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Best parks in Seattle

Park
“Downtown, old factory, Lake Union, float planes, boats, kites above hills. A fascinating city park!”
  • 424 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
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
  • 4 Experiences
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
  • 19 Experiences
Canal Lock
“Watch boats lifted through the locks and salmon migrate up the fish ladder.”
  • 408 locals recommend
  • 7 Experiences
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
  • 3 Experiences
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
  • 6 Experiences
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
  • 4 Experiences
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
  • 4 Experiences
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
  • 5 Experiences
Preschool
“-Trails for running and hiking. -Cross the bridge over the railroad tracks to the beach. -Small but fun playground. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Garden
“Located in the Arboretum about a 8 min drive from home. Beautiful Landscape, and cultural experience.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Park
“This is the hub of Capitol Hill. People are hanging out in this park all evening, especially in summer and the people watching is great. ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Garden
“This formerly private Japanese garden has been preserved as a park. It is especially beautiful in the spring when the trees are blooming.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Park
“Stroll down Westlake or ride the SLUT (streetcar) to the Mercer St. Great coffee wherever you turn. Walk to the center for wooden boat and hop on a free self guided tour of one of the oldest steam ships, the Virginia. Pop in the History Museum for Seattle stats or lounge at Daniel's Broiler for steak and drinks. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
  • 6 Experiences