Continuing on our adventures we have been trying to make an effort to explore Seattle, not just the surrounding areas.
One of the cooler things about living in Seattle is that there are so many city parks to explore! We have only been to a couple, but so far Discovery Park is my (Chelsea) personal favorite.
Discovery Park is one of the larger parks in the city. It has a 4 mile loop trail, bluffs, a light-house, and historical area. We took our time taking the loop trail to see the entire park and it was so cool!
The loop trail takes visitors through meadows, forests, onto the bluffs, and close to the coast. We decided to veer off onto another trail in order to get closer to the water and it was incredible.
One thing that constantly surprises me about being here is just how clear and blue the water always seems to be. Looking out from the lighthouse, the view seemed closer to that of a tropical island coast rather than that of chilly Washington-state.
We also managed to catch a glimpse of a seal pretty close to where we were sitting! We love seeing the sights, but getting to see the wildlife is the cherry on top for sure!
Some things I recommend for this park include:
- a packed lunch or snacks as there is no where to buy food in or around the park
- binoculars, it was cool looking out to the coasts of islands or the rest of the mainland from so far away
- come on a clear day so that the water is fairly calm and you can see for miles!
We really enjoyed this park right in the heart of Seattle. It was nice to get out, without having to drive an hour. Be sure to check out Discovery Park when you get the chance!