Kerry Park
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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About
Get a postcard view of downtown Seattle and Elliott Bay against the backdrop of snow-capped Mount Rainier from this beautiful terraced park. You'll also get spectacular views of the Space Needle, a 605-foot-tall observation tower. Take pictures and lounge or have a picnic on the lawn. The best time to visit is during sunrise, or at night to admire the buildings and ferries at the bay glow with lights. Though located in the quiet Queen Anne neighborhood, Kerry Park is less than a mile away from Seattle Center, where you can visit other landmarks like the Museum of Pop Culture. – Tripadvisor
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  • Kdawg282
    Doylestown, Pennsylvania1,589 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great city view!
    This was our second time visiting Seattle and we stopped by here again. It offers fantastic views of the city from above for absolutely free! I get it, traveling to the top of the space needle seems cool, but you can get a very similar view up here for nothing! Consider this before doing the space needle! Must stop in Seattle!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Otraveler
    United States116 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful view of everything Seattle
    It was cloudy when we went up the Space Needle, so we stopped at Kerry Park hoping for a better view since the sky had cleared. It was perfect. Rainier floated there like a Bob Ross painting with the city below, the water to the right and the Space Needle to the left. There is not much else to the park besides the view, and parking is at a premium, especially if a tour bus takes up a lot of spaces.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Heidi-ready-2-travel
    Crystal Lake, Illinois2,474 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful View
    So glad that we did the drive and found this little park, with a stunning view. There are a few sculptures and benches. The Meredith Grey's house from Grey's Anatomy is close by, but I didn't realize that and missed it.🤦🏼‍♀️ I would come back to this location again - I would like to see both a day view and night view next time.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 August 2023
  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best Seattle view and for free
    There are several Seattle panorama viewing spots all around the city: from the Space Needle, from Bainbridge ferry, tallest Columbia Center,...and this one. And, this one at Kerry park is the only free one. Moreover, parking around is also free so do come and enjoy.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 May 2024
  • Heather
    Las Vegas, Nevada1,222 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views!
    Small park with on-street parking. I went on a Monday at 4:30pm in June and the sun was far enough west that it allowed for great afternoon pictures. There was also available parking then as well.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 June 2024
  • TennisStar602
    New Jersey704 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If a person wants to find the best views of Seattle, this place is probably the perfect location.
    This park was smaller and a person could descend some stairs into a neighborhood where there was a playground. I parked for free on the nearby streets, and this park was free. I got great views of Seattle‘s Downtown skyscrapers and of the nearby waterways. Mount Rainier was even cooperative enough to be within my photograph (it was not a cloud). I spent about five (5) minutes here, and it was crowded.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 June 2024
  • Derek Voyage
    Seattle, Washington4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best place in Seattle skyline
    Totally free to visit this park. This place is amazing to see the Seattle skyline, at night, it was even more beautiful when the city lit up. The Mount Rainier was unfortunately veiled by heavy clouds. Very easy to drive there, free to park along road. There is also a playground underneath, so it's perfect for family as well
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 June 2024
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Rajj976
San Jose, California231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
This was the smallest park I had ever seen, but I doubt there are better views than from this location. If you go early morning, you have the place all to yourself except for a few neighbors walking their dogs. Go at sunset and you’ll be jockeying for position with everyone else who also thought it would be a good idea to visit at that time. Kerry Park is a must for first-time visitors!
Written 17 August 2021
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StefJax
Tampa, FL2,334 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
This park - set in the Queen Anne- Neighborhood - is a great spot for views of the Seattle skyline. Walk around the neighborhood and head over to the park before sunset. You won’t be alone but if you get there early enough you can get a seat on the ledge and watch the sunset.
Written 12 March 2020
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lotsagoldens
Surprise, AZ921 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This overlook is in a gorgeous neighborhood of older homes. We went on a lovely night, and there were a couple hundred people there, many with "serious" cameras. Watching the sunset reflected on the buildings of downtown Seattle is amazing.
Written 18 June 2023
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TheWaterCloset
Glasgow, UK190 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Coming from a couple who have some great Parks and outdoor attraction on our doorstep, we wouldn't really call Kerry Park the greatest of 'parks'. It is, however, a fantastic viewpoint for the Seattle skyline and is always filled with friendly folk. There is a small playpark, trail and grass area however its on a steep hill so we would recommend driving to the top for the viewpoint.
Written 23 January 2020
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Tia G
Fort Wayne, IN299 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Our city bus tour stopped here for about 15 minutes to take in the view and allow us to take photos. This is the postcard perfect city skyline spot.

While other people were also taking their selfies we were able to quickly get a prime spot without any randoms in the background.

The area was overall clean and well maintained.
Written 2 July 2023
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Otraveler
United States116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
It was cloudy when we went up the Space Needle, so we stopped at Kerry Park hoping for a better view since the sky had cleared. It was perfect. Rainier floated there like a Bob Ross painting with the city below, the water to the right and the Space Needle to the left. There is not much else to the park besides the view, and parking is at a premium, especially if a tour bus takes up a lot of spaces.
Written 9 August 2023
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Brian S.
Ocala, FL74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
As advertised, Kerry Park was a super spot for a photo of the skyline. It's worth the trip and it's in a really cool neighborhood Queen Anne. It's the kind of thing, though, that you go, take a few pictures, and leave after five minutes. I will say, after I did it, I felt like I did Seattle.
Written 18 April 2020
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Roary
Vancouver, Canada3,713 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
This is nice quick stop. There's plenty of parking (at least when I visited), and you only need to spend a few minutes here to get a good view of the city and take a few photos. Best of all - it's free. A very nice way to start your visit to Seattle.
Written 20 April 2022
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craig1086
Atlanta, GA1,846 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Nice, small park with views of the Seattle skyline. Go earlier in the day, because it will get crowded & parking is scarce. Parking is street parking but you might have to circle the block. Traffic was crazy trying to get in this area during sunset time.
Written 13 February 2022
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mrpesce
Doylestown, PA566 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Another must do in Seattle. This is the place you see on TV whenever they show a picture of the city of Seattle. The street is very narrow and parking is at a premium but take the time to go up and see it. (Some advice if you are driving a manual transmission, get a new clutch when you are done.)
Written 24 September 2021
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