Connected to Seattle by a floating bridge, Washington's Mercer Island is a scenic, green space within the city limits. Those traveling to Seattle for business or vacation, may enjoy opting to stay on Mercer Island in order to escape from the hustle and bustle of life within the city limits.
One charming thing about Mercer Island is all of the parks and greenery here. Just walking along the tree-lined streets and boulevards is pleasant enough to make visitors almost instantly forget about their worries and cares.
Newcastle Beach Park and Luther Beach Park are lovely places to spend a lazy afternoon reading a book, having a picnic, or collecting chestnuts in the fall months. The latter borders the water and contains a beach and a pleasant coastal walk as its name suggests.
At nearby Lake Washington, travelers can venture into the water on a boat and try their hand at freshwater fishing, since many different species of fish reside within the water's depths. Of course, if Mercer Island all feels a little too quiet, it is close enough to Seattle center that it is possible to take the trip there and back in a day.
The best time to visit Mercer Island is during the summer months when the temperatures are at their highest and walking around through parks and along the coast are enjoyable and do not warrant a heavy coat.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Mercer Island. The hottest month in Mercer Island is July, when temperatures peak at 94 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 18 ˚F. The wettest month in Mercer Island is January with 4.56 inches of rain, while the driest month is August with 0.23 inches of rain.
— When I plan a trip, I no longer waste time visiting multiple websites in search of the best accommodations. Now, I just go to AllTheRooms and immediately find everything from luxury villas to pet-friendly rentals! All in one place
— The great thing about AllTheRooms is their ability to cover all bases. If you are travelling solo, with a partner, friends or even a larger family. There is something there for everyone and that is a hugely powerful tool that I believe it boasts moreso than competitors.
— I love All the Rooms because instead of having to check one place for home rentals, another for hotel, another for bed and breakfasts, and yet another for a room rental in a private residence, I can finally see EVERYTHING at one site; saving me considerable time