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10 Things to Do With Kids Around Seattle the Last Days of Summer 2021

Great ideas to make the most of summer’s last weeks

Nancy Chaney
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Published on: August 02, 2021

10 Things to Do With Kids Around Seattle the Last Days of Summer 2021

view of the pacific ocean from kalaloch lodge on the washington coast seattle getaways for families
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View of the Pacific Ocean from Kalaloch Lodge on the Washington coast. Image courtesy of Kalaloch Lodge.

Escape!

After staying near home for so long, lots of families ventured out on nearby getaways or bigger trips this summer. You've still got time for a scenery-changing day trip. And if you're not yet beholden to the school schedule, do take advantage and consider a September or October escape.

For day trips, try exploring Whidbey Island like an insider, or visiting Port Townsend's best spots with kids. Outdoorsy Bellingham makes for a park-filled day trip, or easy overnight.

For a fall weekend escape, peruse our guides for inspiration or just day dreaming. We've got a guide to nearby family getaway destinations — and part two: more family vacation spots around Washington.

Cozy cabins beckon for fall and winter or hop over the mountains to kitschy-Bavarian Leavenworth or Old-West Winthrop. And if all your budget will allow is dreaming, we've got some swoon-worthy destinations to ponder.

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