Redmond is a family-friendly city set on the northern end of Lake Sammamish. Shop and dine in the lively downtown district, relax in the lakeside park and take your pick of outdoor recreation opportunities. Head into Downtown Seattle to sightsee in the Emerald City.
Things to do in Redmond
Enjoy more than 250 hectares of green space in Marymoor Park. Set on the shores of Lake Sammamish, the park features scenic walking trails, sports fields and playgrounds. Enjoy a picnic in the sunshine and attend family-friendly outdoor concerts throughout the summer.
Redmond is an ideal base to explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Visit nearby Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest to discover dramatic, glacier-carved landscapes and old-growth forests. To the west is Olympic National Park, famous for rugged beaches and lush temperate rainforests.
Whether you’re craving farm-to-table fare or comfort food, you’ll find dining options for every occasion in Downtown Redmond. Seafood is a local specialty, and the best restaurants serve fish caught in Puget Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Satisfy your sweet tooth with small batch ice cream, gourmet cupcakes and old-fashioned milkshakes.
Spend the day in Downtown Seattle and tick off major sights, attractions and experiences in the Emerald City. Wander through the bustling Pike Place Market and enjoy a bowl of piping hot seafood chowder by the waterfront. Sip your way through the Ballard Brewery District and admire handsome Romanesque Revival architecture in the trendy Pioneer Square district.
Getting around Redmond
Downtown Redmond is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. The city is in King County, a 20-minute drive from Downtown Seattle and 45 minutes by bus. Rental cars offer the freedom to visit Redmond and explore King County and the Pacific Northwest at your own pace. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is a 30-minute drive away.