We had fantastic weather during my first week in Seattle, so we took full advantage of the sunny skies. Our first stop was Golden Gardens Park. Located in Ballard on the Puget Sound, the park offers beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains. We came on a REALLY busy day. Most of the shots below were taken from Shilshole Bay Marina because the beach was packed with sunbathers. Our plan was to go kayaking or paddle boarding on the Puget Sound, but our opportunities were limited because of the crowd. Despite that, it was really nice to walk along the sound and admire the scenery. I've been to many beaches on the East Coast, but you can't beat the mountainous backdrop of Golden Gardens Park.