TRAVEL & LGBT
Lesbian Family Trip to Seattle
Seattle is an LGBT family-friendly city that’s walkable and a blast to explore. No matter how old your kids are or how many people you’re traveling with, you’ll find plenty to fill your schedule. Try these five Seattle based family-friendly activities to keep the whole squad happy.
Seattle by Foot Kid’s Tour
If you want to explore Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum, and other downtown attractions with your children, join up with the Seattle by Foot Kid’s Tour. This will allow everyone in your family to really see these iconic landmarks and neighborhoods without having to take the lead on navigation. Getting lost in a paper bag is skill not all of us have but if you identify with it, the tours for you. Connect with the group and learn some insider facts about the most iconic places in Seattle.
Chocolate Indulgence Tour
Is there a family out there that doesn’t have at least one member with a sweet tooth? If so, you’ll want to go on the Chocolate Indulgence Tour. This two-hour tour, which goes around the Pike Place Market area, offers over 15 tastings of cupcakes, cheesecake, chocolate, and other sweets. In my opinion, the dessert food tour is the highest level of food tour but that’s just me. The tour is two hours long and along the way, your guide will share some fun facts about Seattle history. Plan to pace yourself and if the kids are little plan for the sugar rush to follow.
Visit the Fremont Troll
If you have young kids who are familiar with the “Three Billy Goats Gruff,” plan a stop at the Aurora Avenue Bridge. Underneath, you’ll find the Fremont Troll — a 6.5-ton mixed-media sculpture built in 1990. The sculpture is a beloved local landmark and an essential spot for family photos. There are tons of other free, funky art installations in the area so it’s a place you’ll want to explore on foot.
Woodland Park Zoo
Seattle’s zoological garden is home to over 1,100 animals, including some critically endangered species. Two of the most popular exhibits are the greater one-horned rhinoceros and the gorillas — including a baby gorilla named Yola. The zoo is one of five attractions that are part of Seattle’s CityPASS program.
Woodland Park Zoo is located in a park, and it can take the better part of a day to see all the exhibits and animals. Book an LGBT family-friendly Seattle hotel with IHG to help with planning a day at the zoo. If you’re traveling with young children, having nearby accommodations will make it easy for you to head back to your room if the kids get tired or hungry. You can also look for hotels with kid-friendly amenities, such as indoor and outdoor pools or complimentary shuttle service, to help with your Seattle vacation.
Relax at Green Lake Beach
The beaches at Green Lake Beach are two of the most popular spots in the city for fresh air and swimming. The high and low diving boards are excellent for older kids, and there’s also sand to play in at the East beach. The West beach has grass only, so it tends to get less crowded. Head there for a quiet picnic with the family. Green Lake Beach share park space with the Woodland Park Zoo, making it an excellent place to start or end a day of adventures.
These attractions are just a small sampling of the fun activities waiting for you and the whole family in Seattle. The city is full of historic landmarks, incredible neighborhoods, and exciting things to do, so start planning your trip today!