Independence Day is Family Day
SeaTac City offers you a family oriented Independence Day celebration – fun yet safe, totally child-friendly series of fun events. And so that’s why it’s called not just any other 4th of July, but the Family 4th of July! See what our city offers.
A hot Independence Day? No problem! Go to the Water Spray Park at Angle Lake. Cool off at this safe and fun place with the park’s many spray nozzles where you and the kids can run through and play in. And if this is just too tame for you, dare to get drenched from the Mega Soaker; every few minutes, 55 gallons of water spills over onto any one in its way. Have a wet holiday here any time from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. You are welcome to bring your own food and beverages into Angle Lake Park.
Coolers are allowed but be sure to not bring alcoholic beverages.
Take the kids to Fort Dent Park, the largest park in Tukwila, and have fun with their inflatable bouncers and slides and a fabulous entertainment stage. Find a spot to have a picnic or buy your lunch at any of the many food stalls around the park.
Back at Angle Lake Park, stay for the live entertainment from 1pm till about 10pm when the fireworks show commences. Let the label artists and friends of the record company, Morris the Fish entertain you with their line-up of guests, like Jessica Lynne & the Cousins and Paul Sawtelle and Friends.
By 10pm, watch the skies above SeaTac explode with the colors of Independence Day as provided by Entertainment Fireworks. You bet you’re going to have a great and safe show by the largest fireworks provider in Washington state with 20 years experience.
Fun Family 4th of July
So if you ever find yourself at the Comfort Suites Hotel near the SeaTac Airport, don’t worry about not being able to spend the holiday to where you’re headed. Right here at SeaTac City have the Family 4th of July. Ask our friendly staff. It’s bound to be a great family experience.
The Museum of Flight: A Learning Destination
In Seattle Southside is where you’d find one of the largest space museums in the world. The Museum of Flight details the wondrous history of flying – from the time of the Wright brothers to outer space exploration. Find here historic aircraft, interactive exhibits, artifacts, galleries, and family activities that will surely beguile young and old alike, aviation-experienced folks, enthusiasts or plain hobbyists.
See the museum’s collection – 150 aircraft, over 25,000 small aircraft, over 90,000 books and periodicals, over 15,000 aircraft manuals and technical reports and nearly 5,000 cubic feet of archival materials including an estimated four million images. The collections has been regarded as one of the best air and space museum collections in the world.
A few of the more outstanding historic aircraft at the museum is the original Air Force One jet, the supersonic Concorde, the Mac 3 Blackbird, one of two Douglas DC-2s, the only surviving Boeing 80A, a Caproni Ca.20, the world’s first fighter plane from World War I. Take a wild aerobatic flight in the X-Pilot motion simulator and never forget the experience. Also, explore the original Boeing Aircraft factory where the first Boeing was built by Bill Boeing. Learn amazing stories of courage as detailed by 28 WWI and WWII aircraft fighters.
Visit the 3-acre Aviation Pavilion,with a cafe, a unique open-air gallery which offers the dramatic development of large aircraft. Explore the new Charles Simonyi Space Gallery, 4-stories high, where NASA trains every space shuttle astronaut. See also the library dedicated to aviation that is open to the public, and a children’s playground. The museum also maintains a restoration facility at Paine Field in Everett where historic planes are conserved. More than 500,000 visitors from all over the world come to the museum every year. It’s an opportunity not to be missed.
The Wonder of Flight near SeaTac Airport Hotel
The Comfort Suites in Tukwila is located about 1.1 miles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and just 4.39 miles from The Museum of Flight. Stay with us and you’ll be near many major attractions in Seattle Southside. The museum is one of your best hot spot choices. Let our friendly staff give you directions.
Amusement Park For All Ages
Looking for opportunities to have fun with the family in Tukwila? We have just the perfect destination for it – the Family Fun Center Amusement Park. The sprawling and colorful park provides lots of exciting chances for kids and their adults to enjoy both indoor and outdoor recreation activities.
Inside the fun center, you’ll find the popular Laser X-treme in the Laser Tag arena complete with music, fog effects and strobe lights. Up to 16 persons can play at a time. Then there’s Kidopolis, a four-level, soft play area is for children under 58 inches tall. Socks are required. Not for the faint-of-heart is the Drop & Twist tower ride which goes up then bounced around and rotating 360 degrees for a thrill.
Or ride the Frog Hopper, a similar but less heart-dropping ride. Enjoy also a bumper car ride indoors, a 16-lane bowling center, and a multi-seat 6D motion-simulated thrill ride of 2Gs force called the XD Theater that seats 10 riders at a time
Would you rather take the thrill outdoors? Outside you’ll find a Go-Kart track winding around the park where kids race themselves around in their bumper karts. Try also wild rides in the gigantic pool on motorized Bumper Boats with squirters. Then soar through the air at 65 miles an hour at the Screamin’ Swing, standing 70′ tall with a negative 4G’s of force for that adrenaline rush. Or you might like the Sling Shot.
