Top Sober Things to Do in Seattle
Posted By Schick Shadel || Jan 11, 2016
When you are recovering from addiction to alcohol or drugs, you may not be sure of what to do. After you get out of a drug & alcohol rehab center, what activities can you do to help your sobriety? At Schick Shadel, we believe that keeping yourself active and around a solid support system is the key to your long-term recovery success. We have provided a list of the top things you can do in Seattle while sober, either alone or with a supportive friend.
The Seattle Arboretum
At the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle, you will find more than 40,000 trees, vines, and shrubs from all over the world. You can grab a park map or speak with the botanist at the Graham Visitors Center and then go about your activities. You can discuss your options with them as well for hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and picnics. Between February and November, you can also check out the Seattle Japanese Garden.
The Center for Wooden Boats
On Sundays, the Center for Wood Boats has volunteer skippers and crew to take out public passengers for free. This could include a voyage on a yacht, steamboat, spirit boat, schooner, or more. This is a weekly tradition in Seattle that has lasted more than 25 years. The boat rides usually last 45 minutes to 1 hour and depart between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Sitting on 534 acres of land, Discovery Park is the perfect place to go for anyone looking to find peace and quiet. It is a tranquil park that offers a sanctuary for wildlife and learning opportunities for individuals to learn more about nature. It also allows those struggling with stress or any other problems to simply get away from the city and the normal issues they often face.
The water taxi can give you some of the best possible views of the Seattle skyline. It is a 15-minute trip from Seattle to West Seattle and the water taxi operates every half hour from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and then again from 3:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
If you want a destination with art, beautiful beaches, and free of stress, Vashon Island may be the perfect option to you. A ferry ride from Seattle helps you reach the island where you can spend a long weekend or just the day enjoying the beauty and calm of the Sound.
Volunteer Park Water Tower
Take a trek up more than 100 stairs to reach the top of the Volunteer Park Water Tower where you will be presented with one of the best views Seattle has to offer. This urban hike can keep you active and allow you to focus on the beauty around you.
If you need help with your sobriety, contact us today. We’re here to help you.