September 4, 2012

Quote of the post: "The place for walkers, runners, skaters, cyclists and commuters where people of all ages and groups celebrate Seattle's rich maritime culture." - Quote about Lake Union, Seattle - Sachin Kumar Gupta 

Leaving the Pune (India) Monsoons, yet again arrived to the Emerald city of Seattle in the Summers. Take the break from the hustle and bustle of the city and stroll to Lake Union, a freshwater lake in Seattle joined by waterways to Puget Sound and Lake Washington. This unique gem has many sightseeing parks, gardens and trails in this region. Lake Union Park offers people of all ages and abilities a wide variety of ways to get out on the water and to immerse themselves in Seattle's rich maritime culture. The sight of seaplanes running throughout the day make this place eye-catching, and wouldn't let it away from your eyes. You can enjoy Seattle flight-seeing excursion, or scoot in and out of Lake Union, to the famous places like San Juan Islands, Orcas Island, Blake Island, or British Columbia. Kenmore Air and Seattle Seaplanes have their seaplane base and offers these services.

Lake Union Seattle Map
Lake Union shores are lined up with lovely houseboats colonies, commercial and private docks for owners and renters of tugboats, tour ships, sailboats, kayaks, yatchs, and canoes. Everyone’s favorite chick flick, “Sleepless in Seattle houseboat" can also be cherished. Adore "George Washington Memorial Bridge" while doing any marine activity. Enjoy the views of Downtown Seattle from Lake Union, and admire the Seattle's landmark Space Needle

The Gas Works Park site offers grassy hills for kite lovers with its beautiful views of the city. This old  park has tables, fire grills, the children’s play barn, and a picnic shelter. It is the site of former gasification plant with existence of ruins and pieces of old plant. It is the venue for summer concerts and Seattle's major Fourth of July fireworks show
Location:  2101 North Northlake Way, at the North end of Lake Union

Other parks ring the lake, clockwise around the compass from Gas Works which is nearly north: North Passage Point Park, South Passage Point Park, Fairview Park, Terry Pettus Park, and South Lake Union Park. A variety of restaurants with cuisine to meet every appetite, shops, salons and a maritime museum are available here. Chandlers Cove, Daniel's Broiler, Duke's, Joey, BluWater Bistro, Jillians Billiard's Club, RockSalt Steak House and China Harbor are to name a few.

*** Things to do at Lake Union Seatle *** 

Ramble around the Lake Union docks and relax at the parks.

By Seaplanes, Experience the most spectacular views of the Emerald city and the unique thrill of flying off the water, in and around of Seattle.

Have a glimpse of "Sleepless in Seattle" Houseboat and floating homes line the east and west sides of Lake Union.

Come down to the Center for Wooden Boats (CWB), a nautical museum on the shore, with historical boats, sailing events, classes and workshops. Visitors also participate by attending events such as the annual 4th of July Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival, regattas, boat shows. Every Sunday of the year, there are free public boat rides on Lake Union through CastOFF! Program. Come down in person to sign up as early as 10:00 a.m. for the 2:00 p.m. sail. Please note: space fills up quickly!

Visit Naval Reserve Building (Armory), situated at the water's edge, is now home to the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI). *Opening Dec 2012*

Practice and enjoy Dragonboating at South Lake Union at Kenmore Air. First 3 practices are FREE! It is a low-impact, full body workout for people of any experience level. Anyone can be a paddler.

Enjoy Wading Pools and Sprayparks at Lake Union Park. [Opens on sunny days or temp to be 70 degrees or more]

Relax and enjoy a stress-free commute by Mini-Ferry from Lake Union Park to UW  and vice-versa.

During eve, taste your favourate food at any of the wooden deck of lake shore.

Snap with the "George Washington Memorial Bridge" in the background.


Anonymous said...

This is really interesting, u seems to cover all the places around. -JKM

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