 206-282-1441
Meredith Grey’s House
If you’re a Grey’s Anatomy superfan, you know that the majority of the popular medical drama is filmed in Los Angeles. Despite this, you’ll still find dozens of fans posing for photos each day at the corner of Comstock and 3rd streets: the Queen Anne home Meredith Grey calls her own during her time as an intern. Meredith Grey’s House: 303 W. Comstock St.
How to Cook a Wolf
This warm, wood-paneled eatery helmed by chef Ethan Stowell pays homage to MFK Fisher, and his passion for transforming simple ingredients into absolute masterpieces. The menu here centers on small plates, and changes frequently, but you can expect rustic, Italian flavors fused with local and seasonal ingredients like tomatoes, little neck clams and soft shell crab. How to Cook a Wolf: 2208 Queen Anne Ave N; 206-838-8090