Things to do & places to visit in Issaquah, Washington, United States
Issaquah city in Washington, United States. Timezone: America/Los_Angeles, current date and time: Thursday, December 07, 2023, 22:27.
Top things to do (22)
- Wine Bars
- Hiking Trails
- Speciality Museums
- Wineries & Vineyards
- Art Galleries
- Nature & Wildlife Areas
- History Museums
- Movie Theaters
- Points of Interest & Landmarks
- Health Clubs
- Churches & Cathedrals
- Bodies of Water
- Lessons & Workshops
- State Parks
- Speciality & Gift Shops
- Parasailing & Paragliding
- Religious Sites
Top places to visit (30 attractions) view more »
- 5.0 Seattle Paragliding (89 reviews)
Parasailing & Paragliding
Our family was so fortunate to come upon Marc launching his students off Poo Poo point with humor and enthusiasm! What an amazing adventure -I thought enviously. We were just on an afternoon hike up to the point and when Marc offered a discount last minute sunset tandem I jumped at the opportunity. He hooked us in and we ran off the cliff and I experienced exhilaration like never before. He gave me the the controls for 80% of the time and had me land under his directions with surgical precision. (I’m a Urologist). He gave me an exuberant slap in the back and words of congratulations. He is a true professional with a comedian’s sense of humor, which sets everyone at ease. We videoed the entire adventure with his go pro and relived every moment with my family to drinks at his viewing center. I recommend Seattle Paragliding with Marc and his staff to anyone who wants the amazing rush of feeling like an eagle in flight. Thanks Marc and I’ll be back to get the full paragliding training! Ben See more..
- 5.0 Village Theatre (88 reviews)
Wonderful first time visit
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Theaters
My wife and I caught the Guys and Dolls musical here a few days ago. The theater was wonderful. Smaller and more intimate than the theaters in Seattle. I couldn't see the mezzanine level, not there's not a single bad seat at the Orchestra level. The theater is not very wide, nor very deep was is great. Even with some taller people in front of us, we were able to see perfectly. Definitely, we will be back. See more..
- 5.0 Capri Cellars (25 reviews)
One stop shop for Washington wines
Thursday: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wine Bars
Capri Cellars is a wine tasting room and Bistro specializing in Washington wine. We are located in historic downtown Issaquah. Our menu is an eclectic mix of New American cuisine. Stop in to try our Six Course Wine and Cheese Pairing Experience. Reservations are required 48 hours in advance. See more..
- 5.0 Francis J. Gaudette Theatre (14 reviews)
Lovely theatre and great plays
We had season tickets here for many years. very nice theatre and we like the side balcony seating. great plays! See more..
- 5.0 Experience Tea (12 reviews)
If you like tea, you need to experience this!
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Lessons & Workshops
Taste, explore and discover tea! Experience tea offers weekly Tea Discovery Classes (open enrollment) as well as private group bookings. Whether your interest is the science, botany and taste of the variations of Camellia sinensis, or you love the history and culture of tea, Tea Discovery Classes cover it all. Spend 90 minutes discovering and tasting tea, then have opportunity to buy from over 180 different teas and tisanes. See more..
- 5.0 Transform Fitness (5 reviews)
The heart of fitness in Issaquah!
Thursday: 5:30 AM - 7:30 AM, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Health Clubs
At Transform, we provide more than just a place for fitness, we cultivate a fitness experience. As Issaquah's premier training facility, we strive to transform your health and enhance your quality of life. From CrossFit to Sweat & Strength, Olympic Weightlifting, Personal Training, and Yoga, we tailor multiple methods of fitness to help you achieve your goals. Our uncompromised quality of coaching, exceptional equipment, and obsession with cleanliness allows us to have full confidence in our ability to help transform your health. You're one step away from being part of the empowering community of Transform. See more..
- 5.0 Regal Theatre (5 reviews)
Spent 2-3 hours Movie Theaters
I must try this. They ran out of it yesterday but I’d go back for it. Great theater, very clean, comfy seats. See more..
- 5.0 Revolution Gallery (1 review)
A lovely place to shop.
