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10 Things to Do With Kids Around Seattle the Last Days of Summer 2023

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

Nancy Chaney

Published on: August 08, 2023

10 Things to Do With Kids Around Seattle the Last Days of Summer 2023

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


Whether your family took a big trip this summer or stuck closer to home, there’s still plenty of time for am easy change of scenery by way of a day trip or quick overnight. And if you’re not yet beholden to the school-year 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.

Discover someplace new on a family day trip to the north, south, east or west.

For a fall weekend escape, peruse our guides for inspiration and future planning. We’ve got a guide to nearby family getaway destinations, a list of amazing Northwest lodges and a flock of fabulous cozy cabins.

For fall, hop over the mountains to Old-West Winthrop or kitschy-cool Leavenworth. Leavenworth has a new attraction that beckons thrill seekers of all ages!

Need even more summer-fun ideas? Try these:

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