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Seattle — By Mary Jo Manzanares on July 24, 2010 at 3:33 pm
Filed under: arcade, family, kids, waterfront

Kids Will be Kids at Seattle Waterfront Arcade

On a sunny Seattle day no one wants to be inside!  But since the weather can take a turn with little notice, it’s good to have a few back up plans just in case.  Especially if you’re traveling with kids who need a little space to let off steam.  If the kids have been troopers shuffling through the Seattle’s cultural and educational spots, give them a chance to just be kids at the Seattle Waterfront Arcade on Pier 57.

Seattle Waterfront arcade Everyone can be a kid, in fact, with the variety of games and attractions.  Sure it’s silly, but some of those games take me back to my childhood.  The games are all family friendly, meaning less violence and no sexual content, are are probably best suited for younger kids.  The games are more seek-and-destroy rather than the high-energy, continuous action games that appeal to teens.

The arcade has a color photo booth, always popular with girls of all ages.  You can trade photos or have them engraved onto a gold or silver pendant.  Put the pendant on a key chain, charm bracelet, or necklace, and have a great reminder of the summer with your BFF (best friend forever).

The Seattle Waterfront Arcade also has a party room for birthdays and special events.

And if the thought of an arcade makes you totally nuts, get someone else to supervise the kids for awhile and head to one of the restaurants on Pier 57 for a bite to eat or a cold drink of. . . well, something.

Location: 1301 Alaskan Way, Pier 57 (map)

Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 11 am – 9 pm; Friday & Saturday, 11 am – 10 pm.  These are the official poster hours, but the arcade does stay open later based upon how busy they are.

Photo credit: Andi Szilagyi @flickr

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