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10 things to do in Seattle before summer ends

It's August – time to think about the things you really, really want to make sure you do before the summer ends.

7 laid-back alternatives to Seafair Weekend

The culminating weekend of Seafair can be a little overwhelming for families who are looking for more lowkey thrills.

Pop-up potluck time: Get to know your neighbors during Seattle's Night Out Against Crime

You know you’ve been meaning to welcome that couple who moved in eight months ago to your ’hood, or to organize a play date with the little boy across the street.

Erika's weekend picks: Live music and Shakespeare for free!

Get excited for the weekend!

Take a Weekend Trip to Portland with the Kids

Looking for a city family getaway? Here's a guide to things to do with kids in the Rip City.

Daytime outings and happy hour adventures for date night

Date night two ways: daytime adventures in the city or the best happy hour.

Ahoy, mateys! Pond boat sailing at Lake Union Park

Let your kids captain their own pint-sized rigs – 39-inch pond sailboats, to be exact.

Erika's weekend picks: Minecraft, Movies at the Mural, the Great Inflatable Race and more

What's on for the weekend.

Getting into the great outdoors with baby

It can be daunting to imagine getting out in nature with a newborn. Fear not: We've got the best tips for easy, accessible outdoor excursions with your newest family member.

Experience urban nature in a canoe

As the weather warms up, rally your family to rent a canoe and take a ride through the Arboretum or the Mercer Slough.

Take a Road Trip to these Cool Tacoma Spots

Places to eat, explore and play that you'll like as much as your kids.

Get a dose of culture at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

To Shakespeare or not to Shakespeare – that is the question.

Ferry boats, take me home: Weekend adventuring on Orcas Island

Family-friendly activities on the island, the great food, and the spectacular views of the San Juans make Orcas the perfect getaway for a weekend – or even just an overnight trip.

A parent's review: Wicked is wonderful

This story about the witches of Oz will keep you entertained while you ponder deeper themes of prejudice, power and friendship.

Farmers markets are in full swing

Farmers markets make for a sweet trip with your early-riser kiddos on a sunny summer morning.

Summer Adventuring on the Long Beach Peninsula

Washington's Long Beach Peninsula is an easy few hours from Seattle, making it the perfect weekend destination!
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