- Type: Hiking, Parks and Gardens
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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If you're looking to get outdoors without getting out of the city, this is the place. Sprawling across more than 500 acres in northern Seattle, Discovery Park is Seattle's largest green space. You'll find hiking trails, expansive meadows, saltwater beaches and tumbling sand dunes. One must-see is the West Point Lighthouse, which can be reached by following the North Beach Trail, while the South Beach Trail leads you to a spectacular view of Mount Rainier and the city skyline. Trail maps are available at the visitor's center near the park's main entrance. And if you're not one for hiking, keep in mind the Discovery Park also features a tennis facility, a cultural center and a play area for the kids.
Discovery Park is free to enter every day until 11 p.m. For more information, visit the Discovery Park website.