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Surrounded by mountains, water, and evergreen forests, Seattle is Washington’s largest city and is home to many iconic landmarks. Check out the 18-foot Freemont Troll, a grumpy beast hiding under the George Washington Memorial Bridge. Or add your own piece of chewing gum to the quirky Post Alley Gum Wall, right around the corner from Pike Place. Hands down, Seattle offers some of America’s most memorable activities and attractions.
If you’re planning a trip to Seattle with your kids, you’re sure to find plenty of entertainment options that are fun and appropriate for children. Seattle also has no shortage of great places to stay, including some incredible Airbnbs. Here’s a look at our top picks for kid-friendly Seattle Airbnbs that are perfect for families.
1. Quiet Home with Views of Elliott Bay
Family Features: Playset, fenced-in yard, and back deck with grill
Kid-Friendly Amenities: High chair and Pack ‘n Play
Located on a tree-lined street near downtown Seattle, this gorgeous home in the Queen Anne neighborhood boasts high ceilings, circular floor plan, seven bedrooms, air conditioning, high-end kitchen appliances, and much more. The private yard is fully fenced and offers a playset for the kids. On the third floor, there is a master suite for mom and dad, complete with jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower.
There are several public parks and playgrounds in close proximity, as well as a public library that offers free storytimes and children’s activities. Nearby is also a community pool and the Queen Anne Farmers Market which offers fresh produce, food carts, and local music. While staying at this Queen Anne home, bring the family to explore the Seattle Children’s Museum. It is also a five-minute drive from beautiful Discovery Park.
2. Spacious Vacation Home in Queen Anne Neighborhood
Settled in a convenient location in the beautiful Queen Anne Neighborhood, this spacious vacation home offers a spacious front yard with barbecue and seating, four bedrooms, two full baths, and five-star hospitality. The living room is equipped with a DVD player and Direct TV, as well as a collection of games.
The home is centrally located to many excellent restaurants, day spas, supermarkets, parks, and hiking. It is also within close proximity to downtown Seattle. Take a day trip to see all the sights, including the world-renowned Space Needle and Seattle Art Museum. The Pikes Place Market offers homegrown and handmade goodies.
3. Downtown Kirkland Home with Lake Views
Family Features: Family dining table, deck with BBQ and outdoor seating, yard, and hot tub
Kid-Friendly Amenities: High chair, Pack ‘n Play, children’s dinnerware, bathtub, room-darkening shades, changing table, and babysitter recommendations
Looking for a cozy vacation home with breathtaking lake views? Reserve a getaway at this charming Airbnb. The home is within walking distance to downtown Kirkland and offers custom-made couches, comfy furniture, and ample driveway and street parking.
Take a short walk with the family down the waterfront and marina, or spend your days experiencing the local restaurants and shopping. Kids will love spending time at Juanita Beach Park when the weather is warm or hiking on the Cross Kirkland Corridor Trail.
4. Family Home Near Lake Washington
Spend your time in Seattle staying in this clean and cozy Craftsman-style home. The family home features five bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a fully-equipped kitchen, living room, nursery, and unfinished basement with games.
Looking for ways to occupy your time while in Seattle? Bring the family to Chihuly Garden and Glass, a mesmerizing art museum that showcases the studio glass of Dale Chihuly. Also visit Olympic Sculpture Park which has a museum pavilion, and beach.
5. Capitol Hill Home in the Heart of Seattle
This classic home in Capitol Hill offers gorgeous views of downtown Seattle and is just blocks away from many excellent shopping and dining destinations, such as Ada’s Technical Books and Café. The five-bedroom, three-bath home has been completely modernized and offers all the amenities a family would normally find in an upscale hotel.
There is no shortage of fun things to do while in Seattle. Near Capitol Hill, families will find Wings Over Washington, a state-of-the-art amusement park ride that uses 5k cameras, drones, art laser projection, and other technologies to create a dynamic flying theater.
6. Centrally-Located Historic Craftsman Home
Family Features: Fully-equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, flat screen TV, and outdoor seating
Kid-Friendly Amenities: High chair, room darkening shades, Pack ‘n Play, bathtub, baby bath, children’s dinnerware, and children’s boys and toys
This beautiful Craftsman home is more than 100 years old and features bold colors and eclectic furnishings throughout. From the claw foot tub to the radiant heated floors, there is much to enjoy during your stay in Seattle.
