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Lake Washington

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Address: Seattle, WA
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Being just a short drive away from the bustling city makes this lake an...

Being just a short drive away from the bustling city makes this lake an ideal getaway for the stressed-out Seattleite.

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Gorgeous views

I get to see this lake everyday and it is truly beautiful. Often you will see boats or kayakers cruising it, especially in the summertime. There's lots of parks to access it from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I get to see this lake everyday and it is truly beautiful. Often you will see boats or kayakers cruising it, especially in the summertime. There's lots of parks to access it from. All in all, staring at it you just get a very calm, peaceful, serene feeling. Great for picnicking next to too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great lake we have great views wonderful boating and a great place to scuba dive and look for lost treasure .I am a little old for diving any more but i used to spend a lot of Saturdays diving at the foot of Madison St and look for old bottle,s . Our group was THe Lake Washington Braille... More 

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Thank Mike O
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever you are in Seattle you are surrounded by water. Lake Washington is massive and makes for beautiful sunsets.

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1 Thank CaribbeanFan79
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

You can access this big lake from plenty of parks. It's a beautiful lake, all depending what park you come from. The floating bridge crosses this park, and they hold the seafair! It's great for boating. Fishing is only ok in certain parks and areas. Overall a great lake!

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Thank Monica N
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Water tends to be a bit cold and somewhat murky/unclear. Good for boating/cruising and lots of points have tourist spots. Good views of Rainier and Seattle/Bellevue/etc. depending on which side of the lake you're on.

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Thank Anon00001
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is an excellent place to spend your time roaming around - you can have cruise on the ferries and visit the nearby islands

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Ocracoke, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

My visit to Lake Washington was exceptional. For starters, Mount Ranier makes for a spectacular backdrop! What I particularly enjoyed about this lake is the clean, fresh water. I went wake-boarding for the first time out here. Learning how to wake-board, I was filtering a lot of water up my nose and out my mouth! Fortunately, the water was very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This gave a beautiful view of the surrounding views of the Seattle area. A must see on your travels.

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Orland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had amazing time with family on a boat. There are many breath taking views around the lake. Just a great day to relax and enjoy the views around Seattle and surrounding cities.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Whether you are looking for a picnic spot in a summer weekend or want to pass through world's longest (and 2nd longest) floating bridges, this is your must visit place. Don't miss 4th July fireworks there...a must see

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