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8 Washington Water Activities for the Summer Heat!

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Water activities go hand-in-hand with the Pacific Northwest and summer. Our temperature is a slow climb this year, but that might be for the better – sometimes things get a little chaotic when the summer comes too early.

But if you’re looking for something to do that’s water-related, these area great options…

Dip your feet in the Pacific Ocean at Ocean Shores. My dogs love going to “the water” and the ocean is one of the best places to do. Drive up onto the shores park off-site and enjoy the small, oceanside town between beach galivants.

Paddleboard, swim, fish or more – at Green Lake in Green Lake, Seattle. Green Lake offers so many possibilities and you can rent equipment for the day if you don’t have any of your own. No paddles – no problem, here!

Walk the Seattle Waterfront and enjoy all the waterside activities. The Seattle Aquarium, shopping, Pike Place Market… There are endless things to do along Seattle’s updated (and updating) waterfront infrastructure.

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Take a ferry out of the city. Another favorite way to explore our region is to take a ferry and just love the day. Bask in the sun, eat at new and exciting places, and maybe see a festival while you’re there! Especially during the summer

Dare to white-water raft in the Washington mountains. What a great way to enjoy the outdoors and try something new – and if you have done it, it’s almost peak season!

Let loose at Alki Beach Park. Alki Beach if one of Seattle’s most popular parks – and it’s waterside! Enjoy beach volleyball, start a campfire for the evening, barbeque and more. Try rollerblading down the boulevard. You’re just a few steps away from local eats, so you don’t have to pack a lunch if you don’t want to!

Of course, you could also hike a new trail, scale a local mountain, do for a daytrip somewhere new, or even explore the local streets of the city you live in. All great options for getting out into the outdoors!

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