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Seattle: Seeing the City

February 17, 2018

Seattle: Seeing the City

I love the Seattle skyline. It’s iconic. When you see the tall buildings tucked together with the space needle standing proud in between them, you KNOW it’s Seattle. Skylines are always something I seek out when traveling, especially if there’s something distinct (like the Space Needle) that makes it notable.

In Seattle, there are two really cool places to check out the skyline.
Kerry Park is probably the most well known spot to get an awesome view. It’s not all that far from the wharf and other tourist-y areas, but the advantage is that it’s tucked into a hillside, so you’re at the height needed to get a good view.

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We went at night, which was really pretty, but next time I’m in Seattle I’d like to go back during the day. I imagine it’s a pretty different view. (P.S., if you’re a grays anatomy fan, Meredith Gray’s house is just a minute or two away.)

The other place that I’d check out for an awesome view is the Jose P Rizal bridge. Sadly you can’t see the Space Needle behind some of the skyscrapers. It’s kind of a bummer, but you still get a really awesome skyline view. Plus it’s super easy to take a photo with you and the skyline together.

It’s a little off the beaten path from the main tourist area, so keep that in mind if you want to check it out. You’ll definitely need a rental car or an uber to get to this area. It shows a different side of Seattle, which is nice. It’s more quiet, more relaxed, and there’s a really adorable park nearby if you want to take a walk or take a break for a while.

Kerry Park is located at 211 W Highland Dr, Seattle, WA 98119. If you type this: “Dr Jose P Rizal Bridge, Seattle, WA 98144” into your phone, you’ll get directions to the bridge.


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