Gas Works Park
2101 N. Northlake Way Seattle, WA
Gas Works Park is an example of urban renewal at its best. Take an old gas-processing plant that has outlived its usefulness, and transform it into something everyone can enjoy. Located on the north shore of Lake Union, the park has excellent water views and a spectacular, unobstructed view of the city skyline. It is a popular spot for concerts, bikers, kite flyers, families on picnics and just about everyone else. This is also a prime spot from which to view the fireworks on the Fourth of July.
1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59 Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 386-4300
The Aquarium’s species collection is featured within eight major exhibits: Window on Washington Waters, Life on the Edge, Pacific Coral Reef, Underwater Dome, Family Activity Center, Marine Mammals, Sound to Mountains and Birds and Shores.
Washington Park Arboretum 2300 Arboretum Drive E. Seattle, WA
This 230-acre park is a must-see for every Seattle visitor with even an hour of free time. With its lush green spaces, its breathtaking Japanese Garden (open 10 a. m. daily) and its abundance of rare trees, plants and flowers (more than 40,000 species), it is one of the brightest jewels in the city. Scenic and aptly named Azalea Way cuts a path through the park.