Things to do in Seattle are not hard to find, as the city is full of enjoyable places and activities for your family to enjoy. Here are some ideas to get you started on your adventure.
1. Seattle Harbor Cruise
Board a boat for a trip around Elliot Bay and the Seattle harbor as you learn about this historic city’s waterfront area. You’ll see some of the largest shipping terminals in the world while viewing the iconic skyline. If you’re fortunate enough to ride on a clear day, you’ll have views of Mount Rainier.
2. Pike Place Market Food Tour
Pike Place is one of Seattle’s iconic landmarks and a spot where you can sample a wide variety of cuisines. This walking tour gives you an insider view of the market while giving you a taste of things from baked goods to fresh produce and everything in between.
3. Beneath the Streets Underground History Tour
Pioneer Square is Seattle’s original neighborhood. One of the more unique experiences you’ll find, this tour takes you underground for a history lesson you won’t soon forget. Seattle tours are many, but this is one you don’t want to miss.
4. Space Needle
When it comes to Seattle attractions, perhaps there is none more iconic than the Space Needle. You’ll enjoy 360-degree views of mountains, water, and cityscape far below from the newly-renovated open-air deck. Go one story down to see the world’s only revolving glass floor.
5. Chihuly Garden and Glass
Take your family to marvel at the pops of bright color and sleek shapes created by glass artist Dale Chihuly found throughout eight galleries. His work continues outside in the lush landscaping surrounding this Seattle attraction’s quaint garden paths.
6. DEFY Seattle
Run wild at one of DEFY Seattle’s Family Nights. This indoor playground features 30,000-square-feet of obstacle courses and circus equipment along with over 35 trampolines for your enjoyment.
7. Olympic Sculpture Park
The Seattle Art Museum operates this scenic spot overlooking Puget Sound. It’s free to visit, open year-round to the public, and features contemporary, modern art spanning its 9-acre grounds.
8. Ballard Locks
Learn about the way that ships move from Puget Sound into the interior Lake Union and Lake Washington at this free attraction. Visit its museum, observe boats going through, or visit the fish ladder section and try to spot salmon.
9. Freemont Troll
Visit the Freemont Troll located under a bridge to see one of Seattle’s best free attractions. This giant sculpture was created from steel, wire, and concrete, and stands at 18 feet tall.
10. Discovery Park
Take your family to Discovery Park for an active day of fun. This 534-acre park is Seattle’s largest and features beautiful mountain and water views.