One of the largest, and most visited parks in Seattle, Green Lake is a must-visit for tourists and locals. With a large lake in the middle, it’s popular during the summertime because of the swimming areas with diving boards, and open swim spots. There are also lots of playfields, open grasses, and places for picnics. Depending on the time of day, the 2.8 mi loop around the lake can be packed full of runners, bikers, strollers, and animals. Mornings and daytime during the weekdays are the best times for no crowds. It’s also a great spot to work up an appetite, with plenty of choices around the area.
Green Lake is affluent and fairly white, so after living here for a few years we’ve made it around to a few places that are owned by people of color. The list includes restaurants and cafes to help support people of color who are working in the area. Use your dollar as a vote for people of color!
Did we miss anything? Leave a comment and we can update the list!