Best islands in Seattle

Check out the top islands in Seattle, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Lincoln Park

1. Lincoln Park

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97 local reviews
8011 Fauntleroy Way Southwest, Seattle
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+1 206-684-4075
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Marie
Walking the nature trails in this park makes you feel like you're far away from the city. When you come to the…
Laura
Lincoln Park has gorgeous waterfront views, without the hustle and bustle of Alki Beach. See old growth trees…
Ann
This is a quieter and small alternative to the always busy Alki Beach Park. Most locals - well West Seattle Re…
1. Lincoln Park

1. Lincoln Park

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97 local reviews
8011 Fauntleroy Way Southwest, Seattle
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+1 206-684-4075
Marie
Marie
Walking the nature trails in this park makes you feel like you're far away from the city. When you come to the trail along the upper west ed…
Laura
Laura
Lincoln Park has gorgeous waterfront views, without the hustle and bustle of Alki Beach. See old growth trees and walk the tangle of paths,…
Ann
Ann
This is a quieter and small alternative to the always busy Alki Beach Park. Most locals - well West Seattle Residents use this park more bec…
2. Seattle Ferry Terminal

2. Seattle Ferry Terminal

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42 local reviews
Seattle Ferry Terminal, Seattle
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Benjamin
We love, love, love the WA state ferries. You can go for a day trip to Bainbridge Island to have lunch or to…
Karl
Taking a ferry is a true Seattle experience. The most popular trip for visitors is Bainbridge Island, only 35…
Mandy
To get a real Seattle experience, take the ferry to Bainbridge Island, walk around or just ride the next one b…
2. Seattle Ferry Terminal

2. Seattle Ferry Terminal

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42 local reviews
Seattle Ferry Terminal, Seattle
Benjamin
Benjamin
We love, love, love the WA state ferries. You can go for a day trip to Bainbridge Island to have lunch or to Vashon Island. Other ferries…
Karl
Karl
Taking a ferry is a true Seattle experience. The most popular trip for visitors is Bainbridge Island, only 35 minutes away. You can ride a…
Mandy
Mandy
To get a real Seattle experience, take the ferry to Bainbridge Island, walk around or just ride the next one back. The Bainbridge Island Ar…
3. Discovery Park

3. Discovery Park

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184 local reviews
3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle
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+1 206-386-4236
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Forest and Andy
Probably the largest park in Seattle, with lots of waterfront facing the islands of the Puget Sound.
Candace
This park is on a peninsula and overlooks Elliott Bay. Spectacular views of the Olympic mountains and islands…
Siena
Escape urban life just a short distance from downtown in Discovery Park's 534 acres, including hiking trails, …
3. Discovery Park

3. Discovery Park

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184 local reviews
3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle
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+1 206-386-4236
Forest and Andy
Forest and Andy
Probably the largest park in Seattle, with lots of waterfront facing the islands of the Puget Sound.
Candace
Candace
This park is on a peninsula and overlooks Elliott Bay. Spectacular views of the Olympic mountains and islands. "Discovery Park is a 534 acr…
Siena
Siena
Escape urban life just a short distance from downtown in Discovery Park's 534 acres, including hiking trails, protected beaches and breathta…
4. Seward Park

4. Seward Park

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106 local reviews
5900 Lake Washington Boulevard South, Seattle
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+1 206-684-4396
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Daniel And Teresa
This is another great three mile walk in Seattle. There is a shore loop providing amazing water views of Rent…
Peter
With incredible views of Mount Rainier, Mercer Island, and downtown Seattle skyscrapers, Seward Park is one of…
Mark
This used to be an island before they connected Lake Washington to the Puget Sound with the ship canal. The o…
4. Seward Park

4. Seward Park

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106 local reviews
5900 Lake Washington Boulevard South, Seattle
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+1 206-684-4396
Daniel And Teresa
Daniel And Teresa
This is another great three mile walk in Seattle. There is a shore loop providing amazing water views of Renton, Mercer Island, and Seattle…
Peter
Peter
With incredible views of Mount Rainier, Mercer Island, and downtown Seattle skyscrapers, Seward Park is one of the best places to walk in th…
Mark
Mark
This used to be an island before they connected Lake Washington to the Puget Sound with the ship canal. The only place in Seattle that hasn…
5. Ferry Dock

