Planning a visit to the Emerald City? Local outdoor enthusiast and mom Kate Spiller from WildTalesOf.com shares her tips and ideas for visiting Seattle with kids.
ON THE PODCAST
00:32 – Talking with Kim about Seattle
10:38 – Talking with Kate about Seattle
13:12 – How long to stay in Seattle
14:22 – Must dos for families
21:00 – Taking the monorail
21:43 – Outdoor activities
23:46 – Favorite hotels
25:45 – Parking tips
27:40 – Kate’s food recommendations
33:28 – Off-the-beaten path
36:30 – Tips for saving money
39:35 – Best place for a family photo
41:42 – Kate’s favorite travel gear
45:38 – Tip of the week
ABOUT KATE SPILLER
Kate is a former elementary school teacher, turned stay-at-home mom, writer and blogger living with her family in Seattle, Washington. Her blog, WildTalesof.com is all about outdoor adventure and travel with kids. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
TIPS FOR VISITING SEATTLE WITH KIDS
- Plan on visiting Seattle for at least a long weekend. If you are coming from a long distance, there are plenty of other attractions for you to pair with a visit to Seattle.
- Visiting the downtown area of Seattle, you will be able to explore the Seattle Aquarium, walk through Pike Place Market, and check out what there is to offer on the waterfront.
- If you would like to visit the Space Needle, you can go up to the observation deck for free if you eat lunch or dinner and their restaurant.
- If you are planning to also visit Vancouver Canada while you are in Washington, keep in mind that the border lines tend to be very long crossing into Vancouver.
- If you are into the outdoors there are some great parks to visit in the area, which are all free. Discovery Park has some great hiking and beautiful views of the Puget Sound. While the Washington Park Arboretum is a great place to explore and Seward Park has some hiking trails as well, is famous for old growth trees and has views of Mount Rainier. There are plenty more parks for you and your family to explore.
- Hotels in Seattle tend to be pretty pricey so look for last minute booking deals that may help you out with along with the options of renting or using site like Airbnb.
- Some places to visit off the beaten path would be to take a ferry to Bainbridge Island or you can visit Whidbey Island. There is also a beautiful waterfall called the Snoqualmie Falls that is about 40 minutes east of Seattle and is one of Seattle’s famous waterfalls.
BEST PLACE TO TAKE FAMILY PHOTO
An iconic view to take a family photo would be in Kerry Park where you can see the Space Needle, Mount Rainier (if it’s out) and other building in Seattle. Another good spot for a family photo would be in front of the market sign. No matter what is going on around photos here always seem to turn out great.
FAVORITE TRAVEL GEAR
TIP OF THE WEEK
If you are NOT traveling to Seattle in late June to early September, it will not necessarily rain the whole time but it will be cloudy and overcast. So if you really want to a vacation will lots of sunshine make sure to travel in the summer months.
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