Located just slightly north of the Seattle Center, and towards the south end of the Queen Anne neighborhood, this little restaurant is an all-vegetarian institution with quite a wide selection of options.
The decorations are what I can at best describe as "lavish eccentric Oriental", and leave you to look at the photos yourself to see what I mean.
The cushioned booths were a nice change from some of the other nearby places that have quite hard seating.
Favorite Dish: I found the Sweet and Sour Veggie Chicken ($9.95) to be a wonderful treat
The cinnamon herbal tea ($1.00) was also excellent.
Please note these prices are for a lunchtime visit, and dinner prices may be a bit higher.
I came to this hill top cemetery thinking that perhaps there would be some good views of Seattle and surrounding areas from here, as many hilltop cemeteries have such views of their communities. However, the fact is the location is rather flat, and thus it is only those in houses along the edge of the hill top further away from the cemetery that have the spectacular views allowed from the Queen Anne Hill.
That aside, the place is a quiet respite from some of the surrounding busy streets, which can be fairly noisy to walk beside. It is a privately owned cemetery, and dogs are not allowed here though this seems to be ignored by local residents.
There are a few older Seattle family names buried here, yet there are also a fair number of modern stones as well.
The cemetery can still be a fairly attractive place, despite the lack of the expected panoramic view of the surrounding area. The staff does a reasonably good job with the landscaping, and the trees do change colors in the fall.
How to Get Here: North on Queen Anne Avenue up the hill and then west to 6th Avenue West. Bus route #2 (one of the electric trolley buses) goes right to the main entrance at Raye & 7th. There is also an entrance at Barrett on the north end, but this gate is apparently not opened at times.
This tiny park (0.4 acres, or 1,600 sqaure meters) was once the family gaden of the Parsons family, and was donated to the city of Seattle in the 1950s. It is a popular place for weddings, and if you visit at just the right time of spring (which varies depending on if it is a cold year or warm year) the blossoms are quite spectacular. Some of the blossoms last even into September in the right year.
You will find that a number of events, particularly weddings, are held here.
There is a small shelter with a single picnic table, some open grass, and a bench or two. Other than these, it is mostly well planned flower beds.
If you happen to visit the Betty Bowen Viewpoint or Kerry Park in spring, walk several blocks west to find this little park, as it is worth the short walk to get here and also visit the Betty Bowen Viewpoint.
How to Get Here: Follow the instructions on how to get to Kerry Park (see Seattle). The park is located at the intersection of 7th Avenue West and Highland Drive, so just walk a few blocks west on Highland Drive from the Kerry Park view point.
Going northwest from the Betty Bowen Viewpoint will put you on what has become a fairly popular sidewalk among local residents. This is because on a clear day it provides an absolutely spectacular view west to the Olympic Mountains.
Any time the view is blocked to the west, however, there isn't too much to see from here, just as is the case at the Betty Bowen Viewpoint.
The location is a very easy walk only a few blocks from the very popular Kerry Park which provides great views looking south into downtown Seattle. Follow the directions to get to Kerry Park, then go west on West Highland Drive to 7th Avenue West. The road heading northwest at an angle is 8th Place West, and is the one you want to take.
Take a look at photos 3 and 4 and 5, and I think you will agree that this little road is worthy of mention as an attraction to the neighborhood.
The location is very close to Kerry Park, but is one of the places that doesn't tend to be found by most tourists.