Before you know it, the city is going to be drenched in sun and you’ll forget all about the rainy winter and spring. But because life has obviously been unique this past year, you might have forgotten what to do on a sunny day. Don’t worry, it’s normal and we’re not judging if you have to rack your brain for some ideas. So we thought we’d help you out with 10 of the best ways to spend a sunny day in Seattle.
If you want to tan or simply get that sun you haven’t seen in months you might as well head to one of the city’s most unique beaches. We’re talking about Seattle’s iconic but also somewhat secret Howell Beach. The beach is clothing optional and is tucked away in the exclusive Denny Blaine neighborhood. But prepared for it to be busy because it turns out lots of people have tan lines to even out.
Where: 1740 Howell Pl
Don’t get us wrong, the farmers’ market is great any time of year and with any type of weather. But our favorite time to go is definitely on a sunny day. Because you can grab some delicious produce or meat to cook up on your bbq, or hit up one of Seattle’s best parks for a picnic. And the best part is that you’re getting the highest quality food and supporting local farmers. Win-win!
Where: Click above to find your closest market
We’ll bet that many of you missed dining-in especially when it comes to patio dining. Because let’s face it, it doesn’t get much better than delicious eats and drinks on a sun-drenched patio. And we just so happen to have a whole list of our favorites for you to check out.
Where: Click above for our picks
The Olympic Sculpture Park is kind of the best of both worlds. You get to take in the sights of Elliott Bay and of course some seriously amazing art all while being in the heart of downtown. And it just so happens to be completely free. So if you’re looking to take in the sights, you can’t go wrong with the sculpture park on a sunny day.
Where: 2901 Western Avenue
If you feel like getting active on the next sunny day you can always try an outdoor workout. After all, the idea of being stuck inside a gym on a nice day doesn’t exactly sound ideal to us. Whether you’re walking, running, biking, or working out, the city has tons of spaces for you to do your perfect workout.
Where: Click above to see our picks
When was the last time you played mini-golf? If it’s been a while you might want to give it a go again at The Links at Interbay. After all, it’s fun, it’s outside and you can enjoy a game or 3 with friends. Now the one thing to consider is that you might have to bring your own equipment but just remember that Goodwill constantly has clubs.
Where: 2501 15th Avenue West
When: Daily 6 am-8 pm
One of our favorite things to do on a nice day is getting out of the city. Whether you’re simply going for a drive or a longer trip, you can never go wrong with driving through some of the state’s most scenic spots. And luckily we have a whole list of drives for you to enjoy.
Where: Click above to see our picks
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If you’re planning a drive up North then you have to take a cruise on Chuckanut Drive. It’s seriously one of the most beautiful roads in the state and it also happens to be where Taylor Shellfish Farms is located. So you can get both a stunning drive and some of the freshest oysters in the state. Plus you can shuck them on the spot and enjoy them at the farm’s picnic tables.
Where: 2182 Chuckanut Drive, Bow, WA
When: Daily 12 pm-6 pm
If you haven’t spent much time in the San Juans, you really should (within reason due to COVID safety). And while the islands themselves are stunning one of our favorite parts about exploring them is taking the ferry. So on the next day or weekend take a trip to Bainbridge, Orcas, Whidbey, or whichever island you’re feeling.
Where: Click above to learn more about the ferry
We know, we know, we talk about this park a lot, maybe too much. But in our minds, it’s the best park in the city and there’s a lot to explore. So on the next sunny day see how much of the park you can see. Can you find the sand dunes or what about the spooky abandoned crematorium? There’s a lot more to this park than meets the eye.
Where: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd
See? There’s plenty to do on a sunny day in Seattle. And we hope this list gives you some ideas of how to enjoy the sun. Who knows, maybe it’ll jog your memory and remind you of some of your old-time favorite sunny day activities. Enjoy folks!
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