Seattle has so many parks and outdoor spaces to offer, so I’ve compiled some recommendations for you! These are great spots to spend your summer outside, are beautiful year-round, and can be reached easily using public transportation. Continue reading
If you look carefully, stories can be found everywhere. Certainly within the pages of a book, within an epic adventure, a heartbreaking love story, the greatest achievements and tragedies of our nation, or the perseverance of one willing to lay down their life for a good cause.
After spending the night at the Gorge Amphitheater (my first time there; fantastic venue!) watching Steve Winwood and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, my mom, Deborah, and I woke up early to head up north to the Grand Coulee Dam. The road to the largest electric power-producing facility in the United States wove through beautiful columnar, basaltic rocks, lakes, and meadows full of wildflowers making the drive much more enjoyable than expected. After passing Steamboat Rock State Park, a rock island in Banks Lake, my mom and I added a detour to our return trip to our agenda.
Seattle Center is home to the Space Needle as well as an impressive range of theaters, restaurants, museums, and public spaces. Built up for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Seattle Center is where the city’s cultural offerings converge. Whether you prefer to sit on the grass by the whale statues and watch the fountain or attend the latest ballet or sample delicious foods in the newly renovated Armory, there is something for you.