Kirkland, Washington, is a beautiful city nestled in the Puget Sound area of the United States. The city boasts a culture perfect for lovers of the outdoors and team sports. Kirkland sits near Seattle and was once the stomping grounds of a popular NFL team; the Seattle Seahawks. The unique downtown waterfront hugs the shore of Lake Washington, and features many attractions, including galleries, Houghton Beach Park, Waverly Beach Park and the Kirkland Performance Center.
Although Kirkland offers many public transportation options for visitors, the city was mindfully designed to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists into the roadways of the city. The airport most visitors use is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) located 22 miles away in Seattle. There are plenty of hotels and lodging options for you to choose from, with several along Interstate 405.
The Seattle Seahawks were headquartered at Northwest University in Kirkland for 32 seasons, before the team moved in 2008.
If you're visiting during summer, the area's warm temperatures in the 70s and 80s make for a fun-filled day outdoors at Juanita Beach Park, or cycling a bike trail. When you're in the mood for dancing after a day on the beach, several bars and nightclubs on Market Street are located right along the waterfront. Visitors can also enjoy local beer and wine tasting events, held throughout the year to celebrate Washington's commitment to locally grown products.