Family-Friendly Getaway in Lynnwood
No matter how small or tall your kids-in-tow, Lynnwood is sure to surprise, delight, and tucker even the hardest-to-please munchkins in your life. Home to water parks, kid-friendly entertainment, family-style dining, and dozens of places to run, jump, and play it's got something around every bend. So pack the crew, load the car, and prepare for a whole lot of fun—because there’s something for everyone in this two-day, family-friendly itinerary.
MAKE A SPLASH
Put on your bathing suits and head over to the Lynnwood Recreation Center, complete with a recreation pool, pair of water slides, water playground, lazy river, lap pool, and family hot tub. For the grownups, a sauna, adult hot tub, and warm water therapy promise to relax. Want to go big? Drive about 40 minutes down the I-5 to Wild Waves Theme & Water Park in Federal Way for massive fun, including thrilling roller coaster rides.
THE POWER OF PLAY
Care for something a bit more easy-going? In Everett, a shade under 15 miles north of Lynnwood and only about a half-hour drive up the I-5, you’ll find the fun-filled Imagine Children’s Museum. What better way to spend quality time with the kids—with three levels of interactive indoor and outdoor exhibits, including the highly acclaimed Rooftop Adventure. Created for kids ages 1-12, each exhibit lets them explore science, literacy, math, history, and art. It’s all part of the museum’s mission to “promote the power of play.” Learn more at Playing is Learning blog.
Whether you’re swimming or exploring, you’re bound to work up a hearty appetite. Look no further than The Old Spaghetti Factory in Lynnwood. This family-owned restaurant’s been serving up delicious, affordable three-course meals since 1969. Renowned for its cozy atmosphere and classic pasta dishes, your family can share heaping portions of spaghetti, lasagna, salads, soups, sandwiches, and more. Better yet, let the kids dig into their own three-course Kid’s Meal prepared especially for them.
REST AND RECHARGE
Ready to take a break and relax for the evening? Lynnwood has many family-friendly hotel options, but one of our favorites is Embassy Suites Lynnwood, as it is the premier all-suite hotel in Lynnwood. The two-room suites are ideal for larger families, and include a separate private bedroom, along with a living space with a microwave, refrigerator, and wet bar. Here, the whole family can also enjoy a complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfast—a great way to start your day of fun and exploration. Bonus, the kids can burn some extra energy in the indoor pool!
Ready Player One
Day two is equally exciting as you start the day off with a bite to eat and some indoor fun at the Alderwood Mall. Alderwood is home to an array of shopping, dining, movie-going, and action-packed possibilities, including Dave & Buster’s Lynnwood. Experience the thrill of joystick flicking and button mashing, leave the real world behind with virtual reality games, and play a game of billiards or two. Also enjoy delicious Americana eats. It’s all here under one roof at Dave & Busters!
PARK IT HERE
After your indoor fun, get the kids outside for some serious outdoor fun at Lynnwood Park. This popular park, complete with beautiful outdoor art and new play equipment, is the perfect place for kids of every age. Kids can run free with spacious playgrounds including swings, slides, and climbing structures and open green spaces for running and playing. So let them burn off some energy and engage in imaginative play before heading back indoors.
Slide into Fun
If they can spare the energy (or if you need an indoor alternative), cap off this utterly perfect kid-friendly adventure with a trip to the Funtastic Playtorium where your kids can explore the multi-level play structures filled with tunnels, slides, and ball pits. You can relax in the comfortable seating area, or join your kids on the play structures if they're calling to you. Jump in!