The Emerald Launches Summer with Special Incentives

The Emerald is making it easier than ever to own a piece of Seattle’s defining address in the center of downtown – just one block from the iconic Pike Place Market, steps from the waterfront and surrounded by the city’s best culinary and cultural destinations. For a limited time, The Emerald is offering a summer sales incentive which includes credits towards homeowner’s association fees plus design center or closing costs on select homes. Recently awarded Development of the Year by Seattle Agent Magazine, you don’t want to miss this chance to call our address home. Move-in luxury condominiums are available now. Eligible homes must be in contract by July 31st, 2022 to receive the incentive.

 

 

 

The City Collection on floors 4-16 of The Emerald offers styled and smart homes with refined finishes and open floor plans. These homes also offer a variety of views that range from energetic cityscapes to vibrant Pike Place Market and the Seattle waterfront. Act now and receive 1-year free HOA + an $2500 design center/closing cost credit this summer.

 

 

 

 

The Panoramic Collection on floors 17-33 occupies the middle and upper floors of the tower. These residences are filled with incredible views that look across the entire city, to the Puget Sound and the islands and mountain ranges beyond. Summer incentives on this collection include 18 months free HOA + an $5000 design credit/closing cost credit this summer.

 

Here’s a peek at some sample savings of up to $24,458!

 

Residence 1701, ~1189 sq ft, 2-bed, 2-bath, priced at $1,285,000.

  • 18 Month Free HOA ($19,458)
  • Design Center/Closing Cost Credit – +$5000
  • Total savings: $24,458

 

Residence 3102, ~957 sq ft, 1-bed with den, 1-bath, priced at $969,000.

  • 18 Month Free HOA ($15,660)
  • Design Center/Closing Cost Credit – +$5000
  • Total savings: $20,660

 

Residence 2704, ~773 sq ft, 1-bed with den, 1-bath, priced at $859,000.

  • 18 Month Free HOA ($12,654)
  • Design Center/Closing Cost Credit – +$5000
  • Total savings: $17,654

 

 

The Emerald delivers highly curated amenities thoughtfully designed to enhance the building’s premier location and breathtaking unobstructed views. All Emerald residents enjoy access to a full-floor indoor outdoor rooftop amenity deck and Olympic Room, an impressive double-height glass-encased club room with catering kitchen and indoor and outdoor lounge and firepits opening to the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. A third-floor indoor and outdoor amenity space designed with vibrant exposure to Second Avenue provides owners an outdoor pet run, pet spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga studio and guest suite. Additionally, as a result of an exclusive partnership with adjacent luxury boutique hotel, Thompson Seattle, all Emerald owners enjoy a uniquely curated food and beverage experience made up of discounted meals at Conversation, Thompson Seattle’s signature restaurant, and a secret signature cocktail menu at The Nest, the hotel’s striking rooftop bar and lounge.

 

 

*The incentive amount is the equivalent of 12 to 18 months of HOA fees, which is paid as a closing credit applied to allowable Closing Costs, Rate Buy-down, Storage Fees, other allowable pre-paid fees, and/or upgrades through approved vendors as allowed by Buyers’ lender. HOA fees vary by home size. Incentive payout must follow lender guidelines. Valid on new contracts only. Not valid on Penthouse Sales or existing contracts. This offer is subject to change or cancellation without notice. The incentive promotion is applicable only to primary and second home purchases and is valid only on contracts ratified and mutually accepted by July 31, 2022.

Fill Your Summer Agenda with Seattle Events Close to Home

We’re feeling the summer vibes in Seattle. The Emerald’s premiere location at Second and Stewart places you in the center of downtown Seattle – just one block from the iconic Pike Place Market, Seattle’s new waterfront, and close to all the action. Start exploring the best of the season with these local to-do’s and fill your summer agenda.

 

 

 

Fall for Lola at the Can Can running from June-August. Lola is the summer spectacular you won’t want to miss. It’s 1970 at the Copacabana where famed showgirl – Lola and bartender – Tony are on the fritz after a lengthy tumultuous affair. Add the delectable, market fresh food and libations thoughtfully sourced from the Pike Place Market, you’re sure to have the night of your life.

 

Get Moving with Zumba at Pier 62 this June-July. The class design introduces a mashup of several Zumba® instructors as participants dance to music from all over the world. Move to the sounds of Soca, Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, K-pop, Bhangra, and many more. Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility, and balance.

