When you need some fresh air, head out and enjoy exploring the great outdoors and beautiful scenery near the Larkspur Landing hotel in Renton.
Woodland Park Zoo
This zoo earned bragging rights as the pioneer of naturalistic exhibits when it gave up barred cages in favor of award-winning realistic landscapes.
Snoqualmie Summit Ski Resort
The Summit at Snoqualmie sits 45 minutes east of Seattle on I-90, in the heart of the Mt.Baker/Snoqualmie National Forest. The Summit consists of three base areas: Summit West, Summit Central and Summit East. There are 1,100 acres of terrain with vertical ranging anywhere from 765 feet to 1,100 feet. The average snowfall is 435 inches per year. Summit Central has a superpipe, black diamond to beginner runs, top-to-bottom terrain parks, glades, and tubes. Summit East, open weekends only for alpine skiing and riding, has consistent fall line terrain, good tree runs and the Nordic Center’s 50 kilometers of skate and classic groomed trails. Summit West has the West 52nd Terrain Park, and the West Greenhorn Park for those new to the terrain park scene.
Snoqualmie Falls is one of Washington state’s most popular scenic attractions. More than 1.5 million visitors come to the Falls every year. At the Falls, you will find a two-acre park, observation deck, gift shop, and the famous 270 foot waterfall.
Coulon Park and Beach
1201 Lake Washington Blvd. North
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to Dusk. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park (originally Lake Washington Beach Park) consists of 57 acres of land and water at the southeast corner of Lake Washington. The park offers a unique opportunity for water-related recreational enjoyment.