The Seattle area loves
mixing nature and city life together. When the weather heats up (That one month
each year!) it’s pivotal to make the most of it and immerse yourself in the fun
that only the Pacific Northwest can provide. Try these summer bound activities
to make this season memorable:
Rent A Paddle Boat
Kayaks are a good work
out, but paddle boats are the lazy lake ride we’re all after in the heat of the
sun. Green Lake has paddle boats available for several months out of the year,
and so do several lakes in surrounding areas. Bring a makeshift picnic for an
after-exercise treat in the shade!
See the Chihuly Garden at Night
The summer days are
long in Washington. Right when the sun sets, however, is when the Chihuly
Garden and Glass lights up for a magical night time wonderland. This iconic
artist’s work is worth enjoying during the day or night. Chihuly Garden and
Glass is open until 9:30pm on the weekends to see the best of both worlds!
Take the Water Taxi
Seattle is known for the
giant whale-like ferries that cross the sound on a daily basis. Right next to
the main ferry terminal is the Seattle Water Taxi that takes you from downtown
Seattle to Alki Beach, which is part of West Seattle. On Alki you get a
stunning view of the city and can learn about the history of Luna Park, an
early 1900s amusement park that was like the west coast Coney Island!
Summer Concerts and
People in the Pacific
northwest cherish the warm days. Every single weekend you’ll find an outdoor
movie (usually playing the classics) or a summer open air concert. Even if the
concert is indoors, you’ll find venues opening their giant windows to let the
summer breeze float in.
Check out the Sculpture
This month is perfect
for wandering through the giant rusted waves of the Olympic Sculpture Park.
There’s a nice mix of ultra-modern art and an old growth tree trunk exhibit to
keep everyone entertained along with sweeping views of the city and sound.
There are plenty of
other excursions that are perfect for late summer meandering. Get creative and
go outdoor exploring before the rain returns. Happy end of summer!