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Hamilton Viewpoint Park

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Address: 1272 Palm Avenue, Seattle, WA

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Best place to see seattle

Great place to relax and see Seattle. Enjoyed coming here with my daughter and just sitting on a park bench, unwinding and taking pictures.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
mwm68
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Kent, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My sister and I went here in the evening as an alternative to Alki Point because we thought parking would be hard to come by. The viewpoint is excellent, but as someone else also mentioned, it seems to be "the place" for pot smokers with their noisy, unpleasant music blasting. I feel sorry for the residents, big houses and beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to relax and see Seattle. Enjoyed coming here with my daughter and just sitting on a park bench, unwinding and taking pictures.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My delight over the view at this hilltop park began to get choked out by smoke (including pot), and the peace of overlooking the water drowned out by booming car music and foul language, while visiting for the first time on a summer evening. Maybe it's more serene during the day? I'd recommend it to see and photograph the Seattle... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

If you need a nice landscape view of Seattle downtown from west Seattle but don't want spend hours finding a parking space at Alki beach, Hamilton's view point park is a good alternative park for Alki. Pro: Much less crowded than Alki. You can find a parking space here easily and enjoy the great Seattle downtown view. The park is... More 

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a city by a lake, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

We were exploring West Seattle and wanted to go somewhere to get a view of the city. I thought of the usual waterfront view but he was thinking of another view he recalled hearing about. He searched and found this park. It wasn't very busy even though it was a day off for most, so parking was plentiful. There was... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Been to Seattle a number of times but never seen it from this side of the bay and the views were great although day was overcast. Get to see all the sights from one vantage point well worth a look if your on this side of the bay.

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Crossville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I attended my niece's wedding which was held at the park. Looking from the parking lot across Elliot Bay was wonderful. It would be worth the trip to West Seattle to see downtown Seattle from this vista.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

Drove down from vancouver here for a car meet. There is a beautiful view, friendly park squirrel, and nice landscaping.

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Sedro Woolley, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Decided to take the $4.50 King County Water Taxi from the ferry terminal over to West Seattle and hike up a small hill to Hamilton Viewpoint Park. Got some great views of the Seattle skyline... and then walked back before the next water taxi across Elliott Bay and mass transit back to my hotel.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2008

If you want to take the best photo of the city, then go Hamilton Viewpoint park in West Seattle. Its absolutely the best place to see the city. The park is about 1 acre and has lots of parking for free. See photos.

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