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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.
North of downtown, south of Fremont, Seattle, WA
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Go see gasworks park on a sunny evening. Very romantic. Full of hip people, great views of the city. It's a magical place. Sit in the grass, take in the views and let time pass.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tpbae
Reviewed 1 week ago

Watching the scull teams rowing early in the morning. Safe area to walk at night. Quite a bit to see and do with 1.5 miles walking.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dennis H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really cool and peaceful place. I really liked the panoranic views of Seattle from the boat.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SteveRainville99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous views of water and the city all around. It can get crowded during the nice summer days but it's totally worth visiting.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank okhannahko
Reviewed 5 February 2019

Lake Union is so relaxing and beautiful. My husband and I enjoyed a very relaxing walk around the lake in the afternoon. Panoramic view of Seattle was incredible, wish I brought my binocular :-)

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Karen C
Reviewed 30 January 2019

We took the cruise on the 1930s era steamship, Virginia V. It is an awesome way to view the whole lake experience. Well worth your time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mikenI5501OL
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Lake Union is super awesome and fun in the Summer - you can rent kayaks or paddle-boards and just wonder around in the lake. The view is nice. If you go earlier in the morning for a water activity you'll have less boat traffic and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank drakoneee
Reviewed 23 November 2018

We had a great time with the free wooden boat tours. We had to get there early, but our tour guide was amazing and my small boys had a blast. Highly recommended!!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jill C
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We did not get to take a lake cruise, but since our hotel was across from the lake, we were able to enjoy the beauty of this lake. Watching the boats and seaplanes is really fun, and it's a nice lake to walk around (we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Lake Union is a must go location for a great afternoon out. Great views of the city. Watch Sea Planes come in and go out. Chill out in Gas Works Park and see the houseboats over in Eastlake. Don,t book a tour we used Uber’s.....so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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16 May 2018|
Response from Alec D | Reviewed this property |
There are houseboats along different parts of Lake Union. So you could park near Gaslight Park and be near some as well as the Wooden Boat Center. If you park in the East Lake neighborhood their are house boats as well... More
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 |
I really don't know, but I would recommend a small boat as the lake isn't really anything to see. You may want to check photos of the area (lake union) out, online before taking the time and paying $ for a tour, if one is... More