Redmond is not just a destination; it’s a journey with rewards. This July, step out, explore the outdoors, and build lasting memories with the city you love.
In the month of July, we celebrate our independence and reflect on unity. In these unprecedented times, our desire to gather together is being tested with now-too-familiar recommendations to remain at home. Thankfully, Redmond can still offer great opportunities to stay safe while enjoying the outdoors and creating new memories. Summer is about being outside—so, fill your soul with adventures this month and geek out on Redmond’s vast and beautiful surroundings.
Why not kickstart your Summer activities with a stroll through the scenic Redmond Downtown Park? This world-class park invites everyone to play tourist and find something new in your own town. Located between Redmond Way and Cleveland Street, this vibrant green space is known to play host to special events, arts and music. Take advantage of lounging areas, dining groves, and gorgeous gardens and scenery. Plus, the park’s safe and sanitary restrooms are a welcome convenience. Soak up some rays at this state-of-the-art sunspot where Redmond’s promise as an inclusive community is on full display. Oh, and snap a few IG-worthy photos while you’re there (trust us).
Planning a relaxing picnic? How about some fishing or canoeing? If these activities get you excited, look no further than Luke McRedmond Landing. Your summer outdoors continues at this popular spot, featuring picnic shelters, a canoe launch, a unique ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) fishing pier. And Luke McRedmond has plenty of parking. The grass expanse is perfect for a games of catch or tossing a Frisbee. Located just next to the Sammamish River Trail, this spot offers outdoor exploits for both novices and experts. Whatever activity floats your boat, put Luke McRedmond Landing on your “must visit” list!
While all of this geeking out outdoors will no doubt lead to record-breaking daily step goals, a reward is surely warranted. Woodblock—featuring delicious food and amazing drinks—is that reward. Located in the heart of downtown Redmond, the popular restaurant offers a home-style experience like eating at a friend’s place, in the open air of their spacious patio. Here, you will enjoy soul-warming libations and life-changing food. Best of all, the comfortable patio seating will preserve your commitment to geek out outdoors.
Wondering how you might continue the outdoor activities when you’re looking to shop? Redmond Town Center has a variety of such opportunities, with a wide selection of notable national retailers and bountiful boutique shops to compliment your style. Many Redmond restaurants feature walk-up windows for grab-n-go provisions to take to your favorite spot. Keep your unshakable geeking-out-outdoors streak at The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge. Partake of pristine golf conditions on a beautiful wetland preserve, teeing up with friends or taking lessons from an on-site PGA professional. Golfing at Redmond Ridge remains one of the region’s best ways to geek out outdoors.
A relaxing evening awaits outdoor movie geeks, parked on the lawn at King County’s Marymoor Park Drive-In Theater. The drive-in movie is a memorable part of US history, dating back to the 1950s. Don’t miss an opportunity to try it this summer from July 8th until August 30th. Enjoy food trucks and fellowship as you take in the onscreen offerings from the comfort of your own vehicle. With an awesome line-up of classic movies, drive-in movies make for a perfect outdoor experience—whether it be date night or hanging out with the family. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show (seatbelts not required).
No matter how you decide to geek out outdoors this month and beyond, the team at Experience Redmond wishes you a wonderful and safe Independence Day!
(Photos from: https://discoveringthehighlife.com/)