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211 W Highland Dr

Price & Hours

Free

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Parks and Gardens, Free Type
Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
3.8scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 1.5Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

This small viewpoint park, which offers amazing views of Elliott Bay and the Central City (and occasionally Mount Rainier), is a favorite with photographers. Sunset is a particularly popular time to visit, when the city lights up and the Space Needle is a beacon in the night. While the park is tiny, you can see the sculpture "Changing Form" and a childrens play area at the Bayview-Kinnear Park just below the viewpoint of Kerry Park.

Recent visitors said the views are astounding and advises others to come on a clear day and be prepared for crowds.

To get to the park, walk up from Lower Queen Anne (several bus lines, including the No. 2 and the No. 13, also service the park). It is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and free to access. Visit the Seattle Parks and Recreation website for more details.

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Since 1907, this bustling market near the downtown waterfront has been the go-to place for local produce. Today, you can find almost everything, from local artwork to vinyl records. Plus, the flower market is a particular must-see, according to reviewers. Though Pike Place Market is one of the most tourist-heavy attractions in Seattle (plan to run into crowds, especially during the weekend) that's no reason to scratch it off your to-do list. Recent visitors said the abundance of vendors and lively atmosphere make it an experience you shouldn't pass up, no matter how busy it gets. 

The streets surrounding Pike Place Market are peppered with restaurants and coffee shops, and there's an information booth just west of the marketplace at First Avenue. If you want a little help navigating the massive market, guided tours and food tours are available from third-party companies. You can find a list on the market's website here.

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