Seattle in July is all about summer evenings spent with friends at breweries and barbeques. For Independence Day, here are some star-spangled activities worth exploring to maximize your summer fun.
The Ultimate Picnic
The days are long in the Pacific Northwest during this time of year. Bring a picnic fit for a king and snack the night away to the sunset--and eventually--fireworks. Cherries, pineapple, and blueberries in a row can be your red, white and blue touch.
Ride the Day Away
Those green rent-a-bikes are there for a reason! Consider coasting down a couple of famous Seattle hills or around Greenlake (or even across the I-90 bridge!) for some stunning natural beauty escapes before dusk.
Head to the Beach
Though Golden Gardens in Ballard and Alki in West Seattle are going to be packed (being the only two sand beaches in the area), there are several other places to set up camp: Madison Park, Matthews Beach, and the Kirkland waterfront, to name a few.
Enjoy the Boat Life
Did you know that if you’re in Seattle you’re only two degrees separated from someone with a boat? Find that friend and see if they’re planning anything fun for the fourth (fireworks look spectacular over water). If not, you may have to rent a kayak for some watery fun, as the ferries may not be running on this federal holiday.
Look around your street! In Seattle and Eastside neighborhoods, there will likely be some neighborhood block parties to attend. Nothing directly in your view? Certainly, a friendly neighbor two blocks over will invite you in, as long as you bring some beer or dessert.
Do you have an empty wall space begging for a projector? There are fairly inexpensive ones you can buy online, or you can check if there are any outdoor movies playing patriotic themed-movies in your area. Bring your own popcorn!
Find the best spot for fireworks by doing some research in neighborhood groups online. Some might say it’s Gasworks Park that has the best view, but others would argue getting out of the city to see them is the perfect spot without all the city lights.
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