The 10 Best Things to Do in Kirkland, United States

March 31, 2018 Terina Blouin

Kirkland is a city in King County, Washington, United States. A suburb east of Seattle, its population was 87,281 at the 2015 census estimate, which made it the sixth largest city in the county and the twelfth largest in the state.
Restaurants in Kirkland

1. Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards

14111 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072-6981 +1 800-267-6793
Excellent
59%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 721 reviews

Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards

Chateau Ste Michelle is Washington's founding winery and features the longest list of award-winning wines in the State! Open 7 days a week, our brand new 22,000 sq. foot Visitor Center and historic grounds offer an experience unlike any other winery in Woodinville. Come for an hour or an afternoon, there is plenty to enjoy while you are here: - Complimentary guided tour & tasting - Visit our tasting bar for a tasting flight of several of our delicious wines or a glass of wine from our tasting menu - Reserve your spot in one of our many daily Winery Experiences for the opportunity to learn about wine in a whole new way. Sign up for our BLEND Experience and learn what it's like to be a Winemaker for a day - you even get to leave with a bottle of your own creation. If you would prefer we do all the work, join us for one of our daily Tasting or Food & Wine Pairing Experiences. Reserve one of our private, seated salon Experiences and bring a friend or many and enjoy it together.

Reviewed By NormLWat - Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful landscaping and historic buildings can be found at this winery. Wandering to the tasting rooms was a highlight as we passed by peacocks and floral gardens. Tasting rooms themselves were slightly pretentious. Staff was light so hard to get service. Nice gift shop options.

2. Bellevue Botanical Garden

12001 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98005-3522 +1 425-452-2750
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 541 reviews

Bellevue Botanical Garden

The Bellevue Botanical Garden is an urban refuge, encompassing 53-acres of cultivated gardens, restored woodlands, and natural wetlands. The living collections showcase plants that thrive in the Pacific Northwest. Our demonstration of good garden design and horticulture techniques inspire visitors to create their own beautiful, healthy gardens. We provide a place of beauty, serenity, and learning for thousands of visitors each year. There are also many fun things to do throughout the seasons: plant sales, community celebrations, summer concerts, art exhibits and holiday light festivities.

Reviewed By Darina R

Gorgeous park (though quite small) with a variety of plants and flowers. Especially pretty during the summer time and during the winter, when they do "Garden De'Lights". It's a Christmas light installation. Gorgeous!

3. Marymoor Park

6046 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond, WA 98052-4801 +1 425-556-2300
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 340 reviews

Marymoor Park

Suburban park with more than 550 acres of land for biking, rock climbing, playing tennis and picnicking.

Reviewed By tom s - Duvall, Washington

I have been to Marymoor many times, and I think that is great that they used this land for parks, instead of commercial, or private homes. The summer concerts were always nice, but have not been to a Jazz deal there for a few years, as I have not heard of anything like that happening there anymore.

4. Chihuly Garden and Glass

305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109-4623 +1 206-753-4940
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 19 reviews

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Located in the heart of Seattle, Chihuly Garden and Glass provides a look at the inspiration and influences that inform the career of artist Dale Chihuly. Through the exhibition’s eight interior galleries, lush outdoor garden and centerpiece Glasshouse visitors will experience a comprehensive look at Chihuly's most significant series of work. With both day and night experiences, and full-service dining in the adjoining Collections Café, this long-term exhibition offers a unique experience rain or shine.

Reviewed By JeannineBC - Kelowna, Canada

Wow. The colours, shapes and feeling of the designs were just incredible. This was my favourite activity while in Seattle, even just sitting in the garden was superb. The staff are friendly and even give a glass blowing demonstration which was brilliant. I had wanted to see the gallery but had no idea how enthralled we would be. We thought we were filling some time before going to the space needle but this was the best exhibition, we spent approximately 2.5 hours here and it easily could have been longer. Definitely recommend.

5. Marina Park

25 Lake Shore Plz, Kirkland, WA 98033-6110 +1 425-587-3300
Excellent
61%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 124 reviews

Marina Park

Reviewed By 448andyk - Ontario, Canada

Marina Park is a lovely spot for a pleasant stroll or picnic. There's beautiful scenery, interesting statues and if you are lucky, a gorgeous sunset. Very clean too. Also, there are plenty of local shops close by to grab a coffee or treats, to enjoy in the park.

However, if you have parked in a nearby pay lot, make sure you check your time regularly. Otherwise, you will get a ticket from the very efficient and diligent parking monitors.

6. Juanita Bay Park

2201 Market St, Kirkland, WA 98033
Excellent
53%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

Juanita Bay Park

The 144-acre park provides habitat for songbirds, waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds, amphibians, turtles, beavers and other small mammals.

Reviewed By 411Shirley - Seattle

I frequent this park because it is so peaceful. Having grown up in Kirkland, I know this site used to be a golf course. I'm so glad it wasn't turned into a housing development! There are cement trails for wandering the grassy area. My favorites are the wooden walkways that take you out to viewing docks. The walkway you first reach (closest to the parking lot) takes you to a fairly large viewing area where more of Lake Washington is visible as well as swans, geese, ducks, turtles and eagles. My personal preference is the second walkway (further down the cement walkway). It has two viewing areas. From the second one you can watch turtles sunbathing on the logs as well as view the ducks. If you're lucky, a large eagle will be perched in the trees above. I'll include a few pics of the areas I've described.

7. Downtown Park

10201 Northeast Fourth St, Bellevue, WA 98005
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 373 reviews

Downtown Park

Reviewed By Finnhillmom - Kirkland, Washington

This is a great park on, especially on a clear day. There are nice loops for a leisurely stroll or to burn some calories. A great play ground is there and if you have elderly or handicapped folks want to just take a short walk its perfect, no hills or gravel to navigate.

8. Woodinville Whiskey Co.

14509 Woodinville Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville, WA 98072-9092 +1 425-486-1199
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 102 reviews

Woodinville Whiskey Co.

Small batch whiskey distillery. Tasting Room, Bottle Sales, and Complimentary Tours.

Reviewed By waterandmore - Washington DC, District of Columbia

The tour was excellent and very interesting and informative. The entire operation is fascinating. After the tour, we tried the whiskeys and there were clear favorites. We asked to try the vodka as well and ended up buying a bottle. The American whiskey was preferred of the four offered in the tasting room. It is a great place to stop when in the area. Even if your first love is wine or beer it is quite interesting to hear about their operation.
The Hollywood Tavern is next door and it offers a wide range of foods.

9. Bellevue Square

Bellevue Way and NE Eighth St., Bellevue, WA +1 425-454-8096
Excellent
56%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 266 reviews

Bellevue Square

Reviewed By Vmanfromtx - Redmond, Washington

If you visit Seattle area you must stop by Bellevue Square (aka Bell Square) It’s in Bellevue at the Corner on NE 8th and Bellevue Way, from Big anchors to small shops you won’t go wanting for something you can’t find. iPhone, A&F clothing, Tesla, Ben Bridge Jewlery aka Rolex watches, even a (cough) Microsoft shop. Spend an afternoon and treat yourself. Best shopping spree in America.

10. Juanita Beach Park

9703 NE Juanita Dr, Kirkland, WA 98034-4201
Excellent
38%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 96 reviews

Juanita Beach Park

Reviewed By Steve M - Bothell

Great beach and not too crowded, a great place to walk and cool off in the water. The weekends are busier but it’s a very nice beach. There are rentals and a snacks available as well. Great place to spend a hot afternoon.

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