Take a self-guided tour of historical buildings and sites in Issaquah or visit some Issaquah History Museums



Issaquah faces the West Tiger Mountain where you can access the very popular Poo Poo Point trail. While this trail is busy, the 7.2 mile hike offers a rewarding view of the city below and Lake Sammamish, as well as a fun place to watch (or join!) the paragliders who launch from the Point.

Lake Sammamish State Park is a great place to visit for a stroll, water sports, or perhaps a picnic! Rent a paddleboard or boat from Issaquah Paddle Sports right at the park. Kids can enjoy the new playground at the park’s Sunset Beach that includes a zip line, accessible play equipment, and a water-squirting Great Blue Heron! For upcoming events at the lake visit Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park.

Arts, Shopping, and Food 

After playing in the recreation that Issaquah has to offer, indulge in a Triple XXX Rootbeer Float – this nostalgic drive-in won’t leave a sweet tooth disappointed. You may even catch a classic car show while visiting.

Education & Family

Each fall Issaquah gets a visit from salmon returning to spawn in Issaquah Creek. Learn about salmon and watch their return with Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. For some land-based wildlife viewing take a trip to Cougar Mountain Zoo, a small zoo focused on endangered species and education. Visit during the Issaquah Reindeer Festival in December for some northwest holiday cheer.