Monday, May 19, 2008

Things to do in Seattle with Children

As it turns out, Husband and I will be taking the shorties to Seattle this summer (I hesitate to give actual dates because I am paranoid that there are Internet crazies out there who will use the information to, you know, break into my house and steal my cats or something.) (Of course, they would have to get past the gated community and the attack dogs and the moat, and stuff.) (Kidding!) (Mostly!) (Maybe.) (But, if you're an internet crazizoid, believe me when I say, we not only have a really large attack dog, but, also...a cougar.) (We keep the cougar outside, because, whew! Have you ever SMELLED an attack cougar? They are RIPE, I'm telling you.)

Um, I digress. I need to know THINGS TO DO IN SEATTLE WITH KIDS. (Not to be confused with THINGS TO DO IN DENVER WHEN YOU'RE DEAD, which is the name of a deeply disturbing movie, which you would definitely NOT want to take kids to in ANY city, Seattle or otherwise.)

Okay, so, hit me, oh Internets - what are the "must-see" things to see with children in the Pacific NW?



Blogger mam said...

The Space Needle, of course, and the Pike St. Market. Those are the obvious ones, though...oh -- the Experience Music Project! -- you'll love this.

I've sent an email to my co-workers; I'm sure we'll come up with more good suggestions. And an Amtrack visit to Portland might be delightful too.

Monday, May 19, 2008 5:42:00 PM  
Blogger Nicole - Raising Animals said...

ME! Will you guys be there for a few days? Wanna have lunch?
I second all the PP's suggestions.

Monday, May 19, 2008 5:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best deal for the Space Needle is the lunch at the rotating resturant. The needle is located at the Seattle Center, there is a small amusement park, childrens museum, the science center/Imax. There is also a huge e fountain that kids love to play in. so bring a towel and plan to spend the day!

Monday, May 19, 2008 8:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Nicki said...

Well the number one thing I'd do is visit a few bloggers we both know!! :)

Monday, May 19, 2008 11:54:00 PM  
OpenID Staci said...

Hmm, I'm vetoing the restaurant at the Space Needle. ;) Way overpriced and the food is not so good. BUT - going up to the observation deck is a must for anyone new to town. I'd also be wary of the amusement park as it is now a hangout for the ... uh ... "rougher" kids in town. *I* don't feel safe walking through there, let alone bringing anyone under the age of 25 around it. That said, the rest of the Seattle Center is really great. There is a Science Center & Children's Museum on the grounds that are fun for kids. EMP has a few fun exhibits for kids, especially if they are a wee bit older. And yes - the fountain never fails to entertain!

Pike Place Market is packed during the summer, so if you don't mind keeping track of little ones in a sea of people (very crammed people) then there are some stores they might have fun with. Your best bet would be to hit it on a weekday - Saturdays are downright lethal. :)

When I take my goddaughter & her sister out for the day, we always hit either the Seattle Aquarium or the Woodland Park Zoo. The aquarium is on the waterfront, providing you access to all kinds of fun shops and piers. It is also right next to the ferries - a round trip on one of those things is something I always loved to do as a kid. If you are able, I'd head to a local beach for some beachcombing when the tide is out.

And ... a Mariner's game at Safeco Field. It's an outdoor stadium with super yummy food and a great view, I LOVE to go no matter how our boys are playing. Just a nice way to enjoy a summer afternoon or evening.

If you need to visit a park, check out Discovery Park ... lots of room to run & it has beach access.

Whew, that's a lot of commenting! Hope y'all have fun!

Thursday, May 22, 2008 4:16:00 PM  
Anonymous pree said...

If you have not yet come to Seattle. I started putting together a list for myself and you might find it useful.
Have fun.

Saturday, June 28, 2008 11:46:00 AM  
Blogger San Juan Safaris Whale Watching said...

See wild orca whales.
A great family outing, kids learn while they have fun.
We also belong to LOTS of stuff for kids to do.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 4:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recommend If you visit Seattle you have to stop by Earth's Minerals Scratch Patch. It is the only store like this of its kind in the USA. The idea comes from South Africa, read a full review on a local Seattle magazine

or visit their website

Thursday, September 10, 2009 11:45:00 AM  
Blogger nicolec said...

Red Tricycle Seattle is a super resource for things to do with kids in seattle and places to eat. It has everythng you need to plan the perfect family trip.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 4:10:00 PM  
Blogger nicolec said...

Red Tricycle Seattle is an amazing resource for things to do and places to eat with kids in Seattle.

great resource for planning a family trip.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 4:11:00 PM  

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