Social Distancing Activities in East Queen Anne

What to do when the usual haunts are shut down? There are fun places to go and sights to see within the radius of East Queen Anne, no transportation required. Whenever you feel the need for fresh air, browse this list for ideas on how to have new experiences in the outdoors within walking distance of East Queen Anne.

Tour Seattle Center

The Seattle Center is within walking distance of anywhere in East Queen Anne, only 25 minutes away from our Queen Anne apartments. While the galleries and museums are closed due to the outbreak, there are numerous gorgeous outdoor exhibits, including the fun but cheesy Olympic Iliad and the sculpture-filled Neototems Children’s Garden. On your way back, grab takeout from Ozzie’s, Toulouse Petit, or Dick’s Drive-In. A quick detour to Kerry Park is worth the trip, with a beautiful view of downtown Seattle to enjoy a bite to.

Watch the Boats from Lake Union Park

view of St Mark's Cathedral from Lake Union

View of St Mark’s Cathedral from Lake Union

There are many places to view the boats passing through Lake Union or parked in the marina, but Lake Union Park provides a grand view of the lake and all of its goings-on. Though the Museum of History & Industry is closed at the moment, the architecturally fascinating building is worth a tour from the outside. 

Play Games at Thomas C. Wales Park

For families with kids and for those who are kids at heart, check out the little park north of the Northeast Queen Anne Greenbelt. The bizarre atmosphere and unique structures at Thomas Wales Park bring out a sense of fun and adventure in all of us. Though small, the park has children racing in circles, climbing up and down stairs as the sculptures cast circular shadows on the ground. 

Go on a Nature Walk

The greenest part of East Queen Anne is well-named: the Northeast Queen Anne Greenbelt. Eden residents love to start their journey at Trolley Hill Park, with a central stone sculpture and a thriving community garden. The surroundings transition from city park to wilderness as the trees encircle the trail, creating a habitat for birds, squirrels, and other woodland creatures. The greenbelt is the perfect way to become immersed in nature without straying too far from home.

Grow Flowers and Veggies at the P-Patch

There is a flourishing community garden connected to Trolley Hill Park. If a spot is available, you can reserve your own patch and grow all your favorite plants. Reserve a p-patch here. In the meantime, you can order both indoor and outdoor plants online from local Fremont shop,

Though much of the East Queen Anne area is closed, there is still a great variety of natural and metropolitan areas to explore. In the center of it all is The Eden, a complex of newly remodeled apartments of all shapes and sizes. Browse our apartment layouts and 3D tours.

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