Seattle is a great destination spot for a family vacation with teens, but planning that trip can be overwhelming. This is where I can help. This post offers over 70 things to do in Seattle with teens so you can browse the list and plan the perfect family trip.
Things to do in Seattle with Teens
When planning things to do in Seattle with teens you may want to consider purchasing a Seattle CityPASS. CityPASS has pulled together the top Seattle attractions and rolled them into one package to save you more than 50% off the ticket price if you were to purchase them individually. Attractions with a * are available in the Seattle CityPASS.
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Alki Beach Park
Explore Alki Beach Park and enjoy the spectacular views.
Alki Kayak Tours & Adventure Center
Take a sea kayak tour and explore the natural ocean wildlife of the beautiful Puget Sound.
America’s Car Museum
Visit the car museum and take a walk through the history of America’s automobile industry.
Aqua Verde Cafe Paddle Club
Take a guided tour of Lake Union and Portage Bay by kayak.
Take an Argosy Cruise and experience the Seattle area from the water. Learn how you can save money on this attraction with the Seattle CityPASS.
Choose from a variety of kayak or paddleboard tours or participate in a kayak class and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
Enjoy a delicious lunch while you watch the cheesemakers hard at work.
Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour
Taking a walking tour underneath Seattle’s sidewalks and streets. You will explore the passages that were the original roadways and storefronts of Seattle.
Boeing Factory Tour
Book a tour of the Boeing commercial jet assembly plant and enjoy one of Seattle’s favorite aviation attractions.
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Visit the Burke Museum and explore the exciting exhibits.
*Chihuly Garden & Glass
Visit the beautiful Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit by Dale Chihuly at the Seattle Center. The Seattle CityPASS can save you money at this attraction.
A Seattle icon, the Chittenden lock system is the busiest in the Nation. This FREE attraction is a must see.
Coast Guard Museum
Visit the museum, explore the exhibits on display, and learn all about the history of the Coast Guard.
Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center
Explore the cultural center and learn more about how it provides educational and cultural services to help indigenous people strengthen their heritage.
Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center
Visit the wide-open space and enjoy the tranquil sanctuary for wildlife that also serves as an outdoor classroom.
Enjoy this indoor jump facility and all the special events it has to offer.
Emerald City Trolley
Hop on the Emerald City Trolley and take a ride in style through Seattle.
If you haven’t tried an escape room yet with your family, now is the time. Enjoy this very unique and interesting local attraction as your family becomes ninjas in an effort to figure out the puzzle and escape from a locked room before time runs out.
Experience Music Project Museum
Visit the exhibits and enjoy the interactive installations of this creative museum.
Fremont Sunday Market – Center of the Universe
Enjoy exploring the indoor-outdoor year-round street market.
No trip is complete without spotting a roadside attraction or two. Check out this shaggy troll that lives under a bridge.
Gas Works Park
Go fly a kite, find the sundial, and catch a glimpse of Seattle.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center
Visit the foundation and come away inspired.
IMAX at Pacific Science Center
Visit the IMAX and enjoy a movie on the special IMAX movie screen.
Experience indoor skydiving and have a time of your life.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Seattle
Learn about the stampede to the Yukon for all those who wanted to strike it rich by finding gold.
Row, kayak, sail, and paddle at this center.
Museum Of Glass
Visit the Museum of Glass and explore the beautiful exhibits.
Museum of History & Industry
Explore the wonderful exhibits at the Museum of History & Industry.
*Museum of POP Culture or MoPOP
Not to be missed, this museum will take you on a hands-on journey through some of the most significant moments in rock music, science fiction, and popular culture. This attraction is also available as an option with the money saving Seattle CityPASS.
Nordic Heritage Museum
History comes alive in this beautiful Nordic Heritage Museum.
Northwest African American Museum
Visit the museum and get a better understanding of African American culture.
Northwest Outdoor Center
Take a trip to the outdoor center and explore some fun water sports.
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Explore the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and view bison, bighorn lambs, elk, caribou, and moose while you enjoy a Discovery Tram Tour.
Olympic Sculpture Park
Located along the water, this is a neat park to enjoy as you take a break from exploring the city.
Pacific National Ballet
Enjoy an evening out at the Pacific National Ballet watching the graceful and beautiful dancers.