Spent < 1 hour Art Galleries
Revolution Gallery is one of the shops in Gilman Village which is a small complex of shops and restaurants in Issaquah. This shop in particular appealed to me because it had a wide selection of photography, art, jewellry, cards and gifts which were mainly by local artists. Some of the work was quite stunning. There were many things to choose from and at very reasonable prices. It seemed an excellent way for local artists to showcase their work and I would definitely visit again if in the area. See more..
- 4.5 Tiger Mountain (81 reviews)
Great Hiking in Issaquah
Rough and rugged hiking trail best suited for those with some hiking experience. See more..
- 4.5 Boehms Candies (76 reviews)
Cute Candy Stop
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Speciality & Gift Shops
We stopped here after visiting the falls. It’s quaint, the staff is very helpful and the treats are tasty! See more..
- 4.5 Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (64 reviews)
A community resource
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Nature & Wildlife Areas
Every fall the salmon return to Issaquah, and so, too, do thousands of young students and visitors, who come to see these magnificent fish return from their grueling journey at sea, to fight against the current and spawn in Issaquah Creek. The Issaquah hatchery is the most visited of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s hatcheries, with thousands of visitors every year. As the region grapples with change to the natural environment, FISH highlights the presence of salmon in Issaquah Creek to cultivate a sense of wonder about these remarkable fish. We strive to tell the story of salmon here in such a way that fosters a natural, life-long commitment to their wellbeing, with tours, educational programs, and summer camps! “FISH champions the annual miracle of salmon in our fragile environment.” — FISH Mission See more..
- 4.5 Poo Poo Point - Chirico Trail (61 reviews)
Nice hike, nice view!
Spent 2-3 hours Nature & Wildlife Areas • Hiking Trails
My brother and I did this hike while I was visiting. The trail goes through beautiful woods, can be difficult at times. Neither of us are very “in shape” and we did the hike in about 2 hrs. Paragliders were taking off at the top. Parking lot is small. Dogs welcomed. See more..
- 4.5 Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park (47 reviews)
Wow! There is a former Nike Missile Base located just 100 yards from the parking lot
Nature & Wildlife Areas
All the positive reviews are correct. This is a great park close to the city, fantastic for a day hike. But there is a hidden gem of Cold War history 100 Yard from the Sky County Trail head. Image a base of Nike Missiles located on top of Cougar Mountain protecting Seattle from airborne attack. WOW, that is what is located between Old Man's trail and Nike Horse Tail. There is no mention of this on the park maps. The Wikipedia article says the base was "obliterated" but the ghosts of the Cold War missile base are there. This is a great spot for entry level urban exploring and hiking. See more..
- 4.5 Pine Lake Park (38 reviews)
Nice clean, park hidden away. It has a few family friendly trails, two parks, a mini rock Wall for the little ones and a baseball field. On hot days it does it packed so arrive early! Oh it's also dog friendly, they just have to be leashed. See more..
- 4.5 Issaquah Depot Museum (23 reviews)
Rent the depot
Spent 1-2 hours Speciality Museums • History Museums
My husband is a huge train guy. So, to surprise him for our wedding anniversary I rented the depot for a huge party. The staff is so helpful. See more..
- 4.5 Duthie Hill Park (13 reviews)
This MTB park, best maintained trail I've written outside of major resorts
Spent More than 3 hours Parks
First time I've visited this park, I was so positively surprised and felt like a little kid on Christmas morning. While my skills are not good enough for the real cool stuff, even just the end of the base camp trail has such a nice flow that I couldn't stop riding it. Kudos to the Evergreen crew who maintains it with the help of all the volunteers. See more..
- 4.5 Gilman Village (6 reviews)
Charming Place with Great Shops and Restaurants
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Our family loves Gilman Village, and tiny outdoor shopping center building on wooden boardwalks and consisting of vintage homes from the early 20th Century that was rescued by the village creators and moved to the spot. Great food to be had at The Boarding House, in particular, and all the shopping is great. HIGHLY recommend a stop here -- it's unlike any shopping center you've visited. See more..
- 4.5 Squak Mountain State Park (6 reviews)
Talk about Forest Primeval.
