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Seattle’s Best Filming Locations

Grey’s Anatomy. 10 Things I Hate About You. Frasier. With its unique blend of natural beauty, restless metropolitan energy, and undeniable personality, it’s no wonder that Seattle is the setting of countless movies and TV shows. Being proud Seattleites ourselves, we love taking advantage of this amazing city throughout our video production process. Check out this list for our top five favorite filming locations in Seattle.

 

1. Occidental Square

Located just south of downtown, Occidental Square serves as a scenic and inviting urban backdrop to any film. Stroll along the storefronts beneath towering vine maples or grab a seat at a picnic table; though situated in the heart of Seattle, this versatile location could be any modern city, from the big apple to the big easy.
 
 
 
 
 
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2. Gasworks Park

It’s one of Seattle’s most iconic locations, and we’d be remiss to leave it off the list. As the site of the US’ last remaining coal gasification plant, Gasworks Park boasts an aesthetic perfect for shooting anything with a steampunk or old-timey flare. The park also has direct views of the Space Needle, Lake Union, and downtown, making it one of the most picturesque parks in the city.

 
 
 
 
 
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3. Suzzallo Library

While you might get some stares, filming in Suzzallo Library at the University of Washington is a must if you’re looking for Hogwarts-esque footage. With its high vaulted ceilings and chain-hung chandeliers, Suzzallo has all the makings of a positively medieval setting for your next production. If you decide to film here, be sure to fill out the UW’s filming request form, which you can access here
 
 
 
 
 
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4. Chihuly Garden and Glass

Built in 2012 at the base of the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass boasts ten complete exhibits, all filled with the otherworldly glass sculptures of PNW artist Dale Chihuly. Most suited for filming is the glass garden, where colorful structures rise and bend among the natural vegetation like flora from the imagination of Dr. Seuss.
 
 
 
 
 
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5. Golden Gardens Park and Beach

Last but not least on our list is Golden Gardens Park, for its extensive shoreline and breathtaking summer sunsets. On any July day, you’ll find the boardwalk packed with people headed for the snack shack or a game of beach volleyball, making this the perfect place to capture that quintessential beach vibe.
 
 
 
 
 
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