The home is within distance to coffee shops, restaurants, salons, dessert spots, and more. There are also plenty of kid-friendly attractions just a short drive away, such as the Seattle Aquarium and Woodland Park Zoo.
7. Luxury Home with Views of Lake Washington
Family Features: Beautiful lake views, family room, outdoor deck with lounge area, two BBQ grills, and family dining table
Kid-Friendly Amenities: High chair, Pack ‘n Play, room-darkening shades, children’s dinnerware, baby bath, bathtub, and children’s books and toys
Guests can enjoy beautiful views of Lake Washington while staying in this upscale Airbnb. The four-bedroom, two-bath home features an indoor and outdoor entertaining space, as well as a spacious living room, dining room, den, and family room. The smart home spans more than 3,500 square feet and has a Tesla 240-volt charging station.
While your family is not lounging on the outdoor deck or watching the 80-inch TV with Martin Logan sound system, they can enjoy Seattle’s best tourist attractions located just 10 to 20 minutes away. Mt. Baker Beach Park is just a half mile away and offers fishing, swimming, and fun in the sand. Or go for a long bike ride around Lake Washington.
8. Designer Home Near Capitol Hill
Family Features: Rooftop deck, pool table, unobstructed views of downtown Seattle, flat screen TV, fully-equipped kitchen, and outdoor seating
Kid-Friendly Amenities: High chair, Pack ‘n Play, bathtub, and children’s dinnerware
Spend your days in Seattle relaxing in this modern home, located within walking distance of Capitol Hill. The architectural loft features floating stairs, large glass panels, unobstructed views of the Seattle downtown skyline, and other unique additions that make it a must-see Airbnb.
The townhouse can be found on the border of First Hill and Capitol Hill and within close proximity to Chinatown. While in the area, stop by the Seattle Pinball Museum and play the dozens of vintage pinball machines. There is a small entry fee but pinball play is completely free.
9. Upscale Home Near Green Lake Park
Family Features: Patio with seating, electric fireplace, Smart TV, fully-equipped kitchen, and free wifi
Kid-Friendly Amenities: High chair, Pack ‘n Play, and bathtub
This modern townhouse spans more than 1,100 square feet and is centrally located in Seattle. The two-bedroom, two-bath home features an open layout with modern furnishings, electric fireplace, office space, dining table, and smart TV. There is also a fully-equipped kitchen, breakfast bar, keyless entry, and free wifi.
While in the city, take the time to bring the kids to see some of the area’s top attractions. Take a ride on The Seattle Great Wheel which overlooks the waterfront. Or explore Mother Nature at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, a 53-acre sanctuary that hosts year-round events.
10. Stylish Farmhouse Just 10 Minutes from Downtown
Family Features: High speed wifi, luxury beds, smart TV with Netflix, and fenced-in yard
Kid-Friendly Amenities: High chair, Pack ‘n Play, children’s dinnerware, children’s books and toys, room-darkening shades, and bathtub
Experience five-star accommodations in this stylish and comfortable farmhouse, located a mere 10 minutes from downtown Seattle. The newly renovated Craftsman home spans over 2.5 stories and offers efficient heating, designer décor, a massive fenced-in backyard for the kids, and hotel-grade beds.
When you’re not relaxing in the four-bed, two-bath home, guests can venture out to enjoy the nearby attractions. There are many things to do within a 10-minute radius, such as fly fishing at Puget Sound or an ice cream at Molly Moon’s. If you’re looking for a place to take family photos, head over to Gas Works Park.
11. Cozy Home Near Woodland Park Zoo
Family Features: Chef’s kitchen, flat screen TV, backyard, and quiet neighborhood
Kid-Friendly Amenities: High chair, room-darkening shades, Pack ‘n Play, bathtub, children’s dinnerware, and children’s books and toys
Whether you’re preparing delicious meals in the large chef’s kitchen or lounging on the leather sofa in the living room, you’ll love staying at this cozy Airbnb. Perfect for small families, the home is in a quiet neighborhood and within walking distance of the Woodland Park Zoo.
The local area of Freemont provides plenty of entertainment opportunities, from restaurants and shopping to museums and tours. At Kerry Park, kids can enjoy a large play area and beautiful views of the city. Wallingford Playfield is also a kid’s paradise with playsets, wading pools, and more.
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