So Queen Anne has over 100 staircases and many of them are the oldest in our city. You can weave your way through all of Queen Anne discovering different layers, streets, houses, gardens, fruit trees and people. I am not a homeowner and to be truthful have no interest in being one. I do appreciate how wonderful the homes are in Upper Queen Anne and the work/money put into their landscaping. You could spend the entire day going around this part of town. While you are running around Upper Queen Anne tackling staircase after staircase, your legs will get the best fucking workout they have had since Susanne Summers thigh-master. This is a cheap/frugal but healthy way to enjoy Seattle.
Parson's Garden is just down the road and is my wife's favorite. If you want to escape the craziness of Kerry Park take a short walk down and enter a hidden garden. We go there sometimes to read or picnic. There are usually no tourists and it is pretty well secluded. Sometimes locals in the know rent it out for weddings. Directly across the corner is another decently well known park but often missed by tourists. It is called Marshall Park and offers unbelievable sunset views of the Olympic Mountain range. Below are some pictures, in order is Marshall Park, Kerry Park and then Parson Gardens.