June 25, 2013

By Staff

Visitor guide marks beginning of summer

How do you know when summer is on the cusp of arriving, even though the calendar says it already has?

Graduation parties are over, the sun peeks out from behind the clouds more often than not, produce at the Issaquah Farmers Market is getting plentiful and the Issaquah Living Visitors Guide has arrived with your newspaper.

Salmon-centric Issaquah enjoys a nearly perfect natural setting, nestled at the edge of Lake Sammamish between the lush green hills of the Issaquah Alps. We enjoy a mix of urban theater, arts and shopping, but also fishing, boating, museums and festivals — all showcased in the stunning visitors guide in today’s paper.

Turn the pages to see things from a tourist’s perspective and you’ll see a vibrant and active community with natural beauty to boot. However, tourists shouldn’t be the only ones enjoying the fish hatchery, the outdoor concerts, the zoo. We can all live like tourists — no need to wait for out-of-town visitors!

Issaquah Living Visitors Guide 2013 is a resource for weekend planning ideas. The jam-packed summer calendar begins on page 38.

How about rediscovering Lake Sammamish State Park? Turn to page 18. Want to learn more about hiking on Tiger, Squak and Cougar mountains? Check out page 6 for beginner’s information. Need a place for relatives to stay that’s not at your house? Lodging information is on page 17.

Picnicking in the parks, bicycling, swimming, paragliding. It’s all there — including a wide variety of local businesses that showcase their services in the advertising. It’s these very businesses that support economic vitality in Issaquah, so be sure to support them in return!

If you don’t find what you’re looking for in the visitor guide, it’s a secret worth sharing! Let us know what you’d like to see featured next year.

If you’d like additional copies, there’s no place better than the chamber’s Visitor Information Center on Gilman Boulevard. It’s where local tourists make their first stop.

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One Response to “Editorial”

  1. Smoley on June 26th, 2013 9:57 am

    Yes, and all we need to attract more visitors to our quaint town nestled in the beauty of the Issaquah Alps is acres of 150′ high-rise buildings erected on both sides of the interstate along with traffic gridlock on our already stressed local streets.

    Will Issaquah still have the same attractions you’ve listed in the article in 5-10 years time with all of the planned urban development mandated by our city council?

    I hope the Issaquah Press editions in 2020 have more articles such as the one above than stories covering local crimes, but it doesn’t look good.

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