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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 
Madison Beach

Madison Beach

Sure, building sand castles can be fun, but you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who actually enjoys the residue that lingers after a day at the beach. That’s why we’d like to suggest Madison Beach, where there’s nary a grain of sand to be seen. Grass is what you’ll find here–cool, supple, stays-where-it-lays grass. This …  Read More 
Kerry Park Viewpoint - Seattle

Kerry Park Viewpoint

Seattle is a hilly city, surrounded by water and mountains, so there are many viewpoints to get a great view of the Seattle skyline. Perhaps none are more photographed than the view from Kerry Park on Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill. The park offers a perfect view of downtown Seattle on the left and Elliott Bay on the …  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 
Lake Union Park

Lake Union Park

Seattle’s latest cool thing to do is Lake Union Park, a brand-new park that just opened today on the southern shore of Lake Union. The gem of a park just north of downtown, provides a relaxing place to enjoy the lake right in the middle of the city. The new park includes a model boat …  Read More 
Matthews Beach Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge at Matthews Beach: Seattle Things to Do #145

Your extensive knowledge of mathematics has probably alerted you that 2011 is a prime number, and you’re searching for something extra-special to do to start the new year. Why not make a splash in 2011 by heading down to Matthews Beach for the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge?  Read More 
Seward Park Owl Prowl

Seward Park Owl Prowl

Who, Who loves owls? If you do – plan to join up at one of Seward Park’s monthly owl walks. The event starts with a quick lesson, some (children’s) book readings and games, and then play “spot the mouse claw” in a pellet dissection. Then the real fun begins: a nocturnal 2-mile prowl into the …  Read More 
Hat-n-Boots

Hat ‘n’ Boots

Seattle’s eclectic Georgetown neighborhood is home to one of its most unique roadside attractions, the Hat ‘n’ Boots. Built in 1954 as part of a Western-themed gas station, these giant cowboy boots and hat have become icons of the neighborhood.  Read More