Seattle is an exciting city, filled with restaurants, coffee shops, highrises, bookshops, and boutiques. But just five miles from downtown is a vast wilderness in which city dwellers can shed their urban armor and hike, explore, picnic, and frolic on the beach. At just over 534 acres, Discovery Park is the largest city park in Seattle. It is situated northeast of Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood, and borders the Puget Sound.
Discovery Park is home to lush meadows, a variety of foliage and towering trees, hiking trails, and a white, sandy beach. On weekends, one can find families brazing the trails, pet-lovers with playful canine companions in tow, bicyclists riding the paths, picnickers enjoying an afternoon lunch in the sun, and beach lovers tanning and enjoying the surf.