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Everett's lovely Jetty Island is just a ferry ride away

A quick jaunt from Everett, Jetty Island offers an expanse of tidelands and saltwater marshes, plus free educational programs.

Erika's weekend picks: Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival, Adventure Playground, and free First Saturdays at SAAM

Hit the streets to get a fresh view of Seattle

Billed as the only kid-centric walking tour of the city, Seattle Kid’s Tour covers less than a mile but is packed with stops tailored to charm kids and show them a side of Seattle they may have never seen.

Now Open: a fairy-tale worthy adventure playground on Mercer Island

In a sectioned-off, forested spot in Deane's Children's Park, kids are provided with toolboxes, various building supplies – wood, hammers, nails, rope – and the freedom to create their own play zones.

Lights, camera, action! The best outdoor summer movie showings (and drive-ins!)

Check out these outdoor movie screenings around town – and don't forget your popcorn!

Going car-free with kids in Seattle: It can be done!

Carla Saulter, aka the Bus Chick, has lived car-free since 2003. Since then, she got married, had two children and became a foster parent to a third – all without a car.

Your ultimate 2015 guide to Seattle area 4th of July fireworks and fun

Light a sparkler, wave a flag, and pass the apple pie.

All aboard! Exploring Seattle via train

Erika's Weekend Picks: Seafair Pirates land, a big day of play and more

Where to watch live music outdoors this summer

For an hour or two almost every day of the summer, you can find a free outdoor concert in and around Seattle.

All aboard! More train rides in and around Seattle

Keep those little spirits chugging along with these railway adventures!

It's Not Too Late to Plan a Trip to a National Park This Summer

Suddenly it's summer, and your family's clamoring for that classic trip to a national park. Is it too late? Not if you follow these tips.

Skate like a girl!

Skate Like A Girl, a now-national nonprofit founded in Olympia, is dedicated to empowering women and girls in the skateboarding world while fostering leadership skills for kids of all genders.

Let your kids be a farmer for a day

Need a new summer activity with the kids? Head out of the city to spend some time on a real working farm.

Erika's Weekend Picks: Marysville strawberry festival, a KEXP Father's Day dance party, and the Fremont Fair!

What's on for this sunny weekend!

Attend a FREE screening of Watermelon Magic and write a review to win!

Pacific Science Center is partnering with Seattle’s Child to present Kids Review IMAX on Watermelon Magic. Write a review of the movie to win a free IMAX ticket and a family membership to the Pacific Science Center!
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