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Green Lake Park
#13 of 421 things to do in Seattle
It is filled with wildlife such as ducks, geese, squirrels, families of crows, you may see hawks, eagles, and raccoons as well as chipmunks, heron, and crane.
It is just a wonderful family place and the exercise is what you make it: leisurely or fast, walking, running, swimming, kayaking, boarding.
The Museum of Flight
#4 of 421 things to do in Seattle
When my son was just a little guy, he *loved* coming here on a rainy day - it is very accessible and kids love planes, there is a great little cafe onsite, the tower is HUGE fun for kids, and it is fun for the adu...
Excellent museum, tons of areas to explore, kept my almost 3 year old son very busy!! Great for young kids or older kids, activities for a wide range of ages.
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
#15 of 421 things to do in Seattle
Great view of many aspects of the city.. bridges.. trains.. waterway.. ships going through the locks.. kids loved the experience.. free activity
It's open early (like 7am for you visiting East Coasters like us), you walk through a lovely botanical garden to get there, public restrooms (important for visitors with kids), glimpses of harbor seals (we saw two...
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Space Needle
#3 of 421 things to do in Seattle
Loved this.... went up about 4.30pm..... amazing view of the city as the sun sets..... Kids loved it too - great photos for their social media.... and they don’t usually like “the tourist sites” of places we visit.
All visitors attractions are start from here, MPH theater, Children Garden, Chihuly Garden, Sky Tower Space Needle, and Monorail which taking us to Western Union Station and Shopping, Pike Place, Pikes Public Mark...
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Washington State Ferries
#9 of 421 things to do in Seattle
Kids and adults alike are enthralled with the entire adventure - from the loading and unloading of vehicles to the hot cocoa and snacks from the snack bar, and, of course, the unparalleled views of Mt.
We used to vacation here a long time ago (15yrs) and this is our first return with our children to show them spectacular Pacific NW. WA State Ferries are an on-time, efficient, friendly and a fun way to travel.
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Safeco Field
#12 of 421 things to do in Seattle
Amazing experiences to be had at Safeco Field - the Seattle Mariner's Home Field has plenty for kids and adults, photo ops, great food options, great seating and loads of fun
2nd Chance Father's Day bbq tongs were a nice perk, but enjoyed great seats a supportive family atmosphere and exceptional friendliness by ball park staff and the fans mirrored this.
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Kerry Park
#10 of 421 things to do in Seattle
When the weather permits, this park has an AMAZING view of the city, and wonderful and relaxing atmosphere, and a great play area for smaller kids (toddlers-9 years old).
It is worth taking an Uber/Lyft from the city to soak in the fantastic views and if you are traveling with children, head down the steps on either side of the park to visit a modern neighborhood playground with a...
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Golden Gardens Park
#28 of 421 things to do in Seattle
Spectacular views, when clouds and rain allow, lots of people in the sand, playing volley ball, walking, kids on the playground equipment and lots os people on bikes.
We saw a bunch of little sailboats and assumed it was a sailing class and a bunch of children that are fun to watch especially when boys try to reach the other side of the earth by digging deeeeeeeep.
Washington Park Arboretum
#19 of 421 things to do in Seattle
Beautiful garden, great place to bring kids and pups for a walk!
A great many of them are stroller/wheelchair friendly, and there are just as many smaller, fern-covered paths just asking to be explored by children or the young-at-heart.
Living Computers: Museum + Labs
#5 of 421 things to do in Seattle
This was a great hands-on museum with enough history of computers to satisfy those looking for traditional museum experience but also almost all hands on to satisfy the kid in all of us.
This is a great museum for kids as it is interactive and it is also educational for children to see how far technology has advanced.
Woodland Park Zoo
#39 of 421 things to do in Seattle
Beloved gorilla family lives in astounding huge savannah, and the grizzlies have a natural stream stocked with salmon.
-Great for families -Good natural habitats -Some rare species such as snow leopards -Close to the downtown core, easily accessible by bus -The Zoo Tunes summer concert series is awesome
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Pike Place Market
#2 of 421 things to do in Seattle
our family loved stopping at quite a few food vendors on the street level--wonderful fresh produce, local candies, jams, and so much to eat! gorgeous fresh flowers galore, and the fish markets will ship fish as well!
Visited the pike market during my trip to Seattle; all family members loved the place ; lots of fresh food ; active all the day; too friendly people ; visited the first STARBUCKS ; had my favorite coffee there; th...
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Seattle Center
#37 of 421 things to do in Seattle
The Seattle Center is an area that includes the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit, EMP Museum, the monorail, the Science enter, a fantastic fountain in which kids and adults alike can play, a unique p...
