Summer in Washington state can be a really fun time. If you’re looking for some fun, local things to do that won’t break the bank before the summer ends, grab a friend or some family and try out one of these activities on our list! We do have to mention that this list will be best suited for those looking for things to do near Puyallup but feel free to use it as inspiration if you are not local to the area!

  1. Pick some blueberries
  2. picking blueberries
    It’s blueberry season! You can visit Spooner Farms in Puyallup or Charlotte’s Blueberry Park in Tacoma and pick some blueberries. Both of these blueberry farms offer u-pick options and can be a fun way to enjoy the summer weather while gathering a delicious snack!

  3. Visit a Sunflower Festival
  4. Have you ever been to a sunflower festival? Spooner Farms and Maris Farms both have large sunflower festivals you won’t want to miss.

  5. Play mini golf
  6. Head on out to your local mini golf course for a fun time with the family! If you are local to the Puyallup area KING Family Fun Center or Mike N Terry’s Outdoor Fun Park are a couple of options that come highly recommended for some mini golf.

  7. Go on a hike
  8. hiking
    The warm weather in Washington doesn’t last long so take advantage of it while it’s here and go on a refreshing hike! Here are some great Washington state hikes you won’t want to miss. (And don’t worry, these hikes won’t require you to have a pass or pay a fee.)

    • Rattlesnake Ledge
    • Location: North Bend
      Distance: 4 mi. round trip
      Elevation Gain: 1160 ft.

    • Chambers Bay Loop
    • Location: Chambers Bay
      Distance: 3.25 miles
      Elevation Gain: 315 ft.

    • Puyallup Loop Trail
    • Location: Puyallup
      Distance: 4.2 miles round trip
      Elevation Gain: 429 ft.

    • Mount Catherine
    • Location: Snoqualmie Pass
      Distance: 3 mi. round trip
      Elevation Gain: 1330 ft.

    • High Rock Lookout
    • Location: Ashford
      Distance: 3.2 mi. round trip
      Elevation Gain: 1365 ft.

  9. Cool off with a sweet treat
  10. holding ice cream
    Looking for a way to cool off? Grab some ice cream or froyo from your local shop! A couple of great shops in the Puyallup area are Elements and Gabe’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream.

  11. Check out your local farmers market
  12. Of course, we will be biased towards the Puyallup Farmers Market but visiting any local farmers market is a great way to support local businesses in your area! Here are the details on some local Puget Sound farmers markets:

    • Puyallup Farmers Market
    • Dates & Times: Every Saturday, Apr. 10 – Oct. 9 from 9am – 2pm
      Location: 300 S Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371

    • Tacoma Broadway Farmers Market
    • Dates & Times: Every Thursday, May – Aug. from 10am – 3pm, Sep. – Oct. 10am – 2pm
      Location: 925 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402

    • Bellevue Farmers Market
    • Dates & Times: Every Thursday, May 3 – Oct. 7 from 3pm – 7pm
      Location: 1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

    • Auburn Sunday Market
    • Dates & Times: Every Sunday, Jun. 6 – Sep. 19 from 10am – 3pm
      Location: 1140 Auburn Way South, Auburn WA 98002

    • Capitol Hill Sunday Market
    • Dates & Times: Every Sunday year-round from 11am – 3pm
      Location: E Denny Way between Broadway & 10th Ave E

    • Issaquah Farmers Market
    • Dates & Times:
      Location: 1730 10th Ave NW, Issaquah, WA 98027

There are many ways to enjoy all Washington has to offer during the summer months, so just pick something and go! If you decide to pick one of the activities on our list be sure to share your trip with us on Instagram or Facebook as we would love to hear about it!