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The Best Seattle Vacation for Families – Things to Do & Eat #urbanmommyinc

Every now and then I like to travel and meet my husband in the city where he’s possibly working.  This particular time he was just 3 hours away in lovely Seattle, Washington.    There’s no better way than going out on an expedition with your kids and family after a long tiring week at the office. Seattle would be the perfect location for a quick family vacation. 

Whether you live here or not, Seattle is the perfect getaway for you and your family. We’re going to take a look at some of the best places to visit and fun activities to do in downtown, Seattle. Additionally, you will get my suggestions packed with tips and tricks to get the most out of your time and money. 


If your nearby I suggest taking a train ride up. The scenery is beautiful this time of year and you get more time to spend with your loved ones instead of focused on traffic.  Amtrak came in handy.  

Things to Do

In Seattle, there are many tourist attractions and things to do activities available everywhere.  

The Seattle Aquarium

Located on Pier 59 in Seattle, this aquarium offers you a wide range of fun activities for you and your family. From this one of a kind aquarium, you’ll get the chance to see different types of marine animals, coral reefs, a variety of birds and different kinds of ocean oddities. 

This park is usually opened on a daily basis, and an entry fee is required.

Seattle Art Museum

This museum is the perfect place to unwind if you love art and history. Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, this art museum offers you a wide array of things to do. From large gift shops to high-end restaurants this museum is your perfect hangout.

 Admission to the museum is free on each and every Thursday of a new month.

Olympic Sculpture Park

This sculpture park is the ultimate getaway for each and every person who loves art. The good thing about this park is the fact that it’s located close to the beach. After seeing and buying different sculptures, you can run to the beach and enjoy the cool breeze that comes with it. 

You can also let your children play on the beach while you enjoy a tantalizing meal of assorted sips, organic snacks, and pastries prepared in the park. Entry to the park is free throughout the year.

Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour
Fancy an underground exploration like never before? Why not visit this one of a kind underground channel in Seattle. Experience the best Seattle has to offer when it comes to storefronts and underground roadways. 

The Speidel’s tour begins inside the Doc Maynard’s Public House and ends at the Rogue’s Gallery gift shop. In this underground journey, you will find a blend of contemporary gift shops and historical displays. Speidel’s tour is the ultimate place to bring your children to enjoy the best learning experience.

China International District

As the name suggests, this is one of a kind tourist attraction gives you the opportunity to learn about the cultural life of the Chinese people. This district which stands on a 23-acre piece of land is your ultimate shopping experience in downtown Seattle. 

Apart from this, you will get the opportunity to visit the Wing Luke Museum and learn about the rich history of the Chinese people. Once you’re done with the tour, you can indulge yourself in the best cuisine the Chinese people have to offer in Seattle.

Pier 59

As you’ve already guessed. Pier 59 sits on the waterfront and Puget Sound. The Aquarium is just a stone toss away and the great Ferris wheel is located there as well.  If your looking for breath taking views of the city, this is a must with your family. 

And while you’re up there take a quick picture with your little one.   You don’t want to miss this moment.  

Places to eat 

There are so many delicious places to dine and check out while in Seattle. We came across a few that we have to share with you.  

Alaskan Sourdough Bakery

While strolling Pier 59 after our fun Ferris wheel ride we decided to stop and enjoy some fresh baked bread, soup and salad.  

Whether your a clam chowder, soup or salad fa you will love this quaint little spot.  

Cafe Bengodi

Okay, I’ll admit when my husband took us here I thought it was a hole in the wall from the outside.  But being a native Chicagioan I know that these are sometimes the best places to eat.   It was crowed and its limited seating, but worth the wait.  He food is delicious, the owner was awesome and the house wine wasn’t bad either.  If you have time on your hands I suggest getting this place a shot.  Everything is authentic! Primo!

Just Have Fun

Whether you are planning to make your maiden tour in the Summer or Fall,  Seattle should be onyour ultimate to-do list. 

Take your family and kids to an expedition that they’ll always cherish.  

Don’t forget to share with your friends looking for a place to visit this summer.   

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