KirklandKirkland is a city of 50,000 in King County, Washington near Seattle.
By carLike many American suburbs, by far the most convenient approach is by car. From the east or west, take Interstate 90 to Interstate 405, and turn north. From the north or south, take I-5 to I-405.
There are four interchanges on I-405 in the Kirkland city limits, but to get downtown take the 85th St. exit and turn west.
By busFrom Downtown Seattle, route 255 runs to downtown Kirkland 7 days a week. The fare is $2.75.
The downtown area is small and very walkable. It is also host to a transit center for King County Metro bus service, which can provide reliable access to Seattle and most other neighboring cities. Trips can be planned via the transit website at . Still, a car is necessary for convenient travel, especially after normal working hours, as bus service outside of downtown Seattle is not always frequent.
- The Seattle skyline and Olympic Mountains from one of the many waterfront parks.
- Explore Marina Park. Located in the pedestrian friendly downtown area, it hosts many small art galleries, coffee shops and restaurants.
- Check out the many art galleries in down town Kirkland near the waterfront.
phone: +1 425-822-6066address: 5207 Lake Washington Blvd. N.E.Hourly powerboat rentals. Hours vary.
address: 2201 Market StWetland park on the shore of Lake Washington; features some short and relaxing wetlands boardwalk trails and picnic areas.
phone: +1 425 242 1618address: 15 Lake St. Suite 100Minigolf bar with local beers on tap. Happy hour M-F 3PM-6PM. Yappy hour M-F 6PM-7PM, all day Sun.
Lynn's BistroExcellent Sunday brunch
21 Steak House
Zeek's PizzaDecent pizza.
Santorini Greek GrillExcellent gyros and other greek food. Bring cash. no credit cards accepted.
phone: +1 425 803-9000address: 220 Kirkland AveServing local and seasonal new American fare, menus feature small and large plates so you can nibble and nosh as you choose.
phone: +1 425 889-0303address: 1170 Carillon PointSeasonal patio and water views from every table.
address: 955 6th St SouthHometown favorite sub shop; autographs on wall attest to it's frequent patronage by Seahawks players when training camp was nearby
phone: +1 425 823-0607address: 9702 N.E. Juanita DrLocal tradition in the Jaunita neighborhood, right across the street from a pleasant lake beach park. Very greasy but delicious.
Kahilia CoffeeBrand new, great independent coffee shop in downtown Kirkland. Serves Kona coffee! Best coffee on the Eastside.
Kitanda Brazilian Espressoaddress: 12700 124th St NESkip Starbucks, and enjoy some of the best priced lattes in the area. They don't charge extra for soy and extra shots. Kitanda also sells groceries, Brazilian chocolates, hair products, etc. Their specialty is the Brazilian Mocha. Credit cards accepted.
address: 136 Park LnThe flagship coffee shop for Rococo Coffee Roasters, who provide coffee beans to numerous local businesses and coffee bars in the area. Friendly, relaxed, atmosphere, internet is always free, and you can stay for as long as you like.
address: 9 Lakeshore PlazaThis favorite local wine shop has monthly selections at their tasting bar, and any wine can be bought by the bottle for drinking in the store or on the patio. Every Wednesday, they host a different, usually local, winery for a $5 flight of their top wines.
phone: +1 (425) 242-0923address: 503 6th St SThe first brewery to open along the newly minted Cross Kirkland Corridor Trail.
phone: +1 425 602-3200address: 11215 NE 124th St
phone: +1 425-284-5800address: 220 Kirkland Ave
phone: +1 425 821-5618address: 12010 120th Pl
phone: +1 425 822-3700address: 1200 Carillon Point