1. Point Defiance Park
What is it? A 760-acre metro park with old-growth forests, saltwater beaches, and family attractions.
Why go? Soak up the sun at Owen Beach, where harbor seals gather, and you’ll get a lovely view of Vashon Island. Follow the trails to admire the forests or stroll through the Japanese garden to see cherry trees and a tea house. Then visit the only combined zoo and aquarium in the Pacific Northwest.