Woodland Park Zoo 5500 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98103 (206) 548-2500 www.zoo.org
email@example.comWoodland Park Zoo is an award-winning zoo and a must to visit. Only minutes from busy downtown, the zoo lets you step into an African savanna, an Asian elephant habitat and a tropical rain forest. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the green lawns of Woodland Park, which surrounds the zoo. You also won’t want to miss the nearby Rose Garden.
Argosy Cruises Seattle Harbor Tour
1101 Alaskan Way Pier 55, Suite 201 Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 622-8687
These vessels cruise Lake Union, Elliott Bay, Lake Washington and Greater Puget Sound. The Royal Argosy Fine Dining Cruises take individual and corporate passengers around Elliott Bay while serving gourmet meals. The Locks Cruise goes from salt to fresh water through the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Many tours offer mountain views. Call or check the Web site for current tour schedules, fares and departure points.
Pike Place Market 85 Pike St., Room 500 Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 682-7453
One of Seattle’s most famous landmarks, Pike Place Market is the oldest continuously working public market in the country. Shop for fresh vegetables and fruits here or stop by Pike Place Fish to see fish fly. The market has numerous shops, including a health food and herb store, craft stores and flower stands. Don’t forget to pick up fresh-baked pastries for dessert and stop at one of the restaurants for lunch.
Space Needle 400 Broad St.
Seattle, WA 98109 (206) 905-2100
Built for the 1962 World Expo, Space Needle distinctive structure, rising 600-plus feet above Seattle Center, has since become Seattle’s most famous landmark. Take in the 360-degree view of mountains, Elliott Bay and Seattle neighborhoods. Stock up on Seattle souvenirs at the ground level gift shop, Space Base. Dine at the SkyCity rotating restaurant, where every seat has a view. Then continue upward to the observation deck at the spectacular height of the Needle to experience the Sky Q. The hi-tech Sky Q encompasses several impressive kiosks outfitted with high-definition cameras and screens.
The Burke-Gilman Trail
The Burke-Gilman Trail is a popular recreational trail for walkers, runners, cyclists, skaters and commuters. The trail is jointly maintained by Seattle Department of Transportation and Seattle Parks and Recreation. Depending on who you talk to, the trail is either 27 or 42 miles long. The trail begins at 11th Ave NW in Ballard and follows along the Lake Washington Ship Canal and north along Lake Washington through Kenmore to Bothell.
Golden Gardens Park 8498 Seaview Pl. N. W. Seattle, WA
Located in Ballard on Puget Sound, this popular park offers extraordinary views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. A recent project restored two wetlands, established a short loop trail, and restored the northern beach. Golden Gardens offers strolls along a rugged coastline, hikes through forest trails, sunbathing on sandy beaches, fishing from a pier and a boat launch. The park is also home to an off-leash area for dogs in the upper northern portion of the park.
Lowery C. “Pop” Mounger Pool/ Colman Pool
There are two outdoor city pools in Seattle. Mounger Pool in Magnolia has two great pools. The Big Pool has a 50-foot corkscrew slide, and the Little Pool, warmer and shallower, is great for relaxing and teaching your little tadpoles. The city’s other outdoor pool is Colman Pool, 8603 Fauntlery Way S. W. which features a giant tube slide.
The Seattle Annual Manual 2012-2013