Check out the Discovery Park Loop Trail. It is well signed and there are plenty of side trails to explore. This trail is great for users of all ages, and is easily hikeable any time of the year. As you make your way around, be sure to detour along the South Beach Trail to visit Discovery Park's historic lighthouse.
Instead of doing the full Loop, we kept to the beach, and made our own loop. The North beach is scenic and we loved catching some February sunshine. It is quite a trek back up from the beach though, as you tackle a few staircases and wander through marsh lands on boardwalks. It's hard to believe at times that you're only minutes away from the bustling downtown. It's also a short distance from Fremont and Ballard Breweries. We decided to make our Valentine's Day visit into a true Seattle Day with a trip to Pike Place Market for our beers at the bottom.
For more photos and stats from our hike, check out the Ramblr tracks below!
In the face of the growing number of Seattle Breweries, Pike is decent, with a standard taphouse brewing up the standard styles. Pike's Naughty Nellie and Kilt Lifter are widely recognized, on tap at Washington bars and on the shelves of most stores. Mostly, you come to Pike for the atmosphere. After elbowing our way through the throngs of Valentine couples with their arms full of farmer's market bouquets of early bloom tulips--we really needed a pint. By complete happy accident, we landed a couple of stools up at the bar and debated whether it was a wise idea to go with the cask tripel so early in the afternoon. Grab that flying fish, give Rachel the Pig a pat, have a pirogi, and head downstairs to Pike for a pint to wash it all down.