Where are the best parks in the city?

With a map in hand, John Roderick points out some of Seattle’s best parks in the city and what makes them unique.

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Magnuson Park Magnuson Park is the second largest park in Seattle, just off Sand Point at Pontiac Bay, Lake Washington.
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Washington Park Arboretum On the shores of Lake Washington, this 230-acre preserve features rare trees & a Japanese garden.
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Kubota Garden Hilly 20-acre Japanese-style garden dating back to 1927, with flowers, ponds, waterfalls, and a moon bridge.
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Seward Park A prominent, forested peninsula that juts into Lake Washington.
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Deadhorse Canyon (Lakeridge Park) Hiking trails through the forest and flowing streams highlight this urban recreation area.
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Sand Point
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Rainier Beach

Residence Inn by Marriott – Seattle Downtown Lake Union

  • Address: 800 Fairview Ave N, Seattle WA 98109
  • Neighborhood: Lake Union
  • Phone: (206) 624-6000
  • Website: marriott.com

The Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center

  • Address: 6 W Rose St, Walla Walla WA 99362
  • Neighborhood: Eastern WA
  • Phone: (509) 525-2200
  • Website: marcuswhitmanhotel.com

Hotel Vintage – A Kimpton Hotel

  • Address: 1100 Fifth Ave, Seattle WA 98101
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Seattle
  • Phone: (206) 624-8000
  • Website: hotelvintage-seattle.com