Things to do in Seattle with Kids

things to do in Seattle with kids

Animals and Nature in Seattle

Woodland Park Zoo
Saves animals and their habitats through conservation leadership and engaging experiences, inspiring people to learn, care and act.
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Woodland Park: The Rose Garden
One of only two dozen certified American Rose Test Gardens in the United States.
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Washington Park Arboretum
A hidden gem on the shores of Lake Washington.
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Seattle Aquarium
The ninth largest aquarium in the U.S. by attendance and among the top five paid visitor attractions in the Puget Sound region.
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Carkeek Park
This popular park offers extraordinary views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.
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Attractions and Landmarks in Seattle

Kerry Park
A 1.26 acres park on the south slope of Queen Anne Hill in Seattle.
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Ride the Duck Tours: Land & Water Craft in 1.5 hrs
Tour Seattle by land and water on a World War II amphibious landing craft.
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Victoria Clipper: Trips to Victoria and Elsewhere
Travel company with deals on vacations, hotels, packages in Seattle.
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Float Pane Tours and Transportation
Have your flights book here to Seattle from the San Juan Islands, Victoria and Port Angeles.
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Ballard Locks, Seattle
One of Seattle’s most popular tourist attractions, especially during the sunny months.
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Ye Olde Curiosity Shop
Indian art, gifts, Gifts, Jokes, Free Stuff, Collectible Art and more.
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Woodland Park Zoo
Saves animals and their habitats through conservation leadership and engaging experiences, inspiring people to learn, care and act.
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The Fremont Troll
A public sculpture in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle.
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Smith Tower
Stood for 100 years providing the Southern bookend to Seattle’s skyscrapers.
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Seattle Aquarium
A public aquarium opened in 1977 and located on Pier 59 on the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle
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Safeco Field
A retractable roof baseball stadium located in Seattle.
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Pike Place Market
Seattle’s original farmers market and the center of locally sourced, artisan and specialty foods.
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Pacific Science Center
A science and educational museum, IMAX theater, planetarium, and science exhibits at the Seattle Center.
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Fun and Games in Seattle

Stone Gardens
Our Seattle gym features over 16000 square feet of indoor climbing surface and the best bouldering in the NW.
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Interbay Golf Center
Operates municipal golf courses all over the Puget Sound region.
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GameWorks — Seattle
A bar and game venue.
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Fun Forest Amusement Park
Have fun and visit this amusement park.
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Kid-friendly Eats in Seattle

Tutta Bella Neopolitan Pizzeria
Northwest’s first and most celebrated authentic Neapolitan pizzeria.
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St. Clouds
Serves up both regional cuisine and comfort foods, and hosts some great local music acts.
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Seattle Center House
Features fresh, local foods and beverages.
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My Coffee House
Enjoy their very nice welcoming environment with service, great and friendly
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Ivar’s Salmon House
Filled with Northwest native art, décor and historical photographs, you’ll enjoy memorable meals.
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Ivar’s Acres of Clams
Offers 24 fast casual Seafood Bars and three full-service waterfront-view restaurants.
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Husky Deli
The Premiere catering company in West Seattle with fresh sandwiches and Hand crafted Ice Cream.
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Grateful Bread Bakery
Offer homemade bread, pastries and bagels in Wedgewood.
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Endolyne Joe’s
Part of the Chow Foods chain and located in West Seattle.
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Easy Street Records & Café
The last great all day breakfast place in town that’s priced as breakfast food should be.
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Cupcake Royale
Enjoy great variety of cupcake flavors and even ice cream.
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Cloud City Coffee
Community coffee shop offering offer food, coffee, and wireless access.
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Central Cinema
A pizza and beer movie theater located in the Central District neighborhood.
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Live Performances in Seattle

Zoo Tunes
Enjoy concert Series at Woodland Park Zoo presented by Carter Subaru Summer.
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Seattle Children’s Theatre
Presents performances and ticket availability, with drama school and deafness workshop and educational program details and organizational background.
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Northwest Puppet Center
Features puppetry performances, marionette operas, museum exhibits, touring shows and education programs.
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Local Unique in Seattle

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop
Indian art, gifts, Gifts, Jokes, Free Stuff, Collectible Art and more.
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Washington State Ferries
Helps you discover nearby places, activities, and points of interest.
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The Fremont Troll
A public sculpture in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle.
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Space Needle
Become the symbol of Seattle, and one of the most recognizable structures in the world.
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Nordic Heritage Museum
Where history comes alive and contemporary artists and community activities are celebrated with vibrant exhibits and events.
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Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour
A leisurely, guided walking tour beneath Seattle’s sidewalks and streets.
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Fremont Outdoor Cinema
A summer long outdoor movie event.
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Archie McPhee
The best toys, gifts, candy and novelties on the internet.
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Museums, Exhibits and Art Galleries in Seattle

Frye Art Museum
A living legacy of visionary patronage and civic responsibility, committed to artistic inquiry and a rich visitor experience.
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Wing Luke Asian Museum
Great museum with a great tour.
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The Museum of Communications
The only know museum with working telephone switches and equipment.
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The Children’s Museum — Seattle
The New Exploratorium, Great for Kids & Families.
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The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
The premier museum of natural history and culture in the Pacific Northwest.
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Soundbridge
Has inspired a love of symphonic music for all ages through interactive classes and intimate concert experiences.
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Pacific Science Center
A science and educational museum, IMAX theater, planetarium, and science exhibits at the Seattle Center.
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Nordic Heritage Museum
Visit a place where history comes alive and contemporary artists and community activities are celebrated with vibrant exhibits and events.
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Museum of History and Industry
The place to discover Seattle, to connect with our region and its rich history, and to explore your role in creating our future.
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Maritime Event Center
A nautical-themed private Seattle event space featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and unbeatable views of Elliott Bay.
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Klondike Goldrush National Historical Park Seattle
Official National Park Service site.
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The Museum of Flight
A museum kids love.
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Shopping in Seattle

Uwajimaya Village
One of the largest and most comprehensive dining and shopping complexes in the Northwest which is dedicated to Asian specialties.
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Third Place Books — Ravenna
Really cozy bookstore and coffee shop .
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The Elliott Bay Book Company
Located in Pioneer Square, they are the home to over 150000 titles, set on cedar shelves in a series of exposed-brick walled rooms.
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Secret Garden Bookshop
The wonderful Secret Garden Bookshop has a particular specialty in young adult books.
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Recreational Equipment Inc.
A privately held American retail corporation organized as a consumers’ cooperative.
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Pike Place Market
Seattle’s original farmers market and the center of locally sourced, artisan and specialty foods.
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Party @ Display & Costume
Sells variety of party supplies, tableware, decorations, favors, costumes and accessories.
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Pacific Place
An upscale shopping center located in downtown Seattle.
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Golden Age Collectables
Has everything you need to spoil your inner child: comics and manga, toys and games, pictures of your favorite stars and scripts.
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Easy Street Records & Cafe
Record Store, New and Used, in Seattle.
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Archie McPhee
Has the best toys, gifts, candy and novelties on the internet. We love the same things you do: unicorns, bacon, mustaches and underpants.
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Sports in Seattle

Seattle Storm
A professional basketball team based in Seattle.
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Seattle Seahawks
An American Football team in the National Football League based in Seattle
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Seattle Mariners
A professional baseball team based in Seattle.
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original photo credit by Mark Fischer

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