Who didn’t get into walking during the pandemic? Going for a nice daily walk has definitely helped keep us sane during the craziness of the past year and we’ve found quite a few spots to walk So Here are 10 of our favorite beautiful places to go for a walk in Seattle.

Interlaken Park

You’ll forget you’re in the middle of the city at Interlaken Park. You can wind down forested trails through a small marsh to reach the winding Interlaken boulevard. And once you reach the road you can meander through one of Seattle’s best green spaces. You can even walk all the way down to the Arboretum if you’re feeling ambitious.

Where: 2451 Delmar Drive East

Kubota Garden


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This still seems to be somewhat of a city secret and it’s probably because this garden is tucked away in South Seattle. However, it boasts 20 amazing acres of Japanese gardens and is beautiful year-round. Plus it just so happens to be free to visit.

Hours: Open daily 6 am-10 pm
Where: 9817 55th Ave. S

Burke Gilman Trail

This multi-use trail is loved by walkers, runners, and bikers alike. It’s 27 miles long so you’ll have plenty of space to walk it out. And you’ll get to go through tons of local neighborhoods and see all sorts of different kinds of scenery. Plus because it’s a trail you can access it any time of day and in any season.

Alki Beach

It’s an oldie but a goodie, Alki Beach is a sure bet if you’re in the mood for some sound front views. It can be enjoyed at pretty much any time of day and in any weather. If it happens to be a nice day you can lounge around afterward and grab a drink or a bite to eat afterward.

Discovery Park

We’ll always take the opportunity to throw Discovery Park on a list. Because it’s one of the largest parks in the city and there are so many beautiful things to see. Whether you want the beach, the forest, or even some sand dunes, this park has you covered.

Where: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd

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Seattle Waterfront


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Downtown Seattle is actually a great place to walk if you’re wanting more of an urban experience. And while it might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of a “beautiful” walk, strolling the waterfront will definitely change your mind. You’ll get a great look at the sound and you can stop and shop at Pike Place if you’re really feeling it.

Foster Island

Want to know what it feels like to walk on water? You can do just that on the unique floating trail system that connects Foster Island. You’ll get to enjoy lakefront views as well as a plethora of wildlife if you keep your eyes peeled. However, it can get a little muddy this time of year so dress to get dirty.

Elliott Bay Trail

Elliott Bay Trail is great for those of you who are super visual. You can enjoy the trail itself and the views of the bay or you can wander over to and through the Olympic Sculpture Park. And if you really want you can spend the whole day doing this trail because it’s 10 miles roundtrip.

Volunteer Park

How could we not include Capitol Hills shining star? Volunteer Park is a great place to do laps whether you’re walking or running. And if it’s nice out you can even stick around for a picnic, check out the Seattle Asian Art Museum or conservatory. There is much more to this park than meets the eye.

Where: 1247 15th Ave E

Ravenna Park

This park has a beautiful forested trail and ravine that are great for shorter walks. It’s a super peaceful spot and great if you’re needing to relax. Plus there’s a playground, wading pool, tennis courts and plenty of space to picnic so you have options. If you’re in north Seattle be sure to give it a go.

Where: 5520 Ravenna Ave. NE

We hope that you get out there and enjoy a good old walk at one of our fave spots. Also, feel free to let us know some of your spots because we’re always down for a little adventure in the city. Enjoy folks!