 

Experience Under the Space Needle: Seattle Art Walk between June-July. Seattle’s architecture and art scene is second to none. On this walking tour, you’ll get to see incredible works and get to know Seattle. Board the monorail for a quick ride to Seattle Center.

 

Stroll the Summer Night Market on June 23rd. Experience a spectrum of locally produced delights and celebrate LOVE & PRIDE at Pike Place Market. Enter through the rainbow arch for one unforgettable night of shopping, eating, drinking, entertainment and celebration of our LGBTQIA+ community.

 

Stay Late at the After Hours: Pride Celebration at the Seattle Aquarium on June 23rd. Love is love, even in the deep blue sea. Adults will take over the Seattle Aquarium for this 21+ event, featuring rainbow-themed activities, music from the DJ, a cash bar, delicious food available for purchase and more.

 

Celebrate an iconic Independence Day, Seattle-style on July 4th. Seafair Summer Fourth features a fully choreographed show with over 10,000 pounds of fireworks, accompanied by a musical score. Before the fireworks, Gas Works Park and Lake Union Park offer a variety of activities leading up to the first boom.

 

See the Seattle Storm from July-August. Just a short bike ride from The Emerald, catch a game at the most sustainable arena in the world, the Climate Pledge Arena. Plan to catch a game or two watching the four-time WNBA champions Seattle Storm.

 

Catch a Beat at Pier 62. KEXP DJs will spin live each week during KEXP Beats & Eats, creating musical experiences every Friday in July from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Grab your favorite bites from onsite food trucks and enjoy live music, a beer garden, and roller skating along the waterfront. July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th. Come early to get moving with an Afrobeat Dance Class led by Kiné Camara, 3pm-4:30pm.

 

Stroll the First Thursday Art Walk. Since the early 1960s, Pioneer Square has provided a haven for Seattle’s artistic community, housing esteemed galleries, innovative exhibition spaces, and working artist studios alike. Here you’ll find the largest concentration of art galleries in the city. The art walk is free and self-guided, every month on First Thursday. July 7th + August 4th.

 

Enjoy Aquarium Fun at Pier 62 July 9th and 30th. Join Seattle Aquarium staff for a relaxing day of art on the pier. The focus of each event varies from learning to storytelling and art, see event details by date for more. Events will be held outdoors, so please dress for the weather.

 

Indulge in Culture at the Madaraka Festival August 13th-14th. Head to Pier 62 for live musical performances, African food, and art displays. Madaraka Festival brings the finest musicians in Seattle together with world‑renown artists and innovators for a night of music and purpose.

 

Sip and Sample at the Sunset Supper on August 19th. Experience an outdoor dining extravaganza to showcase and support the incredible small businesses and restaurants of Seattle’s iconic food destination while mixing and mingling with nearly 100 of Seattle’s top chefs and producers.

 

Craft a Cocktail. Cocktail hour just got a whole lot more interesting at the Smith Tower Observatory and Bar. This in-house cocktail class allows you to engage and create with an established bartender as you dive into the art and history behind the featured cocktail and its contents – an experience sure to craft your enthusiasm. The class runs for an hour and is available for 5-15 people, a swanky group or team outing.

 

Summer was made for a trip to Salty’s. Enjoy a ferry ride across Elliott Bay on the West Seattle Water Taxi from nearby Pier 50 and reserve your spot at Salty’s Seafood to catch a sunset with sweeping views of Elliott Bay and the Seattle city skyline. The Water Taxi docks in Seacrest Park in West Seattle with easy access to waterfront trails, Alki beach, fishing piers, restaurants, and shops along California Avenue.

 

Ferry to Bainbridge Island. The PNW beauty of a Bainbridge Island ferry ride from the middle of downtown Seattle is stunning, but the destination this ferry ride grants you is even better. This easy escape from the city offers up opportunity to unplug with scenic vistas, beautiful trails, ultra-local wine tasting, and outdoor adventures. From fine food to the great outdoors, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

 

Make it a Market Day. Summer is an excellent time to head to Pike Place Public Market and grab a bite to eat on the plethora of patios with the best people watching along the scenic waterfront.

 

Tour Seattle with a Seaplane trip. Change your perspective. See the city from above like never before. Extended scenic flights, romantic dinner flights to neighboring islands, and private charters are all available.

