The Washington State Hidden Gem Locals Love
Just a short walk from your hotel, Wheel Fun Rentals rents a variety of bicycles to include the brightly canopied surreys which look like human-powered cars. The surreys are fun to ride and explore the mile-long Waterwalk trail along Ruston Way which is relatively flat.
I recommend renting an electric bike and taking the self-guided bike tour. Your rental includes an electric bike, a route map with points of interest and historical tidbits, a helmet, a bike lock. It also includes a basket or bike bag to hold your belongings, which is such a nice touch. The tour is 7.6 miles and should take about 3-4 hours. There are also options for detours that can extend your ride if you like. The tour route will take you along the water and through Point Defiance Park. The electric bike gives you that little bit of push needed to zip up the Wilson Way Pedestrian Bridge connecting the two parks. Some of the highlights include the Rhododendron Garden, the Mountaineer Tree, the Stairs and Slides, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, and so much more.
Read the Full Article on travelawaits.com >> By Peggy Cleavland Aug. 14, 2021