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Where ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ filmed in the Emerald City

Our ultimate guide to the classic film’s actual Seattle locations

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If we're talking about the film that most people identify with our city, there's really only one choice, if television’s Grey’s Anatomy or Frasier don’t count: Sleepless in Seattle.

Roll your eyes if you must, but the romantic comedy starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan introduced the rest of the country to Lake Union's floating homes and, for better or worse, gave East Coasters a reason to visit us more often. It’s also a multi-occasion film, with touchpoints on Christmas, New Years Eve, and, of course, Valentine’s Day.

There are a handful of popular films that were either filmed here or at least put up a good effort pretending to have been filmed here (hi, Vancouver), including Singles, 10 Things I Hate About You, Say Anything..., The Ring, Harry and the Hendersons, Fifty Shades of Grey, and the Fabulous Baker Boys, to name a few. But Sleepless is perhaps the one that’s most embedded in the cultural canon—at least, it’s the one that people know best as taking place here. (The title helps.)

We've mapped the film’s actually-in-Seattle locations out below so you can take your own, personal Sleepless in Seattle walking tour. Though if we're being honest, you're probably going to want to make it more of a driving (or light rail!) tour if you plan on including Sea-Tac Airport.

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1. Sleepless in Seattle Floating Home

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2450 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA
(206) 284-4420
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Obviously, we have to begin here. This was arguably the most desired home in Seattle before Fifty Shades of Grey came out (now, it’s tied with the Escala). Alas, you missed your shot at this Westlake floating home. It sold a few years ago for more than $2 million.

It’s probably worth noting that the interiors shown in the film are not the actual interiors of the home, so, no, you can't get Jonah's room.

This location is approximate, but it’s just off Westlake Avenue in Lake Union. If you want to see it, the best, most respectful way to do so (people live there!) is to take one of the many lake tours that points it out.

2. Gas Works Park

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2101 N Northlake Way
Seattle, WA
(206) 684-4075
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While the characters never go to Gas Works Park, Tom Hanks steps out onto his balcony overlooking Lake Union while New Years Eve fireworks from the park light up the sky... at what would be 9 p.m. Pacific time.

3. First Avenue between Stewart and Pine

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1601 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

En route to Pike Place Market, we first catch Tom Hanks and Rob Reiner chatting about what women are looking for and how cute Tom's butt is while they stroll along First Avenue between Pine and Stewart.

4. Inn at the Market

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86 Pine St
Seattle, WA
(206) 443-3600
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After the butt conversation, Reiner checks Hanks’s rear end right in front of the Inn at the Market. If you want to experience how much things have changed since 1993, check out the cars in the background of the scene.

5. Pike Place Market

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85 Pike St
Seattle, WA
(206) 682-7453
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If you're making a romantic comedy—or any movie, for that matter—in Seattle, you're contractually obligated to have a scene here, right?

6. Athenian Inn

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1517 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA
(206) 624-7166
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Tom and Rob have their infamous tiramisu banter while downing a beer and clams at Athenian Inn in Pike Place Market—now, more directly, Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar. Those seats at the end of the bar are now the ones you're most likely to see tourists plop down at.

7. Dahlia Lounge

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2001 4th Ave
Seattle, WA
(206) 682-4142
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In the film, this was Tom Douglas's Dahlia Lounge before it moved a little further down 4th Avenue. Toi Restaurant took over the space for a while, but nowadays it’s home to Urban Yoga Spa.

8. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

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17801 International Blvd
SeaTac, WA
(206) 787-5388
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The first time Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan see each other in person it's at Gate N7 at Sea-Tac Airport. He then loses her in a massive crowd of people, which makes us wonder: How many people were on that flight?

9. Western Avenue and Broad Street

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2901 Western Ave
Seattle, WA
(206) 654-3100

While getting her bearings and trying to figure out where she's going, Meg Ryan's character deals with a map and turns from Western onto Broad, headed right past the Space Needle, which needed to show up eventually. Again, it's a movie in Seattle. It's required.

Now, that location is the upper entrance to the Olympic Sculpture Park.

10. Fremont Bridge

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Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA

While chasing the boat carrying Tom Hanks and his son, Meg Ryan's character crosses the Fremont Bridge, which makes sense until you realize that this drive is supposed to take her to Alki Beach. Oh, we'll get around to breaking that madness down soon enough. Don't worry.

