Home of Starbucks, the Space Needle and Pike Place Market has really made Seattle a must visit destination amongst families during their vacations. From absorbing the landscape atop the iconic Space Needle to sipping a soy chai latte at the original Starbucks, there are more things to do in Seattle Washington together with your younger ones.
The Emerald City is filled with family-friendly unique experiences that can be experienced both onboard the boat charter in Seattle as well as by taking a leisurely stroll through the streets of Seattle. From famous markets and buildings to top-notch museums and an iconic waterfront, Seattle will surely capture your family’s heart. Below are enlisted activities you can try with your younger ones and full family while in Seattle:
SEATTLE WATERFRONT – Hop on your boat rental in Seattle and set sail on the blue waters to explore the Seattle Waterfront. Take in the mesmerizing views of the natural green surroundings and the exquisite shoreline. You can visit the great Seattle Aquarium and spot so many types of fish, otters, seals and more. You can also enjoy a ride on the Great Wheel, or catch a ferry to Bremerton or Bainbridge Island for an afternoon of exploring.
WOODLAND PARK ZOO – Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives. Your family will love walking the trails through the heavily wooded property and meeting animals of all shapes and sizes. Don’t miss the chance to ride on the historic carousel as well! Make your day a great one by visiting the zoo.
OLYMPIC SCULPTURE PARK – Olympic Sculpture Park is home to the much renowned Seattle Art Museum (SAM). SAM is home to a diverse collection of art, great traveling exhibitions, and to kids’ play/learning areas! Best of all, admission is always free for kids 12 and under. The Olympic Sculpture Park is SAM’s outdoor gallery with lots of huge art to view, as well as beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. By hiking or kayaking you can easily explore various microclimates and zones within the park.
SEATTLE CUISINES – If your kid or kids are food enthusiast who enjoy treating their tastebuds every now and then with something new, Seattle is the place to be. At any of the local restaurants, you can have scrumptious curry beef horn bow, fried chicken, chicken teriyaki, fresh-shucked oysters plus non-alcoholic refreshments; and other famous beverages. Meals and snacks are typically prepared by professional chefs. Later on, you can enjoy the night life and sip on some of the many freshly brewed beers or wines.
SNOQUALMIE FALLS – Snoqualmie Falls – the 270-foot waterfall is one of Washington State's most popular scenic attractions that your kids will also admire. Surrounded by a two-acre park, with an observation deck, gift shop, and the Salish Lodge, this is by far the most famous waterfall in Washington. Thousands of visitors flock here each year to learn about the extravagant flora and fauna found here. Snoqualmie Falls is also a nesting ground for peregrine falcons, so keep your eyes open for them.
FISHING – Fishing is exceptional in the area as well, with various derbies held throughout the year. The Olympic Peninsula is considered a great area for all types of fishing. Salmon is a popular catch. While the Strait is home to trophy halibut and lingcod, the rivers are home to wild rainbow trout. The locals consider themselves lucky in the sense they get good fresh seafood and incredible places to fish. All those fathers who want to teach their kids how to fish, hop on the boat rental in Seattle and try angling with your children.
While in Seattle, you can also plan a day trip to Whidbey Island, Snoqualmie Falls, and Tacoma. Hop on a boat charter in Seattle and enjoy the amazing panoramic vistas of mountains and water, taste incredible local foods, and explore the cobblestone streets of the quaint town and learn about the rich golden past of Seattle!