Seattle Locals' Best Places to Catch a Sunset

From the beaches, to the mountains, to city skylines and fiery sunsets, Seattle, Washington has some of the most incredible views in the Pacific Northwest. If you’re planning a visit to Seattle, be sure to check out our Local Expert’s recommendations for the best places to catch a sunset! 

1. Alki Beach
Is there anything more beautiful than a summer sunset on the beach? Alki Beach Park, a long beach strip that runs from Alki Point to Duwamish Head on Elliott Bay, makes for the perfect place to sit around the bonfire with friends and watch the day come to an end.

2. Golden Gardens Beach
Another beach, another bonfire! With extraordinary views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, Golden Gardens Beach is the perfect place to catch a sunset while strolling along the beach.

3. Discovery Park
Operated by Seattle Parks and Recreation, Discovery Park is the largest city park in Seattle with 534 acres of natural area. Providing quiet and tranquility away from the stress and bustle of the big city, Discovery Park makes for the perfect place to kick back, relax and catch the sun going down.

4. Olympic Sculpture Park
Part of the Seattle Art Museum, the Olympic Sculpture Park is open 365 days a year, free to the public. This award-winning outdoor space provides visitors a welcoming space to explore art and the natural beauty of Seattle.

5. Jose Rizal Bridge (12th Avenue Bridge), Beacon Hill

The Jose Rizal Bridge near Beacon Hill is a favorite among photographers. Can you blame them? It’s the perfect place to capture the Seattle skyline, mountains, and sunset all in one. You can’t go wrong ending your day with city views at sunset.

 Sigma Sreedharan via  KING5 News

Sigma Sreedharan via KING5 News

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