Seattle, Washington is a great place to travel with kids because there are so many family-friendly activities in Seattle!
We had a truly wonderful time in Seattle. We stayed near the water and the new art park at Homewood suites. Our room was huge and it was a suite. The only downside that we were on the side of the building that was close to a nightclub that stayed open really late and we could hear it.
To minimize our costs, we got a City Pass and they had a 10% military discount. Everywhere we went in Seattle seemed to offer a military discount.
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10 Family-Friendly Activities in Seattle
1. Space Needle
The entire area around the space needle is fun. We, of course, went up to the top. The view was beautiful, even though it was cloudy. The Space Needle has a military discount and they accept the City Pass.
2. Seattle Aquarium
I like this aquarium a lot. It is small but they utilize their space well. We have been several times, but have not been lucky enough to catch the salmon going through the ladder.
3. Woodlawn Park Zoo
This zoo is a must. Zoos in the pacific northwest are a must. Unlike most zoos in our country, the ones in the northwest are in a league of their own. They are incredibly sprawled out and you will be doing a lot of walking. It is worth the walk because the zoo is beautiful and they have tons of animals.
We had a great time here. There were loads of activities for our children to do even though they were small when we went. There are all kinds of different areas including dinosaurs and butterflies.
5. Children’s Museum
We have yet to go here, but I know that it is near the Space Needle and I have heard good things about it.
6. Argosy Cruises – Seattle Harbor Tour
This is an activity that we would not have normally done, but since it was included in our city pass we couldn’t pass it up. It was not a very long harbor cruise, but it was relaxing and we got some amazing pictures and heard all about the city.
7. The Museum of Flight
By far the best airplane museum I’ve been to. Depending on how much your family members enjoy planes is how much time you need to plan for this museum. My husband is a pilot and we were there all day. It is a large museum that has an extensive collection of planes. They utilize their space well and it takes a lot of time to see everything. Their restaurant was excellent.
8. Museum of Pop Culture (formerly the Experience Music Project)
Okay, I am not really into music so I was not very impressed with this museum. They could do so much with it, but haven’t. My ex-husband, however, loves music and was also not super impressed. You can get a combined pass that lets you into the Experience Music Project and the Science Fiction Museum.
Random! This is a weird museum, but it is included in your Experience Music Project admission. I actually liked it better than the music museum, but it is really an odd museum.
There is nothing more iconic about Seattle than Pike’s Place Market. There you can watch the guys throw fish and visit the 1st Starbucks! You can shop for almost anything at Pike’s Place Market. I still have some dried flowers I bought there 6 years ago. Plan to eat here for at least one meal. We always have to hit Sister’s Cafe, they make the best sandwiches!