Seattle boasts a bevy of ways to play—from dawn through twilight. There’s plenty of room to roam.
Seattle has educational experiences for all five senses to feed curious minds. Youth of any age can see (peer down from the Space Needle), feel (poke a starfish at the Seattle Aquarium), smell (breathe in the Puget Sound air while zigzagging across Olympic Sculpture Park), taste (sample Washington-grown foods from apples to cheese) and hear (sails at the Center for Wooden Boats or airplanes near the Museum of Flight) the essence of the Pacific Northwest.
Ideas young travelers will enjoy…
Young adults and student groups can walk the hallowed grounds of Forks, setting of the Twilight book series. See the vampire house. Stroll the Native American beach where Bella met Jacob. Shop for local souvenirs and brag to friends.
Seattle is a launch pad for exploring the Olympic Peninsula and its national park—rugged, mossy and rich with ocean shores, marine life, trails and wildlife. Green travel is essential in the 21st century and Washington abounds with hands-on activities for kids and students to get up close and personal with ecosystems and the cycle of life.
Take in a NCAA Division I men's basketball game at KeyArena. Seattle University offers student group discount tickets for regular season home games.
Savor Seattle Food Tours launched its two hour Chocolate Indulgence Tour on focusing on Seattle’s finest chocolate creations and provides guests the opportunity to experience decadent chocolate truffles and caramels, mini cupcakes, Columbian drinking chocolate, handcrafted chocolate cocktail and more. Theo Chocolate factory, the nations first and only organice fair trade certified true chocolate makers, in Fremont offer daily tours.
Travel to Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument to explore the aftermath of the 1980 eruption—one of the largest and impactful in modern human history. The Mt. St. Helens Institute works closely with student groups providing guided climbs and hikes through the national forest plus connecting groups with the park through education, research and stewardship.