Stay-cation Destination: Burien, Washington

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March 4, 2020

Whelp, travel is different right now.  And we all can do our part to social distance and protect each other so things may get “back to normal” sooner rather than later.  All of this staying home provides a really fun Silver lining: The Family Stay-cation.

So sit back come along our neighborhood jaunt then start planning your next family trip!

Burien, Washington is our first Destination for Stay-cation FUN.

Nestled between West Seattle, Tukwila, and Des Moines, Burien has a lot to offer for all ages no matter the weather!


(*Please be sure to contact your intended locations to verify open hours.)

Visit Seahurst Park and the Environmental Science Center for beach combing, hiking and to learn about our local wildlife.  They also have a weekly Toddler Time that is not to be missed! 

More outdoor options:

Burien Skate Park - Skate park with picnic tables and walking distance to Burien restaurants and shopping.

Lake Burien School Memorial Park - playground, tennis courts, track and the location for summer outdoor concerts and movies!

Dottie Harper Park - playground and wooded areas to explore!

Town Square Park - a small walking area and summer spray park where the Burien Farmers Market takes place every Thursday starting the first week of May to the end of October.

Indoor play:

The Jungle Gym is a great spot to visit during Open Gym to get the wiggles out for kids ages 6 mo-12 yrs.

Burien Library - has great storytime options

WHERE TO EAT: Seriously, fantastic options here!

Elliot Bay Brewery - home brews, elevated pub fare and shuffle board for the kids, need I say more?

Burien Pizzeria - elevated pizza and Italian cuisine with perfect people watching outdoor seating.

Bakery Nouveau - every form of deliciousness in a pastry or dessert you could ask for....ever.

UPCOMING FESTIVALS AND FUN:  SORRY These are on hold due to that darn COVID 19

Burien UFO Festival - if you're into the un-earthly this is for you! UFO Festival, spiritual healers, tarot readings, kids’ crafts, and more

Burien Carnival and Flea Market - Enjoy carnival rides, games, food, and a community flea market.

Family Fun Run - Scavenger hunt style event for runners and walkers of all ages.

Burien Pride Weekend - Jam-packed weekend filled with vendors, movie in the park, pancake bingo breakfast and more!

Strawberry Days, Micro Brew Festival, Speakeasy Night Market & Father's Day Car Show - Jam-packed weekend filled with classic cars, booths, microbrewery festival, live music, chili cook-off, petting zoo, and more.

99th Annual 4th of July Parade - Celebrate July 4th at one of the oldest Independence Day parades in the region.

Movies in the Park - Discover Burien’s Movies in the Park 2020 series sponsored by Burien Toyota, Burien Chevrolet, and Umpqua Bank. Movies are FREE for all to enjoy!

Olde Burien Block Party & Boxcar Races - Enjoy outside dining and live music. 

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