One of the biggest draws of Seattle, Washington for visitors from near and far is the endless opportunity to experience the beauty of nature. Sparkling waterfronts, rising mountains, and lush forests make this gem of a destination in the Pacific Northwest as intriguing as it is beautiful. While nature does a wonderful job of keeping up with the demand for scenic wonders, the city of Seattle plays an active role in bringing nature into the center of the city as well. When you’re here and looking to enjoy nature within the confines of a gorgeous botanical center, look no further than Washington Park Arboretum.
Where City and Beauty Collide
Located at 2300 Arboretum Drive East, the Washington Park Arboretum is integrated into the public space of Washington Park. The Arboretum was developed as a joint project between the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department and the University of Washington as a way of highlight the importance of botanical efforts in a city constantly balanced between nature and concrete. With the help of the Arboretum Foundation, the arboretum rests proudly on the shores of Lake Washington and sprawls across 230 acres of dedicated land.
A Visit That’s Sure to Inspire
Begin your visit at the visitor center where you’ll find an information desk and gift shop waiting. Feel free to ask for a map or advice as you plan your wandering route through some of the most beautiful and exotic flora and fauna that call the Pacific Northwest home. While you’re here, you won’t want to miss the chance to enjoy time spent in the on-site Japanese Garden as well. Gardens that highlight Pacific Connections, Woodlands and Shoreline ecosystems are also featured in this beautiful and peaceful destination. Paved pathways make exploring the Washington Park Arboretum comfortable. Trails are lined with benches that give visitors a chance to sit and admire the beauty that surrounds them without pressure. Be sure to bring your camera for a stop at the Arboretum. No matter what time of year you make your way here, there are picture-perfect moments waiting for you.
A Scenic Stay in Seattle
Whether you’re here to make the most of the restaurants and museums or are looking forward to experiencing the beauty of the natural world, Seattle is a city that’s sure to please. The team at Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals is happy to help you book a beautiful downtown vacation rental to enjoy during your stay. With comfort, luxury and quality top of mind, you’ll be thrilled with the downtown location that provides the ultimate in privacy too. Contact us to begin planning your next trip to the Pacific Northwest.