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Low Tide Walk

Puget Sound is home to some truly fascinating water-dwellers, and they’re not as hard to see as you might think. If you don’t mind getting your feet wet in some truly cold water, that is.  Read More 
Olympic Sculpture Park

Olympic Sculpture Park

Wedged right between the Belltown neighborhood in downtown Seattle and Elliott Bay is the Olympic Sculpture Park, a perfect way to enjoy a beautiful day taking in the awesome natural scenery of Puget Sound and the surrounding mountains, along with some stunning public art works. Best of all, the park is free!  Read More 
Burke-Gilman Trail

Burke-Gilman Trail

Seattle has many outstanding trails for walkers, runners, bicyclists, skaters and commuters. One of the most popular and scenic trails in the city is the Burke-Gilman Trail, an 18-mile trail that run from Shilshole Bay on Puget Sound, east through Seattle, and then north along the shores of Lake Washington to Bothell.  Read More 
Stand-up Paddle Board

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

What better way to appreciate Seattle than getting out on the water? Stand-Up Paddling is the latest craze to hit the city. It’s the perfect way to sight-see, get a good core workout, and experience some peace and tranquility – and it’s a lot of fun to try with a couple of your friends.  Read More 
Orca Whale

Whale Watching Tour

Whale watching is cool for precisely two reasons: You can see Orcas in their natural habitat, learn about their migration patterns and eating habits, and watch them do their fancy dances in and out of the water. Even on the nicest day, you’re in for some chilly breezes.  Read More 
Washington Park Arboretum

Washington Park Arboretum

Smack dab in the middle of Seattle is the Washington Park Arboretum, a 230 acre botanical reserve managed by the University of Washington and the City of Seattle. The horticulturalists among us will say that an arboretum is living outdoor museum for the “cultivation, care and study of plants.” We just think it is a …  Read More 
Seattle Japanese Garden - Washington Park Arboretum

Japanese Garden in Washington Park

Located within the Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle’s Japanese Garden feels just like you have set foot in Japan. The formal garden was designed by world-renowned Japanese garden designer Juki Iida in 1960, and the city of Tokyo donated the teahouse which is in the middle of the garden.  Read More 
Jingle Bell Run

Jingle Bell Run/Walk

Get up and get moving this holiday season with the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk on December 12th. The course takes you on a tour of downtown Seattle and features several 5K run/walk options as well as a 1K race for kids!  Don your holiday colors, reindeer antlers, bells or Santa hats, and help raise money …  Read More 
Audobon bird count

Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count

Looking for a new holiday tradition?  Join thousands of people across the country in The Audubon Society’s 111th Annual Christmas Bird Count.   Although usually on the last Saturday in December, this year the Seattle area Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will be held on January 1, 2011.  Audubon bird experts will lead teams of volunteers …  Read More 
Seattle Cycling Tours

Seattle Cycling Tours

There is a lot to explore in Seattle, and rather than see it from the back of a bus or cab, how about exploring on a bicycle? Seattle Cycling Tours offers daily tours of historic Seattle, exploring places like Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, the Waterfront and Seattle Center. All you need to do is …  Read More