Top 9 Places to Smooch Your Valentine in Seattle
We love Seattle, and we love love. So we rounded up 9 of our favorite romantic spots in and around Seattle for you and your valentine!
1. KERRY PARK
Kerry Park is a small, yet iconic park located on the west side of Queen Anne. With sweeping views of downtown and the Space Needle, cute park benches, and stunning views of Mt. Rainier (when it’s clear), Kerry Park has everything you need for a romantic moment. The views from Kerry Park are especially enchanting at night thanks to the city lights and those from the ferries on the bay.
2. THE SPACE NEEDLE
Rising more than 600 feet above Seattle, the quintessential Seattle Space Needle offers 360-degree views of the city. Remodeled in 2018, the Space Needle now boasts an open air observation deck as well as The Loupe, the world's first revolving glass floor. Take in the twinkling lights of downtown as you enjoy a drink in the Atmos Wine Bar.
A Seattle landmark of fine-dining since the 1950s, Canlis has long been revered in Seattle not only for the award-winning food but also for offering a unique and intimate dining experience. Windows line the east side of the restaurant, offering stunning views of Lake Union and the Cascades. As you might expect, Canlis is quite popular for Valentine's Day and reservations fill up quickly.
(VIA CANLIS WEBSITE)
4. GOLDEN GARDENS
Golden Gardens is a public park in Ballard with beaches, hiking, and picnic areas offering views of Puget Sound and the Olympic mountains. Bring a picnic and watch the boats in the sound or, if you're there in the evening, take advantage of the opportunity to cuddle up with your special someone and enjoy a cozy bonfire on the beach.
5. SNOQUALMIE FALLS
Located just a short drive from Seattle, Snoqualmie Falls is one of the more popular scenic attractions in western Washington. The waterfall is 268 feet high and you can take in the amazing view from the observation deck. There are also hiking trails and picnic areas. The Salish Lodge & Spa boasts a fantastic location overlooking the falls. There, you can enjoy dinner with your love at their award-winning restaurant, which offers additional views of the falls. Turn the trip into a romantic getaway by staying in the resort and treating yourselves to their luxury spa services.
6. SEATTLE GREAT WHEEL
The Seattle Great Wheel has a height of 175 feet and has been an integral part of the Seattle skyline for almost 5 years. Cuddle up with your valentine as you take in views of Seattle’s skyline, the mountains, and Elliott Bay. Its prominent location on Pier 57 means that you'll also be close to a wide variety of restaurants, shops, and other waterfront attractions.
7. THE PINK DOOR
With a prime location in Pike Place Market, awesome views of the water, and an intimate and romantic ambiance, The Pink Door is a wonderful restaurant choice for Valentine's Day. The produce-driven menu features Italian-American cuisine. Nightly entertainment, including musicians, aerialists, tarot readers, and more, is another of the restaurant's distinguishing hallmarks.
(VIA THE PINK DOOR WEBSITE)
8. THE BAINBRIDGE FERRY
Take your loved out on the water with a 35-minute ferry trip across Elliott Bay to Bainbridge Island. The ferry offers some of the best views of the Seattle skyline, both inside and outside on the upper decks. Bring along favorite treats and drinks, and enjoy the scenic and romantic experience.
9. ALKI BEACH
Located in West Seattle, Alki Beach offers picture-perfect views of downtown Seattle. Take some time to stroll along the beach with your special someone and listen to the waves. Afterward, hit up one of the many restaurants along the beach for a delicious meal complemented by the lovely views.
Originally published on 2/14/17