April, 2021 update: Hey! I hope you and yours are all healthy and safe during these crazy times. I am excited to start hosting tours again in late May, early June once I get a vaccine! I am building some new tours and will have an update soon on booking availability. I am SO ready to share the best funky, historic and beautiful gems that only us locals know with you all. Until then, stay safe and take care of each other! –Lynn
Let me show you our spectacular city through the eyes of a local! I’m Lynn, a resident of 30 years, and I host relaxed and fun small private tours. My focus is a little different…
I’d like to take you out of the city center to discover the places I love, that are less traveled and are often missed by visitors to Seattle. My tours can host up to 4 guests in a lovely new SUV. This gives us the agility to explore the most interesting and beautiful parts of our city with ease. Along the way you will learn about Seattle’s history and culture, meet locals and get a feel for the pulse of the city. Wherever we go, my goal is to create a personal and unique Seattle experience!
These are the places I take my friends and family when they come to visit, I’d like to share them with you.
Summer 2020 Tours
Life is a unique journey, so let’s build a unique adventure! I’m happy to offer custom half and full-day tours so you can explore this incredibly beautiful and fun part of the world based around your interests. Cruise ship or airport pick up/drop off is no problem. Let’s craft an adventure you won’t soon forget!
Lake, Old Growth Trees and the Beach
Believe it or not, there is an old growth forest in Seattle! Let’s drive along the scenic shores of Lake Washington on our way to Seward Park where we will have fantastic views of Mt. Rainier (if the mountain is out!) and explore this incredible gem. The trail through the old growth is flat, .9 miles and it’s “flip flop accessible”. After that, lets get some excellent local coffee and head to West Seattle to stroll on the beaches of Elliott Bay.
Center of Seattle’s LGBTQ community for years, “the hill” is packed with little independent shops, art, food and some of the most famous bars and live music venues in the city. With two colleges nearby, one of the city’s oldest parks and small town feel, the hill is unique and central to the identity of Seattle.
Seattle Neighborhoods 101
New to the city? Let’s take a drive through Seattle’s neighborhoods to see what the residential areas of the city are all about. We will meander though several interesting and unique neighborhoods to give you an idea of the diverse ways people live and help you build a mental map of the city. There are spectacular views all through this drive!
West Seattle, a World Away
West Seattle is the spit of land you can see when gazing west from downtown Seattle. It’s got it all…one of the best record stores in the city, old growth trees, beaches and lovely little shops along the water with views of Bainbridge Island and the Olympic Mountains. Let’s visit the west side!
Georgetown and Alki Beach
Georgetown is one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city, full of art, bars and brew pubs, restaurants and history. This is one of Seattle’s oldest neighborhoods, and as of now, still retains some of the incredible architecture of early Seattle. We will taste locally made chocolates, sip beverages, shop for records, comic books, vintage stuff, play pinball and explore the funky bits of the city before heading over to Alki Beach for incredible views.
The Locks, Gas Works Park and Houseboats
At the Hiram Chittenden Locks in the summer, the young salmon are making their way out to sea, and the adults are returning to navigate the fish ladder on their way home, but there is plenty to see and learn in winter too! Then we’re off to Gas Works Park for fabulous views, historic preservation and sea planes taking off/landing before exploring the houseboat communities along Lake Union on this uniquely Seattle tour.
Cannabis, Coffee and Dessert
Marijuana is legal in Washington State! Let me be your guide as we visit shops and learn about cannabis laws, industry and culture in Seattle. We will enjoy locally made beverages, tour the city’s most panoramic vistas and fun neighborhoods and finish with a locally made sweet!
Roll the Dice! Dealer’s choice tour