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.

Ella Bailey Park

Once the former playground for the old Magnolia Elementary School, Ella Bailey Park is truly a sight to behold. Located down a residential street, you might not think you are embarking on anything too great. However, once you drive up the hill, you will be greeted with some amazing views of downtown Seattle and Mount Rainier (on a clear day that is). Pick a spot and stay awhile, we promise you won’t want to leave! When your mini wakes up, don’t miss out on playing on the super-duper awesome playground!

2601 W. Smith St.
Seattle, Wa 98199
Online: seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?id=318

Photo courtesy of Ahamed I. 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