Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Exploring family-fun in Georgetown

One of my favorite types of adventures are the ones that end up leading you to another and then another. The last one as awesome as the first. And Georgetown, just minutes from West Seattle, is is full of them!

What started out as a random Saturday when I came across a once-a-month open house at the Georgetown Steam Plant, led to meeting a local author who was there selling her book—filled with even more fun things to do nearby—and then getting a bit hungry. Mix in my never-ending curiosity (Hmm, I wonder why there's a scooter on that roof?) and shameless bribery of my children (This one has donuts, cookies AND ice cream.) and you get my latest article for Seattle's Child.

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Bonus material:
Because I just couldn't fit everything in...
  • Book/Author I met: 111 Places In Seattle That You Must Not Miss, Harriet Baskas
  • Self-guided food tour: While researching this story, I came across The Emerald Palate's downloadable PDF. It's beautifully done, informational and I absolutely love her writing style.
  • More family-friendly breweries: In addition to Georgetown Brewing, Lowercase Brewing, not only has tasty beer and snacks anytime but ramen bowls Friday nights and donuts Sunday mornings. Jellyfish Brewing and Machine House Brewery are two more on our must try list the next time we go back.
  • Other cool places: If you’ve ever wanted to join the circus you’ll be thrilled to discover the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA). In addition to a wide range of weekly classes for all ages, there are options for the whole family too. On Friday nights try flying through the air on a trapeze at their Pay Per Flight class (for ages 4 and up) or for more flexibility book a private lesson with a custom class just for your group.
  • Music more your thing? Swing by the Seattle Drum School. It’s so much more than drums! Not only do they offer different types of music lessons including rock band classes, you can come listen to music or even perform. They host a monthly youth music showcase “Second Sundays at Six” plus several public shows at their all-ages space called The LAB at 1010.
Other fun adventures I've written for Seattle's Child.