This is probably Bellingham's most well-known record store. Its right in the middle of downtown in a very popular area. The store is pretty big and has a decent selection. I've had a couple of good , cheap finds on cds I was looking for. Just don't hang out in the area of the store after dark unless you're used to a lot of homeless people or drug use. Overall, the store is a fun place to go and worth a visit if you're in the area.
Champs is a great atmosphere for a group of people to hang out. The go karts they have are really fast and are a ton of fun to race. The also have video games and other entertainment to use while you're waiting to race. The only problem with this place is that it is a bit expensive, so plan on spending a decent amount of money if you want to race more than once. Also, I wouldn't take small kids here, as the carts are really designed for older kids and adults. If you need something to do or need a fun date idea, check this place out.
This is a true roller coaster lover's paradise. This park specializes in roller coasters and has quite the collection of them. You can ride everything from an old wooden roller coaster to the most modern metal coasters. They'll all give you an adrenaline rush no matter if you're a kid or their parent. This is one of the main attractions of northern California and is a great break from a wilderness outing in the region.
Noahs Ark is the largest water park in the country. Every time I go there, I have the best time. They have a huge variety of water rides that are fun for every age. One of the most fun things is the giant lazy river that carries intertubes all around the park. I could lay on a tube on that river for hours. That brings up one problem about the park though. It gets really hot in the summer and the pavement all around the park gets very hot. Make sure to bring aquasox because you can't wear any onther kind of shoe and they sell them at the park for much more than you can buy them for elsewhere.
City Walk is a fun place to visit. It is connected to Universal Studios, but it isn't a theme park. It has everything from shops to restaurants to stages and more. You can find clothes, food, movie theaters, music and just hang out with friends and family. People visiting Universal should take a walk around City Walk, espcially if you're looking for a way to kill time.
Disney World is a monster of a theme park. It is bigger than Disneyland and also has Epcot Center which is a huge place by itself. The park is an awesome experience for families with kids, older families or just adults. Every time I go there, I get a feeling that only Disney can bring out. Give yourself enough time to see all the parks by buying at least a 2-3 day pass. You'll like having the extra time to relax and not feel pressured to see everything quickly.
WIld Waves started as a smaller park years ago that didn't see much improvement, but recently after it was purchased, it has seen a ton of upgrades and expansions. They have added new rides and slides and made the place a lot more fun to visit again and again. Many locals like to buy season passes for their kids, so they have something to do any day they want during the summer. Wild Waves also has a halloween decorated week and a Christmas theme once a year.
This place may not be a world class facility, but it is a Seattle landmark and a great place for kids. I went here several times on field trips and with my family as a kid and always had a fascination with the place. It has a ton of great exhibits like an elevated bike that you can ride on a track, a bunch of displays explaining scientific phenomenon, an IMAX theater and a laser light show. This is a really great place to spend a day with your kids.
This new library is huge and awesome. It has a gigantic selection of books, magazines, music and all sorts of other stuff. Most people are drawn to the place because of its sheer architectural appeal, size and the fact that its new. For residents of Seattle, though, it is an excellent resource for research and entertainment. If you live in the area, you should definitely stop in and check the new library out.
The Seattle Center is home to the Space Needle, a mini fun-park, a food court and much more. It really comes alive during the holidays, with decorations, concerts, special events and more. The monorail runs from the Seattle Center to Westlake Center (a mall) and it is a fun and inexpensive ride, especially for kids. If you're going downtown for the holidays, you should make sure to stop by.