Seattle – Things to do with your Team

When you travel with your amateur sports team to kid friendly Seattle, finding something to do is relatively straightforward. A seaport city in America’s great Northwest, Seattle, WA, features a vibrant urban atmosphere complemented by breathtaking scenes of nature from its coastal views to its mountain backdrop. As the state’s largest city, Seattle brims with a wide array of things to see and do. It also has one state’s biggest convention centers, the Washington State Convention Center. Whether you’re looking for fun or just a few team building activities, Seattle will give you a once in a lifetime experience that demonstrates the unique heart and soul of a welcoming seaport city.


Space Needle

Seattle - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsNo matter where your team travels to, you won’t see this anywhere but Seattle. As the city’s most iconic landmark, the Space Needle and its observation deck are a must-visit destination for all newcomers to the city  -provided you don’t mind heights. Created for the 1962 World’s Fair hosted by Seattle, the Space Needle is visited by more than 2 million people each year. The observation tower stretches 605 feet into the air and provides jaw-dropping views of downtown Seattle, Elliott Bay, Mount Rainier, and the Cascade Mountains. For an extra treat, enjoy lunch at the tower’s SkyCity rotating restaurant. 400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109


Seattle Aquarium

As one of the top 10 largest aquariums in the country, Seattle Aquarium shouldn’t be missed if you’re traveling with a group of animal lovers. The aquarium features six major exhibits that include its popular Underwater Dome, Pacific Coral Reef, and Marine Mammals. Kids of any age are sure to enjoy watching the aquarium’s resident moon jellies, sea otters, and other marine creatures frolic in the waters of their exhibits. 1483 Alaskan Way Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101


Whale Watching Excursion

Catching site of orcas is one of the most popular nature-based activities that tourists look forward to. Puget Sound Express incredibly guarantees whale sightings on its tours. The family-run business features boats with indoor seating for all guests. Aside from orcas, humpback whales, gray whales, sea lions, porpoises, sea birds, and other sea creatures are also common sights on the these tours. There are numerous excursions in the area, including Puget Sound Express; Seattle Orca Whale Watching; and Island Adventure Whale Watching500 Admiral Way, Edmonds, WA 98020; 950 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109; 1801 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221


Pacific Science Center

Designed for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Pacific Science Center features creative, hands-on interactive exhibits that are sure to resonate with teens and tweens. The center features permanent exhibits, the Tinker Tank  and Science Playground, but there are also temporary exhibits to enjoy. Be sure your group gets a chance to visit the IMAX theater at the center or spends time at the saltwater tide pool where they can actually touch and interact with the animals. 200 Second Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109


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Seattle Waterfront and Great Wheel

Be sure to set aside some time to explore Seattle’s vibrant waterfront and, in particular, make your way to Pier 57 where kids can ride the Seattle Great Wheel, the tallest Ferris Wheel on the West Coast. With its height of 175 feet, the Great Wheel offers spectacular views of the water and city. Top off your experience with a visit to nearby Seattle Bay Creamery to grab the kids an ice cream treat. 1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101


Lake Union Kayaking

If your group of kids likes to spend time outdoors, consider burning off some energy at Lake Union and rent some kayaks. Paddling around the lake features great views of the city’s skyline. Because many kayaking rental agencies require parent/guardian permission, you’ll probably want to set up your kayaking adventure in advance so that all the kids in your group can participate. 2100 Westlake Ave N Ste 1, Seattle, WA 98109


Saint Edward State Park

Saint Edward State Park is situated on 316 acres and is a hub for outdoor lovers. Although the park features sports fields, picnic areas, and mountain bike trails, it’s really the hillside hiking that’s sure to excite your kids. The hike begins at the top of a forested hill and runs down to the undeveloped shores of Lake Washington. Hiking through Douglas fir and western cedar-filled forest to reach the water is a fun activity everyone, adults included, is bound to remember. The serenity you feel at Saint Edward State Park will calm you so much, you’ll forget you’re in bustling Seattle. 14445 Juanita Dr Ne, Kenmore, WA 98028


School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to fly through the air on a trapeze, you can find out at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts. Although the school typically offers a series of classes, it does feature a single two-hour trapeze class that your group can register for and enjoy when they’re in town. As something completely out of the ordinary, your kids are sure to remember the experience for a lifetime. 674 S Orcas St, Seattle, WA 98108


Vertical World

If your kids are the adventurous types, consider spending a morning or afternoon at Vertical World. Located in the Interbay neighborhood, this venue features indoor rock climbing and bouldering experiences beneath its 50 foot ceiling. With on-site instructors, kids can get a crash course in climbing. If it happens to be raining when you have free time, this is a great activity that’s sure to resonate well with kids of all ages. 2330 W Commodore Way, Seattle, WA 98199


Argosy Locks Cruise

Argosy cruises are popular with visitors to the city. These cruises typically last about two hours and are fully narrated. The cruises give participants a chance to witness Elliott Bay, Lake Washington Ship Canal, and Lake Union while learning about the locks and the ever-changing tides of Puget Sound. The tours also showcase views of the city’s famed house-boat community and the busy boats of Tugboat Alley. 1101 Alaskan Way Pier 55, Seattle, WA 98101


Seattle Pinball Museum

Seattle - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsIf the kids in your group don’t mind putting their smartphones away for a while, they’ll be able to enjoy some retro fun at the Seattle Pinball Museum. This venue features more than 40 vintage pinball machines and classic arcade games that are free to play upon admission. Located in the city’s International District, the Pinball Museum is located near the Purple Dot Café, which is widely revered for its great dim sum. 508 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104


Seattle’s bustling downtown is an awesome place to have a tournament. The amount of thrilling attractions is enough to keep you and the team busy for the entirety of your trip. Remember to book a hotel near all the exciting attractions. Utilize all the free time you have to do some sightseeing around the city.