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.

Madison Park Beach

With views of Lake Washington and the I-90 bridge, this is a perfect place to park when your tots needs to finish their catnaps. Madison St. dead-ends right in front of some awesome water views. If you have extra time, don’t forget to check out the playground across the street. There’s an adrenaline-inducing zipline sure to please any daredevil and fun shops to take a peek in or coffee shops to grab an afternoon pick-me-up.

Madison St. & E. Howe St.
Seattle, Wa 98112
Online: seattle.gov/parks/beach_detail.asp?id=369

Photo courtesy of DeAnne E. 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