Fun With Kids

Family- Friendly Activities in Seattle

“The bluest skies you’ve ever seen are in Seattle” – so the song goes. But only when it isn’t raining! Even so, this city is truly beautiful. Surrounded by water, trees and mountains, it’s an ideal place to find many family- friendly outdoor activities. In addition, on the rainy days, there’s a variety of indoor activities the whole family can enjoy.

Visiting the Pike Place Market is an experience for the senses – sweet aromas from the bakeries, cooking demonstrations, food samples, colorful fruits and vegetables, and the smell of fresh fish. You will hear the chatter among the sellers and customers, and hear musical groups playing on the corner. Flowers, toys, wine, coffee, tea, nuts, candy and much more are available. It’s a lively, entertaining place for the family and most of it is covered. It’s located in downtown, near the waterfront.

While you’re at Pike Place Market, walk to the Market Theater in Post Alley and take a look at the “gum wall.” It’s a brick wall of chewed-up wads of gum stuck to the wall in unique ways. Add your contribution. The kids think it’s a real blast!

A short walk and you’ll find yourself at one of the most beautiful seaports in the world. There’s a lovely walkway, several viewing areas, and benches and tables for picnics. The Seattle Aquarium is entertaining and educational for everyone. In the waterfront vicinity, there are many fine seafood restaurants, including Anthony’s Home Port and Elliott’s Oyster House.

Jump on a WWII amphibious landing craft, better known as a “Ride the Ducks” vehicle. A wild land and sea tour of Seattle awaits you. Hear historical stories and folklore, do a duck dance, and be entertained by wacky jokes. After the land tour is over, the vehicle slides into Lake Union for the water portion of the tour.

The huge complex, Seattle Center, is a central meeting place for people of all cultures to come together and enjoy the many events and attractions. Highlights for families include an ascent to the top of the Space Needle, trips to the Children’s Museum, a Food Court, Pacific Science Center, and Seattle Center Skatepark. Cultural festivals including, the Irish Festival, Turk Fest, and Folklife Festival, are fun places to go to experience the cultures of Seattle’s many ethnic groups.

A trip across Puget Sound to Tillicum Village on Blake Island is a great adventure and educational event. You will take an 8- mile narrated boat trip across Puget Sound, and as you disembark, you will be served a bowl of hot clams in steaming nectar. When you enter the longhouse, you will delight in the scent of salmon cooking. The salmon is cooked on cedar stakes over an alder-wood fire. The guests are served a sumptuous salmon dinner buffet. After dinner, guests are treated to entertainment showcasing the Coast Salish Tribes. Indian dances and stories are featured. After some time to look around, the boat leaves to return to Seattle.

This city offers many outdoor activities that are family- friendly. In nearly every neighborhood, there are great parks, wooded hiking trails, and lakes. Downtown has lots of outdoor features and activities in addition to various indoor attractions that children, as well as parents, can enjoy together. Please visit our Communites Section to find out more  great information about our beautiful state.

And if you have made the decision that Seattle is where you want to call home, contact Albert Clark, Real Estate Consultant. He will help you find your dream home.

 

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