Kent offers a bushel of fall fun, including shopping, tasting and outdoor activity. And Kent’s central location and affordable, family-friendly accommodations put you within easy reach for a September getaway.
Consider these five days of fall fun. Plan to stay or choose to come back for a visit. It’s up to you.
Welcome to Kent
Here are just a few ideas to entertain you:
- Explore the local landscape
From eclectic and trendy shopping options, to fall-themed fun and outdoor exploring, there’s no shortage of things to do in Kent.
- Stroll Kent Station, a charming urban village featuring upscale retail, restaurants and a multiplex theatre. Nearby historic downtown offers a fun and funky mix of thrift and antique stores, galleries and specialty shops.
- Celebrate the season at Carpinito Brothers. Visit this market, garden center and farm for pumpkin picking, corn maze, hayrides and farmyard activities.
- Get back to nature. From lakes to trails, and dozens of parks and urban forests, Kent offers loads of opportunities to experience the great outdoors.
- Taste the liquid harvest
Nothing says Washington like wine, craft beer and spirits. Sample some of the best, made and poured in Kent (check websites below for hours of operation).
- Airways Brewing beer is served at some of the finest bars and restaurants in Washington and Oregon. But there’s no place like home when it comes to this award-winning Kent brewer. Stop by Airways Brewing Tap Room and Brewery for a taste, or pair your brew with Northwest fare at The Airways Brewing and Bistro & Beer Garden.
- Sidetrack Distillery offers a true farm-to-bottle experience. Sidetrack produces award-winning, fruit-based spirits from fruit and nuts grown on site.
- You can’t visit Kent’s Soos Creek Winery, but you can taste their highly rated and acclaimed Washington reds at Reds Wine Bar and Craft Beers.
Venture out from your Kent basecamp
Having fun? It doesn’t have to end. Stay the night in Kent and opt for one or all of these Pacific Northwest adventures. Convenient transit options from Kent make it even easier. Before grabbing a bus, train or light rail, be sure to start your morning right with a fall-flavored muffin from Kent’s Wild Wheat Bakery Café and Restaurant.
- Do the PuyallupThe Washington State Fair in Puyallup is one of the top 10 largest fairs in the U.S., and less than 20 miles from Kent. With midway rides, animals, exhibits, concerts and more food than you can imagine, the Fair packs a wallop from morning to night.
- Get there quickly and easily. On Saturdays during the Fair, Sept. 1-24, busses and trains depart from Kent Station.
- Don’t leave without a bag of the Fair’s famous Fisher scones.
Trek to higher elevations
With smaller crowds and mild weather, fall is one of the best times to visit Mount Rainier.
- Choose from several fall hikes, from breezy to strenuous.
- In the afternoon, head for the foothills in historic Elbe and climb aboard the steam-powered Rainier Railroad. Three beverage-laden events are slated for September: Washington Wine Express, Sept. 9-10; Hard Cider Steam Train, Sept. 23-24; and Rails to Ales Oktoberfest Express, Sept. 30.
- Spend an autumn day in SeattleKent is close to some of the region’s most popular spots, which makes it an ideal place to stay to explore and discover the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Space Needle and Museum of Flight are family favorites. The Sound Transit center at Kent Station and nearby Link light rail stations make it easy to get there.
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