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July 19, 2019

Summer in Seattle

If you are an admitted student who is moving to the city, or a prospective student visiting for the first time, summer in Seattle is hard to beat. Contrary to popular belief, it does not always rain in Seattle. In fact, come summer, the skies are bright blue, the temperatures are in the 70s and 80s, and there are endless things do. Discover 10 must-do events in Seattle this summer, each within reach of public transit.

1. Walk Around Green Lake 

Green Lake is one of Seattle’s most beloved parks. The 2.8-mile trail around the lake is perfect for walking, jogging, rollerblading, or biking.

2. Cheer on the Mariners

T-Mobile Park has a retractable roof and features some of the best food in the MLB. Fan favorites including dumplings from Din Tai Fung and roasted corn from Paseo.

3. Get Some Ice Cream

Head to Molly Moon’s for homemade ice cream. The flavors rotate monthly, but salted caramel, earl grey, cookie dough, and honey lavender are highlights.

4. Spend a Day at Gas Works Park

Gas Works Park is a classic part of Seattle. With picturesque views of the Seattle skyline across Lake Union, there is no better place to lounge on the grass or enjoy a picnic than this urban park.

5. Catch a Summer Concert

It wouldn’t be summer in Seattle without attending at least one outdoor concert. Local favorites include the Capital Hill Block Party (July 19-21) and Bumbershoot Festival (Aug 30-Sept 1).

6. Explore Fremont

Fremont is an especially fun Seattle neighborhood to wander around. The Fremont Troll makes for a great photo op. You can also book a tour at the Theo Chocolate Factory.

7. Wander Around the Seattle Waterfront

Take a ride on the Great Wheel, stop by the Pike Place Market, sample handcrafted yogurt from Ellenos, and check out the Olympic Sculpture Park.

8. Go to a Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s Markets abound in Seattle. Popular markets include the Ballard Sunday Farmer’s Market and the University District Farmer’s Market held every Saturday.

9. Hike a Trail at Discovery Park

Discovery Park is home to forests, prairies, beaches, coastal bluffs, and a lighthouse. The park may be in Seattle, but the trails you take will make you feel like you are far away from the city.

10. Try New Flavors of Locally Made Soda

Rachel’s Ginger Beer – a super popular Seattle spot for non-alcoholic brews – offers deliciously zany flavors of soda: blood orange, spicy pineapple, cucumber tarragon, black currant, and more!