Seattle Area VacationA Seattle area vacation can be a fantastic adventure! Imagine taking your family up in the famous Seattle Space Needle! And that’s just one of the many things to do during a Seattle area vacation. Don’t miss the Seattle Aquarium, and be sure to ride the ducks! Go shopping in a historic district, go to a fabulous amusement park, and spend an afternoon at the Children’s Museum. Visit the zoo, tour a beachside park, or play at a playground. A Seattle area vacation has so much to offer!

You want to do all this from one of our vacation rentals, which have so many advantages over a hotel. One, of course, is cost. Another is family closeness. A Seattle area vacation rental is like a home away from home. You get to stay in a comfortable home or condo, gathering your family in a common area, with the bedrooms close by. You can cook and eat there if you like, or eat out at one of Seattle’s many family restaurants.

The Seattle Aquarium and the Pacific Science Center are popular with many people who take a Seattle area vacation. The aquarium is home to an amazing variety of sea life. There are many opportunities to see trainers feed and train sea creatures, interactive exhibits, and a sea life themed play area for the little ones. The Pacific Science Center is a hands-on museum of science, and also has movies and laser shows for the family to enjoy.

Now what was that about riding the ducks? Ride the Ducks is the name of an adventure tour in Seattle. Coast-Guard certified captains take you for a ride in an amphibious vehicle, all the while telling stories, relating historical facts, doing silly dances, and doing a comedy routine. Most popular with children, the end involves a splash into the waters of Lake Union, and a scenic cruise along the lake.

If you love to shop, a Seattle area vacation would not be complete without a visit to the historic Pike Place Market. More of a district than a market, Pike Place Market has stores selling all kinds of things, including food, craft items, antiques, and more.

The Woodland Park Zoo is another great Seattle area vacation idea. Home to animals in their natural habitat, the zoo is relatively inexpensive, and you can prepare a picnic at your vacation rental and bring it with you.