Take an adventure filled ‘staycation’ this spring break

March 30, 2010

By Maria Schandl

Hall Monitor Maria Schandl Issaquah High School

Are you stuck in Issaquah for spring break? Are your friends and family going on lavish vacations to warm locations? Do not be down; the Issaquah area is full of more adventure than you may realize and houses ideal activities to do over spring break.

Sky High of Bellevue was created with one purpose: to have fun. It is a unique trampoline center. With trampoline-lined floors and walls, you are able to free bounce and do tricks all day without the risk of falling off, which is associated with a regular trampoline.

How about taking a trip down memory lane? Remember Skate King, the retro skating rink in Bellevue? Since 1974, Skate King has flourished. Go skate and be part of the roller revolution while simultaneously gaining healthy benefits of recreational entertainment.

When was the last time you attended the Cougar Mountain Zoo? Currently in attractions are the Bengal tiger, one of the few tiger species that exists in multiple color variations in the wild; the swamp wallaby, a smaller version of a kangaroo with a two-toned coat; the lemur, one of the oldest species on Earth and presently endangered; or the animal the zoo is well-known for, the Siberian reindeer, the herd of which is the largest in the entire country. If you appreciate wildlife, then this is the place for you.

In search of something peaceful to do? Visit Snoqualmie Falls. At this popular scenic attraction, you will find a two-acre park, hiking trail, observation deck and, of course, the 270-foot waterfall. You can even feel the spray from the parking lot!

These are just some of the many experiences Issaquah and its surrounding areas have to offer that are sure to bring brightness to an otherwise dark spring break.

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