 

There’s no better spot to enjoy the best of Seattle. Take advantage of The Emerald’s incredible location by finding your home today and start exploring what each season offers, just steps from your front door at Second and Stewart. Elliott Bay is just steps away from your front door – highlighted by the new waterfront redevelopment and its reimagined plazas, parks and paths that will connect the city and the Sound like never before. From this central location you’ll be in close proximity to the ever-growing tech campuses and offices in South Lake Union, along with freeway access that puts SeaTac International Airport less than 30 minutes away.

The Penthouse Collection Unveiling at The Emerald

The Emerald recently celebrated a private VIP unveiling of the two new penthouse model homes curated by ASH NYC with 40 hand selected brokers for a first look inside our Penthouse Collection. Our model home design partners at ASH Staging, a division of ASH NYC, known for combining historically compatible disciplines under one roof—including design, development, hotels, staging and products—have marked the company’s debut in Seattle at The Emerald. Breaking away from the staging mantras of neutrality, instead the design team has created something new, site-specific, and carefully layered reflecting of the natural landscape and views at The Emerald.

 

 

Guests were treated to complimentary valet parking at our neighboring Thompson Hotel where The Emerald shares an exclusive partnership full of custom perks for residents. The evening was intimate and delightful with light fare, including cooking demonstrations of Asparagus & Parmesan Risotto and wine pairings provided by our Pike Place Market neighbors at Kitchen & Market, a specialty grocery store offering chef-inspired meal kits and prepared foods. Penthouse floors 34 through 38 at The Emerald offer one of the most exceptional living experiences in Seattle. These coveted homes feature our most spacious floor plans and are meticulously designed with elevated finishes, bespoke kitchens, lavish bathrooms, ceiling heights from approximately 10’ and higher, along with floor-to-ceiling windows filled with panoramic views. Photographer, Miles Fowler photographed the events of the evening. View the gallery here.

 

 

 

 

Our Featured Penthouse Residences include:

 

Penthouse Residence Model 3702

This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom ~1,455 square feet penthouse home showcases eastern exposure with expansive city views. Starting from $2,139,000.

 

Penthouse Residence Model 3704

This 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom ~1,779 square feet southwest corner penthouse home boasts Mt. Rainier, Pike Place Market, Great Wheel, West Seattle and Elliott Bay views. Starting from $3,739,000.

 

Penthouse Residence 3705

This 2 Bedroom + Den, 2.5 Bathroom ~1,601 square feet penthouse is a northwest corner home with Olympic Mountain Range, Elliott Bay, Great Wheel, West Seattle and Space Needle views. Priced at $3,999,000.

 

The product of inspired collaboration between some of the top minds in architecture and design, including Julia Nagele, Director of Design – Architecture and Susan Marinello of renowned design firms Hewitt and Susan Marinello Interiors, the Penthouse living spaces at The Emerald boast 10’+ ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views, and wide-plank European white oak hardwood flooring. A culinary kitchen features custom wood cabinetry with integrated lighting, natural stone slab countertops and backsplash, Miele® appliances, and Dornbracht® polished chrome faucets. Step into a bath suite and relish in the radiant heated natural stone flooring and a soak in a Kohler® bathtub or enjoy the Mudset natural stone shower floor with full-height natural stone tile and glass enclosure. Second and third bathrooms also feature bathtubs by Maxx®. Refined finishes include custom wood cabinetry, natural stone slab countertops and backsplash, natural stone flooring and wall tile, TOTO® elongated toilets with washlet seats, plus Dornbracht® polished chrome bath and shower fixtures.

 

The Emerald is Seattle’s most talked about luxury tower, one block from Pike Place Market. We invite you to book your private tour of the building, amenities and new luxury penthouse models, and see for yourself why our community was recently awarded Development of the Year for the 2022 Seattle Agents’ Choice Awards.

Scooting Around Seattle Begins at Second

The Emerald’s premiere location at Second and Stewart places you in the center of downtown Seattle with dozens of public transportation options, from light rail to buses and electric bikes, it’s an ideal place to live surrounded by the city’s best culinary and cultural destinations. Off to dinner or a yoga class? Scooters are a super convenient way to hop on and roll there. And, it’s easy to find your next scooting adventure around the neighborhood with Seattle’s Scooter Share program featuring four different scooter options including Lime, LINK, WHEELS, and SPIN. We’ve even been spotting more and more options onboarding like Veo, look for the black and turquoise scooters.

