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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides: Seattle by Eric Amrine

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Urban Retreats

For safety reasons, Seattle parks close by 10pm or 11pm, and it’s best not to visit them after dark.

  1. Greenlake

    The well-worn paths in this lake’s (see Greenlake Jogs) sylvan setting take visitors around a placid lake in a quiet neighborhood north of downtown. Mirror-smooth or gently rippling with the wind, Greenlake’s mesmerizing surface lets minds wander freely. It’s packed on weekends, especially in summer months when sunbathers flock to the grassy areas for day-long solar treatments.

  2. Volunteer Park

    Between 1904 and 1909, the ...

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