The City Manager’s Office oversees the Tourism Program (in conjunction with the Economic Development Program) with the primary goal of attracting visitors to Kirkland in order to sustain a vibrant and healthy economy. The Tourism Program is funded by the Lodging Excise Tax collected from one percent of short-term accommodations as authorized by state statute RCW 67.28
The City Manager’s Office also provides staff support to the Tourism Development Committee (TDC) whose role is to provide recommendations on the use of the lodging tax funds and help guide Tourism Program priorities.
Kirkland is a vibrant waterfront destination with an unparalleled blend of outdoor recreation
and boutique shopping
. Located on the shores of Lake Washington just east of Seattle, no other city in the Puget Sound region has as many waterfront parks and beaches as Kirkland.
Kirkland is home to award-winning hotels, wineries and restaurants and hosts a dynamic repertoire of events spanning art openings and performances to athletic events, wine festivals and outdoor concerts.
From adventure and outdoor activities to shopping, strolling and sipping Washington wine with a water view, come explore all Kirkland has to offer. Visit Kirkland Tourism website to plan your stay.