4 Instagrammable spots to visit around Seattle in the fall
The weather is getting colder, but there are plenty of outdoor spaces where you can enjoy Seattle in the fall — and still be socially distanced. While you’re there, catch a few pics for your Instagram feed as well. Do it for the ‘gram!
10917 Elliott Road
Snohomish, WA 98296
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
There’s a giant 12-acre corn maze to navigate, hayrides, a country store, and, of course, a pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkin. (All tickets need to be purchased online this year and masks are required on the farm unless you can maintain a distance of 6 feet from others not in your party.)
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (last tickets sold 45 minutes before closing)
Located next to the Space Needle at the Seattle Center, the Chihuly Garden and Glass is often at the top of the list of “must sees” for out-of-town visitors. But it’s a spectacular visit for locals as well with its indoor and outdoor exhibits of Northwest artist Dale Chihuly’s glass sculptures. There is an indoor Glasshouse with views of the Space Needle above, as well as a lush garden that showcases various Chihuly installations surrounding the Glasshouse. The Chihuly Garden and Glass has limited capacity during the pandemic and has enhanced cleaning protocols in place. The gallery only accepts credit or debit cards; no cash accepted.
211 W. Highland Drive
Seattle, WA 98119
6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
There are no large signs to follow to get here, but this small public park on the south slope of Queen Anne Hill is the place to take in the very best views of downtown Seattle, Elliott Bay, and on a clear day, even Mt. Rainier. There’s no parking lot for this park, so you’ll need to find street parking in the neighborhood.
9817 55th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118
Sunrise to sundown/Parking lot closes at 8 p.m.
In the middle of the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle, you’ll find 20 acres of beautifully designed Japanese gardens with maples and other trees showing off their vibrant fall foliage. A visit to the Kubota Garden is free, but guests must wear masks at all times and there is a limit of no more than 5 people to a group.