Seattle Attractions

Seattle AttractionsWhen people think of Seattle attractions, the Space Needle is the first thing to come to mind. Located in downtown Seattle, it is definitely a must-see for the Seattle vacationer. Built in 1962 for the World’s Fair, it is still the number one Seattle tourist destination.

If your family enjoys the futuristic theme of the Space Needle, there are a number of other Seattle attractions you will find interesting. The Museum of Flight has activities for the whole family. With plenty of room for strollers and several quiet benches, parents of babies can bring them along comfortably. There is a play area for toddlers, airplanes for young pilots to climb on and pretend to fly, and a Top Gun Flight Simulator for the teenage set. It is hard to be bored when you can sit in the cockpit of a fighter jet.

For one admission price, you can visit two Seattle attractions at once: the Experience Music Project & Science Fiction Museum. There are artifacts celebrating famous musicians and interactive exhibits. Kids can be rock stars and play exciting instruments at the Spin Kids Station, or record a song with their families. Teens can play on a stage in front of a virtual audience. It can be a bit loud for babies, but there are some quieter galleries in the museum portion. Do you have an outer space fan in your family? The Science Fiction Museum is the perfect place for them to visit.

You can visit other Seattle attractions by taking the Ride the Ducks tour. Traveling in an amphibious vehicle from WWII, you tour the downtown district, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, and splash into Lake Union for a view of the skyline. The Ducks are piloted by tour guides who tell entertaining stories of Seattle. The motion may put your baby to sleep, but toddlers through school-age kids will love this crazy ride.

There are several Seattle attractions for the animal lover. There is a zoo, featuring animals in their natural habitat and a petting zoo. Go in the morning to catch the penguin feeding and get a good parking space. You can visit the Seattle Aquarium later in the day, observe sea life, touch starfish and sea sponges, and watch sharks feeding. If you take a ferry across Puget Sound, you may be lucky enough to see orcas or sea lions and a variety of water fowl.

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