At Dexter you're just minutes from the thriving vibrant scene of Seattle Center, home to Paul Allen's Experience Music Project (280 ribs of undulating metal designed by Frank Gehry), Queen Anne Hill, Mercer Street, Pike Street Market and Belltown. Walk to nearby Gas Works Park, the largest park on Lake Union and most popular for Seattleites for its summer concerts and Fourth of July fireworks. Rent a kayak, sailboat, or hop on a float plane to Victoria, BC. Other parks surround the lake and you can bike or hike through and to them all: North Passage Point Park, South Passage Point Park, Fairview, Terry Pettus, and South Lake Union Park. When in Rome do as the Romans do -- and join other Seattleites at local coffee bistros. Seattle has a reputation for heavy coffee consumption; Starbucks, Seattle's Best and Tully's all started here along with many independent artisanal espresso roasters and cafes. While you're sipping your latte, crack a book - so as not to seem out of place.