5. Ferry Dock

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3 local reviews
Ferry Dock, Bainbridge Island
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Siena
Feel the bay breeze on your face as you sail for 35 minutes to Bainbridge Island on a Washington State Ferry -…
Karen & Scott
Take the ferry! The ferry ride to Bainbridge Island is awesome. Cheap to walk or bike on, and still reasonable…
Siena
Feel the bay breeze on your face as you sail for 35 minutes to Bainbridge Island on a Washington State Ferry -…
5. Ferry Dock

5. Ferry Dock

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3 local reviews
Ferry Dock, Bainbridge Island
Siena
Siena
Feel the bay breeze on your face as you sail for 35 minutes to Bainbridge Island on a Washington State Ferry -- no need to take a car.
Karen & Scott
Karen & Scott
Take the ferry! The ferry ride to Bainbridge Island is awesome. Cheap to walk or bike on, and still reasonable to bring your car. The ferry …
Siena
Siena
Feel the bay breeze on your face as you sail for 35 minutes to Bainbridge Island on a Washington State Ferry -- no need to take a car.
6. Pike Place Market

6. Pike Place Market

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354 local reviews
Pike Place Market, Seattle
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Bryan & Mark
Original Starbuck's, Flower Market, tourist stuff, stunning view of the Puget Sound islands and bay.
Amy
Incredible original farmers market in the heart of downtown with views of Puget Sound. Take a ferryboat ride t…
Siena
Pike Place Market, the heart of Seattle. Tour the produce stands and buy something you've never tasted (ramps…
6. Pike Place Market

6. Pike Place Market

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354 local reviews
Pike Place Market, Seattle
Bryan & Mark
Bryan & Mark
Original Starbuck's, Flower Market, tourist stuff, stunning view of the Puget Sound islands and bay.
Amy
Amy
Incredible original farmers market in the heart of downtown with views of Puget Sound. Take a ferryboat ride to Bainbridge Island.
Siena
Siena
Pike Place Market, the heart of Seattle. Tour the produce stands and buy something you've never tasted (ramps, anyone?), plus lots of shops…
7. Agua Verde Café and Paddle Club

7. Agua Verde Café and Paddle Club

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53 local reviews
1303 Northeast Boat Street, Seattle
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+1 206-545-8570 ext. 101
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Peggy & Kevin
Take a walk or a short bike ride across the University bridge to Aqua Verde. See Seattle from the water! Ren…
Diana
Take a walk or a short bike ride across the University bridge to Aqua Verde. See Seattle from the water! Rent …
Bryce
Mexican food, but with way more mangos than normal. Also you can rent kayaks from here by the hour!
7. Agua Verde Café and Paddle Club

7. Agua Verde Café and Paddle Club

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53 local reviews
1303 Northeast Boat Street, Seattle
Open now
+1 206-545-8570 ext. 101
Peggy & Kevin
Peggy & Kevin
Take a walk or a short bike ride across the University bridge to Aqua Verde. See Seattle from the water! Rent a kayak and paddle around La…
Diana
Diana
Take a walk or a short bike ride across the University bridge to Aqua Verde. See Seattle from the water! Rent a kayak and paddle around Lake…
Bryce
Bryce
Mexican food, but with way more mangos than normal. Also you can rent kayaks from here by the hour!
8. Cafe Luna

8. Cafe Luna

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8 local reviews
9924 Southwest Bank Road, Vashon
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+1 206-463-0777
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Jane
Best espresso on the island. Great place to hangout or get work done.
Natalie
Best espresso on Vashon Island. Great place to hang out and visit or get work done.
Carol
A classic Vashon coffee house.
8. Cafe Luna

