Seattle can be a rainy city, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take the time to visit and see the sights on your next family vacation. Whether you live within an hour of Seattle, or you need to take a road trip to get there, you will love the incredible options that are available to you when it comes to having fun with your family in Seattle.
The Space Needle is more than six hundred feet tall and it is one of the best places to experience the stunning views of the city and nearby mountains. While you can go to the observation deck, you may prefer The Loupe, which is a revolving glass floor. It offers a unique experience that you and your family will never forget. I recommend enjoying a glass of wine at the wine bar at the top too, but only if you are not afraid of heights. Don’t worry, they have all those drinks that your kids love at the café up there too!
Pike Place Market has been open since 1907 and there are now more than two hundred vendors to purchase things from. While you can grab fresh fish at any of the four fish markets, and fresh fruits and vegetables from the produce stalls, I don’t want you to forget about the other specialty foods that are available. It is best to arrive at this market early to avoid the crowds, but honestly, you might be there all day exploring the nine acres that the entire market is in.
There is a whole other city below the city you see today, and you must take the time to explore it during your visit. There are many different tour groups that offer ways to see Seattle’s Underground and I can help you choose the one that will work the best for your family.
This gorgeous museum can be found at the Seattle Center and it is dedicated to the works by Dale Chihuly. There are eight different galleries to explore, but your favorite space will be the Garden. It is there where you will see four monumental works amongst all the fuchsias, daylilies, camellias, and handkerchief trees.
The Washington State Ferries can take you to some amazing places on their twelve different routes. I love heading over to Bainbridge Island because the views there and back are stunning. You will love getting to explore the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art and the rest of the island before heading back to the big city.
These are the five best things to do in Seattle, but there are so many other options to add to your itinerary. I would love to spend some time creating the perfect list of things for your family road trip to Seattle, so give me a call today. You will be amazed at how much you can do during the time you have available for your little adventure away from home! For more information on traveling to not only Seattle but the pacific northwest, click here.