Outdoors
in Seattle, WA

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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Freeway Park
Freeway Park

700 Seneca St
Seattle, WA 98101   Directions

(206) 684-4075

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Freeway Park lives up to its moniker–streets border all sides of this urban park. Conveniently located downtown and easily accessible by shoppers, downtown office workers, hotel visitors and others, Freeway Park offers a relaxing outdoor space filled with a well-groomed landscape, pathways, a play area for children and a decorative fountain.

Green Lake Park
Green Lake Park

7201 E Green Lake Dr
Seattle, WA 98103   Directions

(206) 684-4075

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Explore the over 300 acres of Green Lake Park, an expanse of water and nature in the middle of a crowded urban neighborhood. Pack a basket for a picnic, bring your swimsuit to go swimming or boating in the freshwater lake, or hike, bike and skate along the 2.8-mile path that stretches along the water.

Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park

8011 Fauntleroy Way
Seattle, WA 98136   Directions

(206) 684-4075

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Whether you are looking to spend some time at the beach or for a place to play sports, Lincoln Park is the perfect destination. This 135-acre park offers a huge variety of outdoor amenities to Seattle residents and visitors. The beach area is great for swimming or boating, or you can swim in the heated pool. Check out the many sports facilities as well as the multiple pathways and wooded areas.

Seattle Chinese Garden
Seattle Chinese Garden

6000 16th Ave
Seattle, WA 98106   Directions

(206) 934-5219

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Immerse yourself in the Sichuan-style Seattle Chinese Garden. Learn about the richness and beauty of the Chinese culture through the horticulture, architecture and combination of the four elements in dynamic harmony. The Seattle Chinese Garden features a combination of traditional garden favorites and exotic imports.

Viretta Park
Viretta Park

151 Lake Washington Blvd
Seattle, WA 98127   Directions

(206) 684-4075

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As you walk along the boulevard, leave some time for a quick stop at Viretta Park. This grassy little park is perfect for a short nature walk outdoors or a place to stop and catch your breath in the middle of a busy day. If you are in the area come mid-August, check the blackberry bushes for a yummy treat.

Washington Park Arboretum
Washington Park Arboretum

2300 Arboretum Dr E
Seattle, WA 98112   Directions

(206) 543-8800

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The Washington Park Arboretum, also known as the University of Washington Botanic Gardens, offers a nationally renowned living plant collection with over 10,000 specimens. Take a walk through the many distinct gardens, such as the Winter Garden, Japanese Garden, the Shoreline and much more.

Woodland Park Rose Garden
Woodland Park Rose Garden

750 N 50th St
Seattle, WA 98103   Directions

(206) 233-7272

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Take in some of the most breathtaking sights and smells as you walk outdoors through the Woodland Park Rose Garden. The Rose Garden showcases its extensive collection of roses, hybrids, tree roses, miniatures, climbers and All-America test varieties alongside its wonderful architecture in a way that brings together natural beauty and human designs in harmony.

Woodland Park Zoo
Woodland Park Zoo

5500 Phinney Ave
Seattle, WA 98103   Directions

(206) 548-2500

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Let your wild side run free at the Woodland Park Zoo. See over 1,000 animals, representing 300 species, in large, immersive exhibits and attractions. Walk along the Northern Trail, travel through the Tropical Rain Forest, traverse the African Savanna, learn interactively at the Zoomazium and much, much more.