Seattle Things To Do

Seattle Things To DoWhether you live in Seattle or you are there on vacation, there are many Seattle things to do. Some cost a little but many of the things to do in Seattle are free.

If you are going to Seattle for a family vacation, a vacation rental is a good place to stay. It is like being in a home, where you can all get comfortable, relax on real furniture, and save money by putting a few groceries in the fridge. From there you can explore the many Seattle things to do.

Fun for the Kids

For family friendly Seattle things to do, try GameWorks. It is a two level arcade with a restaurant. They have all the latest video games, as well as retro games such as Asteroids and Frogger. There are pinball machines and games that give out tickets. In the upstairs, there are non-violent games, a good place for younger children. This is one of the most fun Seattle things to do on a rainy day.


Ye Olde Curiosity Shop is an interesting place to visit. It is a store, a museum, and a freak show all rolled into one. The store has a huge variety of Seattle souvenirs and native art. In the museum section there are creepy things like mummies, a two-headed pig, and more. Bring pennies to crank through the penny mill for souvenirs.

If shopping is one of your favorite Seattle things to do, check out Pike Place Market. The stalls are full of gifts, jewelry, crafts, food items, and flowers and produce from local farms. Even the children will enjoy the variety of shops and things to see in this busy marketplace. There are plenty of family-friendly options for lunch and dinner, so plan to shop to you drop because you can eat before you have to drive away. There is a large bronze piggy bank for fund-raising at the front. Her name is Rachel and children love to climb her. You can even get a map if you want to find specific types of vendors. Free to attend, but bring money because you are practically guaranteed to want to buy something.

When considering other Seattle things to do with your family, don’t forget the many parks and outdoor areas available. There are parks with incredible playgrounds, parks with pools, parks with forests, gardens, an arboretum, sculptures, even parks with arcades and rides. You can get a map at and take a virtual tour to decide which park your family will like best.