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Five days of fall fun in Kent

As leaves begin to turn and the air leans to crisp, it’s a perfect time for fall travel in the Pacific Northwest. Make Kent, Washington, your home base for five days of autumn fun.

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:

  1. 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.
  1. 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).

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.

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.

Your five days of fall fun are waiting. Check out more things to see and do in Kent.