Things to See and Do

Olympic View Cottage offers lodging close to downtown Seattle, historic Olde Burien, Puget Sound, and outdoor destinations offers a wide variety of activities to enjoy during your vacation stay.  Visit downtown shops, attractions, and restaurants; the specialty stores and eateries of smaller towns; or enjoy activities in and around the water, the mountains, and the forest.  There is truly something for everyone during your cottage getaway!
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Outdoor activities include swimming, sunning, kayaking, sailing, hiking, fishing, and mountain-biking.  A variety of golf courses are available for those who love the links.  Bicycle and rollerblades are available for rental at nearby Alki Point.  Special tours (both urban and natural) and sightseeing flights are available at a variety of nearby locales. Even if you choose to not leave the cottage, you can still enjoy walks or runs in the quiet neighborhood, and specially-arranged massage treatments right there in the cottage.    Deep Tissue, Swedish, Hot Stone, or Sports Massage are all offered from a visiting Licensed Massage Practitioner.  The Jacuzzi tub is perfect for both post-massage and general relaxation enjoyment.  (Massage must be arranged in advance with innkeeper.)

To make your cottage vacation rental getaway more enjoyable, we offer the following lists of activities and attractions.

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Seattle area indoor attractions:

Columbia Winery
Pacific Place
Seattle Center
Space Needle
Victoria Clipper
Benaroya Hall
Museum of Flight
Experience Music Project – Rock-n-Roll Museum
Pacific Science Center
The Seattle Aquarium
Seattle Art Museum
Burke Museum

Seattle area indoor/outdoor attractions:

Pike Place Market (#1 Tourist attraction.  Artists, flowers, and seafood)
Ballard Locks
Butchart Gardens
International District
Pioneer Square
Puget Sound Ferry Schedules
Seattle Aquarium & Waterfront
Snoqualmie Falls
Woodland Park Zoo


Nordstrom’s flagship store
Pacific Place Shopping
University Village
Westlake Mall

Professional Sports options and stadiums:

Centurylink Field
Key Arena
Seattle Seahawks (football)
Seattle Mariners (baseball)
Seattle Sounders (soccer)
The Storm (women’s basketball)

Seattle Parks:

Discovery Park
Gas Works Park (great for kite flying!)
Lincoln Park (beautiful view of the city)
Seward Park
Shilshole Park
Volunteer Park

Seattle yearly events:

Ballard’s Seafood Festival
Folklife Festival
Opening Day of Boating Season
Seattle’s Auto Show
Seattle’s Boat Show
Seattle International Film Festival
University Street Fair

Some Local Restaurants Near the Cottage (within 3 miles):

909 Coffee and Wine
Anthony’s Home Port Des Moines
Angelo’s Italian
Elliott’s Bay Brewing Company
Tin Room Bar and Grill
Vince’s Pizza…

…and so much more. 

Famous Seattle Restaurants:

Anthony’s Homeport
Dahlia Lounge
Duke’s Chowder House
Ivar’s Salmon House
Metropolitan Grill
Ray’s Boathouse
Space Needle
Salish Lodge at Snoqualmie Falls
That’s Amore!
The Waterfront and El Gaucho Restaurants
Tutta Bella
Wild Ginger

Other Places of Interest:

Mt. Rainier National Forest
Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Olympic National Forest
San Juan Islands
Snow skiing at Crystal Mountain, Stevens Pass, Snoqualmie Pass
Vancouver, BC Canada  (2 hours North)
Victoria Clipper two-hour boat ride from Seattle to Victoria