Beautiful Seattle! Located on Puget Sound in the a Pacific Northwest, this beautiful city is surrounded by water, mountains, evergreen forests, and contains thousands of acres of parkland for you and your family to roam. With iconic buildings like the Seattle Space Needle, and many wonderful museums and parks to visit, your itinerary will certainly fill up quickly!
So, to help make the itinerary building a bit easier, here is a list of the 25 best things to see and do if you are planning a visit to Washington State’s largest city in the near future with your little ones in tow. Kiddos and parents alike will have an absolute blast, and will all enjoy making wonderful lasting memories of your visit to beautiful Seattle!
The Seattle Aquarium
The Seattle Aquarium is located on Pier 59 on the Elliot Bay waterfront in Seattle, Washington. It opened its doors to the public in 1977 and has been a popular destination for tourists as well as local families. There are a number of exhibits featured at this aquarium, including: Birds and Shores, Marine Mammals, Pacific Coral Reef, Tropical Pacific — to name a few, little ones will see creatures from birds, otters, seals, an array of fish, jelly fish, and even a giant pacific octopus!
Step through a short tunnel and into the Underwater Dome — a one-of-a-kind exhibit! It features an 360 degree view into a huge 400,000-gallon tank filled with hundreds of fascinating Puget Sound fish! There is a daily Diver Show — where divers take to the water (three times daily) wearing special masks that allow them to talk back and forth with Aquarium interpreters on the outside of the exhibit to answer questions from the audience! Don’t forget to visit the Family Activity Center — an educational center dedicated to expanding your knowledge about orcas (killer whales). At this family center you and your little ones can participate in hands-on activities, watch videos, and more to learn about what can be done to help protect these amazing creatures. So, come check out the aquarium — and note: families with children under the age of 3 get in free!