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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Lakewold Gardens
Lakewold Gardens

(253) 584-4106

12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98499   Directions Website

Color blooms at the Lakewold Gardens. Imagine meandering on the majestic, intensely colorful lawns of a historic Georgian landmark mansion that's surrounded by 30 towering Japanese maples, rare and native plants, and a stunning sanctuary - all bursting with a symphony of natural colors. You won't want to miss the stunning beauty of this natural attraction.

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

(253) 591-5337

5400 N Pearl St
Tacoma, WA 98407   Directions Website

Polar bears high five at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Bring the family for a fun-filled day where you can get nose to nose with a giraffe, cagey with a wild cat, high five a polar bear and even ride atop a camel. Dive deeper into nature when you find exhibits and attractions like the 24,000-gallon Lagoon swimming with sharks, octopus and all kinds of sea creatures.

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden
Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

(253) 838-4646

2525 S 336th St
Federal Way, WA 98003   Directions Website

Check out the gorgeous blossoms at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden. This colorful outdoor oasis blooms Washington's state flower, the Rhododendron macrophyllum and 600 other blooming rhododendrons, making it the largest garden of its kind in the world.

Tacoma Bike
Tacoma Bike

(253) 272-1351

3010 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA 98406   Directions Website

Calling all cyclists! Head to Tacoma Bike and meet with community cyclists for some of the best cycling adventures the city has to offer. Check out the shop's calendar to learn more about trail trips like the Women's Ride and the Saturday Bike Ride. There's no experience like observing the great outdoors from the seat of a bicycle.

Wild Waves Theme Park
Wild Waves Theme Park

(253) 661-8000

36201 Enchanted Pkwy S
Federal Way, WA 98003   Directions Website

Slip and slide through gallons of wild family fun at the Wild Waves Theme Park. Twist and turn on rides and attractions like the Riptide, where you grab your inner tube and go wild, or get wilder on The Wild Thing and Timber Axe thrill rides. Recharge and refresh at Lumber Jack Burgers or Pizza Pier.

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