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Lake Forest Park Weekends: Last-Minute Getaways for Summer

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Lake Forest Park Weekends: Last-Minute Getaways for Summer

Subaru is all about adventure! As summer draws close and the school year looms, it's the perfect time for families to squeeze in memorable weekend getaways. Nestled in the stunning Pacific Northwest, Lake Forest Park, and its surrounding areas offer a plethora of exciting destinations and hidden gems for an unforgettable family adventure. This blog post will explore some excellent spots within Lake Forest Park and suggest not-too-far-away locations that delight kids and adults alike.

Lake Forest Park Local Delights

Only have a few hours, but need a vacation? There are some great places right here in Lake Forest Park!


Lake Forest Park Farmers Market: Start your weekend fresh by visiting the vibrant Lake Forest Park Farmers Market. Explore local produce, handmade crafts, and delicious food while supporting the community.


Lyon Creek Waterfront Preserve: Immerse yourself in nature at this serene park. Take a leisurely stroll along the trails, spot wildlife, and enjoy a picnic by the picturesque creek.

Nearby Destinations

Want to get out of town but not too far away? Quite a few terrific places nearby Lake Forest Park work as day trips. 


Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle, WA - 11 miles): Get up close and personal with incredible wildlife at the Woodland Park Zoo. From majestic lions to playful penguins, this family-friendly attraction promises an unforgettable day filled with educational experiences and animal encounters.


Discovery Park (Seattle, WA - 10 miles): Discover the beauty of the outdoors at Discovery Park. Explore its vast trails, admire breathtaking views of Puget Sound, and let your children run free on the spacious lawns. Take advantage of the historic lighthouse and the sandy beach.


Museum of Flight (Seattle, WA - 18 miles): Ignite your family's curiosity with a trip to the Museum of Flight. With its extensive collection of aircraft and interactive exhibits, this museum offers a fascinating journey through aviation history.

Weekend Escapes

Your Suburu was built for weekend escapes–and we’ve got quite a few that’ll get you back in time for school on Monday!


San Juan Islands, WA: Take a ferry ride from Anacortes (1.5 hours from Lake Forest Park) and escape to the beautiful San Juan Islands. Embark on whale-watching tours, explore charming towns like Friday Harbor, and enjoy outdoor activities such as kayaking and hiking.


Leavenworth, WA: Travel east to the Bavarian-style village of Leavenworth (about 2.5 hours from Lake Forest Park). Experience the charm of this picturesque town, indulge in delicious German cuisine, and participate in various outdoor activities such as river tubing or hiking the beautiful trails.

Before You Go, Come Visit Suburb Service!

With Lake Forest Park as your starting point, you have many options for last-minute summer getaways. Before you go, make an appointment with us for anything your Subaru needs. And remember to “Like” our Facebook page for the latest news! Suburb Service is at 15017 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155. We’re open Monday to Friday, 7 AM to 4 PM. All We Do Is Subaru!