Seattle is definitely a runner’s town: Packs of people pound the pavement here everyday the whole year round, come rain or shine. Not only is going for a run is one of the most uncomplicated ways to enjoy some time outside, for visitors it’s a great way to explore and get your bearings in a new city.
One of the most classic Seattle runs starts downtown and continues along the waterfront on the paved Elliott Bay Trail. Run by famous sites like the giant Ferris wheel, the sculpture garden, and several green parks as you go. On a clear day, views of Mt. Rainier, the Olympics, and Elliot Bay will accompany you the whole way. Or take in the city skyline from afar with a loop around Seward Park, on a peninsula that juts into Lake Washington. To get even further from the hustle and bustle, venture into the park’s center. The towering old growth evergreens will make you feel as if those skyscrapers are a million miles away.