The Freemind Team proudly consists of 100% born and raised Washingtonians. That’s over 160 years of combined Seattle experiences! Here’s a list of some of our favorite things to do in Seattle and the surrounding area:
Take the Ferry from Seattle to Bremerton or Bainbridge Island: You can walk around the sundeck and enjoy 360-degree views of the Seattle skyline, Puget Sound, and the Olympic & Cascade mountains. Ferries are a quintessential symbol of Western Washington. Fun fact: The Washington State Ferry system is the largest in the United States and was designed to be temporary until the state could build a system of bridges to transport people to the peninsula- over 60 years later and no bridges, but I’m not complaining!
Take your dog to the Marymoor off-leash Dog Park: Over on the Eastside we are fortunate to have a world class dog park covering 4 acres and boasting 5 river access points. The Marymoor dog park in Redmond is so nice it’s fun to go even if you don’t have a dog!
- Jessica, born in Snoqualmie, WA
Eat and shop my way through Pike Place Market and wander for a few hours. It can get crowded, but you’ll soon discover so many amazing little shops, street performers, flowers and incredible food. Pike Place is also where you will find the original Starbucks! Eat your way from mini donuts to piroshky to hum bao and samples of fresh local fruit. If you need a rest, find one of the many bars, breweries, or wine tasting rooms to grab a drink!
- Victoria, born in Bellevue, WA
Camping and hiking at Dash Point State Park: it’s tough to find good campgrounds in the Seattle/Tacoma area and Dash Point is one I take my family to often. They’ve got easy trails and hardcore trails, the beach is right there and there’s more than enough camp pads plus it’s still close to town and since we camp with our little ones in the event we absolutely NEED to go somewhere were not far.
Exploring Downtown Tacoma’s creative scene: I just went to an amazing event put on by Hall of Fame vintage where a ton of Tacoma makers and creatives were showcasing their work. The creative scene in Tacoma is one of the best I’ve been in around the country. It’s amazing how much stuff is going on down there from art, to music, to fashion, film, small businesses, breweries and it’s all accessible and not as pretentious as other places. It’s like a little bit of Brooklyn a little bit of Portland and a little bit of Oakland all in one.
- Quincy, born in Tacoma, WA