One of the largest parks here in the Bay Area. They have the most attractions in park than any other park in the Bay Area too. Its a great place to visit because you can also take public transportation to get to it. There are lakes, waterfalls, japanese garden, and other places that I haven't even visited yet.
A great place to check out if you don't want to deal with all the people at Santa Monica Pier. At least here you can just kick back relax and don't have to struggle trying to find parking. I've seen people fishing on the pier and you don't need a license since its a publice pier.
One awesome park you have to visit if your in the Los Angeles area is Greystone Mansion. The building is huge and shows so much detail from the outside. You can tell that it holds so much history from the whole styling. The gardens are also one iof its beautiful attractions.
Ride the roller coaster on a sunny day and you'll see a spectacular view of Santa Monica's beach and pier. They have restaurants and some family atrractions which I thought was great. There is always a crowd here so be prepared to beat them to whatever you'll be doing. =)
This is definitely one of the places you have to visit if your in Los Angeles. This was one of the places shown in one of the Hollywood movies Volcano. I think one visit to this place would be enough though. Its not that big thats why. They have this tar pit with an elephant and bones etc around.
The museum of glass had a lot of attractions which was pretty amazing but the place wasn't as big as I thought it would be. They had a lot of glass art which you can tell took a lot of time an patience to make. I think my husband and I had a better experience here than our children though.
On a hot day Wld Waves is one of the must places to visit if your in Washington. We took a trip out to Seattle last year and this was one of the places we visited for the kids. They loved every minute at the this water park. The admission I thought was a little expensive but still worth the fun if you arrive early and stay long.
This was my husband's idea to visit this Brewery which wasn't that bad actually. We got to see most of the rooms where they develop the beer and have it bottled etc. They also let us have a glass of beer to try out. All this for $1 which wasn't that bad considering it wasn't that far from our hotel.
If you have children and they're getting bored with your trip out to Seattle, then you have to take them to visit Seattle Children's Museum. They have so many attractions here which is fun and at the same time educational for the children. They always have dfferent exhibits which I noticed after the few times I went there.
Gameworks is one of the most popular video game place in Seattle. My kids loved this place and always wanted to spend they're time there instead of touring Seattle. That didn't happen of course. They did have all the newest games and attractions.