Kirkland is a spirited lakeside oasis that buzzes with Northwest spirit, welcomes with relaxed charm, and showcases water views at every turn. Just a short 15-minute drive east of Seattle, the delightful downtown city center offers a pedestrian-friendly mix of locally owned coffee shops, boutiques, health and beauty spas and an eclectic mix of award-winning restaurants and cafes. Business and leisure travelers alike unwind on our shores and choose their own adventures, whether by bicycle or boat, or by the fire with wineglass in hand. A unique network of parks connects Kirkland’s diverse and fearless urbanites with nature and recreation. World-class theaters, venues and galleries attract culture lovers of all ages. We are a dynamic city, at home with our enterprising heritage, alive with artistic vigor, and in love with our unique lifestyle. Come unwind, come experience, come stay.