If you’ve ever asked my opinion on where to go on a Seattle vacation, the Seattle Waterfront is always at the top of my list. I mean, I wrote a whole post about exploring Pier 57 with kids last year!
So, it should come as no surprise that it’s also an unforgettable date night in Seattle!
Recently, my family had the opportunity to do a private Seattle Aquarium behind the scenes tour. Let me tell you: It was fantastic and my kids are begging to go back!
Seattle Children’s Theatre Presents The Velveteen Rabbit
Running November 1-December 30, 2018, The Velveteen Rabbit is Seattle Children’s Theatre’s holiday show.
The show comes to Seattle from the Unicorn Theatre in London, which is the UK’s leading theatre for young audiences.
What are the Seattle Amazon Spheres?
Amazon is always trying to come up with ways to make life easier and a bit more enjoyable. I mean, Amazon Prime has changed the way most of my Mom friends live!
So, it should be no surprise that they created a unique work space for their employees: the Seattle Amazon Spheres.
I saw my first Eric Carle book when I was in kindergarten. It was Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and our class did an art project where we each created a page in the book.
It’s my most memorable art project from elementary school and that book was definitely a favorite growing up.
Visit Kent, WA for Kid-Friendly Adventures
One of our favorite things to do on weekends here in Seattle is exploring nearby cities for a PNW getaway. This past weekend, Visit Kent WA invited my family on a press trip to discover what makes Kent such a kid-friendly place in Washington State.
Seattle Waterfront Shuttle
Have you heard about the Seattle Waterfront Shuttle? It’s the newest Seattle tour bus (it just launched 3 weeks ago) and it’s completely free!
It’s available 7 days a week from 10am-8pm this summer/fall and stops at 9 attractions near downtown Seattle and along Seattle’s waterfront.
Have you ever done an escape room?
You know, those places where a group of people are locked in a room and have to figure out puzzles, find clues, and escape within a short time limit.
What’s the Seattle Ice Cream Cruise
The Seattle Ice Cream Cruise (also called the Sunday Ice Cream Cruise) is a little boat ride offered by the Seattle Ferry Service.
MoPOP (Formerly the Experience Music Project)
If you are heading to Seattle Center, you can’t miss MoPOP! It’s the big, colorful building that used to be called the Experience Music Project.
Every summer, my group of mom friends creates a Summer Play Date Bucket List. We each contribute ideas of epic adventures that we’d like to do for our weekly Friday play dates. One year, we did the Link Light Rail
and it was a huge hit! This year, we decided to take the Sounder train to the International District for lunch.
Day Trip From Seattle
To me, it’s hard to beat the Seattle Waterfront on a warm summer day. It’s just comes alive! And it’s the best spot to see ferries and cruise ships. The only thing cooler than being on the Seattle Waterfront is seeing it from the water on a Seattle cruise! So for my birthday this year, I decided to take my family on a Seattle Argosy Cruise to Tillicum Excursion on Blake Island.
Pier 57 in Seattle with Kids
Whether you are visiting Seattle with kids on a family vacation, or you are a local Seattle family, Pier 57 is the ultimate spot for family fun in Seattle.
Pacific Science Center with Toddlers
The Pacific Science Center is a great stop for tourists and locals alike when visiting Seattle Center. Not only do they house fabulous exhibits year-round suitable for kids and adults, but they also have really interesting traveling exhibits. The Pacific Science Center is a fun thing to do in Seattle with kids of all ages. It’s also the ultimate place to watch an IMAX movie.
Note: This post was originally published October 31, 2016 and updated April 23, 2018.