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Kids outings in Seattle

Destination(s): Seattle

Three days of outdoor fun and educational outings for your wee ones chock full of fabulous activities and kid friendly restaraunts. read more about Kids outings in Seattle

Mayflower Park Hotel

Mayflower Park Hotel

Connected to the upscale shopping mall that is Westlake Center in downtown Seattle, this classy hotel is an excellent choice for those with more discriminating tastes. Surrounding by Nordstrom, Macys and countless other shops and boutiques, you'll enjoy retreating to your stylish, comfortable room at the Mayflower after a day of spending, particularly if you stop in Oliver's downstairs for what's known as the best martini in Seattle.


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Crepe De France

Crepe De France

Luna Park Cafe

Luna Park Cafe

  • 2918 Southwest Avalon Way
  • tel:1 206 935 7250
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98126
Discovery Park

Discovery Park

  • 3801 West Government Way
  • tel:+1 206 386 4236
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98199

Covering over 500 acres, Discovery Park provides visitors with views of the Sound, as well as both the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges. While not ideal for sunbathing, the protected tidal beaches are a wonderful rocky area for exploration, and perhaps sighting a sea lion or other interesting wildlife, making this both a fun and educational trip for children and adults. 

Discovery Park is open every day from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., and the visitor center is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park is closed on major holidays.



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Volunteer Park

Volunteer Park

  • 1247 15th Ave E
  • (at Prospect St)
  • tel:+1 206 684 4555
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98102
Discovery Park

Discovery Park

  • 1247 15th Ave E
  • (at Prospect St)
  • Seattle
Children's Museum

Children's Museum

  • 305 Harrison St
  • Seattle Center, Center House
  • tel:206/441-1768
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98121

With eleven exhibits and 22,000 sq feet of space, this museum is the ideal place to let the little ones crawl around and explore. Features include a toddler "Discovery Bay," a global village, a kid-sized art studio, and Go Figure! – a Microsoft-sponsored exhibit that allows kids to jump inside their favorite storybooks.


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Gas Works Park

Gas Works Park

  • 2101 North Northlake Way
  • (at Meridian Avenue)
  • tel:+1 206 684 4075
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98102
Seattle Tilth Children's Garden

Seattle Tilth Children's Garden

  • 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Room 120
  • tel:+1 206 633 0451
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98103
Cal Anderson Park

Cal Anderson Park

Agua Verde Cafe

Agua Verde Cafe

Tilth

Tilth

  • 1411 N. 45th Street
  • tel:1 206 633 0801
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98103
Café Campagne

Café Campagne

  • 1600 Post Alley
  • Between Post Alley and Pine Streets
  • tel:206/728-2233
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98101
Anthony's Pier 66 & Bell Street Diner

Anthony's Pier 66 & Bell Street Diner

Le Panier

Le Panier

  • 1902 Pike Place
  • tel:1 206 441 3669
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98101
Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo

  • 5500 Phinney Avenue North
  • tel:+1 206 684 4800
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98103

New visitors would never guess the Woodland Park Zoo is over 100 years old, and one of the oldest on the west coast. The grounds, 92 acres in all, are well-kept and clean, allowing you to view almost 300 species of animals.

The zoo provides a home for 35 endangered and five threatened animal species. Its botanical collection includes 7,000 trees and more than 50,000 shrubs and herbs representing more than 1,000 species. There's also a food court, as well as seating area for those interested in packing a picnic lunch.


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Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park

  • 8603 Fauntleroy Way Southwest
  • tel:+1 206 684 4075 (Information Center)
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98136
The Seattle Aquarium

The Seattle Aquarium

  • 1483 Alaskan Way
  • Pier 59
  • tel:206/386-4300
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98174

Newly remodeled as of 2007, the Seattle Aquarium is one of the best attractions on the waterfront for kids. The exhibits start off with a bang when you walk in to see divers feeding the fish in an enormous tank near the entrance, and touching the starfish, sea cucumbers and anemones in the tide pools is fun for both kids and adults.

The overwhelming favorites seem to be the sea otters, who splash and float about in synchronized pairs, but the giant octopus is worth a peek as well!