We had to stop here simply because we are both from the Eastern USA and grew up in dense forests. The fact that there are a few interesting Geo Caches here was and added bonus. Relatively easy parking and not too strenous hiking paths made for a nice trip out here. Several Historical turnouts and signs along the hiking paths also. Great excursion for small kids. Bring water. See more..
- 4.5 Twin Cedars Winery (6 reviews)
Very good wine and volunteer stomping
Spent < 1 hour Wineries & Vineyards
Beautiful venue and fine wine. A retired Carpenter with a fantastic red thumb. They take volunteer grape stompers. They give their volunteers a nice bottle of wine. Additionally, they have seasonal events. Check their website for details. See more..
- 4.5 Issaquah Valley Trolley (4 reviews)
Clang, Clang, Clang went the Trolley
Spent 1-2 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks
The Issaquah Valley Trolley offers round-trip rides over the entire length of track from the historic Issaquah Depot Museum to Gilman Boulevard. The round-trip ride covers 1.2 miles and takes about 20 minutes. The car leaves the Depot every half hour from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m. See more..
- 4.5 Gilman Town Hall Museum (2 reviews)
Spent 1-2 hours History Museums
Built in, 1886, the Gilman Town Hall features a permanent exhibit called “In This Valley: The Story of Our Town,” which uses photographs, artifacts, and interactive elements to explore different aspects of Issaquah’s past. This museum also contains a hands-on kitchen exhibit with many cooking implements. The back yard hosts a two-celled concrete jail that was used from 1914 until 1930. See more..
- 4.0 Cougar Mountain Zoo (198 reviews)
Small but nice
Thursday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Zoos
We took our son here for a little post Christmas fun and enjoyed our visit. The zoo is small, it took us about an hour to see everything, but the quality of the animal exhibits made it well worth while. The tigers, wolves and reindeer were some of our favorites. The grounds are kept immaculately clean and the staff are very helpful. There is also a nice gift shop to see. See more..
- 4.0 Lake Sammamish State Park (155 reviews)
Fun place for all !
Thursday: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM State Parks • Bodies of Water
Lake Sammamish State Park is a 531-acre, day-use park with 6,858 feet of waterfront on Lake Sammamish. The area around the lake carries cultural significance as a gathering place for at least four Native American tribes. Although recreation is bound to keep the whole family busy, a salmon-bearing creek and a great-blue-heron rookery also provide birding and wildlife viewing opportunities. See more..
- 4.0 Cinebarre Issaquah (57 reviews)
We've gone here on multiple occasions over the years, and found the environment to be pleasant, the service at the seats very good, and the food edible, although expensive for what you get. See more..
- 4.0 Lake Sammamish Issaquah Creek Trail (2 reviews)
Spent < 1 hour Hiking Trails
Near the southeast end of Lake Sammamish, off of 17th Ave NW, just north of I-90, then to the west on NW Sammamish Road and into the entrance to the park (Discover Pass required, $30/year or $10/visit). This trail is quite flat and very picturesque. Where my pictures were taken were to the northwest of a large parking lot. It's also not too far from the beach and grass area of the state park. See more..
- 3.5 Fox Hollow Farm (44 reviews)
Issaquah WA Fox Hollow Farm
This place is an amazing farm with many holiday activities! 4 generations enjoyed the animals, patch, decorations, pony and tractor rides, kids activities. However, my daughter and I went a few years ago and at that time the price was reasonable for admission and the place was well kept! Now it is quite expensive and I feel not as charming as it once was. Getting a bit run down and dirty in the play houses. Over crowded at times as well. See more..
- Issaquah Church Of Christ (0 review)
Churches & Cathedrals
- Issaquah Christian Church (0 review)
Churches & Cathedrals
- Nithyanandeshwara Hindu Temple (0 review)
Spent 1-2 hours Religious Sites
We are a center for manifesting Sadashivatva - living life as a divine being, manifesting shaktis and manifesting life as we want it - for everyone to reach their highest potential through sacred Indian practices of yoga, meditation, service & devotion. See more..
- Vedic Temple (0 review)
Spent 1-2 hours Religious Sites
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