Where to Stay // Hotel Monaco
Nontoxic cleaning products, property-wide compact fluorescents and water-efficient appliances contribute to the stylish Monaco
's eco-friendly reputation. The pet goldfish are also a nice touch.
Morning // Kayaking Lake Union
The Northwest Outdoor Center
rents kayaks and leads trips on this park-ringed lake; the truly adventurous can paddle through the shipping canal onto larger (and choppier) Lake Washington.
Lunch // Agua Verde Cafe & Paddle Club
Paddle your canoe or kayak right up to the lakeside patio
for a lunch buffet of Baha-influenced cuisine with a local/organic emphasis.
Afternoon Ride // Burke-Gilman Trail
Bike this 27-mile former railroad grade to check out the U of W campus and some of Seattle's smarter neighborhoods. Rent wheels at Recycled Cycles
Dinner // The Herbfarm
This Seattle-area institution
started offering farm-to-table dining in 1986, long before most omnivores realized their dilemma. Set aside some time for the wholly seasonal, nine-course feast.