10 Things To Do in Tukwila in the Rain

AHHHH! WHAT IS THAT?! 

Oh right, rain. 

After what felt like an eternity with that giant mass of fire in the sky, the rain has once again returned to its rightful realm: the Pacific Northwest. And what makes this place so special is how unbothered everyone is by a little water. Simply put, it’s all a matter of perspective. If you fight the rain, you only fight yourself. Accept the rain and you free yourself to enjoy all the amazing things this region has to offer. 

Buuuuuuut, if you really just don’t want to deal with it all, then we have a few recommendations on where to spend a nice rainy PNW day right here in Tukwila. So go ahead, check out our Top 10 Rainy Day Activities in Tukwila!

 

Escape in a Game Room

Does the rain have you wanting to escape to a new reality? Maybe one where you’re not stuck inside seeing daylight rainy skies move into dark rainy skies at 4pm? Then stop by Tukwila’s premier gaming destinations—Dimension XR and Legacy Gaming—and get transported to a new dimension filled with adventure where anything and everything is possible.

 

Get a Thrill at iFly

Feeling couped up inside? We have the perfect place for you: iFly. The indoor skydiving craze has taken over the country, and now you can try it for yourself. Like Superman in training, don the fancy jumpsuit and helmet and then shoot off into the stratosphere* with guidance from one of the skydiving professionals. 

*more like 20 feet, but you can use your imagination.

 

Fill Your Belly at Spice Bridge

Rain + gray = give me cozy comfort food right now. Duck on into one of Tukwila’s most vibrant displays of world cuisines: Spice Bridge. This global food hall is home to immigrants and refugees who bring with them insane culinary talents. With a rotating selection of food businesses, there’s always a new exciting dish to try. It’s the perfect place to cozy up with a hot meal.

 


Hit the Lanes at Bowlero

Bowling is an absolute classic rainy-day activity. So, it should come as no surprise that Tukwila has one of the best bowling spots around, Bowlero. What more do you need to know? It’s bowling. You get it. Ball, lane, pins. Done. Now go do it and have a killer time inside not getting wet.

 

Race at SyKart

There’s a common joke in this area that people don’t know how to drive in the rain even though it’s raining all the time. What that says to me is that more people need to hit the go-kart track for some high-intensity practice. Sykart is the place for all your go-kart needs. Situated right here in Tukwila, it’ll provide the much-needed boost on a gloomy rainy day.

 

Jump Around at Defy

If you hate jumping in puddles, might we recommend jumping into giant pits filled with foam instead. That’s just the start of the fun at Defy, a trampoline park in Tukwila. Foam pits, trampolines, rock walls, basketball, this list goes on. This one-of-a-kind action park is filled with challenges that are fun for the whole family. So, what are you waiting for? Don’t feel the FOAMO. Visit Defy today!

 

Watch a Movie at AMC Southcenter

When it looks like Waterworld outside, it’s best to stay inside and watch a movie… like Waterworld. Research studies show that the best place to watch new movies is in a movie theater, and I definitely didn’t just make that up. Regardless, Tukwila is home to AMC Southcenter, featuring Dolby Cinema and IMAX theaters. Escape the rain and immerse yourself in a story far far away.

 

Stay Active at Mayweather Boxing

Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you can’t still stay active. Train like the champion you are at Mayweather Boxing and Fitness. The studio offers four different styles of classes throughout the week formulated with the perfect combination of boxing, strength, and cardo conditioning. Get drenched in sweat, not rain.

 

Visit a Meadery

Breweries are everywhere in the Seattle area. But only a few special places have meaderies. And situated right here in Tukwila is one of the best around, Oppegaard Meadery. Warm your belly and your spirits in this Viking-clad tasting room.

 

Go on a Hike

Okay, you got us. This activity won’t protect you from the rain. In fact, it puts you directly in its path. BUT, hear us out. Taking a walk or run along the Green River Trail or at the Duwamish Hill Preserve in the rain is a really unique activity that many won’t experience. So, if you work up the courage, grab that rain jacket, lace up those boots, and just lean into it.

 

As you can see, Tukwila is filled with all kinds of activities that make a rainy day actually something you will look forward to. So next time the clouds roll in and the rain starts falling, just make your way over to Tukwila to help brighten up your day.

Until then, head on over to our Activities and Events pages to stay up to date on all the exciting things going on in our city.

 

Book Launch and Poetry Reading at Spice Bridge

Celebrate the newest poetry anthology from Tukwila’s Stories of Arrival: Refugee & Immigrant Youth Voices Poetry Project at Foster High School. In collaboration with Spice Bridge, the book launch and poetry reading will feature project poets reading from the new anthology.

