Take in the View at Kerry Park
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Added by Lisa Zook Sorensen
Kerry Park provides panoramic views of the Seattle city skyline, Space Needle, Elliott Bay, the Olympics, and Mt. Rainier. There's no better place in Seattle to take in the city sights. It's also the perfect location to snap that iconic Seattle photo!
Located at the top of Queen Anne Hill, Kerry Park is a favorite destination for photography. On any given day you'll find tourists and locals relaxing in the park and enjoying the beautiful view.
The park is located in the Queen Anne neighborhood so there is free parking along the streets. If you're heading to the park on a clear and sunny day, or especially for sunset, parking may be tough. I suggest driving a bit further north in to the neighborhood (near 5th Ave W & W Lee St) to find parking. Plus, if you park a few blocks north of the park, you have no excuse not to grab some ice cream at the local's favorite Molly Moon's Ice Cream on Galer Street.
After snapping a few photos of the park (sunset provides beautiful colors!), consider walking to the nearby restaurants and shops of Upper Queen Anne. From the park, walk northeast until you come to the intersection of W Galer St & Queen Anne Ave N. Follow Queen Anne Avenue north to find boutique shopping and delicious food! A few local favorites:
- Walking shoes (if you plan on walking to Queen Ann's restaurants and shops)
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Iconic Seattle Skyline Views
Growing up in the Seattle area this was one of the popular spots we would take our visitors from out of state. Great place to watch the sunset and walking distance to many popular bars. My wife and I actually tied the knot here legally before our formal wedding ceremony in Mexico. Good memories here!
Must do in Seattle. Go on a clear day.
Whenever we have friends in town, we hit up Kerry Park. Great view and easy to get to within Seattle. Plus, there are solid solid restaurants and bars nearby. Make sure you go on a clear day. Much different and more impressive view when you can see Mt. Rainier in the distance.
Bring your camera!
Best spot on a nice clear night or a perfect Seattle summer day. Great place to bring out of town guests, its the most photographed view of the city so make sure to bring your camera and get your own shot. This place can be crowded especially in the summer, be patient if you want a seat on the park bench. Also be mindful of the residents, this is popular shot in a neighborhood and surrounded by houses and apartments. Bring along a coffee and enjoy the view!
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