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

Pack a family picnic and visit one of these gorgeous local gems

Fiona Cohen
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Published on: July 06, 2020

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

Magnuson Park
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Magnuson Children's Garden at Magnuson Park

Where all sports meet

Magnuson Park, Seattle

If you live in Seattle, and you or your kids have any inclination to be sporty, chances are you’ve spent time in this sprawling park on the shore of Lake Washington. The park plays host to a huge variety of organized and disorganized sports, from soccer to cricket (on the specially built pitch south of the Tennis Center) to boating (at Sail Sand Point). There’s even a miniature golf course.

But there’s a quieter side to the park: the woods, natural meadows, lovingly restored wetlands and a children’s garden, just north of the large Junior League playground. 

The best picnic spots are by the lake, near the swim beach and its spacious bathrooms, which are a stone’s throw from Kite Hill (7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle).

Eats: Pick up freshly baked bagels, sandwiches and other goodies from beloved Wedgwood bakery Grateful Bread (7001 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle).

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