Green Lake is a charming and quiet neighborhood in Seattle named after the 50,000 year old lake it surrounds. Take the day off and spend the morning in a boat on the lake; then go on a picnic in Woodland park or enjoy the scenic view of the water in one of the restaurants on the eastern edge of the lake. Green Lake is perfect for a quiet afternoon of fishing while the sun is setting or a refreshing walk on the circumferential trail around the lake under the shade of the trees.