Daycations

Overview

Who said you had to leave your favorite town to go on vacation? Now you don't! Here are some day plans for anyone who wants to have fun, relax, or hang out with friends in the comfort of a small town.

Check out our Community Events Calendar for fun events you can incorporate to your daycation.

Ridgefield offers many options to get the kids out of the house and enjoy quality family time together!

  • Start the morning with a quick breakfast at Old Liberty Theater. Old Liberty Theater has an array of pastries, bagels and offers a breakfast sandwich. If it's a Saturday between June and the first weekend in October, visit the Farmers Market at Overlook Park to buy unique goods and fresh produce. The Bakerchic's booth offers tasty pastries and breads.
    • On the first Saturday of each month, Ridgefield holds themed family-friendly events in downtown. Activities may include crafts and activities, scavenger hunts, games, and sports. Check out our upcoming First Saturday events here.

Activities

  • One great family activity is to go to a Ridgefield Raptors game together! The Raptors play June through early August at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.
  • Head down to the waterfront, and take a walk along the waterfront trail, an easy yet beautiful walk that's perfect for kids. Most days, there is plenty of wind on the waterfront for kite flying. Bring field games like volleyball or soccer for the family to play together!
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch on the waterfront or at Davis Park. Center Market has a hot case loaded with quick lunch items or stop by Carts by the Park to order a tasty lunch from Little Conejo, Sugars Barbecue, Little Canteen, or Sushi Kato.
    • On Tuesdays, starting in June, the Battle Ground Parks and Recreation Program will offer its Playground Program at noon in Davis Park. Check the Community Events Calendar for more information.
  • For an afternoon treat, pick up some ice cream or a smoothie from Season's Coffee.
  • If Fido is along on the family daycation, visit the Ridgefield Off Leash Dog Park. Located near Hillhurst and Great Blue Road, the dog park features a fenced, off-leash area where licensed dogs can run and play.
  • For more family fun activities, visit Abrams Park. Abrams Park has 2 playgrounds, baseball fields, soccer fields, a walking trail and a creek. There is also the Fairgrounds Community Park near Clark County Fairgrounds. It has lots of playground equipment, 2 picnic shelters, a paved walking trail, and a basketball half-court.
  • Another great option for the family is the Practice Range at Tri-Mountain Golf Course. Every day after 3 pm, kids (under 17 years old) play free with one paid adult. Tri-Mountain Golf Course is a 10-minute drive from downtown Ridgefield. The Practice Facility offers a full driving range, practice chipping and pitching green as well as a 9-hole putting course.
  • End the day with dinner at Sportsman's Public House or El Rancho Viejo. Both are perfect for the family!
    • If you are ready to head home for the night, pick up a take-and-bake pizza from Zebrun's Starliner.