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Parks & nature in Seattle

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
“This is the best park in Seattle. It has amazing views of the city and you can watch float planes land on Lake Union.”
418 locals recommend
Park
“Kerry Park at sunset- not far from the Townhouse and amazing views of the city. ”
439 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Discovery Park- just across town in Magnolia, there's a huge park with tons of family friendly walks from trees to the sea and a recently redone playground that kids love. ”
400 locals recommend
Canal Lock
“Ballard Locks are a great way to see the active boat life in the area (commercial fishing boats next to yachts!). ”
404 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful place to go for public beach access and boat viewing. Walking trails, beach combing, boat marinas, open views looking towards the Olympic mountains. Great place to go and enjoy a sunset.”
332 locals recommend
Park
“Get some picnic food and a blanket and spend the afternoon hanging out here.”
299 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“At the north end of the downtown waterfront, this sculpture park is a beautiful place to go for a walk or rent some bikes and ride through it. Good place to slow down and have a picnic.”
253 locals recommend
Beach
“Walk the beach, multiple locations to stop for food and drinks, indoor or out. See the space needle and down town from the beach. Check locally for art walks and events!”
367 locals recommend
Playground
“It's a 2.8-mile walk around the lake! Some of the best people-watching in Seattle, with restaurants and shops nearby. ”
336 locals recommend
Pool
“There's a festival or event here practically every weekend. Check www.seattlecenter.com for the calendar.”
182 locals recommend
Park
“This is a great park in West Seattle with incredible views of the Olympics on a clear day. During the summer you can enjoy the Olympic-sized pool.”
202 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“230-acre nature preserve that includes all sorts of trails and a Japanese garden”
137 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
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“Although it was only built in 2012, the Seattle Great Wheel has quickly become a fixture of the city’s skyline—plus it adds an entirely new sightseeing perspective, thanks to its location perched on the end of Pier 57. Enjoy three revolutions around in one of the air-conditioned gondolas to see the city, water, and mountains on the horizon.”
110 locals recommend
Park
“Art galleries, coffee shops and trendy bars fill Pioneer Square’s late-1800s Romanesque Revival buildings. Tourists explore subterranean streets on the guided Underground Tour, and learn about Seattle’s roots at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Office workers unwind in secluded Waterfall Garden Park or grab lunch from food trucks at Occidental Square, a plaza with bistro tables and bocce courts.”
102 locals recommend