Kerry park was on my short list of things I must do in Seattle.
I really wanted to see what the “Post card” view of Seattle looked like in person.
We drove up the hill to Queen Anne, the neighborhood where Kerry Park resides, and drove right to Kerry Park.
We got lucky and got a great parking spot right away.
Then We walked over to the Park.
There was a decent amount of people there.
A lot of them just sitting around and chilling.
Some people were looking at the view.
Some people were ….. just hanging around like they do in parks.
The view of Seattle
Honestly, I was a little disappointed at the view.
I thought it would be way better.
It felt really far away.
And I thought there would be more.
But I had zoom lens and it helped me get some more detailed shots.
Like the one below.
Pretty amazing how well I was able to zoom in, cause the Space Needle is really far away in the distance.
Kerry Park itself (what’s the park like?)
Well you don’t visit Kerry Park to see the park.
I mean, maybe the locals do?
It’s really just a rectangle space of green, with the paved area to check out the view.
And then there is this sculpture thing in the middle.
I have no idea what it is.
I’m sure if I took the time to read it I would find out.
But ain’t nobody got time for that.
However, I did use it as a tool to frame the Space Needle.
Here are some photos of the people at Kerry park, being all touristy and stuff.
I like this one. The man looks just kinda awkward though. But who am I to talk, I’m the one taking pictures of people taking pictures.
My favorite photo of Kerry Park
And my favorite photo that I took of Kerry Park was NOT the view of Seattle.
It’s this one below.
She struggled to get a good photo of her dog.
But I think she made it.
Good for her.
The photo above was taken with my iPhone 7 yea yea!
The view directly behind Kerry Park is cool.
It’s this amazingly expensive looking building.
The vibe at Kerry Park
Seattle’s Kerry Park isn’t a park you’d want to go to chill out at.
At least I wouldn’t.
It’s a great place to people watch if that’s your thing.
I really only see tourists coming here.
There’s really nothing going on here except the view of Seattle.
You’re going to be surprised to hear me say this, but here goes.
There are a lot of people taking selfies at Kerry Park.
It was a really really hot day in Seattle.
I don’t know how some people are able to sit in the sun for so long.
But as you can see, people do come here to hang out.
There were multiple dogs here too.
I didn’t pet any.
The people with the lawn chairs bring it to a different level though!
And that’s my Kerry Park experience!
Would I recommend visiting Kerry Park?
absolutely I still do!
Even though it didn’t wow me and I was more excited about going to see it than actually seeing it, I feel like it’s one of those things you need to check off your Seattle bucket list.
I mean, if a big majority of Seattle’s post cards are taken from this viewpoint, you gotta go check it out amiright?
Especially since it’s free and not that far from downtown Seattle.
We stayed about 30-40 minutes.
Mostly just taking photos and taking in the vibe.
It was relaxed and parky. That’s about it.
Lots of tourists though!
I think the only thing I would have loved to do was to visit Kerry Park for the sunset. I love sunsets and that would be an epic view I bet.
Kerry Park location
Kerry Park is located on 3rd Ave and Highland drive. Like the photo says below.
I got the street sign in with the Space Needle Yay!
Have you been to Kerry Park?
What was your experience like at Kerry Park?
Let me know in the comment section below.
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