‘Jeopardy!’ Legend Ken Jennings Shares His ‘Hot Seattle Take’ About the ‘Best View in the City’

by John Jamison

Given all of his hilarious activity on social media, one could easily make the mistake of thinking that “Jeopardy!” icon Ken Jennings spends all of his time drafting tweets. Alas, not only does he get outside, but he also loves spending time with his family in their native Seattle.

The “Jeopardy!” star posted a picture on Twitter recently that is sure to be met with some resistance. His hot take asserts that the best Seattle view is, in fact, not the iconic city skyline with Mt. Rainier in the backdrop.

“Hot Seattle take: upper Fremont looking west is low-key the best view in the city. Ship canal, Discovery Park, Ballard, Olympics, Puget Sound. 5/5 stars,” Jennings wrote.

It’s undoubtedly a great view. But as a person who gets to look at Seattle all the time, the “Jeopardy!” legend may have different priorities than someone like a tourist who is only there for a day or two. One thing that everyone seems to agree on, however, is that Seattle has no shortage of amazing views.

The ‘Jeopardy!’ Star’s Twitter Followers Offer Their Own Seattle Views

The tweet was a “Hot Seattle take” by Ken Jennings’ own admission, so he was surely prepared for some heated replies. For the most part, however, his followers took it pretty well. It is a pretty subjective thing, after all. And as many fans as the “Jeopardy!” star has, only so many of them can be intimately familiar with various Seattle viewpoints.

“Ken… there are so many amazing views. It’s the most beautiful city in the summer,” one wrote.

“Can confirm. Made that area a part of my daily walks during lockdown. Those views and podcasts got me through March-May 2020,” someone surprisingly agreed.

“There is not enough water in that picture for that to be the best view in Seattle,” a less agreeable Twitter user replied.

“You are wrong. The view from the lookout point at Jefferson Park reigns supreme,” another replied, finally offering a specific alternative of their own.

The consensus seems to be that while, yes, it’s a great view, Ken’s selection doesn’t necessarily highlight all of the features that Seattle has to offer. We’re not pretending to be experts on the geography of the Pacific Northwest. But some of the native Seattleites made mention of things like Mt. Rainier, expansive views of the Puget Sound, etc.

Not trying to take anything away from Ken’s opinion, either. That view is his favorite. And we support his right to keep the hot takes coming.