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Kerry Park, Seattle

4.7
#1 of 35 in Parks in Seattle
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Head to Kerry Park for views of Seattle, complete with the Space Needle in the foreground of the city skyline. Watch ferries traversing Elliott Bay, see the twinkling city lights, or, on a clear day, spot Mt. Rainier in the distance. This panoramic scene is worth the uphill walk to the park, but the park itself is small and, therefore, typically only used as a place for taking postcard perfect photos and simply enjoying the view. Use our Seattle vacation generator to add Kerry Park and other attractions to your Seattle vacation plans.
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  • A hidden gem for photographing the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center and the skyline of Seattle (with the two stadiums in the background) and Mount Rainier looming over the cityscape!!!!!!!!  more »
  • I went in the daytime in 2015 with a relative, was going to go back when I visited Seattle again in 2016 but didn't have time because I wanted to get some great nighttime shots. Highly recommend, don'...  more »
  • We walked there, and the hill is rather steep, which may be difficult for people with certain health conditions. However, once you get there, the view is very pretty.  more »
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  • This place is one of my favorite places in Seattle. It gives an unobstructed view of the downtown skyline, with Space Needle prominently in the foreground. It looks beautiful, whether it's day or night. Lots of people are usually there till late at night. Its the best place to see the new years eve fireworks. There are a lot of photography workshops held here as well for aspiring photographers. Overall, a clean well maintained and awesome place to hang out with friends/family.
  • This park has one of the best views of Seattle, so it is a must see, BUT is often "wall-to-wall" tourists and people who've had their tripods there for half the day taking the same picture as everyone else over and over again. Somehow still frantic. If you are looking for a more local, calmer vibe to go with your sweeping views I recommend Discovery park or just up the street at Marshall Park/Betty Bowen Viewpoint.
  • Probably one of the best places to get a panoramic of the city. Beautiful view. Parking is not great but I'm not sure how many people stay very long here anyway. Worth a go if you're in the area.
  • Nice little place. Great view of the skyline. A few obstructions due to the trees and cranes. This is a small area and I visited this place on a weekday (Friday later afternoon). I believe that this is a popular place and it does get crowded on weekends. Parking your car could be tough here on weekends. On weekday it should be fairly easy.
  • Love this place. I frequent here often when I come to visit Seattle. I usually come here late night to early morning and it's still crowded. Parking can be filled. It's street parking in residential area. Probably the only day it's not crowded is on St. Patrick's Day.

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