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9 Perfect Picnic Spots Around Seattle, the Eastside and South Sound

Pack a family picnic and relax at one of these gorgeous local gems

Fiona Cohen
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Published on: July 12, 2021

9 Perfect Picnic Spots Around Seattle, the Eastside and South Sound

Dr. Jose Rizal Park great family picnic spots around Seattle
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The view from Dr. Jose Rival Park, Seattle

The city at your feet

Dr. Jose Rizal Park, Seattle

Perched on the northwest corner of Beacon Hill, this park boasts a sweeping view overlooking Elliott Bay and downtown Seattle. Long before this spot became a park, the hillside was a favorite picnic destination for Filipino families living in the neighborhood. It’s named after Jose Rizal, a brilliant writer, scientist and a hero in the Philippines’ struggle for independence. The park also has a playground, an off-leash area for dogs and walking trails (1007 12th Ave. S., Seattle).

Eats: Order some delicious takeout at the wonderful Vietnamese restaurant The Tamarind Tree (1036 S. Jackson St., Seattle), or wander around the International District and pop into some kid-friendly eateries recommended by a local mom in the know. 

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