Looking for a unique, indoor escape?  Nestled within Lake Forest, a woodsy suburb just 15 minutes north of Seattle is a hidden gem called Third Place Commons.  Inside you will find a bounty of tables (with plentiful high chairs and booster seats) surrounded by many choices of eateries and cuisines like El Oso–Mexican, The Big Time–Pizzas and Italian, Kitto–Japanese/Asian, Burney Brothers BBQ and Honeybear Bakery.  Babies and toddlers can play in a toy-stocked and fully-enclosed area surrounded by an eating bar so parents can enjoy their meal while keeping an eye on the little ones.  Kids can also participate in art-based play and games on Tuesdays at 10 am or attend storytelling on Fridays at 10 am.  Older kids may like the giant chess board with chess pieces or the main stage which hosts daily performances as well as live local music every Friday and Saturday night.  Don’t forget to make a memento of your visit in the retro photo booth. When you’re done, wander into the adjoining Third Place Books which boasts an expansive children’s book section, as well as a play area (pictured).  The vibe is local, relaxed and very kid-friendly.  Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 9am-8pm