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The Skyview Observatory

When you’re looking for a fantastic view of Seattle and the surrounding Puget Sound area, most people direct you to the infamous Space Needle. But, did you know there’s another place in the city where you can take in stunning, 360-degree views, as well?  Read More 
Sunset Park

Sunset Hill Park

The last few mornings I’ve been up and out early enough to see the sun rising, and I have to say it’s been pretty cool and gorgeous. It reminds me how fortunate I am to live in such a beautiful place.  Read More 
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Volunteer Park Viewpoint

The other night we were finishing up our weekend with a picnic at Volunteer Park in Capitol Hill. This is not our usual ‘hood – we live in the Phinney Ridge area, so getting out to new places is always a welcome change.  Read More 
carkeek park

Carkeek Park

How is it, that we’re at Seattle Thing to Do #969 and have never talked about the majesty of Carkeek Park? This beautiful park, located between Crown Hill and Broadview, has everything to delight the whole family! Large play structure, complete with giant salmon slide? Check. Huge grassy area for frolicking? Check. Beach access? Check.  Read More 
Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park

Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park

Seattle is starting to show the slightest hint of spring. And with that comes our desire to get outside! Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park is one of the highlights of King County’s park system. Perfect for East-siders looking to reconnect with nature – this park is located just minutes from Bellevue, Newcastle, and Issaquah.  But don’t get …  Read More 
Alki Kayak Tours Seattle

Alki Kayak Tours

Alki Beach has undoubtedly one of the best views of Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline in all of Seattle. Now imagine touring this from the front seat of a kayak! That’s where Alki Kayak Tours comes in. They specialize in guided sea kayak tours exploring the natural and human history of Puget Sound.  Read More 
Smith Tower

Valentine’s Day at Smith Tower

Pioneer Square’s Smith Tower is one of those places that could easily be overlooked, but really shouldn’t be ignored. Just one year shy of its 100-year birthday, Smith Tower was one of the world’s first skyscrapers outside of New York City.  Read More 
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Dine at the Top of the Columbia Tower

Offering spectacular views of the city, the Columbia Tower Club is a members-only club, leaving most of us only wishing we could catch the view from the top. On Saturday, November 10th however, the Club is opening it’s doors for the 2012 Clubcorp Charity Classic – an evening to raise money for several non-profit organizations. …  Read More 
Ursula Judkins Viewpoint

Ursula Judkins Viewpoint

Perched just beyond the Magnolia bridge, the Ursula Judkins Viewpoint is a small park that offers big views of downtown Seattle, the Cascades, shipping and yachts.  Read More