Sightseeing in East Renton Highlands

41% Off Cruise and Salmon Bake from Argosy Cruises

Central Business District

$94 $55

Guests cruise from downtown Seattle to Blake Island for steamed clams, salmon bake, and Native American dancing and storytelling

Up to 38% Off Hop-On / Hop-Off Trolley Tour

Seattle

$28 $18

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Hop-on/hop-off tours whisk folks around town to museums, landmarks, and attractions

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 61% Off Segway Tour of Seattle

Multiple Locations

$75 $37

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Segways transport groups through Seattle neighborhoods as knowledgeable guides dish facts about passing landmarks and picturesque views

Helicopter Flight Lesson 46% Off

Multiple Locations

$165 $89

After 30 minutes of ground school, guests pilot an R22 helicopter for 30 minutes

Up to 53% Off Ghost Tour

Multiple Locations

$32 $16

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90-minute tours led by ghost hunters takes participants through the haunted buildings of Pioneer Square or downtown Tacoma

Up to 53% Off Distillery Tour with Tasting

Seattle

$50 $25

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Samples of handcrafted moonshine and vodka—both made entirely with local ingredients—follow a tour of the artisinal distillery

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

World Sports Grille

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

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As strange as it may sound, at Cougar Mountain Zoo, you just might be greeted by a big cat purring. Cougars are among the largest cats capable of true purring, and Cougar Mountain Zoo boasts a distinct subspecies of these overgrown felines, which prowl all over the zoo's award-winning World of Cougars exhibit.

Next to the mountain lions dwell their distant cousins, Bengal tigers, who sprawl out on the green grass or press their noses up to a thick wall of glass separating visitors from the wild animals. Other residents of the zoo include a barrel of endangered lemurs from Madagascar, a crowd of fluffy alpacas, and the country's largest herd of reindeer, who star in the annual Reindeer Festival and deliver presents to all the other animals.

The zoo also boasts a collection of bronze animal statues, a library of wildlife tracks, and a museum that explores not only the world of wildlife, but also the threats they face from human incursion.

19525 SE 54th St
Issaquah,
WA
US

Within the century-old confines of Uptown Glassworks' warehouse, furnaces melt handfuls of kaleidoscopic frit into malleable shapes manipulated by a team of professional glass blowers. But these tradesmen don't just create works for the gallery; they also share their secrets with students in a variety of activities, from introductory courses on making beads and paperweights to advanced instruction that can be applied toward college credit or used to fix the pockmarked walls of glass houses.

During the shop's Blow-Your-Own sessions, participants apply color to clear, molten glass that has recently emerged from a 2,000-degree furnace, then blow their mixture into 1 of 20 different shapes. The next day, patrons can pick up their cooled and packaged creations, comparing their handiwork to the gallery's collection of products, which are made by more than 90 local and regional glass artists.

230 Main Ave S
Renton,
WA
US

The Bavarian Ice Festival blends winter activities, snow sculptures, and holiday lights into two days of revelry amid Leavenworth's ivory snowflakes. Busses operated by Alki Tours depart at 8 a.m. and deliver Saturday visitors to downtown Leavenworth, where the annual Smooshing contest finds teams of four atop 8-foot wooden planks as they glide merrily down Front Street and safely away from escaped dinosaurs. Guests can relax under warm blankets and sip hot chocolate or coffee during a 40-minute horse-drawn sleigh ride. First day visitors also take in the artwork of an ice-sculpting contest, a slippery footed tug-of-war, and an ice cube scramble or frisbee sweep for the kids.

Shattuck Ave. S & S Grady Way
Renton,
WA
US

The options for two and three people can be combined to fill a single room with up to six travelers. All trips include the following:

8236 Southeast 24th Street
Mercer Island,
WA
US

On a mission to preserve the vestiges of motorboat racing, The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum allures wave-whizzing enthusiasts into its historic halls with a trove of racing artifacts, collections, and boating exhibits. Seven decades worth of designs are touted by a compilation of vintage hydroplanes, including boats that have won championship cups and arm-wrestled legendary propellers. An eclectic stock of memorabilia, such as photo archives, trophies, and vintage packs of personal floatation device trading cards provide glimpses into the past, with some pieces dating back to the early 1900s. Alternatively, more than 200 hours of rare films transferred from videotape cover hydroplane racing events from the 1940s up to present-day competition. The museum also lets visitors glean the stories of renowned drivers including Bill Muncey, Ron Musson, and "Wild" Bill Cantrell.

5917 S 196th St
Kent,
WA
US

The recipient of numerous awards, including Best Family-Friendly Fun from the readers of 425 magazine, KidsQuest Children's Museum provides its pint-sized patrons with 6,000 square feet of interactive, educational exhibit space. Grab the nearest child or child-like facsimile and clamber up the ladder that leads to the tree house, where kids can peer through a telescope using the same optometric principles Galileo used to spy on his neighbors. Then head for the garage, home to all manner of pulleys, levers, gears, and wheels, giving kids a glimpse of the sorts of simple machines responsible for powering the Internet. Water-based exhibits introduce kids to the fun they can have simply by combining the hydrogen and oxygen found in most homes, while a puppet theater gives budding thespians a chance to display their dramatic passions with a bevy puppets in need of hand and a voice. Many special programs and activities, such as those coming up during Creepy Crawlers Week (October 5–10), are complimentary, making each museum visit a potentially new experience. As an added bonus, Groupon purchasers can also apply this Groupon's $30 value toward an annual membership by showing their voucher or proof of admission via Groupon at the museum's admissions counter within two weeks of redeeming Groupon.

4091 Factoria Square Mall SE
Bellevue,
WA
US