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Lake Union

North of downtown, south of Fremont, Seattle, WA
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US$ 65.00*
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Seattle's Favorite Sightseeing and Cocktail Cruise
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US$ 71.00*
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1.5-Hour Sail on Seattle's Historic 1926 Schooner
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US$ 99.00*
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Seattle Seaplane Flight from Lake Union
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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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North of downtown, south of Fremont, Seattle, WA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lake Union itself was clean and beautiful with plenty of dining options. The fireworks show was lack luster. Unless you are right up on the water, which requires purchasing tickets, the only fireworks you see are the ones in the sky. You can not see...More

Thank staceylcullen74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for an early morning activity with our son as we were switching over time from the east coast. We took the Seattle Streetcar from one end of its track to the other end and then retraced one step back to the Lake...More

Thank cale a
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Accessible by public transportation. Especially enjoyed watching the sea planes take off and land. Colorful picture ops around the Center for Wooden Boats.

Thank Midwest_Karen
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We walked the whole circuit - not as much to see as we expected but wouldn't have missed seeing the houseboats as such an iconic seattle thing. In hindsight think we should have cycled it rather than walked. It is though about 6 miles so...More

Thank Tony and Sarah G
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Lake Union has it all and its right downtown in Seattle. I love walking around the lake and eating at the many great restaurants. MOHAI is right on the south end of the lake and Gasworks Park is on the north end. One can rent...More

Thank GenotheViking
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Such a great place! You can star gasze, enjoy sun rises and set, boat, paddle board, kayak, canoe, or simply swim! Access to gas works park, restaurants, 4th of July fireworks, and so much more! A must go to place!

Thank ormbrek
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed looking at the boats and house boats on the shores of Lake Union. Our only regret was the cold, rainy, and windy conditions preventing us from seeing the lake by kayak! Next time!!

Thank Michelle I
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Like you are in a different world there. Especially like the seaplanes taking off. Very relaxing and beautiful.

Thank laredo11
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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

Thank CaptTrouble
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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...More

Thank Jules J
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Nearby Attractions
Museum of History & Industry
660 reviews
.03 km away
The Center for Wooden Boats
136 reviews
.07 km away
Lake Union Park
12 reviews
.06 km away
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Peggy R
23 June 2015|
Response from MelissaMME |
We watched them over the Lake from our balcony at our hotel.
14 March 2015|
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Response from Hattie748 | Reviewed this property |
Also, I don't know if you can "tour" the houseboats. I know we did a SLOW passby many of the houses along the lake and the one famous for Sleeping in Seattle movie, but as far as touring any of these, I don't think so... More