Summer is coming to a close and pretty soon it'll be time to pull out the umbrellas and sweaters before the rain and snow arrives. If you want to get some more fun in before the warm weather ends here are five things to do before autumn arrives!
Visit the Farmers Market
Whether you head to the West Seattle Farmers Market, the University District Farmers Market, or one of the five other markets in Seattle you'll get a double dose of healthy living: you'll be able to chose foods fresh from the farmers while spending a day walking in the fresh air. Check out the Ripe & Ready Report before you go so you don't forget to buy your favorites!
Take a Walk in the Park
The Washington Park Arboretum is located on Arboretum Drive and covers most of Washington Park with rare plants and trees along the shores of Lake Washington. Established in 1934, the arboretum is a joint project of the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation, the University of Washington, and the Arboretum Foundation. On the south end of the arboretum is the City of Seattle's Japanese Garden.
Hop a Boat
Whether you chose to go whale watching, tour the Seattle Locks, take a day trip to Victoria, or just cruise the Seattle Harbor there's a boat trip to be found for every lifestyle. Check out the offerings and schedules and plan for dinner while you're out and about!
Visit the Zoo
Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo has over 1,000 animals from almost 300 species, all in their natural habitats. With 17 threatened species and 40 on the endangered list you're sure to see some you've never encountered before. While you're there you can also see over 92,000 plants at the botanical collection.
Plan a Day Trip
There are dozens of attractions close to Seattle that you can explore in a day. Here are a few examples and their distance from Seattle:
- Mount Rainier National Park 1 hour 45 minutes
- Bainbridge Island 1 hour
- Snoqualmie Falls 1 hour
- Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument 3 hours 15 minutes
- Flaming Geyser State Park 50 minutes
- Fort Nisqually Living History Museum 1 hour