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Lake Union

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Address: North of downtown, south of Fremont, Seattle, WA

This large, recreational lake is great for renting an electric boat,...

This large, recreational lake is great for renting an electric boat, kayaking and admiring the Seattle skyline. The new South Lake Union Park is open and easily accessible from downtown by Streetcar.

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Nice area to walk

This is a nice and relaxing area to walk. You should be able to see many wooden boats as well as kayakers.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a nice and relaxing area to walk. You should be able to see many wooden boats as well as kayakers.

Thank CaptTrouble
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59 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Postcards of 100 years ago labeled Lake Union "The Heart of Seattle". It is somewhat shaped like a heart. But the phrase over decades grown in significance as Seattle has changed with Lake Union often the best mirror of those changes. From the commercialization of natural resources, then the birth of commercial aviation, through the doldrums of the Depression and... More 

Thank Jules J
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73 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancé and I stopped here while walking mainly because I noticed the geese were out with their babies! But the area is so beautiful! I love being down by the waterfront! There were two boats out that I'm guessing they were practicing scuba diving which was really cool but I feel in love with the geese and their babies!... More 

Thank Will H
Champaign, IL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a tour of Lake Union. It was really awesome. We saw a boat owned by Drew Barrymore's grandfather who used it to host the Rat Pack. We saw the house from Sleepless in Seattle. The floating homes are amazing. Some are floating on old timbers. There are great views of Gas Park. Around the lake is a museum,... More 

Thank Illinifan1980
Hyderabad, India
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390 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very scenic and nice place to visit on a sunny day on the lake side.Beautiful views. We can relax and /or take a waalk around.

Middlebury, Vermont
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous view over the water. Right next to Gas Works Park as well. Try to go on a clear day and it's just nicer to sit down and have a picnic or something.

1 Thank zoemillervt
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

We had lunch in the park by the lake and this really is a picturesque view of downtown. Calm, peaceful, beautiful scenery.

1 Thank CaribbeanFan79
Castle Hill
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

We took a ride on "The Duck". It took us through the streets of Seattle before driving into Lake Union where we sailed a circle around the Lake with expert commentary from our guide

Thank gdgiles
Neptune Beach
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28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Caught one of the ferry boats in Lake Union and went throgh the locks and out to Puget Sound. Great time.

1 Thank Marc S
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 25 December 2016

Great place to stroll on a nice day. Usually there are a scattering of food trucks because of the proximity off all the high-tech/bio businesses.

Thank MarkStephenSouder

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