Explore: Issaquah

Don’t let Issaquah fool you. The charming little town has a big share of city-style entertainment that can keep parents and minis both occupied and happy. Summer is a great time to experience outdoor adventures like Cougar Mountain Zoo (where you can pet a baby mule deer!), or explore the playground and trails at Tibbets Valley Park. There’s also great stuff at Pickering Barn, like next Tuesday’s Chalk Art Fest. Gilman Village is a fun space to let toddlers roam while you explore the shops (check out White Horse Toys and X Marks the Tot, as well as Sweet Addition Candy Shop). Speaking of shopping, be sure to check out the goods at Me N Moms Issaquah store. We know several Seattleites who swear they score better finds at the consignment shop’s Eastside location than the Ballard store. Worked up an appetite? Try dinner at the Issaquah Brewhouse down the street, where kids meals come served in a keepsake Frisbee.

More to Explore:

Grasslawn Park

Crossroads Park

A Trio of Queen Anne Parks

Bradner Gardens Park

Chism Beach Park

Seward Park

Houghton Beach Park

Seattle Center Fountains

Issaquah

University Village

Magnuson Park

Crossroads Bellevue

Downtown Kirkland

Seattle’s Waterfront

Downtown Redmond

Downtown Bellevue/ Bellevue Magic

34th Street in Madrona

Downtown Woodinville

Downtown Magnolia

Downtown Ballard

Wallingford’s 45th St.

Bainbridge Island/Downtown Winslow