The 1993 romantic comedy “Sleepless in Seattle,” starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, was filmed, as you might guess, in Seattle, Washington, with additional filming in New York City, New York, Baltimore, Maryland and Chicago, Illinois. Annie, played by Meg Ryan, visits her family at this house. The home is mostly obscured from the street by trees and hedges, but if you walk up closer, you can get a clear view.
LOCATION: 1235 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Sam, played by Tom Hanks, lives at this house, which sits on Lake Union in Seattle. The path which leads to the home is unfortunately gated off and marked as private. You can in fact see the home from the gate, but the views are limited. Here are some aerial views.
LOCATION: 2448 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
This door is seen many times throughout the film, including when Annie eventually visits the residence.
These distinct mailboxes seen in the film really do exist at the location. The area is out near the parking lot and accessible to the public. Sam’s house is just to the right of here.
Sam walks with his friend Jay, played by Rob Reiner, as he discusses setting Sam up on a blind date. They start our near 1st Ave and Stewart St.
LOCATION: 86 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101 (facing 1st Ave, near Stewart St)
They continue walking along 1st Ave and turn down Pine St, when Sam asks Jay to evaluate his butt.
LOCATION: Pine St / 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
They continue towards the famous Pike Place Market. Sam and Jay have drinks here, where Jay brings Sam up to speed on the modern dating scene. These scenes were filmed at The Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar, which is located within Pike Place Market. The two characters sit at the corner of the bar on the right. There are small red plaques on the bar in front of each seat where the characters sat. It’s always nice when places acknowledge their film history in this way, so we highly recommend visiting.
LOCATION: 1517 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
The sign outside appears in a later scene, as Sam is out on a date with Victoria and introduces her to his son, Jonah. This sign is just outside of the above location.
Jonah’s friend Jessica, played by Gaby Hoffmann, lives at this home. It is seen briefly as Jessica mails a letter to Annie.
LOCATION: 1816 4th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
After Annie arrives in Seattle, she is seen turning at this intersection, with the Space Needle visible in the distance.
LOCATION: Western Ave / Broad St, Seattle, WA 98121
The film’s famous ending takes place at the observation deck atop the iconic Empire State Building in New York City.
LOCATION: 20 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001