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Budget-Friendly Guide to the 2023 Washington State Fair
Since 1900, the Washington State Fair has been entertaining families and has grown from a three-day event to one that lasts for three weeks. Over the years it has grown to a monstrous size making it one of the 10 largest fairs in the U.S. If you’re not prepared, a simple day at the fair can be overwhelming for the average family. Whether you are planning for a day of family fun or a special date night concert, we’ve got the scoop on the best things to see and do at the fair this year!
Outdoor Eats: 17 Kid-Friendly Restaurants with Patios
On a sunny day, you can see why everyone wants to live in the Pacific Northwest, but we know that you can’t take the good weather for granted, so when the opportunity arises, dine alfresco! We’ve rounded up a great list of family-friendly spots with views of the water and the happenings down the road each with menus that will please even the pickiest eater (even if it’s you!) So grab the sunscreen, and pack a few extra snacks into your diaper bag, these restaurants offer more than a chance to eat outside—many have views that will make you want to sit and stay awhile.
19 Wheely Fun Bike Trails for Seattle Families
These bike paths have gorgeous views, flat terrain, and even some parks along the way. If a family bike ride is on your weekend radar, we’ve got the scoop on the best bike paths for Seattle kids. We’ve got you covered no matter what level your family’s biking skills are. From short, paved loops where beginners can learn the basics, to longer trails for big kids looking for big adventures, these spots get two thumbs up. Read on to find out where to ride on!
Your Sustainable, Eco-Friendly & Zero-Waste Guide to Seattle
Everything you need to know to start your eco-friendly lifestyle in Seattle. When you are ready to live greener as a family, Seattle offers many options to decrease your carbon footprint and live a more waste-free family lifestyle. Whether looking for refill stores, bulk groceries or secondhand clothes, the Emerald City has just the right low-waste living solutions for your family. Here are all the spots to shop for a sustainable and eco-conscious lifestyle in Seattle.
The 9 Best Brunch Spots in Seattle
Who doesn’t love a good brunch? And in Seattle, the food scene is brimming with great options for when you and your little foodie are craving a meal between breakfast and lunch. From restaurants with cozy views, to diners with great reviews, we have a list that will have you booking a brunch reservation in no time. Read on for delectable Seattle brunch finds.
LOL: 27 Silly Jokes for Seattle Kids
Tickle your tot’s funny bone with silly jokes Seattle kids (and parents) will totally get. Need a little levity in your life? These Seattle jokes for kids are a great way to kick your day off in the right direction. Scroll down for silly jokes, corny jokes, and quite a few rain jokes. Share them with your little ones to get the laughs rolling!
25 Things to Do with a Baby in Seattle
They may not be able to walk or talk yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and explore Seattle as a family. You’ve made it through the dizzying first month (or so) with baby. Congratulations are in order. Now you’re itching to get out and explore the city again. Only this time, you’ll be packing a stroller, a well-stocked diaper bag, and your proud new-parent badge. If you’re wondering what to do with a baby in Seattle, we’ve got suggestions. From classes to experiences to all the great outdoor adventures you can find in the PNW, you’ll have plenty of activities to choose from in between nap time. Before your baby turns one (trust us, that happens much faster than you think) check these 25 things to do with a baby in Seattle off your baby bucket list.
11 Relaxing PNW Escapes Especially for Moms
Get your passports ready, moms. A trip to beautiful and idyllic Victoria, BC is the perfect place to unwind. Getting there is easy and fun on the FRS Clipper. Ferry service runs from Seattle to Victoria (a quick 2-hour 45-minute scenic cruise through the Salish Sea). They have even taken the stress of planning off your plate. Visit their website and get discounts when you book a Victoria hotel package.
Choc It Up! These Spots Serve the City’s Best Hot Chocolate
Winter is the perfect time to grab a cup of hot chocolate from a Seattle cafe that goes above and beyond. Nothing says winter like gliding down a slick chute on a snow tube, taking the kids for spin around an ice skating rink, or heading out on a winter hike. And nothing warms you up after a day of winter play in the Seattle’s nearby mountains than a cup of hot chocolate, Seattle families. So the next time you and the kids need a mug of rich and creamy hot cocoa, don’t reach for a mix. Pile in the car and head to a local cozy cafe where they’re getting creative with their hot chocolate choices. We’re talking real European drinking chocolate, homemade marshmallows, and secret spices that add a bite to your cup. But don’t take our word for it, check out our favorite hot chocolate Seattle shops while it’s still cold outside.
10 Ways to Celebrate the Lunar New Year in Seattle
These Lunar New Year events have everything you need to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit or Cat. The Lunar New Year is a celebration of Asian cultures, and even though it doesn’t exactly feel like it (what’s with this Seattle winter?), it is also known as a spring festival. This year’s festivals celebrate the Year of the Rabbit and the Year of the Cat, and they’re coming up soon, so get out your calendars. It is not only a time of family celebrations honoring ancestors, but for many families it’s a chance to learn about the culture through performances, immersive experiences, and of course, food. Whether your family has plans to head out on a secret scavenger hunt to celebrate the Lunar New Year, or you want to find crafts, storytimes, and lion dances, we’ve got the scoop on all the kid-friendly events around the city. Xīnnián hǎo!