This apparatus will sling you high into the air as you turn somersaults and enjoy the view from the sky. Maybe you’d rather keep your feet on the ground, but outside. Enjoy playing miniature golf at either of their 2 Miniature Golf courses, with tiny landmarks and impressive landscapes.
Can you handle that? Then come to the Family Fun Center Amusement Park in Tukwila.
Day Out with Family near Seatac Airport Hotel
Staying with us at the Comfort Suites, your hotel in Tukwila near the SeaTac Airport, brings you and the whole brood amazingly near the Family Fun Center. If you’re airport-bound or have just arrived in town, a day trip to the park is an exhilarating experience. And what better way to enjoy the thrills than a a couple of days stay at Comfort Suites.
Learning and Loving Chocolates at Seattle Chocolates
The popular Seattle Chocolates is a woman-owned, locally made, premium all natural chocolate bars and truffles retail store near the Seatle Airport. It is a celebration of all things chocolate and an opportunity to bring people together to discover all aspects of chocolate.
They have a chocolate factory that churns a collection of fresh batches every day. Enjoy free chocolate tastings everyday! Learn about how they source their ingredients and connect with their community. With a wide selection of fabulous chocolate bars, truffles and gifts, you can earn yourself a free bar. You can also create your own gift box of assorted truffles, selecting from more than 20 flavors. The factory also offers “seconds”, which are imperfect chocolate truffles and bars that aren’t pretty enough to package but still delicious to eat. They are limited in quantity while flavors change weekly.
Experience chocolate via a tour designed to educate and inspire visitors about the chocolate-making process. The tour highlights include: visiting the factory, tasting a smorgasbord of chocolate samples in the Tasting Room, learning about the history of chocolate and the cacao plant in the Chocolate Classroom. Watch “live” how a truffle flavor is carefully crafted, poured, molded, shaken and then run through a chocolate waterfall before it’s finally cooled and packaged. As a visitor, you can suggest new flavor ideas or combinations that can be part of their collection and even create your own gift box in the Gift Shop.
Chocolatey Items as Gifts and Treats
Know more about truffles and truffle chocolates at Seattle Chocolates. They are great gift ideas and are nice treats for yourself. We at Comfort Suites, you hotel in Tukwila near the SeaTac Airport, can give you directions to get there. We are just 10 minutes away if you use either I-5 N or S 188th ST. We wish you to get the most out of your stay with us by pointing you to great finds, buys and attractions around Tukwila.
Cinema Entertainment for Kids and Family
The Children’s Film Festival, located in Renton, Washington celebrates it’s 11th anniversary, becoming the largest and most respected film festival on the West Coast dedicated to children and their families. Coming this January 26 to February 11, see the best and brightest in international cinema for children, featuring live performances, animation, features, shorts and hands-on education workshops, all crafted with care for children and families.
The Northwest Film Forum, which screens over 200 independently made and classic films annually, is producing this 12-day festival. Most events are held at Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Avenue between Pike and Pine on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. There’ll be 194 total films to see – 79 live action short films, 102 animated shorts, and 13 feature films. About 53 countries from all over the world are participating, using 37 languages.There will be lots of short programs, field trip screenings, group screenings, workshops for filmmakers, breakfast screenings and a weekend party.
At closing ceremonies, participating films will be screened and winners awarded with the Children’s Jury prizes. The jury is actually composed of children – older teens of 17 and 18 year olds! There’ll also be a surprise selection of outstanding short films made by international filmmakers.
Admission to most festival programs is $6 for Film Forum members, $8 for children under 12 and seniors, and $11 general admission. There is special pricing for the Pancake Breakfast. Festival passes are also available.. Purchase by phone at 1.800.838.3006, online at childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org or in-person at the Film Forum box office, which opens 30 minutes before the first daily show time. Advance ticket purchase is highly encouraged, as many shows sell out in advance.
Kids’ Movie Time-out near Tukwila
If you and your family are in Tukwila around this time, staying at our SeaTac Airport hotel, the Comfort Suites, you can have a fun time at the movies – and what great movies to see. Renton and Tukwila are just 10 minutes apart by car. You can make the short trip quite easily, anywhere from 2.2 to 3.7 miles depending on your route. Let our friendly staff assist you.
All Roads lead to Westfield Southcenter for Christmas
One of the largest attractions in Tukwila is the very popular and trendy Westfield Southcenter in Seattle. As of 2008, it was considered the largest shopping center in Washington and the Pacific Northwest, sitting on a total retail floor area of 1.7 million square feet, and a parking area that accommodates as many as 7,000 cars. You’ll find the center at the junction of the region’s two most heavily traveled highways, I-5 and I-405.
