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Green Lake Park, Seattle
(4.7/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
Surrounding a glacial lake, Green Lake Park features landscaped lawns and scattered trees that reflect off the glacial waters. The park was part of the 1903 Olmsted Plan, which aimed to create interconnected green spaces throughout Seattle. Set out on the dirt footpath or the two-lane bicycle and stroller path, which stretch the 4.5 km (2.8 mi) perimeter of the lake. You'll see soccer games, Tai Chi classes, and other outdoor activities in the park's open spaces. At the community center, take a dip in the outdoor swimming area, or visit the bathhouse that has been converted into a small theater venue. To visit Green Lake Park on your holiday in Seattle, and find out what else Seattle has to offer, use our Seattle vacation trip planner.
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  • The Lake out of the hotel, about 20 minutes walk to the Westlake station of the light rail, arrived. At all towards the opposite direction and it seems gone. In the morning the crowd was not few people had been jogging. Around the water's edge that neatly arranged lawn. Found the squirrel, so besides it seems that small animals and birds.
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  • Wonderful place to go hiking, relax, read a book or simply admire the nature, is near the green lake you will find a cafeteria with brazilian cheese bread and everything! The bakery is called express Kitanda & Acai.
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  • If it's not the most popular and visited park in Seattle I would be surprised. It's located north of downtown. If you go you will find bikers, joggers, people walking all using the same path around th...  more »
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  • The best park in Seattle to go for a walk and people watch. Lots of open spaces for activities and picnicking. The path around the lake is a 3 mile loop perfect for a relaxing stroll without taking too long to get around.
  • My favorite park to run at in Seattle. Nice views and measurable distance for running whether on inner or outer loop. Very pet friendly. Great place to hang out with friends on a blanket and relax.
  • This is one of the best parks in Seattle to visit. No spectacular views or special attractions, but there is a little something for everyone. Swim, boat, play golf, walk, play tennis, take you dog to the off leash area, or just watch all of Seattle walk out jog by.
  • One of Seattle's best. Used to rollerblade and bike around the lake in my university days. Great for kids and all ages. Lots of places around to eat, shop, and more. Check website for current events etc. Parking on good weather days can be an issue, so plan accordingly.
  • Great place to go for a run and then get Miyo Sushi for dinner. The park offers a lot of amenities such as tennis courts, big fields for frisbee and a body of water to go kayaking or standup paddle boarding. The park is great to lounge about on nice days with a book or walking around with your pup. The restaurants around the perimeter are all really great choices for a meal. Don't forget to stop in to Ben & Jerry's for a nice scoop of ice cream! ;)