Seattle has one of the most recognizable skylines in the country with its iconic Space Needle towering over the city, but tucked into this bustling metropolis are some pretty unique and offbeat attractions that can entertain the whole family. Next time you are in the Emerald City try some of these quirky activities
Hit the Water
Ride the Ducks is a unique tourist attraction that takes advantage of Seattle’s unique geography. Situated on Puget Sound with plenty of lakes and waterways, the city has plenty to offer both on dry land and in the water. This land and water tour takes guests around the city on a boat with wheels to see the important sites before driving directly into Lake Union for a different perspective of the city.
Play Some Pinball
Every major city has a Chinatown and Seattle is no exception. What makes this one stand out is the Pinball Museum housed within its borders. This quirky establishment started as the personal collection of a married couple dedicated to the art of pinball. They have since turned their hobby into a public attraction where more than 50 pinball machines dating back to the 1960s are on display and available for playing. For a small entrance fee, guests can play pinball to their heart’s delight.
Kitties and Coffee
The owners of the Seattle Meowtropolitan Cat Cafe found a way to pair some of the best things in life — a good cup of coffee and a cuddly kitten. Customers can order their cat-themed beverages and pastries and enjoy them inside the cat cafe populated with friendly felines. Snuggle up with a purring kitty and a steaming hot catpuccino in the cat-friendly space complete with scratching posts. You’ll need reservations for this one since no more than 10 guests are allowed at any given time.
Shop for Stuff You Never Knew You Needed
A visit to Archie McPhee’s Novelty Shop may seem unnecessary, but only if you haven’t been there yet. Everyone in the family is sure to find something they just can’t live without. Whether you are just curious or looking for gifts for your friends back home, this shop will entertain the whole family with its weird and wonderful merchandise. Whether you are looking for a tin foil hat for your cat, bacon-flavored lip balm, a Bigfoot sweater or the world’s largest underpants, Archie McPhee will make sure your family has fun in Seattle.
There is an ever-growing number of options for wellness breaks — but it’s up to you to choose wisely in order to get the most from your experience. First, decide what kind of setting is best for facilitating an environment you find personally soothing or rejuvenating: city, forest, historic, mountain, ocean or lake? Do you want access to a yoga instructor, dance classes, hiking, cooking classes or another specific activity? Are you a solo wellness warrior, or do you prefer to travel with a partner or friends?
Dressing up for Halloween and collecting candy is what dreams are made of for kids — and, sometimes, those in their teens. Add in the special attention to detail kids and parents come to expect from LEGOLAND, and the spooky season gets a lot more fun.
One of the most thrilling and satisfying ways to experience the power and beauty of a river is while racing along with its current. Early fall is the perfect time to try whitewater rafting for beginners and families, with cooler weather, trees beginning to change color, and water that’s flowing at a less heart-pounding rate than it does following snowmelt in the spring.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
On-the-go snacks can be a game changer for long travel days for anyone, let alone families with children. Well-balanced meals can be few and far between on busy travel days, when stuck at the airport or if rushing from one thing to the next with kids and luggage in tow.