Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Places to go in Seattle with kids

A new co-worker just moved to Seattle from the east coast with his wife and two kids in tow.  Here are some Seattle favorite hot spots of ours I pulled together:

Places we’re a member of:

 Fun things to do:

 Fun places to go:

  • Crystal is the best for kids IMO, but it’s pretty far away – there’s a “magic carpet” there where kids can ride up a mini hill and ski down for free
  • Discovery Park is great for hiking
  • Carkeek Park has a fun playground and beach area where you can watch the trains
  • Golden Gardens is a nice beach (packed in the summers) with a good park and more train watching  
  • Lowman Beach Park in West Seattle is fun – I’d rather go to Ballard beaches, though, because it’s a bit far

 Good places to eat:

  • Our boys LOVE Tutta Bella (I don’t like it, though)
  • Vios in Capitol Hill has a kid zone / play area and great Greek Food
  • Vios in Ravena is in a cool book store and has pretty good breakfast
  • Ballard farmer’s market and Queen Anne farmer’s market are awesome and super kid friendly

 Random links:

  •  Seattle Art Museum is a nice museum (fairly small) and on the first Thursday of each month it’s free (which is great for bringing kids!)
  •  Red Tri is a good site for getting cool kid things to do around town
  • If we lived on the east side we’d join the PRO Sports Club – they have multiple pools, great childcare, racket ball, and a lot of other great amenities
  • Remlinger Farms is fun in the summer – I’ve only been there for events
  • Kelsey Creek Farm is a fun one to walk around in the summer – they do events but I’ve never been to one
  • Our boys are enjoying rock climbing now and Seattle Bouldering Project has a great kid area

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