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.

Golden Gardens

If you're in the Ballard neighborhood, this beautiful beach park will definitely make you feel like you are on vacation. Watch the sailboats go by, listen to the waves, and bask in the quiet beauty. When your little dreamer wakes up, head for an afternoon treat at Little Coney and spend some time at the playground, it’s a climbers’ dream!

8498 Seaview Pl. N.W.
Seattle, Wa 98117
Online: seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?ID=243

Photo courtesy of Poulina K. 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