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KirklandUnited States of America

The lively culture of city life meets the quietness of lakeside parks in this scenic and green community.

Kirkland is a city that makes the most of its lakeside setting by offering several attractive harbors, parks and walking trails along the waterfront. Not only that, but you’ll find all the art, shopping and dining you’d expect from city life. Enjoy an array of outdoor attractions based around scenic Lake Washington.

A British entrepreneur named Peter Kirk founded the city in the 1880s. Kirk was hoping to capitalize on the national need for steel by building a factory, but a stock market crash thwarted his dreams. In the early 20th century, Kirkland became one of the primary boatbuilding and fixing towns in the northwest.

Spend your days here outdoors. Marina Park, a quayside lined with public art, picnic spots and biking routes, is one of the city’s lakefront highlights. Bring fishing rods for a day of angling out on the tranquil water.

Hop on a bike and ride the Lake Washington Loop or plummet down the slopes of Big Finn Hill Park. For something at a slower pace, join one of the walking routes that wind around the beaches and marinas.

Bring your binoculars to Juanita Bay Park. This network of wetlands near the city center brims with wildlife.

Experience the cultural side of Kirkland on one of its art walks, which take place on the second Friday of each month. Join locals touring the public art sculptures of Downtown Kirkland. Alternatively, head to one of the many galleries in the city. Try the Howard/Mandville Gallery, Parklane Gallery or the Kirkland Arts Center for a varied selection of national and local works.

Kirkland is located to the northeast of Seattle, about 30 minutes away by car from both King County International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Visit in July and August for the hottest days and the lowest chance of rain.

One of the best ways to see Kirkland is by boat, so head out onto Lake Washington to drift along the city’s scenic coastline.

Top hotels in Kirkland

Woodmark Hotel and Still Spa
Woodmark Hotel and Still Spa
4 out of 5
1200 Carillon Pt, Kirkland, WA
The price is NZ$254 per night from 22 Nov. to 23 Nov.

Located in Lakeview, this beach hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Northwest University and Lake Washington. Kirkland Performance Center and Lincoln Square are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (991 reviews)

"Loved the view, nice getaway for the weekend. Staff was wonderful."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2020

Woodmark Hotel and Still Spa
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Seattle Bellevue/Kirkland
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Seattle Bellevue/Kirkland
2.5 out of 5
10530 NE Northup Way, Kirkland, WA
The price is NZ$121 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.

Located in Northwest Bellevue, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Lake Washington, Bellevue Square and Meydenbauer Center. Northwest University and Lincoln ...

4.1/5Very Good! (991 reviews)

"Very convenient, very clean and inexpensive - the place is just fine, okay?"…"

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Seattle Bellevue/Kirkland
Motel 6 Kirkland, WA - North Kirkland
Motel 6 Kirkland, WA - North Kirkland
2 out of 5
12010 120th Place NE, Kirkland, WA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$84 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

Located in Totem Lake, this motel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Lake Washington and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Chateau Ste. Michelle. Columbia Winery is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) ...

3.2/5 (738 reviews)

"Understand services are limited, staff did their best."…"

Reviewed on 5 Sep. 2020

Motel 6 Kirkland, WA - North Kirkland
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Kirkland

Nantucket Style Guest Cottage Perfectly Located Near Juanita Beach in Kirkland!
Nantucket Style Guest Cottage Perfectly Located Near Juanita Beach in Kirkland!
12636 94th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA

Located in North Juanita, this romantic cottage is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Lake Washington and within 6 miles (10 km) of Chateau Ste. Michelle and Kirkland Performance ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (79 reviews)
Quiet Out of the Way Haven

"The cottage is located in a quiet area. However it is central to most of what Kirkland. It is about a 15 minute drive to the main part of Kirkland. It is only a few minutes drive to Totem Lake and the restaurant area near Juanita Bay Park. Drive 20 minutes north and you are in prime hiking areas ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2020

Nantucket Style Guest Cottage Perfectly Located Near Juanita Beach in Kirkland!
Posh Pad with Water Views
Posh Pad with Water Views
3.5 out of 5
550 Uptown Court, Kirkland, WA

Located in Moss Bay, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Kirkland Performance Center and Lake Washington. Northwest University is 1.8 mi (2.8 ...

Posh Pad with Water Views
Luxurious 1bedroom, 1 Bath Condominium Near Downtown Kirkland
Luxurious 1bedroom, 1 Bath Condominium Near Downtown Kirkland
12515 NE 132nd Court, #A301, Kirkland, WA

Located in Totem Lake, this condo is within 3 miles (5 km) of Columbia Winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle and Lake Washington. Redmond Town Center and Kirkland Performance ...

Luxurious 1bedroom, 1 Bath Condominium Near Downtown Kirkland
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Kirkland

Marina Park
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Marina Park

Amble along a crescent of green by the shores of Lake Washington for a scenic lunch spot and watch performances beneath a beautiful pavilion.

Pike Place Market
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Pike Place Market

4/5(74 reviews)

A foodie’s paradise and the oldest farmers’ market in America, just a short walk up the steps from Seattle’s waterfront.

Top activities in Kirkland

Space Needle & Chihuly Garden and Glass Tickets Combo
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Space Needle & Chihuly Garden and Glass Tickets Combo

NZ$77
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Mt. Rainier Full-Day Tour
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Mt. Rainier Full-Day Tour

NZ$218
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Seattle City Highlights Tour
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Seattle City Highlights Tour

NZ$98
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Snoqualmie Falls & Seattle Winery Tour
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Snoqualmie Falls & Seattle Winery Tour

NZ$147
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Seattle CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Seattle Attractions
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Seattle CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Seattle Attractions

NZ$162
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Beneath The Streets Underground History Tour
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Beneath The Streets Underground History Tour

NZ$44
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend

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