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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 […]

Seattle skyline from Lake Union

What to Do in Seattle-A Perfect 3-Day Itinerary from Greenlake Guest House (updated March 2021)

Guests visiting Seattle often ask us for recommendations for what to do. The tough part is narrowing down the list to something reasonable whether you are staying one day or a week! Here is our favorite 3-day itinerary from Greenlake Guest House in spring and summer, updated for 2021. Day 1: Downtown Seattle and Waterfront […]

man and woman embracing in field of tulips

Best Seattle Area Gardens for Viewing Spring Color

In our opinion, a visit to Seattle is not complete without a visit to a lovely garden. Spring is one of the prettiest times to visit Seattle. There is nearly always something in bloom. Seattle springtime begins quite early with flowering camellias and hellebores in February, daffodils and cherry blossoms in March, and tulips in […]