Centrally located between Seattle and Tacoma, Kent is your connection to Pacific Northwest adventure.
Your Basecamp: Kent, Washington
Trek to the mountains or ferry to an island. Take in a bevy of regional attractions, major league sports, theatre and world-class museums. There’s also a big world of craft beer and Northwest wine just waiting for you. Kent’s affordable and family-friendly accommodations put you within easy reach of all the fun.
Photo courtesy: Crystal Mountain and Visit Rainier
Looking to venture farther from basecamp? Easy.
Kent is less than three hours from Portland and the Canadian border.
- Vancouver, BC, to Kent: 3 hours
- Portland, OR, to Kent: 2.75 hours
- Seattle to Kent: 35 minutes
- Tri-Cities to Kent: 3.5 hours
- Mount Rainier National Park to Kent: 1.5 hours
- Coeur d’Alene, ID, to Kent: 5 hours
Pacific Northwest Adventure Within Reach
Kent is just a short drive (or train or bus ride) from many Pacific Northwest attractions. Here are some sites you won’t want to miss:
Watch for flying fish as you meander Seattle’s beloved public market featuring local produce, arts and loads of fresh seafood. Don’t miss the new MarketFront, offering sweeping views of Elliott Bay and even more vendors, shops and restaurants.
Craft Beer, Northwest Wine
With more than 200 breweries and 900+ wineries in Washington state, there are loads of Kent-close opportunities to taste delicious craft beer and wine. Here are a few day-trip options that will quench your thirst:
At last count, this growing brew hub included 10 breweries within five square miles. Populuxe Brewing, Urban Family Brewing and Maritime Pacific Brewing are must stops.
Looking for a Pacific Northwest island adventure? Kent is the perfect launch pad. Set sail across the Puget Sound to a charming waterside town, or venture to a group of isles that will transport you to another world. All are close by and easily reachable via a Washington State Ferry or the Victoria Clipper Ferry. Here are a few worth exploring:
Board the ferry from Seattle’s waterfront and enjoy a 35-minute ride that offers unbeatable Seattle skyline and Mount Rainier views. Stroll the charming town of Winslow, featuring galleries, boutiques, restaurants and waterside walking.
Major League Sports
With Kent as your home base, you’re just a hop from major Seattle sports action. Put on your 12th man jersey, raise your Sounders scarf or oil your mitt and hope for home run. Kent Station offers easy access by bus or train, and the Tukwila light rail station is just a short drive (or Uber) away.
Seattle's newest professional sports team made their long-awaited debut in 2021. Take in a fast paced aggressive game of hockey at the most sustainable arena in the world at Climate Pledge Arena in downtown Seattle. The NHL hockey season runs from early October through early April. Release the Kraken!
Take a look around. Those majestic mountains in the distance are closer than you think. And they’re open year-round for adventure, including hiking, biking, skiing and snow-play fun for all ages.
From wildflowers to waterfalls, and vistas that will take your breath away, Mount Rainier offers 14,000+ feet of fun and adventure. The trek to Paradise makes for a great day trip.
From spacecraft to pop culture, Washington is a museum mecca. Here are a few worth perusing:
The air and space museum is home to more than 160 aircraft and space vehicles, the original Boeing Aircraft factory, flight simulators and dozens of interactive exhibits.
Sure, the Hamilton ticket is going to be a push, but that’s just one of the big productions playing at a theater near you. Here are a few of the region’s major performing arts venues.
This landmark theatre in downtown Seattle is an art deco paradise and the place to see live musical theatre.
Regardless of where your day-trip adventures take you, your Kent basecamp offers everything you need to relax, recharge and refuel.
Select from the wide range of hotels, and camping and RV parks. Between adventures, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy right in Kent. Check out all the things to do and places to dine and drink.