Alki Beach has an entirely different feel from the rest of Seattle: this 2-mile stretch of sand could almost fool you into thinking it’s California, at least on a sunny day, except for the obvious lack of…Californians. There’s a bike path, volleyball courts on the sand, and rings for beach fires.

Look for the miniature Statue of Liberty, donated by the Boy Scouts. There’s also a pylon marking Arthur Denny’s landing party’s first stop in 1851, which for some reason has a chip of Massachusetts’ Plymouth Rock embedded in its base.