Tucked up in the northwest corner of the Lower 48, there are tons of fun things to do in Washington State with kids. From the largest city in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle, to the remote reaches of the Olympic Peninsula, we can’t help but fall in love with the Evergreen State.
Don’t know what to do in Washington State? We do!Here are our picks for fun things to do in Washington State,from the mountains to the sea and the big cities in between.
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Washington State boasts the nation’s largest ferry system。这ferry serves as a great way to travel around the Puget Sound region. Ferries will take you out of your ordinary day and deliver you to something spectacular. Your family will enjoy both the journey and the destination in the Puget Sound.
Eat delicious food and stroll along the waterfront onBainbridge Island。Learn about the history of the navy at a free and family-friendly museum inBremerton。OnWhidbey Island在岛上徒步旅行之路上令人惊叹的风景。
Exciting ferry adventures aren’t just found in the Puget Sound.在华盛顿中部，乘坐湖船的女士沿着华丽湖Chelan的长度到北瀑布南部的斯图尼镇。Stehekin is only accessible by boat or float plane, and is full of outdoor adventures that any family will love.
Washington State is home to five species of Pacific Salmon as well as steelhead and cutthroat trout. These big fish spawn and rear in local streams and rivers. They migrate to the sea to feed and grow. Then, they return home to the very same stream in which they were born!Most species spawn in the fall, making it the best time to go salmon-viewing。
华盛顿州在家庭度假的经典活动之一是鲑鱼孵化场。当Issaquah Salmon Hatchery你将获得一个近景视图，作为三文鱼队伍，并将鱼梯进入孵化场。
在野外看到三文鱼产卵，前往Cedar River。在旺季期间，在Prime Salmon查看地点访问信息摊位，或沿着骑自行车Cedar River Trailto spy salmon on your own.
当Ballard Locks在西雅图,你可以得到一个伟大的成年鲑鱼migrati的视图ng upstream through underground viewing windows. From the path, you can sometimes even glimpse a fish leaping all the way out of the water or a sea lion waiting for dinner!
For year-round no-fail salmon viewing, visit Seattle’sPike Place Market查看冰上显示的每种物种的整个鱼。如果你的时间是对的，你甚至可能会看到一条飞鱼，因为鱼贩鱼猫扔鲑鱼通过空气，而人群欢呼每次滑鼠。
3. Fruit! Flowers! Fun!
If you’re a fan of beautiful, fragrant fields of lavender, be sure not to miss这Lavender Festival在阳光明媚的小姐, not far from Port Angeles on the Olympic Peninsula.
这state of Washington is also home to scads of wineries, which offer beautiful grounds for kids to play and tasting rooms for the grown-ups! Want to spend even more time learning about farm life?考虑A.farm stay或者farm tour。
4. Go East!
Beyond the Cascade Mountains, Eastern Washington is a sunny playground waiting to be explored。
Visit the wild-west town ofWinthrop孩子们可以在酒吧搭配冰淇淋搭配真正的马鞍！在阵亡将士纪念日和劳动节周末，不要错过当地的牛仔竞技！这个活动肯定会让所有孩子们铆接到草地的观众山上。孩子们也会喜欢参加棍子赛马或鸡肉捕获。
Further south isleavenworth.，巴伐利亚村庄享有夏季艺术展，Liederhosen-Clad音乐家，山上山羊，一个投入课程和巴伐利亚主题的微型高尔夫球。在夏天，Leavenworth是白水游览的好地方在Wenatchee河上。
在秋天，leavenworth.hosts OktoberFest, a family-friendly festival featuring good food, beer, and music. Check out the late September Prosser Balloon Rally in the town of Prosser. Enjoy a local craft fair by day, Nite Glow (anchored balloons lit from inside) just after dusk on Saturday night, and sunrise balloon launches every morning. Spectacular!
In the city of Spokane, your family can float past the Spokane Falls in SkyRide, voted one of the top 12 scenic cable rides in the world!之后,享受儿童下午迷你型golf and riding amusement rides inRiverfront Park。Eastern Washington has fun waiting for your whole family!
One of the jewels of Washington State is the beautiful and diverse Olympic Peninsula。从海滩到雨林到雪地山脉，不应错过这种野生和多样的地方。
半岛的心脏是奥林匹克国家公园。This national park covers almost one million acres and includes three separate ecosystems! Your family can stare in awe at snow-capped alpine peaks and glaciers near Hurricane Ridge which is an easy day trip from Port Angeles.
