There’s a long list of reasons to love Redmond, but one of the top things that people love about this city are its awesome opportunities for getting out and about. From fantastic shopping and big-name concerts to micro brews and delicious food, every weekend in Redmond can be a new adventure!

Here’s a look at 9 unique places that make Redmond a truly special place to live:

1. Redmond School of Glass

  • Located at 7102 180th Ave N.E. #A104 Redmond, WA

The Redmond School of Glass is a great way to spend the afternoon. They have ongoing classes, but they also have a wide variety of single classes. You can make your own hand blown bowl, or glass float. Click here for a full list of options. It certainly makes for a unique evening out, or a great way to spend the afternoon, when the kids are out of school.

Photo courtesy of the Marymoor Concerts Facebook page

2. Marymoor Park

  • Located at 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. Redmond, WA 98052

One of the biggest parks in the area, Marymoor truly has it all. If you’re more of the outdoorsy type, Marymoor Park will be right up your alley. This 640-acre park is packed with first-class activities and amenities that you won’t want to miss out on, and it’s got things goin on year round. There are too many things in the park to list them all, but here are some of my favorites: the dog park, climbing wall, velodrome, baseball and soccer fields, and be sure to check out the field where they fly the remote controlled airplanes. It’s pretty cool!

Another big draw for the park is their open-air concert series, which features popular bands, adult beverages, and food trucks serving up a wide variety of yummy grub. Once the weather warms up, be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to catch a show at this one-of-a-kind venue!


Photo courtesy of the Redmond Town Center Facebook page

3. Redmond Town Center

  • Located at 7525 166th Ave. N.E. Redmond, WA 98052

For a little taste of everything that Redmond has to offer, no place beats the Redmond Town Center. This open-air mall features popular shops, hotels, fitness centers, restaurants, an iPic movie theater, and more, ideal for any mood you may be in. Whether you’re in need of some retail therapy, want to grab a bite to eat with friends, or want to check out some great events, this is your one-stop spot.

4. Willows Run Golf Course

  • Located at 10402 Willows Road NE Redmond, WA 98052

Nestled right along the scenic Sammamish River, the Willows Run Golf Course not only provides a gorgeous, pristine setting representative of the Pacific Northwest’s signature beauty, but some excellent offerings for both kids and adults. They have a Par 3 course and mini golf, meaning the whole family can head out for a day on the green! You can also take advantage of golf lessons for adults, and even golf kids camps in the summer.

Photo courtesy of the Black Raven Brewery Facebook page

5. Black Raven Brewing Co.

  • Located at 14679 N.E. 95th St. Redmond, WA 98052

In addition to the amazing entertainment opportunities Redmond has to offer, the city also boasts an impressive assortment of local breweries and restaurants. With a blend of old-world and Northwest flavors, the Black Raven Brewing Co. is an excellent example of this fact. Stop in and try one of their fabulous year-round or seasonal brews, like their award-winning “Coco Jones Coconut Porter” or popular “Kitty Kat Blues Infused Pale Ale.” No matter what you choose, you are sure to have a taste experience to remember.

6. Mac & Jack’s Brewing Company

  • Located at 17825 N.E. 65th St. Redmond, WA, 98052

If you find yourself in the mood for something more classic, check out Mac & Jack’s Brewing Company, which has been crafting ales that have been a staple of the Pacific Northwest for the last 25 years. IPAs, porters, stouts, and more make up their small but mighty list of beers and promise a taste that is simple, delicious, and steeped in tradition.  

Photo courtesy of the Postdoc Brewing Facebook page

7. Postdoc Brewing

  • Located at 17625 N.E. 65th St. Ste. 100 Redmond, WA 98052

For a brewery that’s as fun as its backstory, Postdoc Brewing is the place to be. Originating in the garage of a PhD student, this business offers up delicious beers and features great local food trucks, so you can grab a quick snack to go with your brew. Customers who join their “Pourfessor” program can also receive special discounts and merch, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t check this spot out as soon as possible!

Photo courtesy of the Hi-Fi Brewing Facebook page

8. Hi-Fi Brewing

  • Located at 14950 N.E. 95th St. Redmond, WA 98052

Rounding out the list of breweries to check out is Redmond’s newest craft beer stop, Hi-Fi Brewing. The team here is dedicated to producing beers that remain faithful to the ingredients and passion that go into them and every beer is jam-pack with rich flavor. For a taste of true artistry in a glass, this brewery is a must.


Photo courtesy of the El Toreador Facebook page

9. El Toreador

  • Located at 7845 Leary Way N.E. Redmond, WA 98052

After a long day of shopping, beer-tasting, or just exploring the sites of Redmond, make a final pit stop at El Toreador. This Mexican restaurant is a personal favorite. All of our family events are celebrated at El T’s for us. For over 35 years, this spot has been serving up authentic Mexican food derived from homegrown recipes handed down by the owners’ mother and the atmosphere is just as warm and inviting as the food itself. If you like mole sauce, theirs is amazing.

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