Econo Lodge Near Bellevue Square
4710 Lake Washington Blvd,NE
Renton, WA 98056
Phone: (425) 228-2858
Fax: (425) 228-3055
With awesome views and abundant greenery, The Golf Club at Newcastle is one of the prominent golf destinations in the city. The scenic landscape is defined by the spectacular merger of Lake Washington and Mount Reiner. Excellent facilities complete the experience here for golfers in the huge clubhouse, which has throughout-the-year practice facilities. A pavilion, which is a part of the club, is employed for hosting wedding receptions and banquets. Serving great food is also a reason behind their popularity, but the winner here, surely, is the splendid view.
Just south of Seattle sits this relatively short golf course about 5071 yards. Its string of modest par-four holes won't frustrate even the most inexperienced golfer. Two trickier holes and a sturdy bridge cross the Duwamish Slough on the back nine. The nearby freeway and airport make the course a little noisy. Please call the golf club for more information.
Kelsey Creek Park and Farm, a sedate 150-acre park is a favorite with kids not only for the grass, sand and slides, but also for its resident population of pigs, chickens, horses and other farm animals. Kids get up close and personal with the animals, and have the opportunity to learn about animal care. For adults, the park offers more than two miles of hiking trails, including a gravel trail ideal for walking, jogging or biking. Admission to the park is free, so bring lunch and relax at one of the picnic tables.
This 14-mile trail is a continuation of the Green River Trail. Though it doesn't have the greenery of some other local trails, you will get to see a good representative portion of South Seattle along this one. It may not be the most beautiful ride in the world, but it is an excellent example of an urban trail and a perfect way to see the local sights. A trail map is available on the Web site.
Operated by the Washington Zoological Society, Cougar Mountain Zoological Park is dedicated to the care of threatened and endangered species. You will find many unique creatures here, including the Formosa Sika, the Red-ruffed Lemur and the Hawaiian Nene Goose. You'll see the Cougar, after which the zoo is named. Lectures, outreach programs and camps all occur outside regular hours. Call or check website for details.
The historic Rainier Golf & Country Club was designed in 1920 by golf architect Bob Collins who truly created a lasting legacy for the people of Seattle. Boasting 18 holes, the course is challenging and exciting for seasoned players however, amateurs don't fare too badly either. Rooms inside the club can be hired for private parties, corporate events and luncheons where you can choose from a succulent range of dishes.
Originally designed by the Olmsted Brothers at the turn of the century for Model-T automobile owners, Frink Park is largely a woodsy ravine, beribboned with leisurely roads. Since the roads are quiet and the trails that wind through the forest even more so, they've become a favorite of joggers, cyclists and strollers. The park descends down the hill toward Lake Washington in tiers, with unexpected treats such as elegant stone bridges and rolling lawns. It ends at Leschi Park's tennis courts.
Crossroads Par 3 Golf Course is a good place to work out those kinks in your short game. A 9 hole Course, it is perfect for amateur golfers to hone their skills and even for families on a fun day out. Make the most of the practice area and there is even a snack bar for refreshments after games. All golfers should watch for errant shots from adjacent tees. Check with the golf club for more details. This golf course is open from 9a onwards, all days of the week.
Like the state in which it resides, Lake Washington is named after our first president, George Washington. The second largest lake in Washington, it attracts numerous visitors daily. While the lakeside is a perfect spot to idle away time, active people can indulge in boating, kayaking, sailing and other sporting activities offered at the lakefront. Pack a lunch, bring the family and let the sun envelop you as you enjoy one of Seattle's most famous spots.
There's not much grass at Waterfall Gardens, but that won't bother you for long. The dominant materials in this Pioneer Square park are wood, concrete and water. It's like stepping into a Zen water and rock garden. The splashing water drowns out traffic noise and soothes the soul, while the few plants stir gently in the breeze. Benches provide a welcome urban respite. There's a plaque on the outside wall commemorating, the birthplace of the United Parcel Service.
Tucked away in the corner of Cal Anderson Park, Capitol Hill Ice Rink is a charming winter attraction for people of all ages. Open through the holiday season, this ice rink offers themed evenings and a small concession stand serving the traditional hot cocoa and cider. Twinkling lights and holiday music add to the ambiance, making it a popular activities for couples, families and groups. The rink can also be rented out for private events, check website for details.
Burien is a bit off the beaten track for most visitors, and perhaps for good reason, but this enormous 185 acre park, which King County gave to the new city of Burien in 1996, is worth the trip for its diverse array of activities. The many hiking trails cross lushly wooded hills to a stunning two-mile stretch of beach. It is a perfect place to spend a morning if you have an evening flight out of SeaTac.