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Woodland Park Rose Garden

Woodland Park Rose Garden

  • North 50th Street and Phinney Avenue North
  • tel:+1 206 684 4075 (Seattle Parks)
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98103
Log House Museum

Log House Museum

  • 3003 61st Avenue Southwest
  • tel:+1 206 938 5293
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98116
Ivar's Acres of Clams

Ivar's Acres of Clams

  • 1001 Alaskan Way
  • (Pier 54)
  • tel:206 624 6852
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98101
Red Mill Burgers

Red Mill Burgers

Pegasus Pizza

Pegasus Pizza

  • 2758 Alki Avenue Southwest
  • tel:1 206 932 4849
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  • Seattle, 98116
Golden Gardens Park

Golden Gardens Park

  • 8498 Seaview Pl NW
  • tel:+1 206 615-0691
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98107

This Ballard park on the Sound features a sandy coastline ideal for a summer day at the beach. Those looking for a little more activity will enjoy the forest hiking trails, and fishing enthusiasts can get the perfect catch on the pier or by taking their boat out on the water.

Golden Gardens is a great place for a family day out, with playgrounds for the kids and plenty of picnic areas.
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Museum of Flight

Museum of Flight

  • 9404 E. Marginal Way S
  • tel:206/764-5720
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98168

The brief drive outside the city is worth it to get a look at Wright planes, war planes, spy planes and more. The Great Hall features over twenty actual planes, including the man-powered Gossamer Albatross, an F-5 supersonic fighter and a Blackbird spy plane. The exhibits walk you through the history of flight, including everything from the Wright brothers to the mystery of Amelia Earhart, with artifacts, newspaper clippings and old video footage.

The kid's center is filled with interactive flight fun, but the real highlight is the simulated air-traffic control tower. As the museum is next to the Boeing airport, you'll watch real planes land and hear real-time transmissions as the pilots are guided in.

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Seattle Center Monorail

Seattle Center Monorail

  • 370 Thomas Street
  • Suite 200
  • tel:+1 206 905 2620
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98101

The trip is brief, but the view and convenience can't be beat. The first monorail in the country links the Seattle Center (and Space Needle) to Westlake Center in the heart of downtown Seattle. The monorail is $2 to ride and runs every 10 minutes from both stations between 9:00am and 11:00pm, seven days a week. read more about Seattle Center Monorail

Ray's Cafe

Ray's Cafe

  • 6049 Seaview Avenue Northwest
  • tel:206 782 0094 cafe / 1 789 3770 boathouse
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98107
Alki Beach

Alki Beach

  • 1702 Alki Ave SW
  • tel:+1 206 684 4075
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98116

Looking for a Cali beach town vibe in the Pacific Northwest? The Alki Beach isn't just a hotspot for getting some sun and surf, it gives visitor's a chance to explore the historic Alki Point, where the first settlers began what would become the city of Seattle. Alki beach is a great place for all of your favorite beach activities – swimming, sunning, biking, volleyball, grilling – and there are dozens of shops, cafes and restaurants to explore after you've soaked in enough sun. Be sure to check out the Alki Lighthouse and the miniature Statue of Liberty while you're there.

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Seattle Center

Seattle Center

It's more than just the home of the Space Needle. Seattle Center's rides, games, restaurants and grounds span 74 acres; it's possible to spend an entire sight-seeing day right here. For the kids, it's a sure bet for entertainment, with everything from roller coasters to arcade games and mini-golf. There's also a children's museum and theatre in the Center House for a more educational experience. On a summer day, break out the bathing suits and splash around in the International Fountain (with plenty of grass for lying out and catching some rays as well).

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Osteria la Spiga

Osteria la Spiga

  • 1429 12th Avenue
  • Between Pike Street And Union Street
  • tel:1 206 323 8881
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98122
Seattle Center - Visitor Information

Seattle Center - Visitor Information

  • 305 Harrison Street
  • tel:+1 206 684 7200 (Tourist Information)
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98109
The Space Needle

The Space Needle

  • 400 Broad St
  • Seattle Center
  • tel:206/905-2100
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98121

Built for the 1962 World's Fair, this 605-foot towering structure may also rate as one of the nation's most recognized structures...and one of its most overrated tourist traps.  The $22 adult day-and-night ticket is about as steep as the Needle itself, and one's wait in line will often exceed the time spent at the top.  The views are free and just as impressive atop the Columbia Tower nearby on Fifth Avenue.

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Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (SFM)

Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (SFM)

  • 325 Fifth Ave. N
  • Seattle Center, inside Experience Music Project building
  • tel:877/367-5483
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98121
Seward Park

Seward Park

  • 5900 Lake Washington Boulevard South
  • tel:+1 206 684 4075 (Seattle Parks)
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98118
Steelhead Diner

Steelhead Diner

  • 95 Pine Street
  • Pike Place Market
  • tel:206 625 0129
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98101