Skip to content

Things to do in Federal Way

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Office
“A local State Park with beach access, picnic tables and restrooms. A great place to explore and go for a hike.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Route
“Wonderful walk along the Puget Sound and take in some amazing sunsets. It is just a 5 minute drive away from your stay.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Gym Pool
“This is a world renown swimming facility where schools compete on a regular basis. They also offer open swims if you are interested.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Closet grocery store that has everything from clothes to home goods to auto to groceries. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lodging
“Take a jog down the boardwalk, rent a paddle board or catch a boat ride with a local!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
$
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Public Library. Complimentary printing, faxing and computer usage with library card.”
  • 1 local recommends
Mediterranean Restaurant
$$
“Great take out. Their shawarma platter is incredible and can easily serve 2-3 people.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Go at sunset for amazing sights. There is a beautiful boardwalk. Salty's restaurant is located near here as well The MaST Center Aquarium is located next here. It is open for free on Saturdays from 10am-2pm and in the summer (June-August) Thursdays from 4pm-7pm.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
$$
“Great take out. Not always the friendliest staff, but the food is very good. We especially enjoy their Green Curry and Duck Curry dishes.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Twin Lakes Golf Course is now "Public". www.twinlakesgolf.net Book your tee time at a very reasonable price.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“bright, rustic, and homey Latin American restaurant- you’ll love their tapas and cocktail selection! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Golf is just 5 miles away in Northeast Tacoma - excellent course in the rain. I used to live there and the range and course are great”
  • 2 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
$$$
“ Lunch Dinner Solo dining Accessibility Wheelchair accessible entrance Coffee Comfort food Happy hour food Healthy options Small plates Dining options Dessert Table service Takeout Amenities Good for kids High chairs Atmosphere Casual Cozy Romantic”
  • 2 locals recommend
Beach
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
$$
“I do not recommend shopping at Safeway, but it IS an option, if you wish. All you do is walk across the street and ta-da, you're there! ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Breakfast Spot
  • 1 local recommends
Thai Restaurant
“Great take out. Not always the friendliest staff, but the food is very good. We especially enjoy their Green Curry and Duck Curry dishes.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“bright, rustic, and homey Latin American restaurant- you’ll love their tapas and cocktail selection! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Great take out. Their shawarma platter is incredible and can easily serve 2-3 people.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“ Lunch Dinner Solo dining Accessibility Wheelchair accessible entrance Coffee Comfort food Happy hour food Healthy options Small plates Dining options Dessert Table service Takeout Amenities Good for kids High chairs Atmosphere Casual Cozy Romantic”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pizza Place
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“They have a few of these, but this one is best. It's in Federal way. (they have more food options during their 11 to 2pm buffet)”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
“Use the mobile Taco Bell app to reserve your meal order/customize your food, then go pick it up with no wait time! Taco Bell's lobby is open until 10pm, and the drive-through 2am. Ask us to drive.”
  • 1 local recommends

Get to know Federal Way

Explore more on Airbnb