... enjoy strolling around and soaking in the park-live environment, listening to visiting musicians or hitting the interesting museums (Chihuly Glass and Pop Culture), Seattle Center is a great family destination.
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Gas Works Park
#41 of 421 things to do in Seattle
Gorgeous rolling hills traversed by paved trails are a perfect playground for energetic kids and pets, as well as a romantic stroll or picnic.
Perfect for families, couples of any age, pets, friends, dates, bike fans, kayak fans, etc.
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Volunteer Park Conservatory
#22 of 421 things to do in Seattle
A lovely community park With incredible views and gorgeous plants and grounds, A nice, peaceful setting for a stroll or a family picnic!
You also have a museum, wading park for children, playground and a picnic ground where my granddaughters enjoyed climbing safely the elbow looking trees.
Sky View Observatory
#7 of 421 things to do in Seattle
I would think visiting Columbia Center is interesting for the grandparents and parents as well as the children entranced by mountains and comparing heights of buildings plus seeing Elliott Bay and the ferries.
Though the price is a little high (~$15/adult) they offer kids and military discounts and they have a museum at the sky view observatory.
Pacific Science Center
#42 of 421 things to do in Seattle
Another amazing exhibit, I recommend to anyone and everyone!! Perfect for couples or families, if you live near by you should buy the family pass well worth the price!!
... science and biology exhibits, kids play area, outdoor hands-on waterworks, live talks, IMAX Theater, and periodic rotating exhibits which are well-presented and spark the imagination of kids and adults alike.
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Discovery Park
#20 of 421 things to do in Seattle
Great spot for hiking, walk the beach looking for sea life, kids loved it, blackberries grow all over very good, lighthouse could use a clean up inside for viewing.
Exellent spot for a family or friends time, as well as a great place to walk with your pet, or take a great pictures!
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Alki Beach
#34 of 421 things to do in Seattle
You can stop by Harbor Ave to get a picturesque view of the skyline and then head on to the beach where you can have your kids build sand castles or watch volleyball while soaking up some sun.
Great place for a stroll t's a great place to hang out with friends and family.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
#21 of 421 things to do in Seattle
This National Historical Park had awesome interactive exhibits which were very kid friendly and a short movie that plays every so often which was really great!
This very informative and well designed historic Site in downtown Seattle is great for families and also free.
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Museum of History & Industry
#32 of 421 things to do in Seattle
Perfect for kids, teens, and anyone who loves history.
A great place for families to visit because of many fun interactive displays that can be enjoyed by both young and old.
Kubota Garden
#31 of 421 things to do in Seattle
Great place for kids to run around, for a picnic or a stroll.
My family loves to visit here for the beauty and peace.
Lake Union
#23 of 421 things to do in Seattle
Lots of family-friendly activities are around the lake!
Nice harbor view, little beach that kids were really enjoying.
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Lake Washington
#18 of 421 things to do in Seattle
Lovely beach, clean and family friendly inviting to sports enthusiasts, hikers, trails.
Take a lunch and use one of many picnic tables, swimsuits for you and the kids (many beaches are lifeguarded)
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International Fountain
#38 of 421 things to do in Seattle
The whole vibe around the fountain is great - interesting music playing, parents sitting around watching and tons of kids (and some brave parents!) getting absolutely soaked in the fountain itself.
The changing flow of water, and the delight of the children walking in the fountain area is a delight to see.
CenturyLink Field
#24 of 421 things to do in Seattle
Lots of fun and a great activity place to bring family and kids!! Check it out especially if you are in Seattle area!
Ezells fried chicken, Beechers mac-and-cheese, Din Tai Fung dumplings, Kid Valley burgers, and Ivars fish are killer food options.
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The Center for Wooden Boats
#33 of 421 things to do in Seattle
My kids take sailing lessons here every summer.
Since we had other plans at 1pm on Sunday, I needed to get the first available slot for a free boat ride for two adults and one child.
Columbia Center
#25 of 421 things to do in Seattle
Great stop with out of town family or friends.
This was a family affair with 2 elders (near 90), limited mobility, 3 kids 5 and under and 3 in their 20 something.. so our expectations varied, happy to say everyone was satisfied.
Seattle Great Wheel
#52 of 421 things to do in Seattle
The great wheel in Seattle is a fantastic way for families or anyone to take in the beautiful views of Puget Sound and downtown Seattle!
The wheel is a new attraction for Seattle waterfront when you on top of the wheel you can view puget sound see ferry boats the city mountains excellent for children.
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center
#26 of 421 things to do in Seattle
This is wonderfully effective for kids of all ages, and if you are willing to take the time to become engaged in the various exhibits, it will prove to be educational and quite fascinating.
There are interactive modules, focused on engaging school children and visitors of all ages, video clips, and opportunities for visitors to share their ideas.