Green Lake is a popular Seattle neighborhood located five miles north of downtown and is close to the University and Ballard neighborhoods. Locals come to Green Lake to use the 2.8-mile walking and jogging trail and other park amenities as well as nearby restaurants and coffee shops. Green Lake Park is also adjacent to the Woodland Park Zoo.
Green Lake Park is a beloved park with a trail for walking, biking, or skating around the lake.
Park Zoo saves animals and their habitats through conservation leadership and engaging experiences, inspiring people to learn, care and act.
Green Lake Pitch n’ Putt is a seasonal, nine-hole golf course that is great for beginners and junior golfers.
Located at the Green Lake Bathhouse, the Seattle Public Theatre offers a season of plays, summer youth drama camp and school touring.
Built in a 1921 renovated building, the Great Hall at Green Lake houses an event venue, professional offices and an after-school program.
Visitors can take advantage of the stunning Green Lake scenery by visiting Ride Bicycles, a shop with rental bikes and equipment run by professional bike enthusiasts.
Greenlake Boathouse rents and sells stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, water boats, row boats, and sailboats.
Duke’s Chowder House uses only sustainable seafood in its menu, which includes its famous, award-winning chowder.
Urban Bakery offers fresh baked goods, soups and sandwiches, along with an espresso bar.
Nell’s Restaurant offers inventive, European-inspired seasonal dishes, plus a large wine list and a five-course fixed-price menu. The only fine dining restaurant in the neighborhood.
Rosita’s Mexican Restaurant has a family-friendly cantina setting serving Mexican standards and freshly made tortillas. A special favorite of Greenlake Guest House owners.
Shelter Lounge serves creative dishes and quality cocktails in a contemporary lounge setting.
Mykonos Greek Grill serves gyros and Greek entrees in a simple setting with beer and wine.
JaK’s is the closest restaurant to Greenlake Guest House and offers great steaks, prime rib, and even lobster mac-n-cheese. Nice selection of microbrews too.
New neighborhood restaurant owned by local Korean couple offers Spanish Tapas (small plates) with a Korean twist. We have been there twice and loved it!