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Best Summer Shindigs on the Hill

Best Summer Shindigs on the Hill

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Cal Anderson Park comes alive in the summer sunshine
Cal Anderson Park comes alive in the summer sunshine

As the sun begins to peek out from behind the clouds and stick around a little longer, it’s time for us to start hitting the town and spending a little more time outdoors. Capitol Hill offers some of the best summer activities in the entire city.

One of our favorite places to hang out for an early morning brunch or an afternoon hangout is Captain Black’s Bar & Restaurant. This place has one of the most well-kept secrets in the whole city, with a huge deck overlooking Capitol Hill and Downtown, perfect for catching those summertime sun rays.

After some time on the deck, grab your pup and take a jaunt through one of the best green spaces, Volunteer Park. Stick to the pavement, rough it on the trails, lounge on the lawn, or meander through the Seattle Asian Art Museum; this park has a little bit of something for everyone.

In July, make sure not to miss the event of the season, Capitol Hill Block Party, which takes over the Pike/Pine Corridor with some of the hottest up-and-coming music acts around. Make sure you don’t miss this year’s city soireé, featuring everything from The Flaming Lips, mashup bigwig Girl Talk, EDM master A Trak, and Seattle natives Hey Marseilles.

Feeling a little less motivated to dance and a little more inclined to lounge? Stop by and pick up a cold gourmet ice cream treat from Molly Moon’s (or even better, track down their ice cream truck, Leo), and take it across the street to Cal Anderson Park. There is always something going on to keep you entertained, from bike polo, to pickup soccer, to summer kickball.

Chavi Hohm

Chavi Hohm

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