Exploring: Queen Anne
Depending on the time of year you are looking at, you may be able to attend one of the many outdoor festivals held at Seattle Center including: Bumbershoot, Folklife Festival, and Bite of Seattle.
The local radio station KEXP also hold free concerts at the mural amphitheater in the summer months. Stop by and watch them broadcast from the new La Marzocco Cafe, with a viewing window directly into the DJ Booth!
Go up 605 feet into the Space Needle! If you haven’t done it, you are obligated, it is absolutely the best view of the entire city and the sound. Opt to have dinner in the restaurant if you don’t want to come down just yet. If you don’t go up at least go to Kerry Park on Highland Drive, and have a look at the needle from afar. It’s an excellent place to take in the sunset!
MoPop! (Formerly EMP) Museum of Pop Culture
Rotating exhibits at the MoPop! From music and art to sci-fi, fantasy, and the indie game revolution. This place is so cool! Even if you don’t go inside be sure to stop by and check out the architecture and walk the grounds. The building was designed by Frank O. Gehry, and the building appears to change color from different angles. MoPop museum is a non profit interested in empowering it’s visitors, and contributing to art education.
Grab a Bite!
From coffee shops to restaurants, from lower Queen Anne to the top of the hill, there are so many options for food and drink…The following is no where near a complete list, just a place to start:
Mezcaleria Oaxaca: Bustling stop for Mexican classics
Crow: New American comfort food in hip setting
Via Tribunali: Neopolitan pizzeria and bar
Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge: Hip Cajun-Creole sport with a cozy, New Orleans- influenced dining room, and & optional fixed-price menu. Pro tip: to sample more of the menu check out the happy hour specials!
How to Cook a Wolf: An Ethan Stole Restaurant, specializing in Italian Mediterranean cuisine.
This is by no means a complete list of things to do or places to eat in Queen Anne, you’re going to have to check it out for yourself! Go Explore!