It’s Time to Plan For You Summer in Shoreline

Lauren Bianco, Section Editor

School’s out! It’s time to let loose and take some time for yourself, but what are your options? At times living in Shoreline can seem quite boring, but if you’re just sitting at home all summer, you’re clearly not using all of the resources provided by this lovely town. There is also so much to do in the surrounding areas of Shoreline! We are lucky to live so close to the beautiful Puget Sound and such active cities! This summer you should focus on taking time for yourself and exploring our amazing home.

A major perk about Shoreline is that we have beautiful parks right at the tip of our fingers. Richmond Beach Saltwater Park is very close to Shorewood High School and could be just a short walk/drive for many. You can walk along the shore, go swimming (at your own risk) or just simply hang out with some friends on a warm sunny day.

There are many more fun places where you could hang out outside and enjoy the warm weather in Shoreline. Boeing Creek has fun trails and a creek that you can explore. Shoreview Park has some big grass areas which you can enjoy, as well as tennis courts and a playground. These are just some of the most popular parks. You can explore Shoreline and you find even more!

Edmonds Marina Beach Park is also a very pretty area that offers beach access, a playground & picnicking. Edmonds is a beautiful town that is right next to Shoreline, it features many shops and restaurants that are only a few blocks away from the beach.

Seattle is one of the largest cities in Washington. Lucky for us, it borders Shoreline. It’s only a short drive away and you can find beautiful parks that bring beautiful green to the city. If you’re looking for a view of the city, and a waterfront area to hang out on, Gasworks Park in Seattle is a beautiful place to go this summer. It has open areas to walk and occupy all around. Matthew Beach Park is a fun place to swim, tan and picnic. It is on Lake Washington and is a very popular place to go. Another fun park in Seattle is Carkeek park. Carkeek offers a playground, trails to walk and an open beach.

Being outside in the sun is super important, the sun gives off rays that give your body vitamin D. Vitamin D is important because it helps your body sustain normal levels of calcium and phosphorus that it needs. It can also help keep your muscles, nerves and immune system healthy. So this summer, make sure you’re getting outside and soaking in the sun! We only get so long until it’s back to being indoors every day for 10 months, so take advantage of our beautiful summer to get out and explore the area!
If you’re looking for more than just some Vitamin D, these same cities offer many hobbies for you to participate in this summer. Entertainment this summer can come at a cost and for free. In the lists below, we show some activities that can show you new places and get you more involved. Don’t stay at home all summer, make the most of the time we have and go on an adventure! Hopefully, this can spark some new ideas that inspire you to try some new things this summer.


● Poo Poo Point on Tiger Mountain (7.2 miles) – Issaquah
● Cherry Creek Falls (5.0 miles) – Duvall
● Mount Si (8.0 miles)- North Bend
● Rattlesnake Ledge (4.0 miles) – North Bend
● Wallace Falls (5.6 miles) – Gold Bar
● Lake 22 (5.4 miles) – Granite Falls

Free Summer Activities:
● Explore Pike Place Market in Seattle
● Walk through the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle
● Picnic at Waterfall Garden Park in Seattle
● Look for small festivals that are often going on in Seattle
● Visit the Ballard Locks in Ballard

Low Cost Summer Activities:
● Take a ferry in Edmonds and explore Kingston
● Go bowling at Spin Alley in Shoreline
● Watch an outdoor movie at Marymoor Park in Redmond
● Ride The Great Wheel in Seattle
● Play Putt-Putt at the Interbay Golf Center in Seattle

Summer Festivals:
● Bumbershoot- Early September in Seattle
● Sasquatch- Memorial weekend in George
● Capitol Hill Block Party- July in Seattle
● SeaFair- August in Seattle
● Washington State Fair- September in Puyallup
● Evergreen State Fair- August/September in Monroe

Summer Restaurants:
● Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonades- Kirkland
● HB Beverage CO- Kirkland
● Bongos Cafe- Seattle
● Blank Space Cafe- Seattle
● HI B3AR- Seattle
● Coffee CO- Shoreline
● Canarino Gelato- Edmonds