One of our favourite near by places to visit is Seattle. 2.5 hrs door to door (thank you nexus- and for those of you who don't have, its the best $50 ever spent if you go south more than 2ce a year). No ferries, dynamic city and full of great things to do esp with kids in tote.
Our cousins live down there so we visit a few times a year. And we recently had the opportunity to work on an urban project in phinney ridge, which turned out real great. Here are our top fave things to do in and around the city with kids:
EVENING PICNIC AT GASSWORKS PARK
CHILDREN'S MUSEUM IN EVERETT
BIKE RIDE ON THE BURKE GILMAN TRAIL
OLYMPIC SCULPTURE PARK
FREEMONT SUNDAY MARKET
SEATTLE TILTH/ GOOD SHEPHERD'S CENTER