Queen Anne is a neighborhood and geographic feature in Seattle, Washington, United States, located northwest of downtown. The affluent neighborhood sits on the eponymous hill, whose maximum elevation is 456 feet (139 m), making it Seattle's highest named hill. Queen Anne covers an area of 7.3 square kilometers (2.8 sq mi), and has a population of about 28,000. It is bordered by Belltown to the south, Lake Union to the east, the Lake Washington Ship Cancal to the north and Interbay to the west.
The hill became a popular spot for the city's early economic and cultural elite to build their mansions. Its name is derived from the architectural style in which many of the early homes were built. Steep Queen Anne hill has a mix of commercial hubs and residential streets. Attraction-rich Seattle Center, in Lower Queen Anne, hosts cultural festivals. It's also home to the iconic Space Needle, with its observation deck, plus the Museum of Pop Culture and Chihuly Garden and Glass. Upper Queen Anne is known for 19th-century homes and Queen Anne Avenue’s stylish shops and cafes. Kerry Park has sweeping city views.
The Space Needle is a great place to visit if you want a beautiful view of Seattle from above as well as a nice place to dine. You may climb 520 feet to the 360-degree viewing deck to get a bird's-eye view of Elliott Bay, Mount Rainier, and Seattle. It costs roughly $25, although you may save money if you combine it with a visit to the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum. Alternatively, you might dine at SkyCity, a revolving restaurant at the top that serves brunch, lunch, and supper. They provide a range of delicious Northwest seafood meals, such as Dungeness crab legs and King Salmon.
The Pacific Science Center, which features an IMAX theater, planetarium, and butterfly house, is a great way to spend a day with the whole family. They include a dinosaur display that is popular with children, as well as a tidal pool exhibit from Puget Sound that allows for hands-on engagement. Children will get the opportunity to interact with live marine animals while learning about tides, currents, and Washington State's biologically varied and huge estuary. Finally, both the butterfly house and the planetarium are worth seeing. In a single day, you may learn about insects, wander among butterflies in their heated habitat house within the center, gaze up at the sky, and discover the universe.
Northwest FolkLife and Bumbershoot, Seattle's annual music festivals, are held here in the spring and October, respectively. The Cherry Blossom Festival and the Japanese Cultural Festival are two of the many cultural events held in Seattle Center. Inside the Center, there are a number of Seattle eateries that provide meals quickly and generally to-go, allowing you to sit outside or in their cafeteria, where singers and artists occasionally perform on their stage. They also have a fantastic International Fountain, where both children and adults enjoy running through the sprays that reach up to 120 feet from the dome. If you miss out on the summer and spring festivities, there is ice skating indoors and Winterfest.
Kerry Park, with its stunning views of Elliott Bay, downtown, and occasionally Mount Rainier, is a great place to watch the sunset in Queen Anne without feeling like a tourist. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sperry Kerry, Sr. donated the 1.26-acre park in 1927'so that anyone who pauses here may enjoy this vista,' according to the movie 10 Things I Hate About You. It also features Doris Totten Chase's artwork Changing Form.
This garden and museum dedicated to Dale Chihuly's art is a lovely spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Seattle and spend some quiet minutes surrounded by light, glass, and plants. Chihuly Garden and Glass is an oasis of art in grungy and industrial Seattle, with eight galleries and three Drawing Walls. The Glasshouse is a 40-foot glass and steel building that covers 4,500 square feet of natural light. The glasswork varies depending on the time of day. Plants and flowers surround the many sculptures in the garden, which is equally gorgeous.