 

 

What is Scooter Share? Scooter share lets you rent an electric foot scooter for a quick errand, a trip to light rail, or a climate-friendly commute trip. You rent the nearest available scooter, ride it to where you want to go, and leave it responsibly parked for the next person to ride.

 

You’ll see four (or more) different types of scooters on the streets within a block or two around The Emerald. Each is available for rental through a smart phone application by the company labeled on the scooter. Download the appropriate app, follow the instructions provided, and get scooting.

 

Lime (black/green standing scooters): iOS | Android

LINK (gray/neon yellow standing scooters): iOS | Android

WHEELS (black/white seated scooters): iOS | Android

SPIN (orange/black standing scooters): iOS Android

 

Scooters gives Seattle residents a climate-friendly transportation option to take quick trips to the grocery store, to their local café, pick up take-out from local restaurants, or simply get out and enjoy the PNW views. In fact, one of our favorite Seattle streets to scoot along is Second Avenue found a The Emerald’s doorstep!

 

Sail Smoothly on Second. Start scooting on Second Avenue and enjoy smooth riding and protected bike lanes. Scoot to Seattle Art Museum in downtown and enjoy global art collections, temporary installations, and special exhibitions from around the world bridge cultures and centuries.

 

Scoot to a Show or to Show Your Home Team Support. Take a ride over to Climate Pledge Arena on the protected bike lanes and visit the arena, home to the NHL’s Seattle Kraken, WNBA’s Seattle Storm, and the world’s biggest performers of live music and events. There are 170 short-term bike racks on the arena plaza and nearby where you can park a rental scooter.

 

Scoot to Olympic Sculpture Park. Pick a sunny day and pack a picnic from your favorites at Pike Place (Brooke recommends Michou Deli. Watch her DITL video for specific tips on what to order!) Scoot down Second Avenue to take in the monumental artworks at this award-winning nine-acre sculpture park along the waterfront. This is Seattle’s largest downtown green space.

 

Scoot then Stroll. Catch a First Thursday Art Walk at Pioneer Square. Since the early 1960s, Pioneer Square has provided a haven for Seattle’s artistic community, housing esteemed galleries, innovative exhibition spaces, and working artist studios alike. Today, Pioneer Square is the center of Seattle’s art scene, exhibiting the depth and range of the vibrant Pacific Northwest arts community, all within one square mile.

 

Roll to Pike Place Market. Skip the walk and scoot instead. Whether you’re grabbing a meal kit at Kitchen and Market plus some fresh flowers or planning to brunch and pop into your favorite shops, there’s always something to discover and explore at “the soul of Seattle”, spanning nine historic acres mere minutes from our doorstep at The Emerald.

 

Two-wheel travels feel safer with the new 4th Avenue protected bike lane through downtown Seattle complete. Crews completed the final sections of the new protected bike lane with connections to the broader Center City Bike Network in and around downtown Seattle. This protected bike lane now runs uninterrupted along 4th Avenue from Vine Street in Belltown down to Yesler Way in Pioneer Square. The protected bike lane not only separates people biking from moving vehicles, but it also separates the signal phases for all users, meaning drivers won’t need to yield across people walking and biking to make left turns.

 

Future plans include connecting a new 2-way bike path along the Seattle waterfront near The Emerald that will serve commuters, visitors and families. The bike path will have raised buffers on both sides to separate people biking from people walking and driving, and it will include accessible traffic signals at pedestrian crossings to ensure a safe experience for all. People riding bikes on the existing Elliott Bay Trail near the Olympic Sculpture Park can join the waterfront bike path at Bell St, continuing down to join the existing Elliott Bay Trail at S. King Street.

 

You can scoot there! Come explore life at The Emerald and see for yourself why so many have decided to make our prime location their home where each residence reflects the sky, elements and natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, interpreted for contemporary living. Luxury condominium homes are move-in ready, please contact us to schedule a tour.

 

 

Dine Out During SRW2022

 

 Seattle Restaurant Week returns April 3-16! This bi-annual prix fixe dining event gives diners a unique chance to support the greater Seattle area’s culinary community, highlighting its craft, diversity, resilience, and great food. Restaurants are providing creative meals for one, two, or for a group to share. Don’t miss out on this unique chance to support local restaurants during Seattle’s largest dining celebration.

