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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Courtyard by Marriott – Pioneer Square

  • Address: 612 Second Ave, Seattle WA 98104
  • Neighborhood: Pioneer Square
  • Phone: (206) 625-1111
  • Website: courtyardpioneersquare.com

Kimpton Palladian Hotel

  • Address: 2000 Second Ave, Seattle WA 98121
  • Neighborhood: Belltown
  • Phone: (206) 448-1111
  • Website: www.palladianhotel.com

Paramount Hotel Seattle

  • Address: 724 Pine St, Seattle WA 98101
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Seattle
  • Phone: (206) 292-9500
  • Website: paramounthotelseattle.com