Family & Pets
For parents who are looking to slim down, shape up, and shed those winter pounds, hitting the gym and juggling child care can be complicated. Thanks to these top gyms that offer child care, parents can enjoy worry-free workouts while their children play, laugh, and learn with dedicated caregivers.
Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or you’ve just taken off your training wheels, trails abound in the emerald city. From the Burke-Gilman Trail to the Arboretum and from Magnuson to Myrtle Edwards, there’s a family-friendly trail for every cyclist.
The “Emerald City” is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most dog-friendly cities – and with an abundance of dog-friendly businesses and dog parks, it’s easy to see why. From venerable Warren G. Magnuson Park to Point Defiance, and from Westcrest to Willis D. Tucker, these are the best dog runs in the greater Seattle area.
Mother and nonprofit director Michelle Nichols knows how complicated it can be to balance work, family and the all-too-important down time. Her helpful tips for playful, creative and even philanthropic family staycations are sure to delight every member of the family.
Seattle is a mecca for coffee aficionados, tech gurus and animal lovers, and it abounds with dog parks. From Magnuson to Marymoor and from Golden Gardens to Luther Burbank, these are the best parks in Seattle for your canine companion.
Skiing is an exhilarating sport that can be enjoyed by all members of the family – including small children. From the Summit at Snoqualmie to Mount Baker and from Crystal Mountain to Hurricane Ridge, these are the best ski slopes for kids near Seattle.
Seattle offers a wealth of opportunities for children who are searching for enjoyable, exciting (and even educational) after-school activities. Whether your child is a budding artist, musician or athlete, there’s an after-school activity that’s sure to delight them.
From emergency training to having an emergency kit and from having a disaster plan to readying emergency supplies for the entire family, these five ways to be disaster ready in Seattle can help you and your family prepare for the worst case scenario.
From the Seattle Center to the Washington Arboretum and from Golden Gardens to Green Lake, there’s a location to fit every family – and capture a special moment in time.
Winter in Seattle is marked by frost-edged grass blades and window panes, long nights, and abundant precipitation. And while night comes early and mornings arrive late, the brilliant holiday glow of neighborhood light displays illuminate the Emerald City.