At the center of what used to be a thriving coal mining industry, modern day Renton is still prospering thanks to its location and long list of attractions. This centralized city is connected to the major Washington highways I-5, I-405, and SR167. There is a great public transportation system here that makes getting ether across town, or to one of ... Read more
the surrounding metropolitan/natural locations, an absolute breeze. Renton is also the new home to a state-of-the-art-practice facility for Washington’s own Seattle Seahawks. The impressive building happens to be the second largest such complex in the NFL. Renton is the final resting place of the world famous guitarist Jimmi Hendrix, who has been buried at the greenwood cemetery since he stopped rocking in 1970. Renton is relatively well kept throughout the city, even in the downtown district. This is the case because of a conscious effort by city officials to maintain even the less thriving areas to assure the city, as a whole, was pleasing. Today, areas like the continually expanding Landing bring even more to do to the streets of Renton.
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Seattle's reputation for wet weather is perhaps both deserved and overblown: it doesn't actually get as much total rain as many other U.S. cities, but it does have more days per year with at least some amount ... Read more
of precipitation. For your best chances of not having your picnic rained out, visit between March and September when the rain is least heavily concentrated and the city’s residents make their way outdoors for music festivals galore. Temperatures in this coastal city are pretty mild, rarely getting hotter than the low 80s (27-29C) in the summer or dipping below freezing in the winter.

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Kihei, Hawaii

Being born and raised in Renton, I've seen it go through many changes. It's just a quiet suburb south of Seattle. This is where the Boeing 737 is made, Coulon Park is located in Renton at the south end of Lake Washington... very busy on Sunny days! They also have a great farmers market and some good restaurants. And, if you are a Jimi Hendrix fan you can visit his gravesite and memorial at Greenwood Cemetary! Not necessarily a "vacation" destination, but some fun places to see.

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Ipswich, Queensland

Found the South Central Plaza shopping mall....great sale on at the time so they certainly got a bit of my money!

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San Jose, California, USA
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Uh Renton, like most of Southern Seattle, is somewhat avoided for good reason. In Renton's case, it's pretty much strict housing or commercial. Nothing to do there at all.

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Panhandle, Texas

Lived there in the late 60s not bad plase to live.

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Local from Seattle
Recommended for:Outdoor Enthusiasts
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