Spring Break Itinerary
So, the kids are on spring break and you’re looking for a fun family getaway to keep them entertained. Well, there’s sure a lot of great family activities and restaurant just south of Seattle. Here’s a three-day itinerary to maximize family fun.
Check in to your hotel and relax for a bit in the room (or the pool, if your hotel has one) before dinner. It’s probably easier to relax when you realize you paid 20-30% less for a hotel in Seattle Southside compared to our downtown Seattle counterparts 😉. When the family’s hungry, head to The Old Spaghetti Factory. The vintage and amiable ambiance of the restaurant will make the kids feel right at home. The delicious pasta and after-dinner spumoni won’t hurt, either.
Wake up with some breakfast at your hotel and then head south to beautiful Des Moines Beach Park. Walk along the shores of Puget Sound, dig for shells on the beach and stroll along the Des Moines Creek Trail. After your visit with mother nature, head up to Anthony’s HomePort for a delicious seafood lunch on the Des Moines Marina. You’ll get a great view of the water and a mouth-watering meal. And if the kids don’t like seafood, don’t worry, the kid’s menu has some great land-based options too.
After the family’s fueled up and ready to go, head to Family Fun Center for an evening of fun and excitement. Family Fun Center is an indoor/outdoor entertainment megaplex, filled with laser tag, go-karts, bumper boats, mini golf, batting cages, rides, games, and more. It’s a childhood dream, and when it’s time for dinner, the family can dine-in at the onsite restaurant, Bullwinkle’s.
Start your final morning off right with breakfast at Corner Bakery. With plenty of coffee and delicious baked goods, not to mention chocolate chip pancakes for the kids, Corner Bakery is sure to please. After breakfast, head down the street to the space and aviation capital of the northwest, The Museum of Flight. This museum has everything you could ever want in and air and space museum, from an original Air Force One, to WWI/WWII fighter planes, to a shuttle trainer that the astronauts trained in. Plus, kids will love the flight simulators and cockpit experiences throughout the great gallery.
Lunchtime brings you to the tropical oasis of Bahama Breeze. They’ve authentically replicated the feel of paradise here, with colorful drinks, island music, and savory jerk chicken and seafood. Hopefully the kids have some energy left, because they’re going to need it at your next stop. The newest attraction in Seattle Southside is also the largest extreme air sports park in the world. Flying Circus is an amazingly innovative attraction. Think of an American Ninja Warrior-style obstacle course, free-running, trampoline jumping playground! Kids will literally be bouncing off the walls and everyone is guaranteed to get a good night’s sleep.
Before you return to your hotel for the night, stop by Mizu Steakhouse for a classic, hibachi-style dinner. Mizu’s highly trained chefs will prepare your meals at your table with plenty of spatula flipping, onion volcanoes and shrimp tossing to get everyone pumped up for dinner. The food doesn’t disappoint either. The flavors are strong, and the cooking performance makes the experience that much better.