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10 ways to enjoy nice weather in Seattle

When you find yourself suddenly with a free afternoon on a beautiful Seattle summer day, here are some quick ways to get outdoors and bask in our rarely seen sun.

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The city really comes alive during the summer months.

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Ahhh... there’s just nothing quite like the summer in Seattle.

A sunny day is basically a city-wide holiday, so we find ourselves feeling a little frantic when trying to answer the big question — what’s the best way to soak in some Vitamin D today?

If you’re experiencing some decision paralysis, let us offer a few suggestions.

A photo showing Westward's patio overlooking Union Lake.

Stunning views, good food, and Westward’s warm patio are all you need.

Photo via Eric Tra

Keeping things low-key

Up for a light activity

A hot air balloon with a rainbow geometric pattern hovers above a rural residential area while Mt. Rainier stands proud in the distance during a sunrise trip.

Hello, yes — we would like to go on the dreamy hot air balloon tour.

Adventure’s your middle name

  • Rent a paddle board or canoe from South Lake Union, Alki Beach, or Lake Washington. Your grand voyage awaits.
  • Rent a bike from the Cascade Bicycle Club and take it for a spin anywhere along the 300 miles of bike-friendly paths in King County.
  • The Seattle-area has great hiking near the city and deep in the wilderness. Choose your adventure, grab some water, and hit the trail.
  • Nothing rejuvenates your love for Seattle like a tour of the city on a sunny day. We can confirm that hot air balloon rides are much better without the rain clouds.
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