Traveling with young children can be tricky unless you plan ahead and stay the night before your flight. While we can’t guarantee the rest will be a breeze, at least your vacation will start off on the right foot.

Dine: Take the kiddos to the Old Spaghetti Factory to satisfy every kid’s love of eating butter noodles in a car and finishing a meal with spumoni ice cream. Or keep them entertained with dinner and a show at Mizu Japanese Steakhouse. See a volcano and talk about who will catch the flying shrimp.

Sip: With two Red Robin locations in Seattle Southside the freckled strawberry lemonade is always nearby. And, with 16 beers on tap served in 16oz or 22oz there are plenty of options to imbibe.

Play: The Family Fun Center has areas for all ages. Kidopolis is a four-level soft play structure for toddlers that enclosed keeps kids safe and contained. Challenge the kids to a game of mini golf or bumper bowling and cap off the adventure with pizza and a Rocky and Bullwinkle animatronic musical show.

Explore: The MaST Center is the perfect aquarium for youngsters due to the smaller size, accessible touch pools and price – free! Safari or Defy are the perfect places to burn off any extra energy so they sleep well before you fly out.

Shop: Find the perfect plane distractions at The Museum of Flight gift store. You don’t need to pay admission to pop in and grab a toy plane or coloring book for hours – or at least several minutes of entertainment.

Stay: For littles that enjoy plane and train spotting reserve a room at Coast Gateway Hotel. Situated next to the airport and light rail with soundproof windows this is the perfect viewing spot to get them excited for upcoming travel.