8. Cafe Luna

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8 local reviews
9924 Southwest Bank Road, Vashon
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+1 206-463-0777
Jane
Jane
Best espresso on the island. Great place to hangout or get work done.
Natalie
Natalie
Best espresso on Vashon Island. Great place to hang out and visit or get work done.
Carol
Carol
A classic Vashon coffee house.
9. Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal

9. Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal

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15 local reviews
Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal, Seattle
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Izabella
From here you can take the Ferry to Vashon Island. Vashon is the first place I went on a ferry ride to, and I …
Cindy
Take the Washington State ferry to rural Vashon Island for the day or just across and back at sunset. Just a 2…
Anne Marie & Russell
Take the ferry to Vashon Island and experience the beauty of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountain range. Perf…
9. Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal

9. Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal

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15 local reviews
Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal, Seattle
Izabella
Izabella
From here you can take the Ferry to Vashon Island. Vashon is the first place I went on a ferry ride to, and I LOVED IT! It is an amazing lit…
Cindy
Cindy
Take the Washington State ferry to rural Vashon Island for the day or just across and back at sunset. Just a 20 minute ride across Puget Sou…
Anne Marie & Russell
Anne Marie & Russell
Take the ferry to Vashon Island and experience the beauty of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountain range. Perfect little day trip.
10. Lighthouse Park

10. Lighthouse Park

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3 local reviews
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Christopher & Malissa
Mukilteo Lighthouse Park gives you stunning views of the Puget Sound and her surrounding islands. Take some ti…
Nina
Cute little park with a nice beach next door. Take the ferry across to Whidbey Island here!
Nina
Cute little park with a nice beach next door. Take the ferry across to Whidbey Island here!
10. Lighthouse Park

10. Lighthouse Park

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3 local reviews
Christopher & Malissa
Christopher & Malissa
Mukilteo Lighthouse Park gives you stunning views of the Puget Sound and her surrounding islands. Take some time to walk the beach or sit ba…
Nina
Nina
Cute little park with a nice beach next door. Take the ferry across to Whidbey Island here!
Nina
Nina
Cute little park with a nice beach next door. Take the ferry across to Whidbey Island here!
11. Seattle Great Wheel

11. Seattle Great Wheel

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49 local reviews
1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle
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+1 206-623-8607
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Annie B
An enclosed, huge Ferris Wheel, on the Seattle Waterfront. It slowly rotates around -safely. You have views of…
Chris & Janna
The Great Wheel is about $15 to ride, and offers one of the most amazing views of the Puget Sound. Looking tow…
Amy
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11. Seattle Great Wheel

11. Seattle Great Wheel

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49 local reviews
1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle
Open now
+1 206-623-8607
Annie B
Annie B
An enclosed, huge Ferris Wheel, on the Seattle Waterfront. It slowly rotates around -safely. You have views of Seattle skyline, the water an…
Chris & Janna
Chris & Janna
The Great Wheel is about $15 to ride, and offers one of the most amazing views of the Puget Sound. Looking towards the Olympic mountains, yo…
Amy
Amy
Top 10 Things to check out in Seattle
12. Point Defiance Park

12. Point Defiance Park

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11 local reviews
Point Defiance Park, Tacoma
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Brian and Hillary
Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, Washington is a large urban park in the United States. The 702-acre (2.84 km2) …
Ron
760-acre (3.1 km2) park includes Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, the Rose Garden, Rhododendron Garden, beaches,…
Richard And Clarence
One of the nicest parks I've been to and it's only a short drive from here. They also have an aquarium.
12. Point Defiance Park

12. Point Defiance Park

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11 local reviews
Point Defiance Park, Tacoma
Brian and Hillary
Brian and Hillary
Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, Washington is a large urban park in the United States. The 702-acre (2.84 km2) park includes Point Defiance Z…
Ron
Ron
760-acre (3.1 km2) park includes Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, the Rose Garden, Rhododendron Garden, beaches, trails, a boardwalk, a boatho…
Richard And Clarence
Richard And Clarence
One of the nicest parks I've been to and it's only a short drive from here. They also have an aquarium.