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A Perfect Day Trip from Seattle to Whidbey Island

Whidbey Island is one of our favorite day trips from Greenlake Guest House for guests who have a car and want to explore beyond the Seattle city limits. Read more to learn where to go, what to do, and why it is worth a visit. Why Go to Whidbey Island? It is beautiful in every …

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Our Favorite Seattle Museums and Attractions Now Open and Ready to Visit This Fall-Updated August 2021

Seattle museums and attractions are open at full capacity this fall. Per Washington State mandate effective August 23, 2021, face masks and social distancing are still required for everyone, even if vaccinated. Here are our top recommendations.   Woodland Park Zoo Woodland Park Zoo’s beautiful outdoor exhibits are not to be missed. This beautifully landscaped …

Hike with Locals Emily and Lisa at Daypacked

Hike with Some Locals! We recently connected with Lisa and Emily Edlin of DAYPACKED, a hiking daypack rental and hiking tour company. This mother-daughter business strives to make hiking accessible to all because they want leisure travelers to experience the splendor of the Pacific Northwest. In addition to offering tours, they also rent out fully …

The Best Hikes from Seattle this Spring

The Best Hikes from Seattle this Spring Where to Hike Lately, we’ve been getting lots of questions from guests about the best places to hike and experience nature near Seattle. The Cascade Mountains and foothills are very accessible from Seattle and offer lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Washington State had some record-breaking snow this …