On this lazy Monday evening, I thought I’d mention some of the free things in and around Seattle, and hope that you add your own in the comments.
– Also free and artsy fartsy, Seattle Shakespeare Company is doing outdoor productions in the Puget Sound area. I’ve never seen The Tempest, so I might stop by one of those productions.
– Those will be in some lovely city and county parks, and even if you’re not going for the Shakespeare, the parks are great. I should also make a pitch for Port of Seattle parks, just because they’re rad. A few weeks ago, I was at Jack Perry Park and a jazz band were practicing. I just read my paper and listened for a half hour or so with a view of the water. Jack Block has the best views of the Seattle skyline.
– Port of Seattle has some great trails, as well as those city and county parks. Obviously, the Burke-Gilman and Sammamish River trails are great. The Interurban trail is barely more than a bike lane in the City, but it opens up in North Seattle and in the suburbs. Seattle Bike Blog links to another blog making the case for the Iron Horse Trail.
– I’ve mentioned the Seattle library system recently, and I’ll put in another pitch for it here. I’ve recently decided to return books at some other branches. So far only ones in walking distance of me or on the light rail, but it gives a chance to see some of the rest of the city that I might be too lazy to go to very much otherwise.
So what do you like to do that you don’t have to pay for?