West Seattle’s Alki Beach (1702 Alki Ave. SW) is two-and-a-half miles of sandy shoreline. Stroll along the paved path, rent bicycles or kayaks, play a game of beach volleyball or enjoy a campfire. The neighborhood also has plenty of shopping and dining. Grab breakfast before a stroll with a doughnut and coffee from Top Pot Doughnuts (www.toppotdoughnuts.com. 2758 Alki Ave. SW). Other great spots include Cactus (www.cactusrestaurants.com. 2820 Alki Ave. SW) for Southwestern and Mexican favorites, Duke’s Chowder House (www.dukeschowderhouse.com. 2516 Alki Ave. SW) for chowder and a “Duketail” or Salty’s on Alki (www.saltys.com. 1936 Harbor
Ave. SW) for a seafood feast and incredible views of the Seattle skyline. While exploring, see if you can find the swimmers and the mini Statue of Liberty among the quirky works of art.