Summer Fun in Seattle
Summer has flown by, but there are still a few outdoor activities we want to fit in! Here are our last minute must-do’s before the season is over…
1. Kayaking in Lake Washington
Agua Verde Café and Paddle Club is our go-to kayaking spot and a can’t-miss summer activity. We want to spend a Saturday on the water exploring and then head into the café to sip on margaritas and eat fresh tacos.
2. Hiking in Snoqualmie Pass
Snow Lake makes our list every summer for best hikes in the Seattle area. It’s a 7.2 mile round trip that’s family-friendly and ends at a stunning glacier-filled lake. If you’re brave enough, jump in for a swim to cool off.
3. Alki Beach
Alki is a Seattle summer staple. Instead of parking it on the beach, explore Alki Point Lighthouse or rent a surrey bike with friends. And for food, Marination Ma Kai is a favorite!
4. Venture to the San Juan Islands
There’s just enough time for one more weekend trip! To escape the hustle and bustle of the city, we want to hop on the ferry to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island and enjoy all that this charismatic seaport has to offer – whale watching, beachside walks and quaint cafés.
5. Bike the Burke-Gilman trail
Biking is one of our favorite ways to take in some fresh air and breathtaking Seattle views. The Burke-Gilman trail runs for 21 miles from Lake Washington to the Puget Sound. Gas Works Park is one of our favorite stops to stretch our legs and watch seaplanes land in Lake Union.
6. Day trip to Vashon Island
Only 20 minutes from downtown Seattle, Vashon Island will make you feel transported with the island’s small town charm. There are farmer’s markets and art galleries galore. Take your bike with you to explore!