Seattle

Seattle

Know before you go

  • Bring an umbrella- it does rain. We do use umbrellas, no matter what a guidebook tells you. Also rain boots are a pretty big staple.
  • ATM and Credit Cards are accepted most places. Chase is one of the major banks in Seattle.
  • Check out Redtricycle.com for weekly events and reviews on fun kid stuff to do

While there

  • If you want to travel on the cheap, there are a multitude of parks to visit. Check out Things to Do In Seattle for all of the sights the kids and I are checking out in the area.

Transportation

  • Buses- a bus trip will now cost you US$2.25 (check rates as they do change almost every year). You can get a transfer if you need to change buses to get to your location. You must use exact change when riding the bus. You can also buy a bus ticket book at drugs stores and other locations.
  • Taxis- don’t bother unless you are staying downtown. You won’t find them in too many neighborhoods.
  • Car- A car is almost a must if you want to explore outside of the city. Definitely budget in a rental car if possible.

Food

Shopping

Lodging

What to See and Do

Events 

Posts to inspire you

  • Long Beach WA: An unexpected food paradise

    September 15, 2014

    The beaches of the Pacific Northwest are known for their rugged landscapes, huge rocks jutting out of the sea, and the marine life in tide pools and off shore. One thing most beaches along the west coast in Washington and Oregon are not known for is their food. It’s not that the food is bad; […]

  • Friday Postcards from All Together Skatepark Seattle

    September 4, 2014

    • • • • •  Scroll through the slider to view more images  • • • • • Since Dek was about two years old he has been asking for a skateboard. He was fascinated with them. Obviously at two years old I wasn’t quite ready to let him buy his first deck, but his […]

  • Friday Postcards from Snoqualmie Falls

    July 24, 2014

    Not far from Seattle is one of my favorite escapes– Salish Lodge and Spa. I visited this little piece of mama bliss in the fall with a friend, where we slept for 8-10 hours straight and ate until we almost burst. The Lodge isn’t the only reason I love it out in this part of […]

  • Friday Postcards from Harvold Berry Farms

    July 17, 2014

    Summer is all about berry season at my house. I have raspberries, blueberries and strawberries growing in our little garden. Our berries don’t yield enough to satisfy our daily berry consumption, so we head to the local farmers markets to fill up on whatever berries are in season. This year we actually made it out […]

  • Friday Postcards from Discovery Park

    July 10, 2014

    One goal I have had this summer is to hike more with the kids. We have so many urban trails and accessible hikes just outside the city that would be easy for the kids and I to do together and with friends. The weather has been as close to perfection as we could hope, without a cloud […]

  • Friday Postcards from Long Beach, WA

    July 3, 2014

    Ahhhhhh… this is the sigh that slips out of my mouth every time we get to the coast. I don’t really care which coast, as long as the ocean is involved. However, the beaches of the Pacific Northwest hold something special. There is no hot and sticky sand to deal with. In fact, you are lucky […]

  • Friday Postcards from the Big Four Ice Caves

    June 12, 2014

    Hiking and the Pacific Northwest seem to go hand in hand, especially in the summer when the rain is banished for a few blessed months and the trails are dry and easy to navigate with young children. One of our family’s favorite hikes to do each year is in Mount Baker, to the Washington Big […]

  • TASTE: Smoked Parmesan with pistachios

    June 3, 2014

    Welcome to TASTE, a delicious part of Walking On Travels that will give you ideas for your next dining adventure with or without your kids. For many of us, we loved checking out the latest restaurant before we had kids, but we forgot about food after the baby was born. It is time to reignite […]

  • Friday Postcards from the Ballard Farmers Market

    May 15, 2014

    Fresh. Crisp. Ripe. Juicy. Vibrant. These are the words that come to mind as I strolled through the Ballard Farmers Market a few weeks ago. I used to go to this Seattle neighborhood market almost every week. When we bought our house though it got harder to get over to Ballard on Sundays and kid […]

  • TASTE: El Diablo

    May 13, 2014

    Welcome to TASTE, a delicious part of Walking On Travels that will give you ideas for your next dining adventure with or without your kids. For many of us, we loved checking out the latest restaurant before we had kids, but we forgot about food after the baby was born. It is time to reignite […]

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