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Summer Fun Seattle Area Activities

Windermere Mercer Island

Now that summer is officially here, we’ll need to start packing our calendar with days of endless summer fun – and we’ve got a full week planned ahead!

WILD WAVES in the summer is often packed so why not start before the rush from the out-of-schoolers? They open on May 26th, so that gives you plenty of time to add it to your schedule. Don’t like the water? Try the rides! Don’t like the rides? Try the games! There’s a little bit of everything for everyone, and they’re adding more great stuff for this summer season! Hot Tip: Try planning to go during the week (even less people, means fewer and shorter lines!)

Enjoy ALKI BEACH and watch our breathtaking Pacific Northwest sunsets. Even if you don’t live in West Seattle, you should see these at least once in your life – and it’s not like they’re going to kick you off the beach, or anything! It’s hard to go a summer without someone mentioning or hosting an Alki party, and the cozy waterside vibe is indicative of the laid-back community.

Kayak or stand-up paddle board on the lazy waters of Green Lake. Green Lake is always a happening place to be and their well-kept, 2.8-mile trail that circumvents the lake is another great option if you don’t feel like getting in the water. There are several access points that make it easy to embark on your Green Lake adventure, but you can also go for a swim along the East or West Lake Beach.

Looking to out of the city? Try any of the ferry rides that disembark from either the Seattle waterfront, which takes you to Bainbridge Island or Bremerton, or West Seattle’s Fauntleroy Terminal, which offers rides to Vashon Island and Southworth. And also not too far away, the Edmonds ferry will take you to Kingston, while the Mukilteo Ferry will take you to Whidbey Island.

I don’t know about you, but I’m not the biggest fan of snow driving, so a trip through or to the mountains during the summer is right up my alley. Whether it’s for a day-trip (hiking, mountain biking, etc.) or a longer trip (Leavenworth, skiing, snowboarding, etc.) there’s so much to do in Washington’s mountain towns, like Cle Elum, Wenatchee, or Glacier. Easy, 1-2 day trips are enjoyable, get you out of city, and totally refreshed for the upcoming workweek!

If you’re looking for something close by before the start of another workweek, you could try Mercer Island’s Sunday Farmer’s Market! Brimming with prepared eats, fresh-cut flowers, local and refreshing produce, and tons of other things, you can definitely fill the 10am-3pm their open and still have plenty of time to make it home and create a delicious meal or craft all from scratch!

What are you doing this week?


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