About Whitney C
Lives in Costa Mesa, California
Since Jul 2013
25-34 year old female
i caught the travel bug the year after i graduated from high school, and never looked back. my husband and i love visiting new places, meeting new people, and experiencing other cultures. getting new stamps in our passports is one of our favorite things, and we hope to set foot on each of the seven continents someday!
Flea & Street Markets
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Monuments & Statues
Arenas & Stadiums
Hiking Trails, Waterfalls
No trip to Seattle is complete without a visit to the iconic Pike Place Market. This is one of the rare instances when a tourist trap actually lives up to its reputation. Wander around for a bit and shop from the many stalls bursting with fresh produce from over 85 local farmers; as well as a host of handicrafts, toys and specialty foods — the perfect start to your family vacation!
Once you've gotten your coffee and the kids are satisfied with a tasty treat, keep wandering through Pike Place and check out the 'fish slingers' and other excitable vendors in the Fish Market. Even if you're not looking for a filet for your family dinner, it's a really fun and very 'Seattle' experience.
Yes, the Gum Wall is gross, but your kids will love it! Probably the weirdest of the Seattle landmarks, it's still worth a visit.
Whether you want to go all the way to the top or just stop by and take a few pictures, don't miss the opportunity to see this important part of the city's skyline in person. A great thrill at 520 feet high!
If you've got little ones with you, the Seattle Children's Museum should definitely be on your list. With lots of great interactive exhibits, it will be the highlight of their trip! They also offer day camps along with a calendar of fun activities.
If you're looking for a nice walk near the water, the Olympic Sculpture Park is a great option. Go for a stroll, let the kids run around on the grass, and check out all the cool sculptures along the way.
The Museum of Flight is a great museum option for older kids, especially if they're into planes. With interesting exhibits and flight simulators, this place is both cool and educational!
Along with the Gum Wall, the Fremont Troll is another bizarre Seattle landmark — but oh so fun for families! Take a few minutes to stop by and snap some weird and wonderful photos together.
If you're here at the right time of year, try to catch a Mariners game at Safeco: Baseball is a huge part of Seattle culture and it makes for a fun few hours with the family! If you're visiting off-season, the stadium tour is also a great option for baseball fans young and old. You'll even get to peek behind-the-scenes at places like the dugouts and the changing rooms!
Gas Works Park is my favorite park in Seattle. It is in such a beautiful location, and offers gorgeous views of the skyline. Go for a walk, have a picnic, ride a bike, and let the kids explore the huge leftover pieces of manufacturing equipment — fun yet spooky!
Snoqualmie Falls is one of the most beautiful natural sights in the Seattle area. It's about a 40-minute drive outside the city, but it's absolutely worth it if you're a nature-loving family, and have the time.