Issaquah Things to Do
The Cougar Mountain Zoo is open Jan – Nov from Wed – Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM and in December the reindeer festival is held from the first to the 23 from 10 AM to 4:30 PM. The admission is $9 for adults and $6.50 for children.
The zoo is fairly small, especially when compared to big city zoos, but it does have its charm. The main features are the Reindeer heard, Lemurs, Cougars, and Macaws. You will find that you can get much closer to the wildlife at this zoo than you can at many others. The Macaws for instance are on perches along that pathway and they will likely call out hello to you on your way.Related to:
- Adventure Travel
1800 Nw Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA, 98027
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1801 12th Ave Nw, Issaquah, WA 98027
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1885 15th Place Nw
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La Costa is a mexican restaurant located off of Gilman in Issaquah. It's pretty standard mexican fare. The tables are nice and large to sit in. There is a bar area witha few tv's on at the time to soccer games. The food selection was pretty much anything you could wish for. Service was fine but the food wasn't that good. Pretty bland. I had the...more
Jak's is a local steakhouse that has three locations, one in Issaquah and two in Seattle (Laurelhurst and West Seattle). Local steakhouses are much better than the national chains and Jak's is above most of them. The restaurant has all your favorite cuts and you really can't go wrong with any of them. My favorite is the filet mignon. The sides are...more
Julia's is a breakfast and lunch bistro located in the Gilman Village area of Issaquah. The food is standard fare but is fairly filling. They also have honeybaked hams to take home for the special occasions. The inside is decorated very well, with a garden theme. There are many round tables in which to sit. The staff is pretty friendly and makes...more
The Issaquah Transit Center and Park and Ride Garage consists of a single long platform with a number of labeled "bays", each of which are served by multiple bus routes. The core backbone system consists of express bus routes (most notably SoundTransit 554) between downtown Issaquah, the transit center, and downtown Seattle.
Various other routes also serve the transit center, including King County Metro routes that run between Issaquah and the University of Washington, and bus route 209 (of most interest to tourists) that goes to Snoqualmie Falls and Snoqualmie (which have tourist activities of significant interest), as well as Falls City and North Bend (which have less tourist interest).Related to:
- Budget Travel
Boehms was founded in 1940 by Julius Boehm who was of Swiss-Austrian Decent. He built the Edelweiss Chalet and Chapel that now make for the candy making shop in Issaquah. The Church was built to replicate the 12th century chapel near Moritz, Switzerland.
You can take an escorted tour through the chocolate making process by appointment and also see some of the Bavarian atmosphere that Julius worked so hard to attain. The other main attraction here is absolutely my favorite chocolate. I’m not even a chocolate fan but this place makes the smoothest chocolate I’ve ever tasted.
What to buy: My favorite is the Turtles but the Truffels are great too. I'm not a fan of solid chocolate but i've heard from people who are that it's quite good here.
Especially good for a Valentines Day Present.
What to pay: Charged by the weight of the choclate in the boxes for prices view the website, http://www.boehmscandies.com/store.phpRelated to:
- Historical Travel
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Arts and Culture
Issaquah Off The Beaten Path
There really isn't anything of special interest about this park. It is a fairly typical city park of primary interest to local residents. It is fairly busy on Saturday mornings, with various children's athletic teams working their moves on the various athletic fields.The is a covered picnic area, rest rooms, and a covered picnic area, which are...more
Coal Creek Falls is definitely the better of the two waterfalls I have visited off the Red Town Trailhead. The falls are only about 25 feet (7 meters) but they have a much more photogenic appearance.The hike to the falls is about 1 mile each way but the reward is fairly worth it. Especially when considering this locations proximity to an urban...more
North Fork Falls is a small but very easily accessed waterfall. It is only about 20 feet (6 meters) tall, however it is a nice relaxing stroll from a well used local road. Great place to bring the little ones without having to hike too far.Just a quarter mile from the parking lot and with very little elevation change you will see the falls to your...more
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