Let’s Go Outside: Seattle’s Best Outdoor Spaces to Enjoy Spring

Seattle’s Washington Park Aboretum is home to hundreds of species of native plants, miles of walking paths, a Japanese Garden, Azaela Way and canoeing among the lily pads on Lake Washington.  This unique space is one of Seattle’s secret treasures and is just a short drive from downtown Seattle for an easy escape into nature.

Just a short walk from the Inn at the Market, the Olympic Sculpture Park is a unique way to explore art in an urban landscape.  With sweeping views along the Elliot Bay Trail and Myrtle Edwards Park, the sculpture park is a great place to take in the sites, take fun photos or enjoy special events hosted by Seattle Art Museum.

The cherry blossoms at University of Washington are a site to be seen and a photo to be captured!  These magnificent blooms are a tell-tale sign of Spring in Seattle.  Enjoy a beautiful stroll around campus followed by a visit to the Burke Museum and an afternoon coffee at Café Allegro, Seattle’s oldest espresso bar.

Located in Seattle’s lively Capitol Hill neighborhood, Volunteer Park is easily accessible via the light rail and a short walk from downtown Seattle.  Home to walking paths, a city overlook and the magnificent Volunteer Park Conservatory, this is truly an urban oasis.  A Seattle favorite, the Volunteer Park Café is a perfect bookend to your visit.

Located on Lake Union, Seattle’s Gas Works Park is not like anything you have seen.  This industrial playground offers some of the most unique Seattle skyline views while you play or picnic.  Adjacent to the Burke Gilman Trail, watch the boats sail by the many houseboats that adorn Lake Union.