Thursday, June 14, 2012
Schoooooooooooool's Out For SUMMER!
My daughter's last day of school is tomorrow so I've been gathering a list of fun things to do this summer. I was a bit nervous about how to fill the days before making the list. Now I'm worried there's not enough time to do all these fun things.
There are obviously a million other parks in the city. I tried to just list parks that offer more than just a play area.
Have I missed anything great? If so, let me know and I'll update.
Summer in Seattle with Bambinos List
Japanese Garden - one of my favorite places to take the kids or to hit solo
UW Water Activities Center - rent canoes or rowboats (they are open for business during Sound Transit construction, call 206-543-9433 for more info)
Local Farmers Markets - Ballard, University, Queen Anne, Capitol Hill, Columbia City and more
U-Pick Farms - take the kids to pick berries, then home to eat them fresh, freeze them or make delicious pies, crisps and cobblers (then bring me one since I don't bake)
Woodland Park Zoo
Seward Park - kids play area, ride around on bikes, walk through trails, make sure to hit Columbia City Bakery on the way!
Magnuson Park - play area, ride bikes
Madison Park - kids play area and beach area, pack a picnic
Ella Bailey Park - love this park, great view of Seattle
South Lake Union Park
Seattle Mini-Ferry from UW to South Lake Union
Volunteer Park - kids play area, wading pool, conservatory and museum
Burke Gilman Trail
Sculpture Park & the Seattle Waterfront
Pike Place Market
Kelsey Creek Farm Park
Pacific Science Center
Mountlake Terrace pool - with lazy river
Chihuly Garden & Glass - "they say" it's great for kids too
Bainbridge Island - dying to try Hitchcock but without the kiddos
Vashon Island - perfect day trip... stop in at Bakery Nouveau in West Seattle on your way to the ferry, hit the farmers market, grab lunch at Monkey Tree, play at the park (if you have kids), then head home and catch the beautiful view of Seattle from the ferry.
West Seattle - what to do? where to go? open for feedback!
Gas Works Park - picnic and kite flying
Ride the Duck
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Museum of Flight
Seattle Art Museum