*Pacific Science Center
Visit the science center and be inspired to think more creatively. This attraction is included in the Seattle CityPASS which can save you money off the price of admission.
Explore parkour in this indoor-outdoor 10,000 square foot facility.
Pike Place Market
Visit Pike Place Market for fresh produce, bakeries, fish markets, butchers, specialty foods, and craft stalls and more in this exciting open public space. Spend some time watching the flying fish. Don’t miss the original Starbucks which opened in 1971.
Explore the historic and artistic Pioneer Square with its lunch spots and quirky boutiques.
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Visit the zoo and enjoy the amazing learning experience with everything the zoo has to offer.
Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands
Participate in educational programs and learn how to grow food organically while restoring natural wetlands.
Ride the Ducks of Seattle
Take a Duck Tour on the famous amphibious landing craft.
Round 1 Bowling & Amusement
Visit Round 1 for bowling, darts, ping pong, karaoke, arcade games, billiards, and have a blast.
Safeco Field Tours
A must for baseball fans! Take a tour or watch a ball game and cheer on the Seattle Mariners.
San Juan Island Whale Watching Tours
Take a whale watching tour and catch a glimpse of Orca’s, porpoises, seals, minke whales, and bald eagles.
School of Acrobatics
Did you ever want to go to circus school? Try out some trapeze classes or any of the other exciting classes they offer.
Take a trip to the aquarium and explore the marine environment while learning about plants and animals that live in or near the ocean. Save money on this attraction and more with the Seattle CityPASS.
Seattle Art Museum
Visit the exhibitions and view the collections while learning about art.
Seattle Astronomical Society
Learn about amateur astronomy and visit a star party.
Visit Seattle Center and participate in a variety of events or public programs.
Seattle Center Monorail
Take a ride on the monorail that was built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and enjoy a little piece of history while you take in the sights of the city.
Get a taste of Asian culture when you visit Seattle’s Chinatown.
Seattle Farmers Markets
Take a trip to a farmer’s market and enjoy some fresh produce.
Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets
Visit a farmer’s market in a neighborhood near you and enjoy fun events and fresh produce.
Seattle Food Tours
Taste your way around Seattle while learning about the food and the culture of the city.
Take in an opera, participate in a class, or join a club.
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Plan a visit to the Seattle Repertory Theatre and take in a play.
Seattle Scuba School
Take a trip to scuba school and enjoy the view from under the sea.
Save your energy and feet with a fun Segway tour of Seattle. See the birthplace of UPS, the Nation’s smallest national park, and spot seals and sea lions.
Enjoy the beautiful music of the symphony.
Seward Park Audubon Center
Learn and explore the beautiful Seward Park.
Have a blast on the indoor trampolines.
Southgate Roller Rink
Enjoy old fashioned roller skating.
The Space Needle is a Seattle icon that is worth the time to explore. Save time and money on Seattle’s top attractions when you purchase the Seattle CityPASS and gain access to the Space Needle for both a morning and sunset visit.
The Center for Wooden Boats
Visit this exciting maritime museum, view exhibits, participate in events, or take a class.
This mobile art lab is available for all ages and promotes creating activities using reclaimed and recycled materials.
The Museum of Flight
Visit the Museum of Flight and enjoy a variety of exhibits and collection.
The Seattle Great Wheel
Don’t miss out on an opportunity to take a ride on the Seattle Great Wheel and see the city from the sky.
Visit this indoor trampoline park and enjoy a variety of exciting activities.
University of Washington Campus Tour
Take a guided campus tour around the University of Washington.
USS Turner Joy – US Naval Destroyer Museum
Learn all the about the USS Turner Joy during your visit to the US Naval Destroyer Museum.
Washington State History Museum
Participate in interactive exhibits, enjoy theatrical storytelling, and learn through high-tech displays and much more on your visit to the Washington State History Museum.
West Seattle Bowl
Enjoy some good old fashioned bowling at the local bowling alley.
Wild Waves Theme Park
Enjoy the amusement park and all the attractions.
Willard Smith Planetarium
Visit the planetarium and take in Planetarium show or a Science Stage show.
Ye Olde Curiosity Shop
Located on the waterfront, this store is everything the name says it is. From pressed penny machines to shrunken heads, and mummies, this shop is not to be missed.
Get your adrenaline pumping with a zip line experience.
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