Welcome to Redmond, Washington, the Bicycle Capital of the Northwest. Just 16 miles east of cosmopolitan Seattle, Redmond is primarily known as the home of companies like Microsoft and Nintendo of America, but there’s so also a lot more to this great town. Redmond is just a few minutes from some of Washington’s best attractions, and no matter your interest, you’ll find things to do for all ages. Redmond hosts outdoor movies, concerts, sports tournaments, live theater and festivals, as well as outstanding farmers markets. Shopping is grand in Redmond, from independent bookshops to small boutiques, to the open-air shopping complex of Redmond Town Center, and is especially charming in the town’s historic downtown. Book an RV in Redmond, Washington, today.
Sites and Scenery
It would be hard to find a place more rich in outdoor experiences than the Redmond area. You can take your Redmond rental camper to a wide variety of state and regional parks, and even a few national parks.
A favorite spot in Redmond is Marymoor Park. In addition to hosting concerts and festivals, this 640-acre park is on the north end of Lake Sammamish and is one of King County’s oldest, largest and most popular parks. There are lots of trails to hike or ride a bike, sports fields, a large dog park, and even a rock climbing wall.
Nearby is Bridle Trails State Park, with 28 miles of trails for hiking and horseback riding. Densely wooded trails make it seem like you’re miles and miles away from any big city. No bikes are allowed in this park, due to the high amount of equestrian activity. Pets are welcome, but must stay on a leash. This is a true gem in the middle of a grand metropolitan area.
Lake Sammamish State Park is another popular spot. Hiking, biking, boating, and fishing are all in the cards for you. On the south end of the lake, this is a great place to spend a day or more in your Redmond rental motorhome.
Three world-class national parks are within a day’s drive of Redmond. You must visit Mount Rainier National Park, with Washington’s highest peak, amazing wildflower meadows, and glaciers that feed five major rivers. Mount Rainier itself is an active volcano, located in the Cascade Mountain Range. Make sure to visit Paradise Point for a breathtaking view of the area, including a drive that shows off waterfalls and amazing scenes of nature.
On the other side of Puget Sound, Olympic National Park is a huge, almost one-million-acre wilderness area that feels other wordly. Enjoy dense vegetation of primal, ancient forests and amazing landscapes. You will feel deeply connected with nature here. There are beaches, mountain hiking, rivers and waterfalls to explore at Olympic National Park.
Finally, make a trip in your Redmond rental motorhome to North Cascades National Park. This is another huge wilderness area of mountains, deep forests, glaciers and backpacking trails. Minimally developed, the park can feel wild, rugged and remote, and you’ll find endless miles and gorgeous vistas that are worth the effort.
There are lots of things to do when you rent an RV in Redmond, including shopping, tourist attractions and just hanging out in this unique city with a pretty and quaint historic downtown. One of Redmond’s most popular events is the annual Redmond Derby Days, celebrated in July. It began as a race around Lake Sammamish and was originally called the Redmond Bicycle Derby. Since then, it has developed into a multi-day event, including a parade, live music, local food spots and a carnival. If you travel to town during this festival time, make sure to secure reservations far ahead of time for your Redmond motorhome rental.
Being so close to Seattle has its perks. Make sure to visit the Seattle Art Museum, a beautifully curated collection featuring works ranging from classic to the most modern, and including paintings, photography, fashion, and even sound. Rotating exhibits incite introspection and self-exploration through art.
KidsQuest Children’s Museum is fun for kids of all ages. This hands-on, interactive children’s museum encourages discovery and play through science, engineering, technology, math and art. About 10 miles from Redmond, in nearby Bellevue, this is a must-stop if you’re traveling with children in your Redmond travel trailer rental.
Love zoos? The Woodland Park Zoo is world class, with over 300 species of animals, a vintage carousel, indoor play spaces for the kids, and a summer concert series. This is a beautiful zoo, with a lot of things to do, including activities for the kids. There are pretty green spaces, and it’s easily walkable. The zoo is a great place to spend a day exploring and wandering.
If you’re hankering to learn about the history and culture of the area, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is a great place to start. First established in 1899, this museum got its start from the activities of a high school naturalist club formed in 1879. Exhibits include artifacts of local cultures and other native cultures of the Pacific Northwest. Make sure to explore the upstairs sections with an impressive display and exhibits on the natural history of the area, too.
Where to Park It
There are so many state, regional and national parks in the area, you’ll have no problem finding a place to park your rental RV near Redmond, WA. Plus, there are plenty of private RV parks and resorts with deluxe accommodations including restaurants, pools, golf courses and kids activities.
Walmart Supercenters are located throughout King County, with the closest to Redmond being about five miles from town, so you can plant the Redmond rental RV for a night or two while touring the area.
This part of the country is known for its coffee and microbreweries, plus you can find dozens of outstanding and high-end places to eat in Seattle and the surrounding cities. Right in Redmond, you’ll find all comfort food favorites like pizza, Mexican, Italian, burgers and steaks, as well as restaurants featuring Moroccan, Spanish and Thai cuisines. There are plenty of vegetarian/vegan offerings, as well as places that can accomodate most dietary preferences and/or restrictions.
The Redmond Saturday Market is considered one of the best in the area, with a lot of options for food and craft vendors. This is a great place to enjoy live music, local eatery samples, and great food.
Explore the great Pacific Northwest, and search for a motorhome rental in Redmond, Washington, today.