 

 

Located just one block from the iconic Pike Place Market, steps from the waterfront and surrounded by the city’s best culinary destinations in downtown, The Emerald’s premiere location at Second and Stewart places you in the center of some of the best dining Seattle has to offer. We’ve listed a few nearby spots that are participating this year during Seattle Restaurant Week:

 

Conversation, steps from The Emerald. Thompson Seattle’s signature new American restaurant offers an approachable fine dining experience in a welcoming setting curated to foster conversation and ignite a sense of community. The menus offer an array of thoughtfully prepared dishes, focused on fresh local produce, farm-raised proteins, and the best ingredients the PNW has to offer.

 

Maximilien, ~0.2 miles from The Emerald. “Visiting Maximillien in Pike Place Market is like stepping through a portal directly into a romantic Parisian hideaway. Their patio has been a well-known secret amongst locals, with unmatched views of Puget Sound, Elliott Bay, West Seattle & the Olympic Mountains. Chef Potvin’s authentic French cooking has helped make Maximillien a beloved mainstay in the market.”

 

IL Bistro, ~0.2 miles from The Emerald. Visit Il Bistro and spend a night in Italy. For over 30 years, Il Bistro, tucked away down a narrow cobblestone alley in the Pike Place Market, has offered Seattle romantic, fine dining, featuring regional Italian fare.

 

Seatown Rub Shack & FishFry,~ 0.2 miles from The Emerald. Seatown is home of Seattle’s best Fish and Chips and homebase to the unique “Rub with Love” Spices & Sauces used throughout the menu. Seatown is where you can sit and satisfy all the cravings you develop walking through the Pike Place Market.

 

BOCA at Queen City Grill, ~0.3 miles from The Emerald. Whether you are craving an amazing grass-fed hand cut steak, homemade pastas, local fresh seafood, or an authentic Latin-American fare, Boca is the place to visit.

 

Going Green! Askatu Bakery by Liberated Foods is EnviroStars recognized and ~0.4 miles from The Emerald. These venues have committed to increasing their positive environmental impact, whether just beginning their sustainability journey or reaching a green milestone.

 

The Carlile Room, .~05 miles from The Emerald. Basking in the glow of the Paramount Theatre marquee, the Carlile Room is a groovy cocktail spot serving up a modern-American bar and grill menu with vibes of the late sixties and early seventies. From fresh corn hushpuppies to Pho fries and entries like Skagit Valley Chicken Schnitzel, the cuisine offered something for every palette.

 

New this Spring — the Buy One, Give One meal promotion! During Seattle Restaurant Week participating restaurants will provide a special SRW menu that includes an additional $10 to be donated to their own community kitchen or to Good Food Kitchens to provide a meal to someone in need. Funds raised will benefit their own meal programs or will be donated to Good Food Kitchens, a program of Seattle Good Business Network that supports restaurants providing free, nutritious, and culturally relevant meals to community members facing food insecurity while sourcing from local farms & producers. Look for Buy One, Give One in the Dining Options dropdown menu to find participating restaurants.

 

Looking to discover a new restaurant in your area or explore a new neighborhood? You can search participating restaurants by neighborhood, cuisine, dining options, dining values, and even ownership. Check back to see which restaurants have signed up and start planning your week(s) dining out!

 

Image Credit: Conversation Seattle

Experience Spring in Seattle

Spring is a lovely time in Seattle with vibrant colors from lush green parks to trees bursting cherry blossoms, and colorful bulbs lining walkways to the deep jewel colors of the Puget Sound with skies to match.  The Emerald’s premiere location at Second and Stewart places you in the center of downtown Seattle with Elliott Bay just steps away from your front door. It’s the perfect spot to begin any spring adventure. Whether you are looking to watch the blossoms unfold or celebrate them at an annual festival, take in some stunning views on the water or peddle along the Elliot Bay Trail enjoying the cool breeze of the Puget Sound, we’ve gathered a few springtime activities to enjoy moments from home.

 

 

Stroll through the Cherry Blossoms
The first Sakura trees arrived at the Port of Seattle from Japan in the early 20th century. Now they can be seen in many locations throughout the city showing off their fabulous bloom from late March through early April. Take it all in at the Seattle Center Cherry Blossom Festival  with Taiko drumming, live dances and performances, arts and crafts, food, and more! Or make your way to Seward Park where the very first three Cherry Trees were planted in 1929, which were then followed by 3,500 more throughout Seattle in 1930. Visit Washington Park Arboretum’s Azalea Way to enjoy cherry trees blossoming along Azalea Way and explore 230 acres of gardens, including a Japanese Garden. The first pink buds appear on the trees in early March. By mid-March, the earliest varieties start blooming along the city streets. The peak bloom lasts for about two weeks from late March to early April. Then flowers fade, and green leaves begin to unfold. Probably the most spectacular flower display takes place on the campus of the University of Washington (Quad). Hundreds of blooming trees line pathways and complement strict gothic buildings, which makes the campus especially beautiful. There’s even a half marathon dedicated to the blossoms.

