Seattle has plenty of things to do and see without leaving the city limits, but one thing that it does not offer is the feeling of being transported to the southern part of Germany. For that, you’ll need to head for Leavenworth, about two hours away by car.
One of Seattle’s most family-friendly events of the year is the annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle. Hosted by Northwest Film Forum, the event showcases over 130 kid-friendly films from over 35 countries (all non-English titles include English sub titles). With the 10,000 festival attendees each year, it is the largest event of its kind on the West Coast.
Visitors to Seattle should be sure to add the city’s Wallingford neighborhood to their plans. One of the destination’s most family-friendly spots, you’ll find peaceful parks, eclectic cafes, outdoor art and plenty of opportunities to get the whole family exploring together. To help you plan your itinerary, here is a guide to Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood.
Taking place in Ellensburg, Washington — located less than two hours from Seattle — the WinterHop Brewfest offers the chance to immerse yourself in local culture through the palate. This year’s 11th annual festival takes place on January 17, 2015, from 12pm to 5pm at numerous venues in Downtown Ellensburg, all of which are walkable to each other.
One of Seattle’s most diverse and artistic neighborhoods, Capitol Hill is not to be missed. Along with having a creative and welcoming vibe, there is much to do, see and explore, and you can easily fill a day or more of your itinerary with the area offerings.