We stayed near U District and spent an entire day in NE Seattle. We biked to Gasworks Park and enjoyed sitting on the hill overlooking Lake Union towards the skyline. Once we saw the kayakers we wanted to do that also. On the North side of Lake Union, the only kayak rental place we saw was a short bike ride away east of Gasworks Park. It was a Mexican Restaurant/Kayak rental place. It took us an hour of moderate to intense paddling to get to the middle of Lake Union next to Gasworks Park where we were originally and back. We passed under a bridge, got to see the bridge raise up for a boat, and saw all the boat houses along the shore. Too bad I did not do my research and figure out which houseboat is the one from Sleepless in Seattle.
Fun way to see other parts of the city.More