Seattle, W.A. is a great town to visit for you and your children. If your family is headed to Seattle this fall, you should plan to attend the Seattle Children’s Festival in September.
The two-day event, taking place Sep. 21-22, marks its sixth year in 2019.
Offering cooking classes, hands-on exhibits, incredible performers, and many cultural experiences, the Seattle Children’s Festival promises to be a good time. Children of all ages are welcome, and families from all over the world attend the event yearly.
The Children’s Festival is a delightful community event, giving the youth a stage to sing, dance, play, create and explore the cultures that make up the greater Pacific Northwest. With many hands-on areas and activities, including multiple “Discovery Zones” with interactive workshops, arts and crafts, and much more.
Among the first things you’ll want to do after buying your airline tickets or planning your drive to Seattle is to locate a nice hotel. Once you have that task checked off your list, you’re free to plan your itinerary because you’ll have a point of reference of where home base is.
Here’s a brief guide for some things you’ll want to know about the area. Knowing where to go, what to do, and even which restaurants to try in advance saves you time and effort during your short stay in Washington.
Hotels to Stay At While in Seattle
When researching hotels in the Bellevue–Seattle area, a few stand out due to their family-friendliness and a long list of amenities. The Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle’s Eastside caters to adults, children, and even pets! In addition to guestrooms and suites with comfortable beds and scenic views, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi, an on-site restaurant, and a heated indoor pool.
Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Bellevue Downtown is a contemporary hotel in the heart of Bellevue’s downtown. It’s close to many fine restaurants, shopping, and fun activities. There’s also free Wi-Fi, and in-room minifridge and microwave, in case you need to make some snacks or meals without going out.
What to Do While Visiting The Emerald City
You’ll find plenty of exciting ways to spend your time after attending the Seattle Children’s Festival. From checking out all of the tourist hotspots to eating foods, you never dreamed you’d have the guts to try, exciting awaits around every corner.
Some of the most touristy places you can go to are the Space Needle and Pike’s Market. Both offer incredible views of what the city is all about. Seeing the fishmongers throw fish at the Pike Place Fish Market is memorable sight your kids will remember for the rest of their lives. Best of all, if you spend an afternoon in the Market, you’ll be able to shop and dine in the same location.
Some of the restaurants you’ll find there are:
- Alibi Room with its brick oven pizzas,
- Café Campagne, a French bistro,
- Chan Seattle, which serves Korean food, and
- Emmett Watson’s Oyster Bar.
You can taste cuisine from nearly every country in the world in this one location. It is an enjoyable experience for you and your children to share.
The Cultural Lessons Don’t Stop at the Festival
Enjoy everything that Seattle has to offer you while attending the Seattle Children’s Festival. Learn about other cultures, their customs, and celebrations during the two-day event. Extend your learning experience by choosing culturally-rich activities to do around Seattle with your kids. From dining on ethnic cuisine to viewing artwork by global artists on an Art Walk, there are many ways to make your visit to the city enriching and inspiring.