During the day, the space echoes with sounds like thunderclaps, but on weekend nights, black lights and thumping music move in and take over. It could be one of two things: a bowling alley or a rave on Mount Olympus. Spin Alley Bowling Center is the former—a playground for friendly competition, where mythology is made with every 7-10 split or series of strikes. This bowling alley features five big-box speakers and a large screen that broadcasts music videos, as well as a full bar and a restaurant that dishes out piping-hot pizzas. Every Friday and Saturday night, Spin Alley lets its hair down during cosmic bowling, a multisensual experience where sound, light, and fog add a festive element to the game.
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden transforms four acres into a lush paradise of more than 2,000 species of plants including hardwoods, rhododendrons, and ferns along with more than 40 bird species. Guests can traverse the garden’s themed collections, wandering first through the Asian collection, then onto the oaks and native plant demonstration garden, where carefully selected specimens demonstrate the beauty of local plants. Though the garden features a wondrous blend of exotic flora, its main theme is plants native to the Northwest Region, and the garden also sells younger versions of its species in the nursery.
In Focus: Crest Cinema Center
Year when the first movie flickered onto one of its screens: 1949
Biggest change in its history: entering the Landmark Theaters family in 1989
Historic moment: It was one of the first theaters to run Close Encounters of the Third Kind in 70mm.
What they show today: first-run Hollywood films, independent features, and foreign language cinema
How they bring those stories to life: four screens with DLP projectors and sound
How they used to do things: Tiny performers would act out scenes in front of a candle.
Whether you're an avid skater or just trying to stand up in the rink, Highland Ice Arena in Shoreline is a great place to have fun.
Whether you want mouth-watering food or great drinks, this club has the restaurant just for you.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented activities and atmosphere at this club.
The parking lot near Highland Ice Arena will have you in and out in a jiffy.
Explore the many wonders of art at Shoreline Historical Museum in Shoreline, a highly rated art museum.
Every great place has a restaurant on the side. When you come to this museum, it's no different.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this museum — they'll love the scene here as much as mom and dad.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
It's about time you soaked up some sun in Shoreline at Cromwell Park.
With a sizzling plate of terrific food, this park boasts among the best eats this side of the city.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this park — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little customers and their folks.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.