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Four Seattle Stops for the Nature Lover

Seattle, Washington is beautiful in the spring and summer. Nature lovers will enjoy visiting Alki Beach, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Kubota Gardens and Washington Park Arboretum. The State Department of Transportation assures visitors transportation via Washington State Ferries, numerous bus transit lines, monorail, streetcar, bicycle trails and pedestrian travel to most destinations.

  • Alki Beach is located in West Seattle on Puget Sound. A two and a half mile pedestrian walkway invites visitors to stroll or jog down the beach, which is easily accessible via a ferry ride, metro’s dart shuttle or via automobile by taking the West Seattle Bridge. Enjoy a beautiful campfire on beautiful Alki Beach in one of many installed fire containers. Consider packing hot dogs and marshmallows for roasting a picnic meal. Be sure to douse the fire with water and dispose of wall trash.
  • Dale Chihuly is a glass artist extraordinaire. His work is showcased in a beautiful glasshouse and garden located at 305 Harrison Street. Awaken the body, spirit and mind with a 60 minute yoga workout in a creative environment. Visitors will enjoy dining on northwest faire with a Mediterranean twist at the Collections Café decorated in a colorful combination of materials. Eight galleries exhibit the lifetime work of the famous glass artist in a garden environment. The centerpiece for the glasshouse is a 100 foot glass sculpture in shades of red, orange, yellow and amber.
  • KubotaGardens, located in the Rainier Beach vicinity, is a beautiful Japanese inspired garden. The public garden was initiated by a Japanese emigrant in 1927 on swampland. Visitors may enjoy a walk along Mapes Creek which runs through the garden or in the Tom Kubota Stroll Garden. The beauty of Japanese trees and plants will captivate garden patrons at the Necklace of Ponds and the Bamboo Grove. The Heart Bridge and Kubota Terrace are spectacular during the spring and summer months.
  • Washington Park Arboretum is 230 acres of plants and trees located on Lake Washington. Guests receive a warm welcome at the information desk located in the Graham Visitors Center, where the gift shop is also located. Visitors may take the Hillside Trail to tour Joseph A. Witt Winter Garden where winter flowering plants add a splash color. The Woodland Garden is located off Azalea Way, which showcase two beautiful maple tree lined ponds in full autumn splendor and dogwood trees in the spring.

 

*Photo courtesy of Chihuly Garden and Glass by Dan Castillo at Flickr’s Creative Commons. 

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