Spring season is just around the corner, and it is that time of the year when flowers bloom in the gardens and people wish to spend more time with their family and friends.
Seattle is the perfect location to make your spring vacation a connecting point. The iconic Mount Rainier sits above the city skyline on sunny days, the Olympic Mountains shimmer on the other side of Puget Sound, and the city bustles with Pacific Northwest culture. A rainy day is simply liquid sunshine and keeps the area green. Get out and enjoy all that Seattle has to offer over spring break. Three national parks are located in close proximity to Seattle, and so hop on a boat rental from Seattle and as you sail over the turquoise blue waters take in the mesmerizing views of the lush green scenery.
WHALE WATCHING – Go whale watching not far from Seattle! Each spring, majestic gray whales migrate from the southern waters north to Alaska. In March and April, they pass through Seattle and Puget Sound, providing an excellent opportunity to visit and learn about these sea giants. On board your private boat rental in Seattle, spend time with orcas, humpbacks, grays, and minke whales. Another good way to spot the whales is to look for the heart-shaped jet of the whale’s blow when they come to the surface.
SEATTLE CHERRY BLOSSOM & JAPANESE CULTURAL FESTIVAL – Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Japan through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods and games including Taiko drumming and artisan demonstrations. It is the first ethnic festival to be held at Seattle Center annually and the oldest in the Seattle Center Festival series. Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival is scheduled to be held from April 21-23, 2017. Sit on the grass, eat from sack lunches and enjoy traditional Japanese music and dances.
ISLAND HOP ABOARD A BOAT – Whale watching isn’t the only reason to hop on a yacht in Seattle but it is a good one. Get away from downtown crowds and visit the neighboring islands aboard a boat rental in Seattle, an iconic Seattle experience in itself, especially on a clear day when views of Mt. Rainier dazzle. The closest and most developed island is Bainbridge, full of cute coffeehouses, boutiques, and galleries. For a rural retreat, head to Vashon Island. While you’ll need a car to explore Whidbey Island, it offers dramatic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Deception Pass Bridge.
FISHING IN SPRING – Green Lake has been referred to as the best-kept fishing secret in Seattle, primarily for its abundance of trout. Anglers visit the lake regularly for excellent rainbow trout fishing throughout the year, but the springtime is especially popular for fishing at Green Lake. A few times each year, the lake is planted with catch-ready Rainbow Trout. Rainbow Trout can be found in the spring time whereas fingerling Brown Trout can be caught during the fall. Green Lake is open for fishing year-round, with a daily limit of five trout per person.
SKAGIT VALLEY TULIP FESTIVAL – Nothing screams spring like a trip to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Enjoy tons of special events and explore the tulip farms for some great photo opportunities. Tulip town will be decorated with over 80 varieties of tulips growing in the fields. Stroll the garden and see your favorite flowers, including over 150 varieties of tulips. Every year the garden is rebuilt and redesigned with a new layout featuring brilliant color combinations, spectacular floral designs and flowering rivers of deep blue Muscari.
CRUISE ALONG PUGET SOUND – There's no shortage of water bodies in Seattle, from Puget Sound to Lake Washington to Elliot Bay to Green lake. Forget exploring Seattle on foot, instead hop on a boat rental in Seattle and sail through the pristine waters. With a higher vantage point than a kayak, a private boat will allow you to take in the most enchanting views of the Emerald city. You’ll experience the city from an altogether different perspective as you sail over the crystal clear waters taking in the panoramic views.
If you haven’t visited Seattle in the Spring, you might be surprised to experience the colorful side of the city. The Emerald City is an outdoorsy town, and if it’s spring and the temperature is mild, you will definitely have fun exploring this green city. So, plan your visit to the Emerald city during this spring season and take part in the activities that can be enjoyed both on board your boat rental in Seattle and on land.