Toy boat-building with the Center for Wooden Boats. Credit: Tyler Ray
Center for Wooden Boats
With the opening of its gleaming 9,000-square-foot building at Lake Union Park, the Center for Wooden Boats is a hot destination this summer. The historic boat center and museum offer loads of free fun to everyone —including free admission all the time, toy boat-building on first Thursdays and free boat rides every Sunday. But becoming a member adds some even more exciting perks: Members get hefty discounts off rowboat, sailboat and canoe rentals at the Lake Union location. Members also get discounts on rentals of boats and crab pots at CWB's outpost at idyllic Cama Beach State Park; and the opportunity to rent the Boatman’s Cabin at Cama Beach. Plus, members can reserve seats on the free Sunday boat rides (depending on availability). Household memberships start at $75.