We recently had a guest ask us for suggestions for things to do with their kids. I believe their children are around 7 to 8 years old. There are lots of fun things to do around the Bungalow, West Seattle and beyond.
Starting with the Bungalow… we have several board games, books and a foosball table for our younger guest to enjoy. You’ll also find binoculars along with a binder pointing out various sights.
There are several waterfront parks nearby. Lincoln Park is one of my favorites for easy hikes and has two brand new play grounds. Lincoln Park also has Colman Pool, a heated salt-water swimming pool that’s open during the warmer months.
Just to the north of the Bungalow is Mee Kwa Mooks park. Low tides offer plenty of opportunities to explore local sea life if the tide pools. Often times, the Seattle Aquarium will host guided tours of the low tides. The “South Alki” naturalist tour meets at Beach Drive and 63rd Avenue SW at the Charles Richey Sr park.
Continue traveling north towards Alki Point and you’ll see the Alki Point Light House. The Light House is open for tours during weekends over the summer months.
Keep along the water and you’ll find yourself at Alki Beach.
This stretch of sandy beach offers restaurants, shops and has a place where you can rent bikes. Wheel Fun Rentals even has a surrey that can fit a family of four.
There several nearby ferry routes. From West Seattle you can catch the Fauntleroy Ferry to Vashon Island for a fun day trip or board the walk-on ferry that will take you to down town Seattle (near the Pioneer district and the stadiums).
During the summer, there are often events at Alki or in the Junction (around California Avenue SW). Be sure to check out our events page for more info.
This is just a few ideas for fun things to do with children around West Seattle when you’re staying at Beach Drive Bungalow.