Fall is fast approaching the Pacific Northwest. We all may be basking in the sun right now, but all too soon temperature will start to drop and the sun will go behind its perpetual cloud. With it will come chilly mornings, a little rain (maybe a lot), and bored minds and bodies that need to be stimulated.
Why not head out the door and explore a little of what the Emerald City has to offer.
Take a day trip out to a neighboring town. Explore the neighborhood you have always meant to check out but just never got around to. Sample a few new restaurants and eat your weight in chocolate on a factory tour.
Whatever you do make sure to have fun and choose an activity that will keep you mind occupied as well as your little one.
Need a little help getting started? Here is a list of some of our favorite things to do in Seattle and a few more that we will be checking out once the weather turns cold.
Parks and Gardens
- Bask in the beauty of Kubota Garden as it transitions from summer to fall.
- Discover sea life and an enchanted forest at the Chihuly Museum and Garden.
- Pop in to say “hi” to the snow leopards at the Woodland Park Zoo.
- Say hello, but don’t feed the koi at the Japanese Garden (Arboretum).
- Watch the colors change at the Washington Arboretum.
- Take a nature hike in Seward Park.
- Fly a kite in Gasworks Park.
- Breath in a little bit of summer at the Volunteer Park Conservatory.
- Eat your way through the International District.
- Wander into Theo’s Chocolate for a little tasting tour.
- Explore the shops and restaurants of the Ballard neighborhood.
- Take a ride on the Pike Place Market pig before tasting the best chocolate chip cookie on the planet at DeLaurenti’s.
- Snuggle up with a hot chocolate at any one of the hundreds of coffee shops around the city.
- Pick up some fresh apple cider and donuts from Fall City Farms after grabbing the best pumpkin possible.
- Get one last peak of King Tut’s treasures at the Pacific Science Center before they head back home.
- Let your inner child loose at the Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett.
- Enjoy free entry at Seattle Art Museum on the 1st Thursday of the month.
- Feel like a lost child in a land of giants at the Olympic Sculpture Park (free!)
- Settle in for story hour or just ride the escalators at Seattle Central Library.
- Take in the rushing waters of Snoqualmie Falls.
- Hike down into Deception Pass to skip a few stones.
- Wander through Mount Rainier.
What are you looking forward to doing in your hometown this fall?
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written by Keryn Means