The unsung beauty of the city
The City of Seattle has a rich history of creating and preserving parks and open spaces for the community to enjoy. Many of our parks, including 2 on this tour were designed by John Charles Olmsted of the Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architecture firm of Massachusetts. This is the same firm that designed New York City's Central Park.
In addition to adopting the Olmsted park plans many of our favorite parks were designed and donated by private citizens and businesses to be enjoyed by the entire community. We appreciate their contributions and I know you will also!
A hidden gem that even most locals don't know about, Kubota garden was created in 1927 by Japanese immigrant Fujitaro Kubota. Over the next 50 years Mr. Kubota created one of the finest Japanese gardens in the United States and today his legacy lives on as a fantastic city park.
Where Seattle celebrates art and culture.
Volunteer Park is located on Capitol Hill. The Seattle Asian Art Museum is here and it is also home to the conservatory filled with beautiful plants from around the world.
Lake View Cemetery:
Founded in 1872 Lakeview Cemetery on Capitol Hill is the oldest cemetery in the city. Many of Seattle's founding families are buried there as well as some of Seattle's more modern luminaries. Bruce Lee and his son are both buried there. It is a peaceful place to contemplate the city's history and admire the views.
Green Lake Park was acquired by the city in 1905 and is now one of the most beloved parks in the city. The path around the lake is a great stroll.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
This tour can be expanded or shortened depending on the travelers wishes and needs. You will want to make sure you have extra cash for any souvenirs you may wish to purchase.
We will be traveling by car in a Chrysler sedan from the south end of the city to the north.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
No cash is needed for this tour
- Personal Expenses
Up to 3 people only. One small bag per person.