One of the fastest growing cities in Washington, Kirkland is a hidden gem that has fun things to do by yourself or with family and friends. Some say Kirkland is too posh but others find it has just the right blend of natural scenic beauty and a peaceful pace. One visit to Kirkland and you'll soon understand why so many people are relocating here. From beaches to pubs to waterfront restaurants and safe places to take the kids skateboarding or jumping around at the playground, the city of Kirkland has got it going on!


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6 Fun Things to Do in Kirkland

Heritage Park view of Kirkland WA
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Take the Kids to the Kirkland Skate Park.

It doesn't matter what time of year, the kids will love spending time at the playground or or rolling up and down the skate park. 

Kirkland Skatepark
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Be on the Marina at Sunset: Whether you’re on a boat, getting off a boat, or just walking along the pier, it's a treat to be here in this space.

Enjoy being a human being for a change by watching the sunset on the dock or at Marina Park.

Kirkland Marina Boat Launch
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Find the signature Cow Coyote Statue (perfect for Selfies): 122 Central Way.

While you’re there, see if either of the statues are scandalously clad with diapers like they were almost a decade ago!

Cow and Coyote Stature in Kirkland, WA
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Treat Yo Self Dine and wine in Kirkland. For food on the waterfront, try the recently opened El Encanto Mexican restaurant, and when you’re ready to sip on wines like a true Kirklander, try Northwest Cellars.

If pub fun is more your style, locals recommend Flatstick Pub.

Flatstick Pub in Kirkland, WA
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Locals in Kirkland also love to hit up karaoke night at The Lime.

The Lime Bar and Grill in Kirkland
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Dates at the Beach. Beaches are popular at the waterfront parks in Kirkland. They have sandy beaches that are perfect in the summer for swimming, play dates, and romantic dates, too.

Put on Your Resting Beach Face at Juanita Beach Park.

Juanita Beach Park in Kirkland, WA



Look for Peek-a-boo Views of Mount Rainier.

Locals say that Watershed Park is one of the few great hidden spots in Kirkland to see peek-a-boo views.

Watershed Park in Kirkland, WA

There is a lot to do and see in Kirkland that are fun, and I can see why everybody wants to move there!

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