JOIN MATADOR NETWORK as we explore Seattle — from a local’s perspective.

To get a sense of what it’s like to live in Seattle, and to see the Emerald City through the eyes of an insider, we tag along for a day in the life of Kirsten Gardner, a local naturalist guide who takes us on a hike and to a few of her favorite spots in the neighborhood of Ballard. Next, we follow local glass artist Preston Singletary through Pioneer Square to grab coffee and check out some public artwork. Finally, we pop into Green Lake for a visit with Chef Rachel Yang to see what makes Seattle such a perfect place to visit for young families.

Each experience allows us to gain insight into how Seattle is the city with the perfect mix of both urban and outdoor life.

This video is proudly produced in partnership with Visit Seattle.