Contrary to popular belief, we’ve got way more than rain going for us in King County, Washington. There’s a varied and delicious food scene, we’ve got a passion for the arts, and so very many parks you can lose yourself in nature for days. Whether you’re from out of town or in desperate need of a staycation, our beautiful county always has a trick up its sleeve. Here are just a few of them.
Go on an Adventure
There’s something for everyone in our neck of the woods. You can set sail on Lake Washington with Argosy Cruises. Embark from Kirkland on an hour and a half tour and enjoy a beverage from the bar or a discrete edible like Honu Turtles or Journeyman Cookies as glorious panoramic views slide smoothly on by.
Want to live a bit dangerously? Leave the edibles for when your feet are back on solid ground and try the Bellevue Zip Tour. Soar through Eastgate Park on 6.5 zip lines 80 feet about the forest floor.
Or perhaps, something a bit more sedate is your style? Stroll through 53-acres of stunning gardens, natural wetlands, and restored woodlands at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. The garden is open daily from dawn to dusk and admission is free.
Seek Out the Best Brews
Need something to wet your whistle after all of your adventuring? You’re in luck because our fair county is home to some fantastic breweries. Check out Chainline Brewing Company for their dog-friendly vibe and outdoor deck. Or stop into Black Raven Brewing Company for some of their more creative brews like the award-winning Coco Jones Coconut Porter or the Corvus Kriekus American Cherry Sour. Your palate won’t know what hit it.
Get Your Grub On
Ready for some food? Explore Little Brother Farmer’s Market before it closes for the season. The market showcases local farms and vendors and hosts chef curated food every week from May through mid-October from 10am to 3pm. While you’re there, you can pick up some ingredients for Chicken Soup with Canna-Dumplings or Spaghetti with Arugula Pesto. In the mood for a less DIY experience? Check out Garlic Crush for Mediterranean or Din Tai Fung for Taiwanese in Bellevue. If you’re in Kirkland, you can try Deru Market, a farm to table restaurant and deli or Izumi for a relaxed sushi experience. There are so many options to explore. Take a chance on something new and see where the surprise takes you.
Come Say Hi
We may be a little biased, but we think visiting the friendly budtenders at our Higher Leaf locations in Bellevue and Kirkland are two of the best places you can visit. Stop in and tell us your favorite King County tips. We’re always on the lookout for new experiences.
Both our Kirkland and Bellevue dispensaries are open seven days a week from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm and we’re happy to answer any of your questions. Our Kirkland number is 425-820-5967, and our Bellevue number is 425-747-5967. Give us a call or visit us today.