One of the greatest trips across the US ever recorded was the journey of Lewis and Clark. Consider a train trip across their trail that lands your family in a perfect vacation spot for cooling off: Seattle, Washington. Your train will leave Chicago and head west, allowing your family to enjoy 2 days of Northwestern scenery and history. With a guide book, you can make this trip an educational experience even though school is out for the summer.
When you arrive in Seattle, check out the family friendly hot spots like the Woodland Park Zoo, Pike Place Market, or Salmon Bay Park. This nautical home in West Seattle is perfect for families who want to experience what the Pacific Northwest has to offer. A 1/2 block walk to the beach or a short drive to the mountains make this the perfect spot for enjoying the natural world on your vacation. The nautical theme and proximity to Alki have earned this vacation rental home the title “The Captain’s House.” Details like a flag pole made from a boat mast and a staircase lined with oars help make your vacation whimsical and fascinating for the little ones traveling with you.
Other Pacific Ocean inspired fun things to do with the family include taking the ferry to Vashon Island or spending a day on the water in a motor boat or sail boat. If the view of Puget Sound from this vacation rental has inspired you to grab a fishing pole, it is equipped with a gas grill to cook up your catch. There is also a light house at Alki Beach that makes a great walk with small children for an afternoon explore. If more exploring is on your list, consider heading into the mountains to enjoy the Pacific Northwest summer at a higher elevation. The weather is perfect for spending all day outdoors.
Other tips for pioneering toward Seattle: pack light. This vacation home is complete with linens, beach towels, and a washer and dryer. Just like Lewis and Clark, less gear makes for easy travel.