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Things to Do in Renton, WA

Renton offers fun and games to families year round

By Taylor Croteau on November 10, 2015

Renton / Renton Movers

Artists and musicians seem especially drawn to Renton, Wash., a city with extraordinary outdoor activities for the whole family. With a culture all its own, Renton is filled with fun and friendly neighbors. Here’s a look at some of the most popular activities and things that make Renton a great place to live. 

Peyrassol Café

Peyrassol Café offers dishes all produced by local purveyors. Opened in 2010 by Scott Cory and Sachia Tinsley, the café took over a small, dark sandwich shop and has flourished into a lively, open restaurant. The café is wildly popular, and it’s no wonder once you see the menu. Boasting fresh seasonal ingredients and innovative recipes, the café’s menu is unique to Renton and represents the best of local cuisine. If you’re in Renton, there’s no better place to grab a bite to eat.

Northwest Seaplanes

Northwest Seaplanes is the best way to experience a real adventure in the northwest, and witness amazing views of Renton and the surrounding area. Owner and founder, Clyde Carlson, began Northwest Seaplanes in 1988 and since has run the safest tours in the industry. Northwest Seaplanes is based out of Renton and offers beautiful tours over Seattle. For true adventure seekers, Northwest Seaplanes is a great way to see the diverse Washington landscape.

Renton River Days

Renton River Days is an annual festival that brings residents together to celebrate the city. River Days hosts a variety of events for the whole family from arts and crafts to local stage entertainment. The festival started in 1986 and has been held at the local Liberty Park every summer since. The festival aims to unite the local community, showcasing local artists and food vendors and spreading Renton pride throughout all its neighborhoods. Kids and adults alike enjoy a variety of activities and joining together to celebrate their local culture.

The Museum of Flight

The Museum of Flight is the foremost educational air and space museum in the world. Its mission is to preserve and exhibit significant air and space artifacts, to provide a foundation for scholarly research and “lifelong learning programs that inspire an interest in and understanding of science, technology, and the humanities.” The first official Museum of Flight was created in 1965, and over the years, the museum has continued to grow adding new exhibits and new educational programs. 

Henry Moses Aquatic Center

The Henry Moses Aquatic Center is a great outdoor waterpark for families and friends to enjoy the sun and warm summer days in Renton. Kids of all ages enjoy water slides and waves pools throughout the park. The park also includes a lazy river, island lagoon, a water playground and a toddler water area. Families and friends spend all day at the park, and dining at the Shark Bites Café is available. In addition to summer fun, the aquatic center offers swim lessons and fitness, providing a great way to happy and healthy fun. 

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