Comfort Inn Auburn - Federal Way
One - 16th Street NE
Auburn, WA 98002
Phone: (253) 333-8888
Fax: (253) 833-3133
Built in 1894, the Neely Mansion features on the National Register of Historic Places. This Victorian style home in Auburn, after signs of deterioration, was well restored by the community locals. This mansion was later used by the Drama Department of a city school and is now administered by a historical society.
Located just south of Seattle in Federal Way, Rhododendron Species Foundation Botanical Gardens devoted to rhododendrons and azaleas is a must for flower lovers. The garden features over 450 species from four continents. Flowers in a range of colors intermingle in a forest of conifers, deciduous trees, ferns and heather. The gardens also include a gift shop and plant sales pavilion.
Take advantage of those sunny Seattle days by taking the family to Wild Waves. This water park that's just outside of Seattle has something to satisfy all ages: a 24,000 gallon (90,850 liters) wave pool for the kids, a beer garden for the adults, and three roller coasters for thrill-seekers of any age. After spending the day in the water, satisfy those hunger pangs with a bite at The Wharf, the on-site food-stop, or grab a cool treat at Dippin Dots. The Wild Waves day pass is moderately priced, making this attraction tough to beat in terms of both value and fun.
Des Moines Beach Park provides an excellent opportunity for the entire family to go out and have some fun together. It is a great picnic spot, with its many picnic tables and all the open space that can be used for playing, or maybe just lounging about in the sun. The park is open to the public from 8a to dusk daily; this excludes only the rental facilities. The park affords a fantastic experience of the outdoors, which are only made better by the views of the water.
The best thing about Flaming Geyser State Park is its name, without question. The second best thing is the game of spotting the first-time visitors by their incredulous expressions on arrival. The 'geyser' of the name is a modest shoot of gas-lit in the evening to create a gas-burning oven-sized flicker. The truly fun thing about coming here, though, is the variety of ways one can splash around in the river. The place opens daily at 8a.
This 108-acre park includes gorgeous dense woods, Lake Wilderness swimming, a boat launch for water skiers and sailors, and a 40-acre arboretum. Offering about 100 picnic tables, tennis courts, and a connector to the Cedar River Trail, the park hosts enough activities for an entire day's worth of entertainment. The park also contains the Lake Wilderness Center - get your marriage license at the center and hold the wedding next to the lake.
Inside scenic Lake Wilderness Park, you'll find this charming building with a three-story totem pole as centerpiece, and splendid views of Mount Rainier as backdrop. Available for rent, the building features reception areas, meeting rooms, a dance studio, an arts and crafts room, a large patio and a large kitchen. The reception areas accommodate up to 250 people. (The park has recently changed management from King County to the City of Maple Valley. Services may have changed also, so call for details.)
Located about 40 minutes south of Seattle, Puyallup Fairgrounds is a 160-acre hub of activity. Along with the annual Puyallup Fair and Spring Fair, the buildings and arenas here host horse shows, car shows, dog shows, antique shows, a Victorian Country Christmas celebration, RV shows, a variety of home and garden events, plus private parties, company events and weddings.
Washington State Visitor Information at SeaTac International Airport is accessible to travelers as soon as they get off the plane and claim their luggage. Located right in the baggage claim area, the center offers essential information about the city, including hotel and restaurant information. The information booth offers a wide selection of brochures and maps, and the staff happily answers questions and offers advice on where to stay and what to do.
City Waterway Bridge known for its distinctive features is a lift bridge located on the Thea Foss Waterway. The bridge designed by renowned engineers Waddell and Harrington opened in 1913. In 1997, it was renamed as the Murray Morgan Bridge in honor of the Washington's historian.
Located off of Puget Sound on the Historic Shores of the Thea Foss Waterway.
The Freighthouse Square at Tacoma was once the freight house for the Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad until 1980. Today, it is a multifaceted hub where one can spend hours shopping, dining, exploring the arts and indulging in many other leisure activities. If you are the artsy type, be sure to visit the art galleries and be a part of the art community. Venues are also leased out for events and functions and besides these, the Square also has a plethora of vibrant events and mini-fests. Eating out here is never a problem, the only problem would be choosing which place to eat at.