The Puget Sound region is home to outstanding outdoor activities. Enjoy refreshing, clean marine air while whale watching in the San Juans, visit two extraordinary zoos or enjoy animals in their native habitat–when was the last time you saw salmon, seals and bald eagles from a city park? Travel to 6,500 feet in a gondola and then ski, hike or bike back down. Visit an aquarium or take an exciting tour that lets you experience both land and sea. Choose from the list for the finest outdoor activities our region has to offer.

Crystal Mountain Resort
33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd.
Crystal Mountain, WA 98022

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Experience breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier and the surrounding Cascade Range at Crystal Mountains summit, located at Mt. Rainier National Park. The Mt. Rainier Gondola , the first gondola to be installed at a ski resort in Washington, whisks visitors to 6,872. It will travel 2,500 feet from the base of the mountain to the summit in less than 10 minutes! Once you arrive at the summit you’ll be greeted by a breathtaking view of Mt. Rainier and the surrounding Cascade Range. You’ll also find Washington’s highest restaurant, the Summit House serving fresh Northwest cuisine.

Crystal Mountain Resort is no longer just a mecca for snow enthusiasts we are remaining open during the Spring and Summer too! Crystal Mountain Resort lies on the sunny side of Mt. Rainier, just 6 miles from the Northeast entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park, amid stunning forests, wildflower-filled meadows and pure Washington wilderness. Crystal has grown to include a full array of summer activities for all walks of life. These include hiking, guided horseback riding, disc golf and scenic gondola rides.

Ride the Ducks
516 Broad St.
Seattle, WA 98109

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It’s Duck Season!

You haven’t seen Seattle until you’ve seen it from a Duck! Travelers of all ages love Ride the Ducks! Our hilarious, Coast Guard-certified maritime Captains will take you on a fun-filled, musical tour of the Emerald City. Amphibious World War II vehicles will show you Seattle from both land and water!

You’ll see the Seattle waterfront, historic Pioneer Square, the downtown shopping district and Pike Place Market! Then, SPLASH into the water for a party on wheels that floats!

Ride the Ducks is located at the northeast corner of 5th Avenue & Broad Street, across the street from Experience Music Project and the Space Needle. Walk ups are welcome, advance purchase online at is recommended.

Ride the Ducks’ adventure tours depart daily! 90-minute land and water tours depart every half hour from 10am

Underground Tour
608 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

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“Hilarious, who knew history could be such fun! ” – New York Post

History with humor. Walk below Pioneer Square sidewalks, past abandoned 1890’s storefronts, with exceptional tour guides telling tales of Seattle’s frontier past. Learn how our Founding Fathers’ squabbling led to Seattle’s complicated street system, and how the solutions to our plumbing problems affected the town’s elevation. You’ll hear the first part of the tour seated in Doc Maynard’s, a restored 1890’s public house.

From there, your guide will lead you along the sidewalks of our historic district, and into the areas below, which have been unoccupied since 1907.

The tour lasts 1 and 1/2 hours. Dress for weather outside, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a sense of humor. If you come a little early you can find great gifts in our underground Rogues Gallery. You can also enjoy a quick snack or get lunch at the Underground Cafe before or after the tour. A written text is available in Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Italian, German, French, Spanish and Russian. Group rates and private parties are available.

Tours operate year round. Schedule varies month to month.

Children’s Museum
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109

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The Children’s Museum, Seattle brings to life the joy of discovery for children and their families through fun, creative, hands-on explorations of the world around them.

TCM is a 22,000 square foot environment just for children ages birth through 10 years and their families. At the Museum, every exhibit is interactive, which allows little hands and growing minds to explore, play and learn. With 11 permanent exhibits, bi-annual traveling exhibits and daily programs, children and their caregivers will be swept into the pure joy of play! The Childrens Museum, Seattle is perfect for a play date, an afternoon of fun or a weekly destination.

TCM is located on the lower level of the Center House on the Seattle Center campus. The Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10am – 5pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 6pm. Children under one year are admitted free. Admission is $7.50 for adults and children, and $6.50 for grandparents.