The health and safety of our residents and visitors is the highest priority of the City of Kirkland. As part of King County, Kirkland is in Phase 2 of Governor Inslee’s “Safe Start” re-opening. Although many City services are available online, City Hall and most City buildings are closed to the public as part of our response to COVID-19.

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Itineraries

Whether you’re rolling quickly through town or taking an extended vacation, Kirkland has so much to offer short term and long term visitors. We've compiled a set of itineraries to help inspire your stay, and to ensure that you sample at least a little bit of what we have to offer. Whether you're with your pooch, your pals, your kids or flying solo, Kirkland offers a friendly welcome and some exceptional things to keep you happy and busy. 

Explore The Cross Kirkland Corridor

Situated along the eastern edge of Lake Washington, Kirkland is a beautiful destination for couples, families and individuals interested in enjoying the...

24 Hours In Kirkland

Kirkland is filled with promise! Situated less than 20 miles east of Seattle on the shores of Lake Washington, our stunning waterfront city is the perfect...

Celebrate Mother’s Day

Our lakeside community has something extra special for mom. In fact, Kirkland has been voted “Best City in the Universe” by several mothers over the...

A Dog's Day

Your dog is a bona fide member of your family and it just wouldn’t be a weekend getaway without him or her taking a leading role in the adventure. In...

Fabulous Free Things to Do

Despite Kirkland’s reputation as upscale, as evidenced by some of the exclusive neighborhoods and stunning residences peppered throughout the City, it is...

Fitness Off the Beaten Path

For those who consider sweat to be a form of therapy, Kirkland is exactly what the doctor ordered! A high-energy hub of gyms and fitness centers, Kirkland...

Art Galleries Walking Tour

Our art galleries reflect our passion for art in all its forms! Immerse yourself in Kirkland's downtown galleries which feature locally and nationally known...

An Insider's Guide to Kirkland

Boating, sandcastles, concerts and more! What every the median age of your family, Kirkland offers plenty of opportunities for quality family time.

Pub Crawl on the Cross Kirkland Corridor

Are you thirsty and looking to experience some of the Northwest’s best breweries, distilleries and wineries? Bellevue, Kirkland and Woodinville offer the...

Winetasting Walking Tour

As big fans of midday charcuterie and an end-of-day “salute!” we’re proud to call Kirkland home to some of Washington’s best tasting...

Kirkland Consignment: Sustainable Style

Do you like ‘the thrill of the hunt’? The feeling you get when you score a fantastic bargain? Kirkland’s consignment stores are the place to...

A Summer's Day

Washington’s summer months are special. The sun comes out to play, providing residents and visitors with the ideal weather for exploration and relaxation....

Fall Color Glory

Fall in the Pacific Northwest means cozy coffee shops, warm sweaters and leaves showing their colors in all their glory. Kirkland’s wide range of parks...

Winter Wonder

Kirkland, situated on the eastern edge of Lake Washington, is a great year-round destination with convenient access to the water to the west, Woodinville wine...

Spring Magic

Spring is a beacon of hope for Washingtonians after a long, wet winter. The first 60-degree day has us pulling out our shorts and tees as we soak up as much...