The waterfront location, high-rise architecture and impressive snowcapped peak of Mount Rainier make Seattle an exceptionally photogenic city. So take your camera and head to Kerry Park for great views of the city and surrounding area.
On a clear evening as sunset approaches, amateurs line up with professional photographers to capture the city and the gleaming Space Needle against the changing sky. Don’t rush away as the sunset fades, for as darkness descends the city continues to offer excellent photographic opportunities. Boats and ferries — some lit from bow to stern — are a delight to watch as they track their way around the islands of Puget Sound, and the city lights put on a glittering show of their own. The sight of Mount Rainier in the distance is truly spectacular on those occasions when Seattle's notoriously cloudy skies are clear.
Kerry Park itself is a charming spot. Dog walkers and parents pushing strollers pass through this small green space of just over an acre (4,000 square meters). Amenities in the park are simple, including a playground, park benches and a modern sculpture, called Changing Form. However, most people visit the park simply to enjoy the panoramic views it offers. Drop a coin or two into one the telescopes lined up along the railings and check out some of the sites close up.
Kerry Park is located about a 15-minute drive from downtown Seattle on Queen Anne Hill. This is a quiet neighborhood of gracious older homes, and a nice spot for an afternoon stroll. Parking can be tough to find, but it’s easy to take a bus or cab from downtown.
Center of activity Set in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood, this hotel is 2 blocks from Seattle Center and 1.3 miles from Pike Place Market and downtown Seattle. Terminal 91 Cruise Facility is 1.5 miles from the hotel.
Located in Queen Anne, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, and Museum of Pop Culture. Space Needle and Nordstrom are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Occupying a handsomely restored 1918 building, this boutique hotel is nestled among restaurants, theaters, and shops in the vibrant Queen Anne neighborhood, 2 blocks from the Seattle Center.
Located in Queen Anne, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Kerry Park and Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Space Needle and Seattle Center are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Queen Anne, this historic vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Kerry Park and Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Space Needle and Seattle Center are also within 1 mi (2 km).
This hotel is within 5 blocks of Seattle Center, the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, Key Arena, and Experience Music Project.
Located in Queen Anne, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kerry Park, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, and Seattle Center. Space Needle and Museum of Pop Culture are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Queen Anne, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Key Arena and Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Space Needle and Seattle Center are also within 1 mi (2 km).