- Glide through the trees: Strap yourself in to a zip line and fly from tree to tree courtesy of Canopy Tours NW, located on Camano Island. During the two-and-a-half-hour experience, you’ll ride six different zip lines (the longest one measures 660 feet), traverse a long bridge, explore trails and take a ride in a 1963 Unimog truck.
- Tip: The minimum weight allowed is 65 pounds, and the maximum is 300 pounds.
- Experience Asia for a day: Seattle’s Chinatown–International District (ID) features a world of fun for teens. Check out the bathhouse exhibit at the Panama Hotel for an enlightening history lesson, then visit the Chinatown Gate at S. King Street and Fifth Avenue S. Lunch at Dough Zone to try its fabulous soup dumplings. Finish with a stop at Uwajimaya, an Asian specialty supermarket, for a bubble tea dessert and visit the Kinokuniya Book Store for plush toys, imported pens, manga and more.
- Tip: To save on parking, take Metro right to the ID station in the bus tunnel.
- Turn it up: Bumbershoot has evolved from a small, independent music festival to a thrilling and immersive experience featuring the biggest acts in music, comedy and art. If you and your teen can afford the steep ticket prices, attend one or more days of this three-day fest to create memories that will last a lifetime.
- Tip: Bring earplugs and don’t forget to hydrate.