What are some of the “can’t miss” attractions for our family?

John Roderick recounts his favorite can’t miss family attractions around the Seattle area, like the Seattle Aquarium, the Ballard Locks and more.

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Seattle Aquarium The region’s premier resource for hands-on marine experiences and conservation education.
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks The Ballard Locks carry more boat traffic than any other lock in the US, and attracts more than one million visitors annually, making it one of Seattle's top tourist attractions.
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International Fountain A mainstay from the World’s Fair, the International Fountain is the centerpiece of the broad open space and lawn stretching beneath the Space Needle at Seattle Center.
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Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle

  • Address: 1100 Fifth Ave, Seattle WA 98101
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Seattle
  • Phone: (206) 624-8000
  • Website: hotelvintage-seattle.com

W Seattle

  • Address: 1112 Fourth Ave, Seattle WA 98101
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Seattle
  • Phone: (206) 264-6000
  • Website: wseattle.com

The Edgewater

  • Address: 2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67, Seattle WA 98121
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Seattle
  • Phone: (206) 728-7000
  • Website: edgewaterhotel.com