It’s Spring in Seattle! This means it’s the time of year when Seattleites break out tank tops and flip flops for 60-degree weather. People outside of the Emerald City might think this sounds crazy, but natives know that it’s par for the course. When Spring sun comes out, it’s an excellent opportunity to marvel at a gorgeous and vibrant landscape! We at Eleanor want to help you say “sayonara” to winter with a list of cool spots to visit during the Spring season. Trust us – our apartments in Roosevelt, Seattle are centrally located, which means we know this city like the back of our hand!
1. Volunteer Park and Conservatory
At the historic Volunteer Park, there are actually a few ways to enjoy a Seattle Spring. This 48-acre park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood includes plenty of green space, a conservatory and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. In one afternoon, you can have a picnic, take in the beautiful plant life of the botanical garden, and appreciate Asian history and culture. Additionally, you might also come across a performance at the amphitheater that’s located within the Park.
2. The Cherry Blossoms at the UW Quad
If you haven’t visited the University of Washington, you absolutely must. Between the architecture and green areas, it’s truly a stunning campus. And, the beauty is only intensified when it’s Spring in Seattle and the cherry blossoms are blooming. If you’re thinking that it’s just a few trees here and there, think again. There are many different kinds of cherry blossom trees and the UW campus is peppered with them. It’s worth noting that the blossoms bloom when the weather conditions are optimal, so it’s a good idea to check the UW website to track progress.
3. Green Lake
Green Lake Park is considered a Seattle gem. On any given day, you can find a good number of people walking, jogging and riding on the 3-mile path that surrounds the Lake. But, once it’s Spring in Seattle, Seattleites come out in droves and it’s easy to understand why. Warmer weather brings Frisbees to the grass, sports enthusiasts to the fields and courts, and swimmers and boaters to the water. Plus, there’s a community center where there are plenty of family-friendly activities.
4. Washington Park Arboretum
The Arboretum is 230 acres of trails, gardens, forests and wildlife. This is more than just a gorgeous park; it’s also an educational experience, as much of the plant life is labeled with species information. This area is so lush that while you’re walking around relishing Spring in Seattle, you might actually forget that you’re in the middle of an urban neighborhood. Also, if you have some time and are willing to part with a few dollars, head over to the southern end of the Park where The Japanese Garden is located.
5. Discovery Park
This 534-acre park is the largest in Seattle and located on the shores of the Puget Sound. Discovery Park offers visitors the unique opportunity to encounter several different kinds of landscapes in one place. From bluffs and beaches to grasslands and forests, there is no shortage of breathtaking scenery to revel in. In addition, given its history as U.S. Army’s Fort Lawton, part of the area is occupied by military housing, a guardhouse and stables. Sure, these structures are not really natural wonders, but you’ll still find that they’re really quite interesting!
Spring in Seattle is magnificent! If you’re given the chance to take advantage of the splendor of the season, you have to do it.
Rain or shine, Seattle is the perfect home for Eleanor Apartments! The city is unapologetically urban, eclectic and fast-paced while still respecting nature and the environment. You can describe us in the same way! Many aspects of our community are wholly metropolitan including social spaces equipped with WIFI, a lounge stocked with TVs, games and a full kitchen. And, of course, we make use of crisp and contemporary designs. But, that doesn’t mean we neglect a connection to the natural world. Our rooftop deck provides access to fresh air and fantastic views of Seattle and Mt. Rainier. Plus, all residents can participate in our recycling and composting program, and our bike parking and gear room encourages active exploration.