这peninsula is home to charming towns like historic港口港which has a lovely downtown area, sweeping views of the water, and historic Fort Worden. Sunny张开sits in the rain shadow of the Olympic mountain range, and offers great opportunities for family exploration.Read more about exploringWashington’s Upper Olympic Peninsula。
Head into the wild by experiencing the park’s rainforests, including a memorable hike to Sol Duc Falls. Trekaroo has a great guide to奥林匹克国家公园’s rain forests。
这region’s beaches are definitely worth a visit as well. Here you can visit tide pools brimming with life, windswept beaches dotted with driftwood, and even the northwestern corner of the continental US! Here is a guide tovisiting the Olympic Coast。
6. Awesome Animal Encounters
Ride, pat, and feed the animals!Olympic Game Farm在赛段中肯定会让每个孩子（和大多数成年人）尖叫和蠕动。向羚羊，斑马，骆驼，甚至退休好莱坞熊饲料面包！然后，通过充满巨大野牛和麋鹿的领域慢慢开车 -期待在访问后访问洗车，以删除窗户上的野牛口水。
To see native animals in wild habitats, visitNorthwest Trek，西雅图东南部一小时。Take a walking tour of native animal exhibits including otters, badger, grizzly bear, wolves, and cougars. Then, jump on a tram to get close-up views of bison, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats roaming across the 435 acre facility.
Are birds more your family’s speed? Feeding parrots at the Willawong Bird Feeding Station in the林地公园动物园can be quite a thrill. The little birds land gently on a seeded stick for a treat. And, don’t miss the chance to ride a camel at thePoint Defiance Zoo and Aquarium在塔科马。
7. See Seattle
西雅图有很多东西可以提供游客和居民。Begin your tour with a stop at Seattle Center，标志性的空间针，Chihuly Garden and Glass，Bill和Melinda Gates基金会发现中心，波普文化，太平洋科学中心和西雅图儿童博物馆的博物馆。
Of course, you can’t visit Seattle without heading downtown to wander through iconic派克地方市场。除了观看鲑鱼飞过空气外，还要拍摄新鲜的产品和礼品，并拍摄装满美丽的花束的摊位。不要错过原始星巴克just across the street!
You also don’t want to missGasworks Park。It is one of the most unique parks in Seattle。Here you can fly a kite, admire the Seattle skyline, sit along the water, or play among the former gasworks!
在海滩下午有兴趣吗？Check outAlki Beach(where the first settlers landed in Seattle),金花园orCarkeek Park。And, for a truly unique view, head to Pioneer Square for the quirky地下旅游，您的家人将在探索其地下街区的同时了解西雅图的历史！
Read more about the Emerald City in our article on the前10名Things to do in Seattle with Kids。
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8. Explore Native American Culture
Who hasn’t wanted to sleep in a teepee?这Yakama Nation RV Parkoffers genuine teepee camping as well as wi-fi, an outdoor heated pool, a hot tub, and two saunas! Just bring your pillow, sleeping bag, PJs, and a bedtime story about Native American history.
A short walk up the road, the雅拉马国家博物馆和文化中心is a perfect spot to engage your family in a deeper exploration of the history of the Yakama people.
当Neah Bay Makah文化和研究中心, you can examine hundreds of artifacts recovered from archaeological excavation of a Makah village, as well as see full size replicas of canoes and a long-house.
In Suquamish, visit theSuquamish Museum旨在反映该地区的传统大房子建筑。靠近西雅图，您可以参观俯瞰Duwamish Valley的传统龙屋。
7月底，您的家人可以体验现代美国美洲文化SeaFair Pow Wow in Seattle。Witness vibrant dancing and drumming, and browse the vendors selling art and jewelry. Don’t forget to enjoy the delicious, traditional salmon dinner!
华盛顿是北方级联山脉及其火山的所在地。最着名的是Mount St. Helens, which dramatically blew off its top in 1980. There’s still lots to do and see at Mount St. Helens National Monument. Make time to enjoy hiking, learning about volcanoes in the park’s visitor center, and of course gawking at the mountain and its impressive crater!
Mount Rainier, the large mountain featured on Washington’s license plates, also offers tons of activities for families.Hiking, nature walks, admiring meadows full of wildflowers, camping, and snowshoeing are all possible at雷尼尔山国家公园。We have visited in early July and encountered summer snow for the kids to play in!
Up in the northern part of the state,贝克山塔在山上的贝克/斯诺奎尔国家森林。家庭可以享受徒步旅行，骑自行车，钓鱼，露营，骑马，游泳和划船。冬季，贝克山体育运动是一个流行的滑雪/滑雪区。
华盛顿在其航空历史上取得了极大的骄傲。家庭将崇拜Museum of Flight, located just south of downtown Seattle. It has huge galleries filled with planes of every shape and size.
这re are many displays to educate families about the role of aviation in military history. You can walk through a retiredAir Force Onejet, gaze at aConcordejet, and even get up close and personal with the航天飞机培训师！！
Up north inEverett，家庭可以参加Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour。During a 90-minute tour, your family will learn about Boeing and see jets being assembled on the assembly line! Tip:参观者必须四英尺高，参加巡演，涉及很多步行。
Special thanks to E. Ashley Steel for her contributions to this article. E. Ashley Steel is a long-time Washington resident and mother of two, is co-author of “Family on the Loose: The Art of Traveling with Kids” and co-curator of www.familyontheloose.com.
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