Illustrations by Nate Bullis

Family Favorites

Whether you have little ones, teens, or a combination of the two, Seattle has plenty of fun for the whole family. Plan your itinerary with these tried-and-true favorites.

Illustration by Nate Bullis

ICONIC ATTRACTION

Toddlers & Children

Pike Place Market

With the gum wall, quirky sights, and hundreds of stalls, your child will never be bored while exploring this iconic market. *First Ave and Pike St; pikeplacemarket.org

Tweens & Teens

Space Needle

An outdoor observation deck boasts picture-perfect views of mountain ranges and watery expanses, plus selfie spots aplenty. *400 Broad St; spaceneedle.com

 

Illustration by Nate Bullis

RESTAURANT

Toddlers & Children

Tutta Bella

The wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas are crowd pleasers, and kids stay busy playing with a ball of dough before food arrives. *Multiple locations; tuttabella.com

Tweens & Teens

Skillet

Its modern twist on classic comfort food results in ideal teen grub like burgers topped with bacon jam. Multiple locations; skilletfood.com

Illustration by Nate Bullis

MUSEUM

Toddlers & Children

Seattle Children’s Museum

Hands-on exhibits encourage active play so kids up to 10 years old can build a fort, paint, and more. *305 Harrison St; thechildrensmuseum.org

Tweens & Teens

Living Computers: Museum + Labs

Vintage mainframes, old gaming systems, and the first computers give budding techies a taste of how things started. *2245 First Ave S; livingcomputers.org

Illustration by Nate Bullis

WATER ADVENTURE

Toddlers & Children

Ride the Ducks

This family fave (goofy captains and all) takes passengers on a whirlwind tour through downtown before cruising onto Lake Union. *516 Broad St; ridetheducksofseattle.com

Tweens & Teens

Waterfront Activities Center

Teens can steer the action in a canoe or rowboat. Paddle out to Union Bay and through the arboretum. *3710 Montlake Blvd NE; washington.edu/ima/wac

Illustration by Nate Bullis

MUSICAL DRAW

Toddlers & Children

Soundbridge

This Seattle Symphony program invites little ones to get musical with drop-in instrument play sessions and musical storytimes. *200 University St; seattlesymphony.org

Tweens & Teens

EMP Muesum

With exhibits about everything from Star Trek to horror flicks to Nirvana, MoPOP is the perfect place to get a pop culture fix. *325 Fifth Ave N; empmuseum.org

Illustration by Nate Bullis

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Toddlers & Children

Pacific Science Center

Pac Sci turns LEGOs, insects, the human body, dinosaurs, and more into interactive science, engineering, and math fun for kids of all ages. *200 Second Ave N; pacificsciencecenter.org

Tweens & Teens

Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)

Tweens and teens can dive into the maritime history of Seattle, gawk at toys from decades past, and explore the region’s rich legacy in innovation. *860 Terry Ave N; mohai.org

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