Published by Seattle’s Chin Music Press, the book has poems and art created by students from 17 different countries. Co-directed by poet Merna Ann Hecht and Foster High School Multilanguage Learner Teacher Carrie Stradley, the project has just completed its ninth year.

Students from the project will present their powerful work. A new exhibition of lively poems celebrating the food of their homelands will be part of this special evening.
This event is free and open to everyone.

Spring Seattle Restaurant Week

It’s the most delicious time of the year again: Seattle Restaurant Week. And this year, Tukwila is flexing hard with 5 must-try restaurants participating in the classic prix fixe dining event. Get out and support your city and your stomach during a week of festivities that celebrates our city’s diverse, exciting culinary scene. 

Participating Tukwila restaurants:

  • Rendition
  • Sumi Korean Grill
  • Taste of Congo
  • Theary Cambodian Foods
  • WUHA 
  • Jazze’s

A Tukwila Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday gift season sneaks up on all of us. Before you know it, Black Friday is but a distant memory, and the dread of battling last-minute gift procrastinator traffic starts to set in. There’s got to be a better way!

This year, relish unmatched convenience and variety while finding something special for the most difficult on your gift list right here in Tukwila. From delicious local food gift boxes and crowd-pleasing family entertainment offerings, to unique local apparel and stocking stuffers, you’re guaranteed to find something for everyone. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite Tukwila gifting highlights below. If you see something you like, we recommend purchasing as soon as possible while supplies last.

For the sports fan:

Seattle Seawolves: Grab tickets or merchandise for the region’s favorite Major League Rugby team, the Seattle Seawolves. Single match ticket pricing starts at around $30, and the team store has everything to deck out the whole family in fan gear, including mugs, hats, apparel, and more.

 

For the lifelong learner:

Museum of Flight Store: Find the perfect gift for young and old aviation and engineering fans in your life at the Museum of Flight. Browse the unique apparel and accessories, books, games, model airplanes, hands-on crafts, and more. For inspiration, check out their holiday gift guide.

 

 

For the foodie:

Spice Bridge: Grab one of their limited-edition holiday gift boxes filled with delicious treats from a variety of vendors, including hot sauce, caramelized peanuts, snack mix, and cinnamon almonds, just to name a few. Hosting a holiday party? Check out their party platters, customizable to serve up to 20 people.

 

Seattle Chocolates: For those with a sweet tooth, grab one of Seattle Chocolate’s inspired gift boxes filled with beautifully decorated, delicious chocolate.

 

 

For the whole family:

Tukwila Family Fun Center: Check out their bonus gift card offer – buy $10 in gift certificates and get $10 free. With dozens of activities to choose from, this gift is sure to be a whole-family pleaser.

 

 

 

DEFY: This indoor air park has holiday deals on punch cards, annual passes, gift cards, and more. A great gift for active, adventurous kids and adults alike. Check out the holiday deals here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seattle Restaurant Week – Fall 2021

Experience Tukwila is once again a proud sponsor of Seattle Restaurant Week — a bi-annual celebration supporting the greater Seattle area’s culinary community.

From October 24 – November 6 choose from the over 200 participating venues across 45 neighborhoods and cities in the Greater Seattle area who are offering special menus of $20 lunches and $35 and/or $50 dinners.

Participating Tukwila restaurants include Spice Bridge vendors — Afella Jollof Catering, Jazze’s, Monique’s Hot Kitchen, Moyo Kitchen, Taste of Congo, and Theary Cambodian Foods — in addition to Hotel Interurban’s Rendition and Sumi Korean Grill.

You can view the full list of participating restaurants along with their special, limited-time Seattle Restaurant Week menus here.

Several Spice Bridge vendors are also offering a Give a Meal donation program, where you can add $10 to your order to support the Good Food Kitchens’ community meals program. Learn more about the program here.

Spice Bridge Anniversary Celebration

In September, Tukwila’s Spice Bridge celebrated its first anniversary. This global food hall has been such a bright spot in our community this year, feeding folks delicious dishes from around the world and building space for aspiring women of color, immigrant, and refugee chefs to develop thriving food businesses.

On Wednesday, October 6, from 4-7pm, join the Spice Bridge team for a special anniversary party that will honor and celebrate the rich cultural traditions of our community. The event will include poetry readings by stories of arrival, live music, kids’ activities, story time with the Tukwila Library, a vaccination station, coffee celebration, and the unveiling of the “Food is Love” wall.