Lincoln Park in West Seattle is a large park with "grassy forests and meadows" and a wonderful rocky beach where you can watch ships and ferries going by. Picnic tables are available and shelters can be reserved. A great place to watch summer sunsets.
The ferry Issaquah, left, coming from Vashon Island, heads towards the Fauntleroy dock in West Seattle while the ferry Kitsap heads toward Southworth on Monday, Jan. (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)
VASHON SAT MARKET: From the Fauntleroy ferry dock in West Seattle, the trip to Vashon takes a short 25 minutes (see ferry schedule). Once you drive off the ferry, head south on the island’s main highway and drive until you pull into the small town of Vashon.