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Things to do in Federal Way

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Water Park
“Very close amusement park. A whole day of fun. Water slides, roller coasters and other rides”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place to get seafood and you will be mesmerized by the beautiful view as the restaurant is built on piers over the water”
  • 29 locals recommend
Office
“A local State Park with beach access, picnic tables and restrooms. A great place to explore and go for a hike.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“At the heart of the City of Federal Way lies one of the most transited streets in the entire state and the local mall. Here you will find all kinds of stores and pretty much anything you may need. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Route
“Wonderful walk along the Puget Sound and take in some amazing sunsets. It is just a 5 minute drive away from your stay.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Museum
“This is another one of the hidden gems of the Pacific North West. Enjoy walking and looking at all kinds of Bonsai tress. You will be amazed!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“If you are looking for a romantic dinner, Verrazano’s offers good Italian food, with beautiful views of the Puget Sound.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful garden where you can see the Washington State flower up close, and is only a couple of minutes away ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Gym Pool
“This is a world renown swimming facility where schools compete on a regular basis. They also offer open swims if you are interested.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Department Store
“For anything Asian, you can buy it here, they have a great selection of Asian food ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“A cafe with sustainable, shade grown, fair trade coffee. roasted to perfection. There is nothing better that a great breakfast and a cup of hot coffee. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For those that like breakfast for dinner, this is a good choice. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Closet grocery store that has everything from clothes to home goods to auto to groceries. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The Rock is a nice place to grab lunch or dinner, great atmosphere and good pizza. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Warehouse Store
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“When you are staying for an extended period and need to stock up, we have a Costco ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Here you will be able to take the Express bus that takes you to Seattle or to Tacoma. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“Take a jog down the boardwalk, rent a paddle board or catch a boat ride with a local!”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Great place to get seafood and you will be mesmerized by the beautiful view as the restaurant is built on piers over the water”
  • 29 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“If you are looking for a romantic dinner, Verrazano’s offers good Italian food, with beautiful views of the Puget Sound.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“A cafe with sustainable, shade grown, fair trade coffee. roasted to perfection. There is nothing better that a great breakfast and a cup of hot coffee. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For those that like breakfast for dinner, this is a good choice. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“The Rock is a nice place to grab lunch or dinner, great atmosphere and good pizza. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“We love this place for the goodies they make and the kindness of the staff!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Thai food. Favorite dishes: Crispy Garlic Chicken, Pad Thai, and Eggplant Basil.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“A fun Texas style restaurant, where you can throw the peanut shells on the floor, plus all the fun decorations make it a local favorite ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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