11. Alki Avenue Southwest

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5800 Alki Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

Somehow, not only does Meg Ryan end up in Alki Beach after the Fremont Bridge by car, but Tom Hanks and his son end up traveling to Puget Sound from the Fremont Cut by boat just as quickly—how fast did they get through the Locks?

12. Duke's Chowder House

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2516 Alki Ave SW
Seattle, WA
(206) 937-6100
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Today, Duke's Chowder House stands where Meg Ryan hid to sneakily watch a man and his kid play catch on the beach, like a completely normal person.

1. Sleepless in Seattle Floating Home

2450 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA

Obviously, we have to begin here. This was arguably the most desired home in Seattle before Fifty Shades of Grey came out (now, it’s tied with the Escala). Alas, you missed your shot at this Westlake floating home. It sold a few years ago for more than $2 million.

It’s probably worth noting that the interiors shown in the film are not the actual interiors of the home, so, no, you can't get Jonah's room.

This location is approximate, but it’s just off Westlake Avenue in Lake Union. If you want to see it, the best, most respectful way to do so (people live there!) is to take one of the many lake tours that points it out.

2450 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA

2. Gas Works Park

2101 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA

While the characters never go to Gas Works Park, Tom Hanks steps out onto his balcony overlooking Lake Union while New Years Eve fireworks from the park light up the sky... at what would be 9 p.m. Pacific time.

2101 N Northlake Way
Seattle, WA

3. First Avenue between Stewart and Pine

1601 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

En route to Pike Place Market, we first catch Tom Hanks and Rob Reiner chatting about what women are looking for and how cute Tom's butt is while they stroll along First Avenue between Pine and Stewart.

1601 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

4. Inn at the Market

86 Pine St, Seattle, WA

After the butt conversation, Reiner checks Hanks’s rear end right in front of the Inn at the Market. If you want to experience how much things have changed since 1993, check out the cars in the background of the scene.

86 Pine St
Seattle, WA

5. Pike Place Market

85 Pike St, Seattle, WA

If you're making a romantic comedy—or any movie, for that matter—in Seattle, you're contractually obligated to have a scene here, right?

85 Pike St
Seattle, WA

6. Athenian Inn

1517 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA

Tom and Rob have their infamous tiramisu banter while downing a beer and clams at Athenian Inn in Pike Place Market—now, more directly, Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar. Those seats at the end of the bar are now the ones you're most likely to see tourists plop down at.

1517 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA

7. Dahlia Lounge

2001 4th Ave, Seattle, WA

In the film, this was Tom Douglas's Dahlia Lounge before it moved a little further down 4th Avenue. Toi Restaurant took over the space for a while, but nowadays it’s home to Urban Yoga Spa.

2001 4th Ave
Seattle, WA

8. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

17801 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA

The first time Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan see each other in person it's at Gate N7 at Sea-Tac Airport. He then loses her in a massive crowd of people, which makes us wonder: How many people were on that flight?

17801 International Blvd
SeaTac, WA

9. Western Avenue and Broad Street

2901 Western Ave, Seattle, WA

While getting her bearings and trying to figure out where she's going, Meg Ryan's character deals with a map and turns from Western onto Broad, headed right past the Space Needle, which needed to show up eventually. Again, it's a movie in Seattle. It's required.

Now, that location is the upper entrance to the Olympic Sculpture Park.

2901 Western Ave
Seattle, WA

10. Fremont Bridge

Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA

While chasing the boat carrying Tom Hanks and his son, Meg Ryan's character crosses the Fremont Bridge, which makes sense until you realize that this drive is supposed to take her to Alki Beach. Oh, we'll get around to breaking that madness down soon enough. Don't worry.

Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA

11. Alki Avenue Southwest

5800 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

Somehow, not only does Meg Ryan end up in Alki Beach after the Fremont Bridge by car, but Tom Hanks and his son end up traveling to Puget Sound from the Fremont Cut by boat just as quickly—how fast did they get through the Locks?

5800 Alki Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

12. Duke's Chowder House

2516 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA

Today, Duke's Chowder House stands where Meg Ryan hid to sneakily watch a man and his kid play catch on the beach, like a completely normal person.

2516 Alki Ave SW
Seattle, WA