Wondering What to Do in Kenmore? See Our Top Recommendations

In a prime location between the big city and the Western Washington wildlands, Kenmore is equal parts nature and civilization. Spend one day under the roof, doing indoor activities and exploring the town, and spend the next surrounded by wildlife. View the top things to do in the crossroads city of Kenmore.

What to Do in Kenmore

Hiking

The green city of Kenmore has more than its fair share of city parks. Visit the bridge in Wallace Swamp Creek Park to watch salmon as they make their way home. Explore the expansive wilderness of Saint Edward State Park on foot or on bike, then enjoy a picnic while the kids play in the expansive climbing structure and playground. Terrace Creek Park, also known as Candy Cane Park, is a great place to play a round of disc golf and enjoy the forest sights. Feeling cooped up? Go camping in a tent or RV at Rhododendron Park anytime, no reservation needed.

Bowling

The little town of Kenmore is home to one of the largest and most modern bowling alleys. Goof off with your friends at Kenmore Lanes. The best times to play are weeknights at $1.75 per person per game after 9pm. Want to rake in the points without lightening your wallet? Enjoy unlimited bowling for $20 per person each Friday and Saturday after 10pm. Take a break between games by hitting the arcade and winning sweet prizes! The retro video game zone is large enough to get lost in, featuring all the classics.

Shopping

Schnitzelbank building in Kenmore with Snapadoodle Toys, German architecture from Germany

Whether browsing to buy or just window shopping, Kenmore has more than a few hidden gems. These are the local favorites.

  • The JewelBox is a small jewelry shop specializing in repairs. has a charming, familiar atmosphere, like sitting in your grandparents’ workshop. The shop owner, John, just wants to make people smile. It’s a wonderful place to bring a broken watch or piece of jewelry just to have the excuse.
  • Snapadoodle Toys is packed with such a variety of children’s toys that everyone is bound to fall in love with something. Organized by activity type, there is a full shelf of construction vehicles, a variety of floating boats, a vibrant dress-up area, and puppet zone.
  • Ostroms Drug & Gift is a delightful shop to wander, filled with home and garden knick knacks. Fantasy fans will love the selection.

Looking for more? Hop on bus 522 to Seattle and you’ll never run out of options.

Water Activities

Hit the waves this summer! The Kenmore area is filled with lush wildlife to explore from the water. Rent a SUP board, single or double kayak, or canoe from WhatsSup Stand Up. Check out our favorite kayaking trips in the Kenmore area. Want to explore Puget Sound? Rent a boat for an unforgettable day with friends and family.

Don’t let your free time slip between your fingers. What will you do in Kenmore today?

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