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From secret beaches to off-the-radar bike paths to tree house hotels, “52 Seattle Adventures With Kids” is a local’s guide to the most affordable and awesome family outings around the Puget Sound region and beyond. Organized by season, the book helps parents make the most of this extraordinary region, highlighting indoor and outdoor adventures for every week of the year. Written by parents, for parents, this book is packed with insider tips on saving, snacktime stops and staycation know-how.
Examples of what’s included
In "52 Seattle Adventures with Kids," parents can find:
- Secret urban hikes perfect for preschoolers
- One-of-a-kind getaways (tree houses, caboose hotels, etc.)
- Splurges perfect for residents and visitors alike
- Last-minute camping spots (including in a shipping container!)
- Amazing hikes with built-in incentives for kids
- The most adventurous playgrounds in the Puget Sound area
- Rad railway adventures
- Bike paths perfect for newly minted two-wheelers
- Dozens of ways to save on adventures all year long
About the authors
“52 Seattle Adventures With Kids” was created by the writers and editors of the Puget Sound region’s most beloved parenting resource, ParentMap. Nineteen Seattle-based writer contributed to “52 Seattle Adventures With Kids,” a number of whom are local travel and nature experts who have authored their own books (eg, Linnea Westerlind’s “Discovering Seattle Parks” and Fiona Cohen’s “Curious Kids Nature Guide.” The book was edited by former ParentMap editor Elisa Murray.
What makes the book unique?
It’s accessible: The guide uncovers mini adventures, day trips and getaways that will help parents uncover the natural and cultural beauty of the Puget Sound area on kid time. Most adventures are affordable and nearby, located within two hours of Seattle. Every outing is paired with an insider tip or a nearby “bonus” attraction.
It’s a local’s guide: Instead of tourist-path highlights, “52 Seattle Adventures With Kids” compiles a bucket list of experiences that are off the beaten path, such as quirky landmarks, last-minute camping spots, hikes with a built-in reward for kids and hidden-gem playgrounds with a view.
It’s seasonal: Parents — especially Puget Sound-area parents — plan many family outings by season. “52 Seattle Adventures With Kids” compiles top adventures for each season, and also curates a year-long list of top family events around the Sound.