I may be biased, but paddling off Alki Beach, Elliott Bay, and the Duwamish River is my favorite way to explore the outdoors in Seattle. Elliott Bay is the closest wild area to the city, with salmon, jellyfish, seals, sea lions, and whales existing yards from the bustling downtown waterfront. Makes you realize the city is an amazing place that exists because of the wild places right in our backyard.
Working at a company like Brooks Running (3400 Stone Way N; brooksrunning.com), my favorite way to explore the city is to lace up my running shoes. We’re lucky at headquarters because we can step out our front door and head right onto the Burke-Gilman Trail or over to Gas Works Park. The Lake Union Loop is also accessible via foot or bicycle, and if you finish in Fremont, you can grab a pint on the patio at Fremont Brewing (*1050 N 34th St; fremontbrewing.com).
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