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Parks and nature in Seattle

Top nature recommendations from locals

Monument / Landmark
“Since its construction for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Space Needle has become both an internationally recognized icon and Seattle’s most popular attraction. Distance - 3.8 miles”
  • 491 locals recommend
Park
“Downtown, old factory, Lake Union, float planes, boats, kites above hills. A fascinating city park!”
  • 424 locals recommend
Park
“It’s the ideal place to get the quintessential view of the city, featuring the Space Needle, Elliott Bay, downtown skyscrapers, and (on clear days) Mount Rainier.”
  • 444 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“My No. 1 favorite Seattle park! Well, you will need to hike. Prepare a half day for this adventure. Park your car in the south lot, walk along the bluff and enjoy some of the best views in Seattle. Then get into the woods to feel a true PNW forest. Turn to Discovery Blvd to reach the beach if you don't want walk 4+ miles, or (recommended to who wants to walk!) continue the loop trail to the North Beach and get to the light house from north! And, finally, the Lighthouse, sit at the West Point and ”
  • 404 locals recommend
Canal Lock
“Watch boats lifted through the locks and salmon migrate up the fish ladder.”
  • 408 locals recommend
Beach
“The best sandy beach in Seattle. A festive park with views and activities everywhere. Trains passing by right along the water! Another place for an unforgettable sunset. ”
  • 335 locals recommend
Playground
“Walk/Run the entire lake for 2.84 miles with all kinds of people, dogs and sight seeings. The ambient is amazing. Lots of shops nearby, easy access to University of Washington.”
  • 339 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“A incredibly beautiful city park along the sound located at the end of downtown waterfront. Grab a hot mocha from Uptown Espresso!”
  • 255 locals recommend
Beach
“One of Seattle's most popular attractions! On a sunny weekend afternoon, it turns into Ocean Drive of Miami Beach! Puget Sound, sandy beach, Olympic mountains, restaurants, people seeing, it has it all. Don't get confused, this part of West Seattle is surround by water on three sides. Alki Beach is on the northwest side of the triangle. You really want to walk the entire shore (paved trail) to reach the other two ends.”
  • 370 locals recommend
Park
“Hidden in a fascinating neighborhood, this is my No. 2 park in Seattle! Climb the historic water tower, have a rest under the big trees. Do you know that Bruce Lee's grave is right beside? Check out Louisa Boren Lookout across the street. The nearby Broadway and 15th have a lot of cool shops and restaurants, you will spend a good half day here.”
  • 300 locals recommend
Pool
“The most recognizable landmark in the NW. At Seattle Center you’ll find the Space Needle, Chuhily glass gardens, the Pacific Science Museum, soon to be renovated home of the WNBA Seattle Storm and NHL Seattle. ”
  • 183 locals recommend
Park
“An awesome local park along the sound. Bluffs, trails, stone beach and driftwood. A great place to have a run or a picnic.”
  • 203 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“This breathtaking arboretum is a feast for the eyes and nourishment for the soul. The gravel trails make for a lovely walk, run, or ride. Tours, classes, and boating are all available.”
  • 138 locals recommend
Park
“This trendy and historic downtown neighborhood is home to art galleries, restaurants, bars, tours, and more!”
  • 103 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“One of Seattle's most iconic landmarks/activities! Take a ride on the Great Wheel for unbeatable views of the Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, the Space Needle, and the whole city of Seattle.”
  • 112 locals recommend
Preschool
“-Trails for running and hiking. -Cross the bridge over the railroad tracks to the beach. -Small but fun playground. ”
  • 127 locals recommend