Teatro ZinZanni’s New Show Is a Win for Parents
Looking for a truly different date night idea, parents? You can’t lose with Teatro ZinZanni’s new show, Coming Home. Love. Dinner. Chaos. Although this might seem like the tagline for your family’s meals, it’s actually what Teatro ZinZanni serves up nightly at their recently opened show, Coming Home. That’s right, Seattle’s original dinner-and-a-show production has returned to the Emerald City for the first time since 2019, and we’re here to tell you, this show is worth booking a babysitter for. It combines circus arts and athletic feats with hilarious comedy, live music, and a four-course feast—all the date night elements anyone needs in one spot. If you’re thinking of going (and if you’re not, why aren’t you?), we’ve gathered all the important details, plus things we love about the show, in one spot to make it easy for you, parents.
Join the Mysterious Hunt That Celebrates the Lunar New Year
Celebrate the Lunar New Year a bit differently this year when you go on a Monkeyshines hunt to find hidden art around the city. The Year of the Rabbit is right around the corner, and if you’re looking for a new way to celebrate, we’ve got just the thing. Monkeyshines is a secret art scavenger hunt that gives families a reason to get outside and explore. Plus, if your hunt is successful, you’ll take home a gorgeous glass orb as your prize. Ready for a new kind of hide and seek game? Here’s what you need to know…
12 Hanukkah Happenings in Seattle (& Beyond)
From menorah lightings to craft and storytimes, these Seattle Hanukkah events celebrate light overcoming the darkness. Bring on the latkes and break out the menorahs—the festival of lights is right around the corner. This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of December 18 and ends at sundown on December 26. Seattle has loads of celebrations all over town, from community menorah lightings and interactive story-times to ice skating festivals and potluck feasts. We’ve got the best Hanukkah events to mark the season. If you’re looking for even more ways to celebrate with kids, check out these 14 fun crafts to keep your crew busy and happy at home.
10 Seattle Restaurants That Go All Out for the Holidays
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or tea—these restaurants serve a side of over-the-top décor that’ll wow your kids. To quote Linus from A Charlie Brown Christmas, “This really brings Christmas close to a person.” Sure, he was talking about all of the colorful aluminum Christmas trees found on a tree lot, but he could have just as well be talking about the festive atmospheres found in some of Seattle’s best restaurants during this time of year. Some are simple and homey, while other are large and elegant. Some include Santa photo ops or reindeer experiences. And some serve as the perfect starting point for a major holiday odyssey downtown with the kids. But whichever Christmas decorated restaurants on your list you choose, all are sure to impress your kids and.
Bravo! 17 Must-See Holiday Shows for Families
Take a break from the holiday rush when you sit down to one of these magical shows in Seattle that were made for families. The winter holiday season is always a busy time for families. Between school events and days off, parties with friends and family, and experiencing all the city has to offer during the season, it’s a wonder there’s time left to do anything else. There’s one surefire way to slow the pace and take a much-needed break with the fam—head out to see one of our favorite shows in Seattle that will put you in the holiday spirit. From classic Christmas productions like The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol to new shows you’ve never seen and those you can’t wait to see, these Seattle shows have a little something for everyone. So, get out your calendars and starting checking dates, because these productions are here to spread holiday cheer.
Looking for Laid-Back Vacation Vibes or Adventures of a Lifetime? Kauai Has It All
From where to stay on Kauai to what to do on Kauai with kids—this off-the-beaten path destination is an easy-going vacation spot that is great for families and multi-generational stays seeking laid-back vacation vibes or adventures of a lifetime. So you’ve decided to take a trip to Hawaii! Of...
This Charming Idaho Town Is an Ideal Destination for Families
A family trip to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho will have you wondering why you don’t plan small-town vacations more often. If you think small-town vacations can be a gamble, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is here to prove you wrong. Nestled on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene, the city has packed the feel of a big city—and the amenities that go along with it—into its downtown area. Everything you and the kids need is right at your fingertips—great restaurants, cute shops, outdoor activities, plus seasonal events that’ll keep you coming back for more. So ditch the car and put on your walking shoes, here are a few of our favorite things to do in Coeur d’Alene with kids.
10 Local Toy Stores for Totally Unique Gifts
Need a little help with your holiday shopping? These local toy stores are here to help. The holidays are right around the corner, and for many parents that means finding gifts for your kids. That’s no easy feat when there are so many amazing things to choose from out there. That’s where our favorite Seattle toy stores come in. Not only do they have the toys your kids want, they’re staffed by folks who are in the know so you don’t have to be. If you’re still looking for that perfect gift, try one of these shops that offer all kinds of interesting and unusual toys, games, books, and more that you won’t find anywhere else.
The Best Things to See & Do in Victoria, BC
A one-of-kind adventure destination packed full of fun and great food that caters to both kids and adults. Looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure set against the stunning backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, the Olympic Mountains, and old-growth forests with easy access to an intimate cosmopolitan city that the whole family can enjoy? The answer is Victoria, BC.
15 Places Where Kids Can Play on Non-School Days
Our guide to kid-friendly things to do in Seattle is here to help when you need a last-minute plan. Are you in search of activities to keep your kids entertained when they’re not in school ? We’ve rounded up the best places around Seattle to get their wiggles out. Pull out these kid-friendly things to do in Seattle whether you need playdates for little tikes or destinations for those school in-service days that pop up on the calendar when you least expect them. Whatever the reason, you’ll want to bookmark this list. Here are 15 kid-friendly places guaranteed to delight your little one and (hopefully) help bounce, climb, jump, run, paint, or skate away your kiddo’s boundless energy.
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