It boasts of more than 200 stores and services and anchored on four sides by the retail giants Macy’s, JCPenney, Nordstrom, and Sears. The mall features a 16-screen AMC Theatre with IMAX, Round 1 Bowling & Amusement, a dozen full-service restaurants and a fast casual dining terrace with breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier.
It is the place to holiday this Christmas. This December, Southcenter offers families the chance to have pictures with Santa, as well as a storytime with Mrs Claus. The Salvation Army features their Giving Tree program which provides gifts for children of needy families. American Express gift cards are also available, as well as gift wrapping services. Find sale items at stores that sell items for guys, gals and kids, plus other exciting finds at toys, sports and fitness, home decor, beauty and health and electronics shops. There are great dining choices and movies galore. Just check them out.
What makes Southcenter also special is that it also offers a comprehensive tourist information service for travelers visiting the center. It’s a great way to get yourself around Tukwila and the city’s other major attractions.
All you need for Christmas
If you’re staying with us, Comfort Suites in Tukwila, we are just minutes away from Seattle’s largest shopping, entertainment and dining destination, the Westfield Southcenter. We are not too far off either from the fastest growing airport in the US, the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Enjoy our hotel’s affordable rates yet with full amenities, and have a splash at the supermall nearby. Everything you need for Christmas, you find here.
What’s Indoor Skydiving all about?
When you have the fear of looking down at the earth while you’re 15,000 feet above without a parachute, but would love to have the thrill, then indoor skydiving might just be the thing for you. Your flight takes place inside a flight chamber. You must be properly geared in a jumpsuit, goggles, and helmet for comfort and safety. The chamber is a vertical wind tunnel chamber powered by a strong, consistent stream of air generated by fans underneath a grate in the floor. Air is compressed inside and as it speeds up in a column enabling you to be lifted, you’ll realize you are already flying.
If you’re a beginner, you’ll be spending a lot of time preventing yourself from spinning around. You’ll discover that the slightest tweaking of your arms and legs causes your body to move up, down or sideways. When you extend your arms out with palms down – like a superhero flying in the sky – slight changes in palm angles allow you to steer yourself.
The sport is called body flight, sometimes indoor skydiving, and is one of the most exciting air sports to experience. First-timers and even pros, like skydivers, use the flight chambers to practice, learn maneuvers, or come in just for the enjoyment and the fun. There are always trained instructors or coaches for the asking so there is no worry if children are trying out body flight.
The Thrill of Flying in Tukwila
If somebody’s having a birthday while you’re out here staying at our hotel in Tukwila near SeaTac Airport, we can gladly show you where the best birthday gift can be had. iFly Indoor Skydiving is just a few minutes away. Give the gift of flight to somebody you love. Or have a blast yourself. We at SeaTac Airport Hotel only give you the best of experiences.
Do you enjoy a good drink? There are many strong options for local craft beverages in the area surrounding our hotel in Tukwila near the SeaTac Airport. To sample some of the best, head on up to Seattle to take advantage of one of the Local Craft Tours.
The Local Craft Tours come in several forms, including the Speakeasy Distillery Tour, the TGIF Happy Hour Tour, the Private Parlor Room Distillery Tour, and more. Each of these gives you the chance to experience the craft of the Emerald City’s most unique local brewers. To learn more about the various tours, or to book your own private tour, visit the official Local Craft website.
31Whether you’re looking to host a party, plan a corporate event, or simply enjoy a night of bowling and other games, ACME Bowl is a strong choice. ACME specializes in hosting customized events, including birthdays, team building exercises, meetings, award presentations, and more. Facilities include ten bowling lanes, an upscale lounge environment, a seven hundred square foot board room, seven pool tables, thirty arcade games, a full bar, and quality food. Their Break Room offers in-house catering with a sports-bar-style dining experience. The menu includes a selection of hearty American classics, like pizza, burgers, and their signature short rack of ribs. Select from over seventeen different catered menus to accommodate your own group’s needs. A good option for groups of between ten and one thousand people.
ACME Bowling is located right here in Tukwila, just a short drive southwest of our hotel in Tukwila near SeaTac Airport. Visit the official website to learn more about the facilities, to read over the menu options, or to plan your own event right away.
Fremont is one of Seattle’s most fascinating neighborhoods. The self-proclaimed Center of the Universe, this colorful and quirky locale is a great destination for any tourist staying at our hotel in Tukwila. And, if you want to take an in-depth look at Fremont, you can do it in proper Fremont style with the Fremont Tour.
The Fremont Tour is not like a normal tour. It combines the tour with elements of street theater. Your guide dresses up in costume, assuming the role of the Fairy Godmother of Fremont or another fanciful character. He or she will then engage in spontaneous, largely improvised interactions with passing locals. There’s no telling what may happen, so check out the official tour website for more information.