The Seattle Summer Bucket List
Seattle residents know that summer is a special time: it’s the chance to mark things off your bucket list before it starts raining. There’s never a shortage of activities taking place in the Emerald City, making it ideal for all kinds of people from all walks of life.
Everyone’s summer bucket list is different – of course, it comes down to individual tastes. But some of the most fantastic events still in season include:
High Trek Adventures @ Pine Field
High Trek Adventures @ Pine Field is the optimal place to enjoy the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. It’s a good destination for your inner adrenaline junkie, too: it offers ziplining among the trees and a rope climbing obstacle course with over 60 obstacles. The courses are self-led, allowing people to maneuver at their own speed; in other words, beginners are welcome. It’s located right off I-5 at Paine Field Community Park.
Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park
Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park hosts movies every Thursday evenings from July 6 to August 24. In its seventh season, the event airs films on the big screen and sets the stage for a fabulous night. If you’re not into cinema, enjoy trivia, live entertainment, and food trucks.
Row Through the Arboretum
Row Through the Arboretum is directly behind Husky Stadium. Here, you can rent canoes or rowboats seven days a week. In true Seattle fashion, this activity is dog-friendly, allowing man’s best friend to serve as first-mate. Dog life jackets aren’t provided, however.
Beacon Mountain Spray Park
Jefferson Park is home to Beacon Mountain Spray Park – a sought-after place for kids and adults. It offers views of downtown, the mountains, and Puget Sound. If you’re not in the mood for the water, consider the nearby activities – golfing, bowling, or skating.
Mercer Slough Blueberry Picking
In business for over seventy years, Mercer Slough Blueberry Picking is open from mid-July to the start of September. Visitors can grab a bucket and pick the berries themselves or purchase cartons over the counter. Seasonal produce, flowers, and a variety of other agricultural products are available, too.
Seattle Stairway Walks
Seattle Stairway Walks allow you to explore Seattle neighborhoods one stair at a time. They’re designed for people of all ages, from those who want to get to know the city to those who want to get some exercise. They’re a great way to immerse yourself in the area and experience the architecture, the people, and the history.
Hike to Denny Creek Waterslide
A little something for everyone, hiking to Denny Creek Waterslide lets you enjoy the great outdoors and focus on fitness. Despite being six miles long, it’s great for families. It also offers wonderful scenery for photographers.
Shoreline Lunchtime Concert Series
Who said concerts need to be nighttime events? The Shoreline Lunchtime Concert Series is a free event geared for all ages. It takes place in a variety of locations through August.
Seattle offers something for everyone – from those who like to sail to those who like to walk, from those who like to drink to those who like to eat. There’s lots to do! In other words, your bucket list is probably packed.
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