Day 12: A Day at Alki Beach
West Seattle’s Alki Beach is the perfect summer day get away. Located just south of Seattle, Alki Beach looks out towards the city across Puget Sound. Take stunning pictures of the Seattle skyline, let your hair down and slip your toes into the sand, rent a kayak or a paddle board from Alki Kayak Tours, play a game of frisbee, smash ball, or some volleyball at the courts. Take a nice stroll on the 2.5 miles of sandy beach and stop to take a look at the miniature replica Statue of Liberty, an oddity that now unofficially serves in remembrance of the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Take a tour a block or so in from the beach to visit the Log Cabin Museum to learn the fascinating story of the Duwamish Peninsula and the birth of Seattle. Head back towards the water to take a stop at the Alki Point Lighthouse. This a fully functioning lighthouse for Puget Sound and is generally open to visitors on the weekends, however, it has been closed for this season and is said to reopen Memorial Day weekend 2018. For some good eats Alki has it all. When swanky breakfast time cravings hit try Salty’s for their famed seafood brunch buffet. Along the beach there’s plenty to choose from, fish & chips at Spuds, burgers & beer at Blue Moon, tacos & margaritas at El Chupacabra, seafood from Duke’s, Italian & Greek from Christo’s, Vietnamese at Saigon Boat Cafe, and believe me many more places to find good eats, drinks, and sweets! Alki is Seattle’s closest jaunt to a beachy paradise and on a warm summer day it is truly just that, paradise.