Seattle’s Hidden Gem

Established in 1974 and nicknamed "The Garden Between The Bays," this neighborhood patch and park is one of Seattle's largest and most involved community gardens.

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Journey through 534 acres and nearly 12 miles of walking trails across tidal beaches, open meadows, sea cliffs, forest groves, sand dunes, thickets and streams in Seattle's largest public park. Behold the majestic scenery of the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges from this naturally diverse wildlife sanctuary.

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With restaurants, street performers, iconic attractions and a variety of events throughout the week, this public farmers' market offers much more beyond its fresh fish and produce, crafts, collectibles and antiques. Situated on the edge of Elliott Bay since 1907, it is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers' markets in the country.

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Take in the spectacular city views from this unique 19 acre public park on the site of a historic industrial plant. Features include open lawns, play structures, a sundial and picnic areas.

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Hosting boats and kayaks alike, this popular waterway links the Puget Sound with Lake Union and Lake Washington. A system of swinging walkways transports runners and bicyclists across the water, while visitors spectate passing fish through underground viewing windows or at the fish ladder. The visitor's center includes interpretive exhibits and a gift shop, and the area also features the lush Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden.

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In the heart of Interbay, golfers of every skill level can enjoy well-kept grounds with a driving range, putting and pitching greens, mini-golf plus a café and grill.

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The Best of Interbay

Where to eat and drink

Red Mill Burger

Taste the nationally-awarded old school burgers, fries, shakes and more at this classic casual spot.

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Mulleady's Irish Pub

This elevated pub brings Irish fare, weekend brunch and whiskeys together in the comfort of stone fireplaces and charming woodwork. You’ll find the largest collection of Irish whiskeys on the west coast plus locally brewed beer.

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Palisade Restaurant

Immerse yourself in sweeping water views of Elliott Bay and beyond at this elegant waterfront seafood restaurant. Palisade hosts events and also features an indoor pond.

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Rooftop Brewing

Lounge under the sun or stars at the outdoor patio or hang out in the trendy garage interior of this microbrewery and tasting room.

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Dine in or get delivered gourmet thin-crust pizzas, seasonal dishes with locally-sourced ingredients, gluten-free options and more from this classic Italian pizza chain.

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Ballard Brewery District

Explore Ballard’s thriving brewery scene throughout a dozen—and counting—breweries across the neighborhood. You’ll find every taste within reach, from small family-owned establishments like Reuben’s Brews to dog-friendly favorites like Bad Jimmy’s Brewery.

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Tuk Tuk Thai Kitchen

Serving the best Thai food in the Seattle area

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Batch 206 distillery

A distillery located in the heart of Seattle, Washington. Out of 100+ distilleries in the state of Washington, we currently rank #4 in terms of Production and are one of the top 3 selling distilleries in the state.

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Best parks and trails

Kinnear Park

Bring your pets and friends to this two-tiered forested park with an off-leash dog run, hiking paths, tennis court and scenic views.

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Ursula Judkins Viewpoint

This cozy spot hosts benches and greenspace with breathtaking views of the city, Cascade mountain range and expansive water.

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Smith Cove Park

Visit the waterfront for walking and biking paths, picnicking, bustling port activity and wildlife observation.

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Elliott Bay Trail

Bridging the Olympic Sculpture Park with Myrtle Edwards Park and providing downtown connections, this paved path along the shoreline presents walkers, runners and bikers with tranquil water views.

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Golden Gardens Beach Park

Stroll along the shoreline or throughout the forested trails of this gorgeous city park, offering wetlands, a beach, trails and an off-leash dog park, along with exceptional views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.

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Where to shop


Anchored by Whole Foods, explore a variety of goods, services and restaurants at this mall, conveniently on 15th Ave. Shop for groceries, clothes and accessories, boating and fishing supplies, electronics, pet supplies and everything else on your list.


Family owned and operated, this dedicated market has delivered a top-quality range of fresh seafood to Seattle restaurants and straight to residents' doors for over 20 years.

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Leave it up to this dependable grocery chain to supply everything on your list, including pharmaceuticals, flowers and liquor, plus deli and bakery goods also available through online ordering.

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Fill your cart with signature items, colorful produce, dairy, wine, beer and more at this specialty grocery chain.

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What to do on the waterfront


This waterfront recreation area features winding bike and pedestrian paths along Elliott Bay and stunning views of the Olympics Mountains, Mount Rainier and Puget Sound. Visitors can easily access downtown, Magnolia bike paths or the adjacent Olympic Sculpture Park.

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Housing several restaurants, markets, services and other businesses, this historic and community-minded port is the perfect place for a waterfront visit.

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Enjoy scenic views from the shoreline of this 11 acre park, encompassing a fishing pier, tackle shop, rose garden, bike and pedestrian path, exercise stations, picnic tables and benches, plus views of Elliott Bay.

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How to get around

15th Ave W & W Dravus St Bus Station

Take the D Line to Downtown or Uptown or ride bus 32 through Seattle Center and Fremont.

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Thorndyke Ave W & W Hayes St

By Thorndyke Park, catch bus 31 through Magnolia and Fremont.

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Elliott Ave W & W Prospect St

By Kinnear Park, hop on 19, 24, 32, 33 or the D Line to reach Discovery Park, Magnolia, Ballard, Fremont, Downtown and more.

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Elliott Ave W & W Harrison St

Near Centennial Park, take buses 15, 17, 18, 19, 24, or 33 to Magnolia, Ballard, Downtown and more.

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Seasonal events


Explore and celebrate global music, dance, art, crafts, history, food and more in a variety of ethnic cultural events and festivals throughout the year.

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Benefitting the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial, this annual all-volunteer event celebrates at the Fishermen’s Terminal with art, live musical performances, fishing information and education, demonstrations, exceptional seafood, community and remembrance.

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Visit Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91 for this annual celebration of new artisan chocolate education, elements and tastes. Acclaimed as the top show for chocolate in North American and one of the best in the world, participants can engage in classes, workshops and seminars, taste chocolate from around the world, learn and talk with chocolate makers and cacao farmers, watch demonstrations and more.

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All year round, enjoy organic, handmade and locally-grown foods from over 100 vendors at Seattle’s best farmers market.

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Embrace seafood, craft brews, music, art, family entertainment, summer spirit and more every July with over 75,000 visitors at this two-day Ballard festival, established in 1974.

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Inspired by famed resident Edith Macefield’s independence and passion, this three-day music and arts festival showcases over 70 artists, comics and musicians throughout historic venues and popular restaurants and bars across Ballard.

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