Undiscovered & Unexpected

Explore the World in One Easy Stop

Get ready for total cultural immersion. 138 spoken languages. Over 12 countries reflected in global bites. A true sports town. And all just 19 miles south of Seattle, at nearly half the price.



Seattle Thunderbirds

Watch the pucks fly

Cheer on the local hockey team right in downtown Kent. The Thunderbirds reached the final championship game in 2021-22. Find more chilly thrills with the Seattle Kraken, the NHL’s newest team, playing at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena.

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San Juan Islands

Make memories on the water

Soak in the fresh-air therapy of Washington’s islands. The marine breeze on our beloved ferry rides will clear your mind for a slower pace of shopping, organic fare, history and stunning views.

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Mount Rainier National Park

Drive to paradise

Get up close to the state’s most recognizable peak. Mount Rainier National Park is 14,411 feet of natural wonder: trails, scenic views, snowshoeing, horseback rides and wildlife.

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Day Trip


Sparkle in the Emerald City

Don’t miss the quirky landmarks: fish tossing at Pike Place Market, Fremont troll, Museum of Pop Culture, the gum wall, the underground tour, the once-futuristic Space Needle. Count the coffee shops along the way.

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Live Entertainment

accesso ShoWare Center

Stage a night out

Choose from top-notch concerts, family shows and cultural programs that fill the ShoWare calendar. Affordable prices and close-up seats offer fans a memorable experience for Seattle Thunderbirds hockey and Tacoma Stars soccer matches.

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Seattle Sports

Sporting Events

See your favorite pro teams

Catch the action of Seattle’s big-league sports teams. Football, baseball, soccer, hockey and women’s basketball games are all a short train trip or bus ride from Kent.

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Woodinville Wine Country

Raise a glass

Wander Woodinville Wine Country, about 30 minutes from Kent. Four districts are home to 120 wineries, supplied by grapes that thrive in Washington’s climate. If wine’s not your thing, the districts include craft breweries, cideries and distilleries.

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Day Trip


Meet the art and the animals

Join the culture club in the Tacoma Museum District, with six museums within walking distance. Enjoy live music when national tours stop at the Tacoma Dome. Scenery surrounds visitors from the waterfront to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

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Kent Valley Loop Trails

Refresh with a trek on the trails

Grab comfy shoes and spend 20 minutes or a couple hours exploring this scenic trail system. Bike, walk or jog the paved routes along grassy fields, picnic areas, downtown access and the Green River.

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Step Outside the Boundaries

Make Kent Your Basecamp

Fun day trips await in any direction: water, mountains and landmarks you’ve always wanted for a selfie.

Looking to Venture Farther from Basecamp? Easy.

Kent is less than three hours north of Portland and three hours south of the Canadian border.

From Kent to...

  • Seattle
    35 minutes
  • Mount Rainier National Park
    1.5 hours
  • Portland, OR
    2.75 hours
  • Vancouver, BC
    3 hours
  • Tri-Cities
    3.5 hours
  • Coeur d’Alene, ID
    5 hours
  • San Francisco, CA
    13.5 hours