Things To Do

Outdoor Recreation, Northwest Attractions and Family Fun

Wander our historic downtown.  Bike our lush urban trails.  Splash in Lake Washington.  You’ll find plenty of convenient, safe and affordable things to do in Renton – for the active family or the tranquil traveler.  Finish your stay by relaxing and unwinding at our many hotels.

Activities in Renton, like a Seahawks scrimmage, are fun for the whole family


Lake Washington. Washington state’s only IKEA. Golf, hiking and biking. Renton’s attractions are as diverse as the people who live here. Did we mention we’re home to the Seattle Seahawks? Watch a pre-season workout at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. When you visit Renton, please stay up to date on latest health guidelines.

Outdoor Recreation

Recreate, responsibly. Find space and serenity at our parks, trails and beaches. Walk through the Renton Farmers Market. Swim, boat and fish at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park and Kennydale Beach Park. Get outside and explore the Pacific Northwest.
Shopping is one of the most favorite activities in Renton for residents and visitors


Shopping in Renton is an experience. Whether you’re in search of a locally handcrafted gift or a brand-name item from a familiar store, the Renton retail market has you covered. Shopping in Renton offers the state’s only Fry’s Electronics and IKEA, The Landing, a 600,000 square foot shopping and entertainment urban village, and a host of historic downtown storefronts with unique offerings.


The Landing offers more than 20 dining establishments that are perfect for the family, special occasions, or everyday eats. From Vietnamese to American to Greek, The Landing’s restaurants and bars cater to varied tastes and palates. Renton is also home to bars and eateries favored by both locals and tourists alike. Melrose Grill is a popular steakhouse providing customers with the highest quality corn-fed Midwest beef; Peyrassol Café is an inviting, neighborhood café serving locally-sourced ingredients for brunch, lunch, and dinner; and The Red House, inside a 1920’s building, is a charming restaurant that uses European flavors and features a wide array of tapas and wines from around the world.


Renton is a vibrant arts community. New art installations spring up consistently, from painted fire hydrants to public murals. Renton is also a thriving center for filmmaking in the region, hosting the Seattle Film Summit, Renton Film Challenge and more. Annual festivals include Renton River Days, Clam Lights and the Multicultural Festival.. Catch a show, festival or event. Visit our Events Calendar (URL) to see what’s happening. Note that many events for 2020 have been canceled due to COVID-19.