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May 14, 2015

Seattle Summer: Our Top 10 Favorite Things To Do

Now that winter is behind us, the team at Orthodontics of Burien is looking forward to the summer season when we can be outside enjoying the great outdoors! Seattle is a true outdoor mecca with loads of fun things to see and do. We’d like to dedicate this blog post to share with you some of our favorite things to do in and around the beautiful city of Seattle.


Tour the Waterways


Seattle is bordered by a whole lot of water, so naturally one of the best things to do is to tour one or more of these waterways by boat. A waterway tour is a very unique and fun way to enjoy the beauty of our wonderful city. There are several self-guided trip options and rentals from which to choose ranging from sea kayaking to wooden boat tours.


Enjoy a Bike Tour of Seattle


If the idea of biking is something you like minus the pedaling part, then a tour around town in a pedicab is right up your alley! This is a very earth-friendly way to take in the local sights and sounds plus it’s loads of fun for the whole family to enjoy.


Spend a Day at Pike Place Market


A great way to spend a few hours is by exploring Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. The market offers some of the freshest seafood in the US along with tons of other delectable treats and shopping delights. And yes, they do throw fish here so be sure to take along your video camera!


Bird Watching


Skagit Wildlife Area is a great place for bird watching as all types of our featured friends gather here from sandpipers tiptoeing through the estuary to swans sailing the calm waters. Be sure to bring along your binoculars and camera so you can get up close and personal with the birds without disturbing them.


Ride the Ducks of Seattle


If you love outdoor fun and adventure, touring Seattle by land and water is a “must do.” While on a “Duck” or amphibious vehicle that can travel on both water and land, you’ll see Seattle in a entirely new way that will leave you breathless as you view the city in all its glory from both land and sea.


Go Atop the Space Needle


An absolute must in Seattle is a trip to the iconic Space Needle. Once you’re up on the observation level, you can use the free telescopes to get amazing views of the city that must be seen to be truly appreciated.


Visit Waterfront Olympic Sculpture Park


Seattle Art Museum’s 9-acre waterfront park with outdoor sculptures is a wonderful way to while away a few hours. This beautiful park boasts having many native trees and wildflowers that are in bloom all summer long.


Enjoy Lunch by the International Fountain


One of Seattle’s favorite gathering spots is International Fountain – a 200-foot wide bowl with water sprays that are synced to music from 11am to 8pm. Take along a picnic lunch and enjoy the aquatic show while doing some people watching at this popular sight.


Take an Underground Tour


Bill Spiedel’s Underground Tour is a very unique way to spend a day exploring Seattle’s underground system of subterranean passages that were once the main roadways and storefronts of old downtown Seattle. Your guide will tell you stories of the early pioneers who helped make Seattle the great city it is today.


Explore Kubota Garden


Kubota Garden is a 20-acre Japanese-American garden with a Northwest influence that’s filled with ponds, waterfalls, ginkgo trees, bamboo and Japanese pines. Plan on arriving early  because the park is only open during daylight hours each day.


We hope that all of our patients and their families have a fun-filled, safe summer! Try to get out and enjoy some of the many outdoor events and attractions Seattle has to offer while basking in the summer sun!