Get Outside, Seattle!
Staycations can be just as fun as out of town getaways, and Seattle features an abundance of opportunities to get outside and stretch your legs and explore. Here are a few of our favorite gems in Seattle to check out. Just grab a Gig, and go.
Discovery Park Loop Trail
Take some time to unwind on this 2.8 mile long National Recreation Trail. You’ll be treated to extensive views, bird watching opportunities, forest, and open meadows. It can be utilized year-round and is open Tuesday through Sunday most weeks.
Lincoln Park trails
You’ll find Lincoln Park on the western edge of West Seattle. This family-friendly park features a wading pool, playground, ball fields, and 5 miles of trails. The loop hike offers amazing views of Puget Sound, and Trails 1 and 2 offer views of cargo ships, ferries, forests, and beaches. And don’t miss the heated, saltwater Colman Pool - a Seattle landmark!
The Stone Living Room
Built as an homage to an old corner bookstore, this comfy-looking concrete sofa set lives in Ballard Corners Park, on the southeast end of Loyal Heights. The park itself includes a walking path and an abstract jungle-gym.
Green Lake Park
Check out the serene, looped walking trail around Green Lake. The entire loop is a flat circle just under three miles long. You’ll see hundreds of species of trees, plants, birds, and waterfowl. Perfect for runners and walkers, but heads up - skating and rollerblading are restricted due to COVID-19. walkers. The area also features athletic fields, as well as boating, picnics, and swimming opportunities.
Just south of Central District is an urban oasis. Home to picturesque bridges, woodland staircases, and a trail that leads to nearby Leschi Park, it is a perfect opportunity for a hike, trail run, or natural woods drive. South Frink Place winds through the park and opens onto Lake Washington Boulevard. Frink Park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2019.