Where can you get the best view in Seattle?

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Megan Hill

My favorite view in Seattle is from Kerry Park on Queen Anne hill. From the park, you can get the iconic Seattle postcard view, with the Space Needle looming large in the foreground, the Seattle skyline stacking up behind it, and, on clear days, glacier-studded Mount Rainier peeking over the stadiums. The park is packed at sunset, so be sure to get there early.

You can get a great view of the skyline from Alki Beach, which is particularly impressive as the sun rises behind downtown. Summer sunsets are incredible at Golden Gardens Park, in the Ballard neighborhood. Here, you're looking out over Puget Sound, the islands, and the spires of the Olympics.

Charyn Pfeuffer

The Space Needle is the obvious answer, but there are plenty of lesser-known gems throughout the city where one can take in a truly awesome view.

On a sunny day, there’s no place I’d rather be than on the deck at Ray’s Café with a glass of bubbles and a plate of bivalves.

The view of Seattle from the nearly 20 acre Gas Works Park is spectacular. Take a walk, pack a picnic or fly a  kite - it’s one of my favorite places to relax.

Drive across Lake Washington on the SR-520 floating bridge and witness the replacement project. Visitors can see the gargantuan floating pontoons being towed into place, and massive towers being built up from the lake floor to towering 100 feet above the surface where the new freeway will be suspended on one end.

For a truly unique perspective, rent a canoe or kayak and take to the lakes for an on-the-water view.

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