5 Things to Do in West Seattle This Spring

Spring has finally sprung, and there are plenty of things to do in West Seattle to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather! Surrounded by gorgeous beaches and green forests, West Seattle is an oasis for residents, nature lovers, and attraction-seekers. 

Whether you and your family want to explore the great outdoors or spend an afternoon in the city, Village Green Senior Living has you covered. Our Washington communities promote meaningful enrichment, and Seattle senior living is an excellent environment for our mission. Below, we are sharing five things to do in West Seattle this spring for older adults and their families.

1. Spend a Day at Alki Beach

Alki Beach is one of Seattle’s most popular beachfront spots, with something to offer everyone. Take a stroll along the sand or enjoy soaking up the sun rays while enjoying a picnic lunch from one of the many nearby eateries.  

To make the most of your day at the beach, visit Alki Kayak Tours & Activities to reserve a sunset tour to enjoy the picturesque golden-hour views or rent a fishing boat to catch fresh fish and crabs. 

For a historical venture, tour the Alki Point Lighthouse, which turned a century old in 2013 and has a long history serving as a navigational beacon for the Coast Guard.

2. Take the King County Water Taxi

A ferry ride might not seem like the most exciting way to spend an afternoon, but taking a ride on the King County Water Taxi is an excellent way to get around in a beautiful city. While taking in the calm, serenity, and beauty of the ten-minute ride, you can easily get from West Seattle to downtown Seattle, take in the classic Seattle skyline, and enjoy a unique way of travel that the whole family can enjoy.

Seattle Water Taxi, Alki Beach. A Seattle water taxi departing Alki Beach for a trip across Elliott Bay to downtown Seattle

3. Explore Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park is less than five miles from Village Green West Seattle and is the area’s major multi-purpose park, with 4.6 miles of walking paths, 3.9 miles of bike trails, and even a heated saltwater pool. The park’s northern play area also features tree houses, zip lining, playground equipment, and an interactive opportunity to learn about the migratory birds that call Lincoln Park home. This is the perfect place to bring a family with children of all ages and highlights the many facets of nature that West Seattle has to offer.

4. Discover West Seattle’s Unique Attractions

One thing that makes West Seattle such a unique neighborhood is the array of locally owned businesses, restaurants, and shops. To start, visit Easy Street Records, an independent record store that has been in West Seattle since the 1980s. Known for past live performances from the likes of Patti Smith and Pearl Jam (who call Seattle their hometown), the store still hosts plenty of incredible live music to this day. If you miss a live show, you can still dig through their amazing collection of vinyl records and enjoy a snack at their diner-style cafe!

The Luna Park Cafe is known for its retro 1950s-style interior and an all-day breakfast menu with delicious milkshakes. It’s also located next door to Avalon Glassworks, a local store that sells beautiful handmade glass gifts and decor. If you’re enjoying a day at Alki Beach, stop by El Chupacabra, a Mexican restaurant known for tasty tacos, margaritas, and a beautiful beach view from their outdoor seating area.

5. Tour the Seattle Chinese Garden

The Seattle Chinese Garden has been compared to a beautiful landscape painting come to life, complete with classical Chinese architecture. This Sichuan-style garden broke ground in 1999 with a vision of immersing guests and tourists in the rich beauty of Chinese culture. The garden is a thriving space that reflects the powerful ability of a garden to become a quiet haven for reflection while also creating space for community celebrations. 

Spanning over four acres, it’s one of the largest Chinese gardens (outside of China!) and offers self-guided tours, private group tours led by knowledgeable docents, and even events and classes that teach visitors more about Chinese culture. 

During the spring, the garden hosts plenty of fun events that the whole family can enjoy, including a Kite Festival, a West Seattle Garden Tour, and more!

Village Green is always proud to highlight every benefit of choosing Seattle senior living, especially when it comes to the vast array of activities and events in our area. If you and your family are searching for fun ways to enhance your days, there are plenty of amazing things to do in West Seattle!

We invite you to discover active living, enhanced wellness, and a beautiful environment by exploring life at Village Green Senior Living! 


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