Photo: Lempel Ziv
Photo: Seth Sawyers

Queen Anne

Charming Victorians line hilly streets with some of the city’s most iconic views, while arts and culture bloom at Seattle Center, the site of the 1962 World’s Fair.

EAT

Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge Courtesy Toulouse Petit

Warm up with a sampling of the “velvet foam” at the original location of Seattle mainstay Uptown Espresso, then nibble on twice-baked almond croissants from French-inspired Le Rêve. For hearty afternoon fare, Mezcaleria Oaxaca elevates Mexican classics like tacos al pastor and tamales into restaurant critic–
worthy dishes. GoldinBlack serves up authentic Korean noodles and bibimbap, while The Masonry’s wood-fired pizzas are washed down with any of 14 beers on tap. At Molly Moon’s, scoop up seasonal treats like Arnold Palmer or year-round flavors such as Scout mint (fittingly sourced from local Girl Scout cookie sales and bolstered with Washington-grown mint).

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SHOP

Three Birds Home and Gifts Photo: Amber Zbitnoff Photography

Opened by a former opera singer, Three Birds Home and Gifts hits the right note with a selection of local art, jewelry, and whimsical home accents. Set in a century-old Queen Anne house, Stuhlbergs is a neighborhood fixture beloved for its selection of children’s stuffies, books, and other plushy finds. Gamers delight in the try-before-you-buy philosophy of Blue Highway Games, where board games of every kind are free to play. Acting as a “neighborhood concierge” since 1987, Queen Anne Dispatch can wrap and mail out all of your finds—with any luck, including something inspired from the shop itself.

PLAY

The Sun glass sculpture at Chihuly Garden and Glass Photo: Stuart Mullenberg

Seattle Center is packed with big-ticket cultural highlights—the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), Chihuly Garden and Glass, and the Seattle Children’s Museum, just to name a few—two dozen restaurants, and outdoor gardens and artwork. You’ll also find the iconic Space Needle, where a $100 million renovation in 2018 added upgrades like floor-to-ceiling windows and a revolving glass floor to the landmark’s wow factor. More views await at Kerry Park, where a broad hillside provides a panoramic photo op of the entire city skyline.

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WHERE TO GO & HOW TO GET THERE

Blue Highway Games 2203 Queen Anne Ave N; bluehighwaygames.com
*Chihuly Garden and Glass 305 Harrison St; chihulygardenandglass.com
GoldinBlack 621 Queen Anne Ave N • Kerry Park 211 W Highland Dr; seattle.gov/parks
Le Rêve 1805 Queen Anne Ave N, Ste 100; lerevebakery.com
The Masonry 20 Roy St; themasonryseattle.com
Mezcaleria Oaxaca 2123 Queen Anne Ave N; mezcaleriaoaxaca.com
Molly Moon’s 321 W Galer St; mollymoon.com

*Museum of Popular Culture (MoPOP) 325 5th Ave N; mopop.org
Queen Anne Dispatch 2212 Queen Anne Ave N; queenannedispatch.com
*Seattle Center 305 Harrison St; seattlecenter.com
*Seattle Children’s Museum 305 Harrison St; thechildrensmuseum.org
*Space Needle 400 Broad St; spaceneedle.com
Stuhlbergs 1801 Queen Anne Ave N; stuhlbergs.com
Three Birds Home and Gifts 2107 Queen Anne Ave N; threebirdshome.com
Uptown Espresso 525 Queen Anne Ave N; velvetfoam.com

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