Let’s face it, as parents, we spend a lot of time in the car driving here and there. And it’s inevitable that at some point our little sidekicks will fall asleep while doing so. Instead of circling the block a million times or sitting in the grocery store parking lot, read on for our list of 10 awesome places (with seriously fantastic views!) to park while your tot catches some zzzz’s.

Sunset Hill Park

Located in Ballard, this is a fabulous spot to spend some downtime. It offers awesome views of the Olympics and Puget Sound. Roll down your windows and smell the salty ocean air, watch the sailboats go by, and if you’re lucky spot a sea lion or two.

7531 34th Ave. N.W.
Seattle, Wa 98117
Online: seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?ID=252

Photo courtesy of Steve V. via Yelp

What do you do to pass the time while your kiddo sleeps in the car? Do you have a special spot you like to park and nap? Let us know in a comment below.

-Allison Rasmussen