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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”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“This restaurant is less than 200 yard from the back deck of the home - dine above the water with amazing food and great views. Ask for Tad and tell him James sent you! ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“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. ”
  • 13 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!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Charming eatery offering NYC-style pizza and authentic Italian dishes, alongside breathtaking views of the Puget Sound. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Vast garden with a variety of rhododendrons & azaleas, plus seasonal & perennial plants & blossoms. Very close to the Robin's Nest and is a joy to experience.”
  • 5 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
“H-Mart is where you will be able to find all your Asian goods and plus enjoy their in store food court where you can grab a quick bite to eat.”
  • 5 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
Pizza Place
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“The Rock is a nice place to grab lunch or dinner, great atmosphere and good pizza. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Warehouse Store
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  • 1 local recommends
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
Bakery
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“We love this place for the goodies they make and the kindness of the staff!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Thai food. Favorite dishes: Crispy Garlic Chicken, Pad Thai, and Eggplant Basil.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“This restaurant is less than 200 yard from the back deck of the home - dine above the water with amazing food and great views. Ask for Tad and tell him James sent you! ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Charming eatery offering NYC-style pizza and authentic Italian dishes, alongside breathtaking views of the Puget Sound. ”
  • 5 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. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“We love this place for the goodies they make and the kindness of the staff!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great Thai food. Favorite dishes: Crispy Garlic Chicken, Pad Thai, and Eggplant Basil.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends

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