101 Family Day Trips from Seattle | Kids Out and About Seattle

101 Family Day Trips from Seattle

 

Free activities and splurges that are worth it. The coolest stuff for a staycation in town and road trips for less than a tank of gas from Seattle. Kids Out And About has tons of ideas for family travel, with places to explore, learn, and have fun!

 

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Get Wild on a Hike

  Swamp Monster Trail; Tiger Moountain
St. Edward State Park
Evans Creek Preserve
Margaret's Way 

 

Time Travel Today

  Ginko Petrified Forest Interpretive Trails 
Pioneer Farm Museum and Ohop Indian Village
Fort Nisqually
Camlann Medieval Village
Fossils Uncovered Exhibit at the Burke Museum
Klondike Goldrush Visitor Center 

 

Make Life a Beach

Carkeek Park 
Alki Beach
Madison Park Beach
Denny Blaine Beach
Mount Baker Beach
Madrona Beach
East Green Lake Beach

 

Splash into Some Water Fun

Wild Waves
  Henry Moses Aquatic Park
Great Wolf Lodge
Birch Bay Waterslides

 

Spend the Day at a Museum

  US Naval Undersea Museum
Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Museum of History and Industry 
Rubber Chicken Museum

 

Explore These Cities

  Portland, OR
Tacoma
Olympia 
Yakima 
Ellensburg
Everett

 

All Aboard Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (and Boats!)

  Museum of Flight
Northwest Seaport 
Coast Guard Museum Northwest
Center For Wooden Boats
Boeing Future of Flight
Flying Heritage Museum
Northwest Railway Museum
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Soviet Car Museum

 

Grow Some Fun at the Farm

  Fox Hollow Farm 
Remlinger Farm
Maltby Produce Market
Larson Lake Blueberry Farm
Lavender Hill Farm
Bob'sCorn and Pumpkin Farm

 

Play Ball!

  Garage
West Seattle Bowl
North Seattle Batting Cages
Interbay Golf Center
Seattle Tennis Club

 

Treat Yo' Self

  Salt & Straw
Old School Frozen Custard
Frankie and Jo's 
Parfait Ice Creams
Molly Moon
Sweet Alchemy

 

Connect with Nature

Denny Creek Waterslide
Washington Park Arboretum
  Bellevue Botanical Garden
Paradise Valley Conservation Area
Old McDebbie's Farm

 

Amuse Yourself at These Amusement Parks

  Wild Waves
  Seattle Great Wheel 

 

Talk to the Animals

  Farrel - McWhirter Farm Park 
Woodland Park Zoo
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
Debbie Doolittle's Indoor Petting Zoo
Forest Park Animal Farm
Wildlife Park

 

Explore the Globe Close to Home

  Natinal Nordic Museum 
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Seattle Asian Art Museum
Seattle Japanese Garden
Seattle Chinatown - International District 

 

Let's Go Chasing Waterfalls

  Coal Creek Falls 
Franklin Falls
Waterfall Garden Park
  Twin Falls
Franklin Falls 

 

Get Active Indoors

  Wunderkind 
Outerspace Seattle 
Jumping Beans
Safari Playspace 
iFly
Defy

 

Challenge Yourself

  Morris' Shadow Mountain Stables
Seattle Symphony
CoCa Seattle
Sno-Cone Ice Arena
Stone Gardens Indoor Rock Climbing Gym

 

Shop Your Heart Out

  Secret Garden Books
Elliott Bay Book Company
Phinney Books
Magnolia's Bookstore

Limiting our list to 101 ideas meant some great destinations may have been left off the list - if there is something you’d like to see added, share it with us on Facebook!


Most of these destinations are within an hour from downtown Seattle. For those that are a bit farther away:

             = Less than 1 hour away

          = 1 to 2 hours away

       = 2 to 3 hours away

   = Just over 3 hours away