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.

Discovery Park

For all you nature lovers out there, Discovery Park is an ideal place to spend a little time. With several parking lots, you’re sure to find a spot perfect for gazing at nature’s wonders. Relax and watch the birds fly by all while your little one catches some zzzz’s. When you sleeping tot wakes, check out one of the playgrounds in the area. There’s nothing better than climbing, zipping down the zipline, and running to your heart's content in the middle of what feels like a deep forest. Consider this a mini staycation!

3801 Discovery Park Blvd.
Seattle, Wa 98199
Online: seattle.gov/parks/environment/discovery.htm

Photo courtesy of Allison Rasmussen

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