It’s true when they say that Seattle summers are worth the wait. From watching the Blue Angels soar during Seafair to hiking the nearby evergreen trails, the season has something to offer for everyone! With August in full swing, we asked our team to share their favorite activities- Pacific Northwest style.
Joanie: For a fun summer date night: Take the Bainbridge Island ferry from Seattle and walk to one of the wonderful restaurants in lovely Bainbridge. Then catch the sun setting on the city on the way back. There’s nothing like an evening ferry ride on a warm Seattle evening.
Some favorite restaurants: Harbour Public House, Streamliner Diner, Restaurant Marche and Hitchcock.
Natalia: At the start of this summer I bought an inflatable stand-up paddleboard and have taken the family paddling around on the various lakes and waterways around Seattle. It’s been a lot of fun to jump in the car and in just a few minutes be out on Lake Union or Green Lake. While we try to take at least one holiday out-of-town, we also enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest during the summer. We try to get outside as much as we can whether it’s riding bikes, walking dogs, picnicking at Gas Works or Golden Gardens, or finding festivals and farmers markets that we can stroll through. Summer in the PNW is the best.
Hannah: I love summers in Seattle for so many reasons! Having late nights around a campfire outside with friends and finding a good book to read in the sun are two of my favorite activities.
Eric: One of my favorite summer weekend activities is to go on a long bike ride with Joanie. We carefully plan our route, make sure our bikes and other gear are working smoothly, get up early…and then go out to brunch instead.
Natalie: For me, I love to grow lots of tomatoes to make sauce and gazpacho at harvest time. I also love to camp with my kiddos and get out on our boat to simply enjoy being on the water.
Chloe: One of my favorite Seattle summer activities is grabbing a picnic dinner and heading to Gas Works park! All of the boats in Lake Union are beautiful when the sun is going down, and it’s a great place to enjoy and relax with friends.
Amelia: I love taking advantage of all the fun seasonal activities Seattle has throughout the summer! To name a few, outdoor movies at Marymoor Park, Bumbershoot Music Festival, and trying bites to eat at the Seattle Street Food Festival are always highlights of my summer.
Thanks for being so good to us, Seattle!