Category Archives: Outdoor Recreation

lighthouse behind a dry field.

A Perfect Day Trip from Seattle to Whidbey Island

Updated for 2024 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 …

Marina with sailboats

Explore Seattle’s Ballard Neighborhood

Updated June 2024 Seattle is known for its distinctive and unique neighborhoods. Although the Greenlake neighborhood is our personal favorite, we always recommend that guests spend some time in Ballard, too, when visiting Seattle. It’s an easy 15-minute drive west of Greenlake Guest House. Ballard is one of Seattle’s oldest, trendiest, and most popular neighborhoods. …

two people hiking on hurricane ridge in olympic national park

8 Top Outdoor Adventures near Seattle

Step into a world of outdoor adventure in Seattle, where the possibilities are as vast as the Pacific Northwest landscape. From exhilarating hikes to serene boating excursions, these top 8 outdoor activities near Seattle offer a variety of adventure to satisfy every outdoor enthusiast. Nestled within this playground is Greenlake Guest House. We offer a …

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The Best Hikes from Seattle this Spring

Updated for 2024   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. In the spring, many of the higher elevations still have …