This August we returned, we our two favorite companions.
Here's a few of our favorite activities:
Love that train ride...
We played cards, read books, ate in the dining car, and didn't worry a bit about traffic. Check the Amtrak website regularly for discounts/deals.
Fremont District Fun...
The walking tour with superheroes, community art, and heart. Worth every penny to get an insider-view of this uniquely Seattle neighborhood. Great eats nearby too!
Buy tickets online to avoid the long lines and dedicate at least an hour up at the top, as there are several interactive displays as well as a great view. Employees will take your picture and email it to you for free, so even Mom gets in the skyline shot!
The challenge of this amazing fountain is to touch the center globe without getting wet.
I double dog dare you to try it. I also advise that you bring a towel. It makes for a perfect way to unwind after a long day and was a favorite location for our boys.
Amazing sculpture displays and garden: Ask about their summer special that gives you access both day and night. Tickets can be purchased with Space Needle tix at a discount. Be sure to watch the movie that shows the artist's process and vision.
I never, ever expected to attend an NFL game - but my boy loves football! That said, the Seahawks put on a great party. Touchdown City was free and great fun for the kids. Contact Seattle's Children's Home for ticket sales that support a good cause.
Pacific Science Center...
This museum offers kid friendly fun in the middle of it all. Use your local children's museum membership to get in for free.
DO NOT MISS the high-rail bike.
Pike Place Market...
The Free Walking Tour was fabulous and family friendly. Our guide was funny, informed, and hooked us up with food samples throughout the market. Hooray!
Soooo touristy; Soooo fun! There really is no need to use a car in Seattle. You can get everywhere you need to go with trains, the monorail, light rail, and buses. Use the Transit app for automatic updates.
Just a block from the Amtrak Station, this historical park is totally worth a quick visit. Check out the movie telling of the journey north. Junior Rangers welcome!