Seattle Southside is famous for being a destination filled with activities the whole family will enjoy. Spring break is the perfect time to take the kids on a vacation (or staycation) and try some of these attractions out. Here is a list of our top 10 favorite spring break activities in Seattle Southside.
The Marine Science and Technology Center (MaST) is home to over 250 native Puget Sound aquatic species. It’s a great place for kids to learn about marine biology and see our local marine life up close and personal. Not to mention, it’s free to visit MaST Center on Saturdays from 12:00pm-2:00pm for Discovery Day and Salty’s at Redondo is right next store if seeing all the marine life gave you a craving for seafood…
A local favorite, Des Moines Beach Park is often seen as the quintessential “hidden gem” of Seattle Southside. It’s a lovely park walking trails, picnic tables, and a huge beach, great for shell searching (depending on the tide). Plus, there’s no better place for sunset along Puget Sound than at the end of the dock at Des Moines Beach Park.
SyKart is a high-octane go-karting experience typically reserved for adults with a valid driver’s license. However, JR Racing days give everyone 12+ a chance to burn rubber. This massive indoor track should satisfy the whole family’s need for speed as the powerful go-karts traverse the winding, curvy course!
Who doesn’t love a game of bowling? The largest bowling alley in the area is home to 30 state-of-the-art lanes, plenty of billiards and shuffleboard tables, an arcade, a wide variety of hot and delicious food and a full bar. Plus, the lights go out at night on weekends and the lanes turn to a shade of interstellar blue for cosmic bowling!
This place gets more fun every few months. I mean, what started as a futuristic laser tag experience has evolved into an entertainment megaplex with Call of Duty-style laser tag, nerf battles, virtual reality games, an arcade, wood-fired pizza and a whole lot more. Even the main attractions have twists…don’t feel like playing team vs team laser tag? How about battling the zombie horde with you laser rifles in zombie mode?
5. Round 1
Sitting on the second floor of the backside of Westfield Southcenter is the epicenter of Japanese entertainment in Seattle Southside. Round 1 has a bowling alley, sprawling arcade, karaoke and tons of food and drinks. Bowl a round or two and then race the family in a game of Mario Kart! You just don’t see arcades of this magnitude anymore…
The Museum of Flight is home to the largest private collection of space and airplanes in the world! They have fighter jets, an original Air Force One, shuttle trainers, stealth jets and so much more. If you’re worried about it being too museum-y for the kids, don’t! There are great cockpit experiences and flight simulators that everyone will love.
This is one that should be on your bucket list. Indoor skydiving at iFLY combines the sensation of jumping out of an airplane without the need for a parachute! The ten-story vertical wind tunnel takes you to the sky in a safe environment, to get that pure adrenaline rush without the fear of anything going wrong. If you think your kids are too young for such an experience (or you’re too old), think again! iFLY caters to ages 3-103.
The newest attraction to hit Seattle Southside also happens to be the largest extreme air park in the world! What does that mean, exactly? Think of a free running, trampoline jumping, parkour paradise! Flying Circus has trampolines, foam pits, basketball hoops, obstacle courses, and more, so kids can get all their energy out and parents can feel like a kid again!
It’s got family fun right in the name! It’s pretty tough to beat Family Fun Center as the top dog for activities, especially in the springtime when the sun starts to come out again. There’s a perfect mix of indoor or outdoor fun with an arcade, laser tag, bowling alley, thrill rides, mini-golf, go-karts, batting cages and so much more! There’s something for everyone here and the family is guaranteed to have a blast!