Ah yes, Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air, everyone is posting about their SO on social media, and all you want is to be alone. We don’t blame you but that being said, it can be pretty hard to find spaces for solitude in the middle of a city. So here are 10 of the best places to be alone in Seattle this Valentine’s Day

Waterfall Garden Park


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Waterfall Garden Park is hidden in the middle of Seattle’s Pioneer Square. Strangely enough, the hidden and often overlooked park celebrates the creation of UPS. If you end up here alone (which you likely will) you might just be able to get a moment of peace and quiet or at the very least let the 22-foot man-made waterfall drown out the sound of you crying.

Where: 219 2nd Ave S
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 8 am-3:45 pm



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What’s a better place to be on Valentine’s Day than a restaurant that describes itself as “almost classy.” Trust us, Lowell’s is perfectly classy and has by far one of the best views for dining in Seattle. Give them a visit early in the morning for a relatively people-free experience while you enjoy your breakfast and watch Elliot Bay.

Where: 1519 Pike Pl
Hours: Daily 8 am-4:30 pm

Seattle Public Library


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It doesn’t get much better than the quiet stillness of the library. Seattle’s Central Library happens to be quite large with plenty of space to find a corner to yourself. Grab a book off the shelf, or simply stare out the window and contemplate your existence.

Where: 1000 Fourth Ave
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday 10 am-6 pm, Wednesday & Thursday 10 am-8 pm, Sunday 12 pm-6 pm

Ride the ferry

Sure you’ll never truly be alone on the ferry but you can have a solo Titanic level moment on the top deck. Hopefully minus the ship sinking part. But that being said there’s really nothing more PNW than feeling the wind whip your clothes around while gazing out on the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands.

Discovery Park


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This park is the ultimate go-to spot for Seattleites. That being said, if you go in the middle of the day it could be packed with loved-up couples. So we’d opt for an early morning trip because those same couples will probably all come to watch the sunset. You have beaches, trails, forests, and even sand dunes to explore solo.

Where: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd

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Take yourself on a drive

Want to ensure you’re truly all alone? Other than getting stuck in traffic with thousands of other people your car is probably the best place, So if you have a car, hop in it and treat yourself to a drive out of town. Whether you’re simply driving to drive, going to visit a smaller town in Washington, or hiking, we have a few ideas for you.

Where: Check out our picks above.

Head to the bookstore

Hear us out, yes the bookstore will likely have people in it but bookstores are relatively quiet. Not only that, but once you’re dialed in, you can find a book, buy it and enjoy some grade A escapism in the world of a book. Take it home, to a park, anywhere you think you’ll enjoy it.

Where: Check out some of our favorites above.

Wander through Kubota Garden


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If you’re a fan of the Seattle Japanese Garden then you should head a bit further south to check out Kubota Garden. It’s free to visit and massive meaning there’s plenty of room for you to wander without having to be visually confronted with couples. Who knows it might just become one of your new go-to walking spots.

Where: 9817 55th Ave S

Try beachcombing


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If you head to the beach just to go for views you’ll probably find a few other people. So if you focus yourself on an activity like beachcombing you may have better luck convincing yourself that you’re getting true solitude. Not only that but you’ll probably get to take home some pretty rocks and shells.

Where: Check out our picks above

Sit in Lake View Cemetary


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Forget all of your preconceptions about people who sit in graveyards. Because they’re “creepy” very few people spend time in them except of course for family members of the deceased. Lake View happens to be the final resting place of a few pretty famous people like Bruce and Brandon Lee and Seattle’s founding families.

Where: 1554 15th Ave E

Don’t let the couples get you down. Enjoy your solo time, we all need it sometimes.