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Address: North of downtown, south of Fremont, Seattle, WA
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This large, recreational lake is great for renting an electric boat,...

This large, recreational lake is great for renting an electric boat, kayaking and admiring the Seattle skyline. The new South Lake Union Park is open and easily accessible from downtown by Streetcar.

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Seattle Seaplane Flight from Lake Union
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Beautiful views

We had lunch in the park by the lake and this really is a picturesque view of downtown. Calm, peaceful, beautiful scenery.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 January 2017
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We had lunch in the park by the lake and this really is a picturesque view of downtown. Calm, peaceful, beautiful scenery.

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Castle Hill
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We took a ride on "The Duck". It took us through the streets of Seattle before driving into Lake Union where we sailed a circle around the Lake with expert commentary from our guide

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Neptune Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Caught one of the ferry boats in Lake Union and went throgh the locks and out to Puget Sound. Great time.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Great place to stroll on a nice day. Usually there are a scattering of food trucks because of the proximity off all the high-tech/bio businesses.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Loved our circular walk round Lake Union with lovely views and lots of interesting things to catch your eye. Well signposted

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Costa Mesa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My sister and I got to see Lake Union when we took the Ride the Ducks tour. It's really beautiful and you can see downtown, Gas Works Park and many more.

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Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This area of Seattle is one of it's busiest. Everything to see, from Sea plane action to rowing clubs to fine hotels and restrauants!

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We walked here not beleiving that there could be such a beautiful relaxing spot in the vacinity, lots of old boats and planes with views of the city sat outside the Museum having a nice relaxing coffee

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Lancaster, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The lake was so beautiful when surrounded by the changing leaves and I fell in love with it! There's a walking trail nearby and interesting sculptures and statues, plus you'll get to see all of the houseboats on the water.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Easy access by streetcar from downtown. Worth the trip just to see the oldtime boats moored at the side of the lake (wooden and commercial). Good coffee at the Boeing Museum and for the energetic a walk around the circumference of the lake provides plenty of interest.

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