Green Lake

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.

  • Activities
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Activities

Green Lake Park

Green Lake Park is a beloved park with a trail for walking, biking, or skating around the lake.

 

Woodland Park Zoo

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

Green Lake Pitch n’ Putt is a seasonal, nine-hole golf course that is great for beginners and junior golfers.

 

Seattle Public Theater

Located at the Green Lake Bathhouse, the Seattle Public Theatre offers a season of plays, summer youth drama camp and school touring.

 

Great Hall at Green Lake Event Center

Built in a 1921 renovated building, the Great Hall at Green Lake houses an event venue, professional offices and an after-school program.

 

Ride Bicycles

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

Greenlake Boathouse rents and sells stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, water boats, row boats, and sailboats.

Restaurants

Popular, locally-owned Greenlake neighborhood restaurants within walking distance

 

Duke’s Chowder House Green Lake

Duke’s Chowder House uses only sustainable seafood in its menu, which includes its famous, award-winning chowder.

 

Urban Bakery

Urban Bakery offers fresh baked goods, soups and sandwiches, along with an espresso bar.

 

Nell’s Restaurant

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

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 Green Lake

Shelter Lounge serves creative dishes and quality cocktails in a contemporary lounge setting. 

 

Mykonos Greek Grill

Mykonos Greek Grill serves gyros and Greek entrees in a simple setting with beer and wine. 

 

Lucia Italian Kitchen & Bar Green Lake

Lucia Italian Kitchen & Bar offers healthy Italian fare with a full bar and live music in a contemporary space.

JaK’s Alehouse

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.

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