Wake up with some breakfast at your hotel and then head south to the free Puget Sound aquarium, MaST Center. You’ll see over 250 various aquatic creatures and kids will have a great opportunity to learn about marine biology. After your visit with the creatures of the deep, hit up the Des Moines Dog House for a Colombian spin on the classic hot dog. Parents should try arepas and sausage and kids can have a small dog or corn dog. Just next door, check out the Waterland Arcade for vintage arcade games and more modern console games.
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, and enjoy the performance by Rocky and Bullwinkle’s animatronic house band.
Optional Day 4
If you’ve got some time left, take a day trip to the majestic wonder of the Pacific Northwest, Mount Rainier. You can book a tour through Customized Tours, Tours Northwest or Totally Seattle Tours to take you on the two-hour journey to Mount Rainier National Park. Spending a day at the mountain is an unforgettable experience that the whole family will enjoy. Don’t worry, there are plenty of kid-friendly trails that aren’t too arduous for little legs. When you’re back in town, end your day with some pizza, bowling, karaoke, and games at Round 1 Entertainment. The metropolis of fun sits atop Westfield Southcenter and has become a family favorite.
Optional Day 5
Take the light rail downtown to see the sights of Seattle. Whether it’s an elevator ride to the top of the Space Needle, sampling chocolate cherries and cheese at Pacific Science Center, or jamming out at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), you’re guaranteed to have a fun time in the Emerald City. Head down to the waterfront and take a ride on the Great Wheel or a 4D ride over the Evergreen State at Wings Over Washington. Stop by the Children’s Museum at Seattle Center for a fun and educational experience, then enjoy a wide vast selection of family dining options at the Armory food court.