 

Make it a Daffodil Day at Pike Place Market
Celebrate the first day of spring on March 20 with small businesses, vendors and farmers at Pike Place Market. For the last 25 years, Pike Place Market has celebrated the arrival of spring with daffodils. This year, stop by the Market to pick up your free small bundle of daffodils to brighten your day and join in the celebration.

 

The Seattle Waterfront Calls for Whale Watching
Kicking off in April, spend a day with orcas, humpback, minke whales and an expert naturalist as you cruise through the waters of the Salish Sea aboard our high-speed San Juan Clipper vessel on a San Juans whale watching adventure. Cruise under historic Deception Pass Bridge and enjoy a stopover in charming Friday Harbor on San Juan Island following your time spotting whales. With the waterfront at your doorstep, it’d convenient to hop on a ferry, water taxi or embark on an adventure like this. The best time of the year for whale watching starts in spring, so don’t miss out!

 

Dine Out During Seattle Restaurant Week
The perfect way to sample some neighborhood flavor, Seattle Restaurant Week returns April 3-16 offering prix fixe dining opportunities that support the greater Seattle area’s culinary community while highlighting its craft, diversity, resilience, and great food. Neighborhood restaurants such as IL Bistro, Conversation, Maximilien and more provide creative meals for one, two, or for a group to share. Don’t miss out on this unique chance to support local restaurants during Seattle’s largest dining celebration.

 

Get Rolling: May is Bike Month
Seattle consistently makes it into the top tier of Bicycling magazine’s list of the Best Bike Cities in America. Looking for a 2.5-mile loop through the Washington Park Arboretum? Maybe a peddle along the Elliot Bay Trail? Explore these great bike rides for people of all skill sets, whether you want to cruise through a park or all the way to a different city.

 

The Flower Festival Blooms at Pike Place
Over 40 tents will line Pike Place featuring flower farmers from King, Snohomish, and Whatcom Counties on May 7-8 with bouquets bursting with tulips, daffodils, irises, and the season’s favorite peonies. This annual tradition celebrates the amazing flowers that grow abundantly right here in the Pacific Northwest. Double the fun and bring Mom to the market for a fun-filled pre-day celebration on May 7 with live music, kids’ activities, pop-up murals, crafty sightings, craft demonstrations and more.

 

Raise a Glass at Seattle Beer Week

Join the greatest celebration of all things beer in Seattle as the Seattle Beer Week returns from May 13-21 for eleven days filled with craft beer events of all kinds. The festival is filled with exciting events including the Annual SBW Fun Run—a non-competitive mostly down-hill race through downtown. Fun prizes await participants at the finish with tasty Stout beers on draft at each stop of the race.

 

Watch it all Bloom at Washington Park Arboretum
The largest park in the Seattle area offers an amazing place to wander and watch spring in bloom. Walk the waterline trail, enjoy the plant life and make sure to stop by the 3.5 acre urban sanctuary, the Seattle Japanese Garden. Winding paths and benches invite you to view the garden slowly and mindfully, in all of its detail – stones, water, lanterns, bridges, buildings, plants and animals. Seasonal changes are constant, and every visit is refreshingly unique.

 

You Can Ferry There
Venturing out along the water is easy from our iconic downtown address. Hop on a ferry today and start exploring. Enjoy a ferry ride across Elliott Bay on the West Seattle Water Taxi from nearby Pier 50 and reserve your spot at Salty’s Seafood to catch a sunset with sweeping views of Elliott Bay and the Seattle city skyline. The Water Taxi docks in Seacrest Park in West Seattle with easy access to waterfront trails, Alki beach, fishing piers, restaurants, and shops along California Avenue. Another destination is Bainbridge Island. The Pacific Northwest beauty of a Bainbridge Island ferry ride from the middle of downtown Seattle is stunning, but the destination this ferry ride grants you is even better. This easy escape from the city offers up opportunity to unplug with scenic vistas, beautiful trails, ultra-local wine tasting, and outdoor adventures. From fine food to the great outdoors, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

 

Photo Credit: Matt McDonald