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.
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.
Seattle is spotted with art museums of every flavor, but if you only visit one of them, you should make it the Seattle Art Museum. A must-see within reach of our hotel near the SeaTac Airport, this is the place to be to immerse yourself in the full spectrum of the artistic world.
The experience begins with the famous “Hammering Man” that towers over visitors near the museum’s entrance. After passing under his patient labors, you are questing through a multi-hued cascade of cultural expression; see traditional work from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and our own native peoples, then sample the bold new creations of the modern world. Afterward, leave the museum itself to stroll through Olympic Sculpture Park, where you will be accompanied by a vast array of fascinating outdoor pieces.
Visit the Seattle Art Museum website here to learn more about the museum, Olympic Sculpture Park, and current and upcoming exhibits.
The Book-It Repertory Theater is one of the Seattle theatre community’s most distinct treasures. Every season, it puts out a full list of world-premiere shows, each one adapted from either classic or contemporary works of literature. Their scripts utilize dialogue to preserve the original narrative voice of the novel, a trademarked style dubbed the Book-It Style®. Using this style, they have produced over a hundred original shows, which have included the likes of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Don Quixote, Great Expectations, Rebecca, and more.
Book-It’s productions have attracted attention on a national level, with numerous shows going on to productions across the country. The company has also been honored by numerous prestigious groups, earning the Mayor’s Arts Award, the Governor’s Arts Award, and others.
You can experience the magic of Book-It in the Center Theatre at Seattle Center’s Armory, up north from out Tukwila hotel. To check out the upcoming productions, or to purchase your tickets right away, visit the official Book-It website.
Everybody loves ice cream! If you need a cool way to beat the heat during your stay at our Tukwila hotel, consider indulging yourself on this old favorite at the Seattle Ice Cream Festival. It all goes down on Chophouse Row in Seattle’s colorful Capitol Hill neighborhood, about thirty minutes up north from the SeaTac Airport. Here, visitors will be able to sample the frosty wares of a dozen of the Emerald City’s most celebrated ice cream makers, including Molly Moon’s, Full Tilt, Sweet Bumpas, and Kurt Farm Shop. You will also be able to purchase your favorite flavors to take home.
The 2016 Seattle Ice Cream Festival marks the very first of what shall, with any luck, become an annual tradition. It is scheduled to start at noon and run until 5:00 pm on May 22nd, the first day of ice cream season. Admission is free to the public. You can learn more about the event and get updates by visiting the Seattle Ice Cream Festival’s Facebook page.
The Northwest Folklife Festival is one of the largest free festivals of its kind in the country. Every year since 1972, this four-day event has served as a celebration of the music, dance, storytelling, and arts of the Pacific Northwest. Thousands of artists will be present to show off their best crafts, foods, performances, and workshops. There is even a family-friendly “Discovery Zone” where kids and parents alike can learn more about the area’s art, and even try their hand at producing art of their own.
The cultural focus of the 2016 festival is “The Power of the Human Voice through Song”. Experience the power of a wide variety of regional singers, including choirs, doo-wop groups, barbershop quartets, and even children’s choruses.
You can find the 45th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival at Seattle’s famous Seattle Center, up north from our hotel in Tukwila. This year’s event is scheduled from May 27th through May 30th. You can read more about the festival and view the full schedule by visiting the official Northwest Folklife website.
There is a whole world of wildlife right in our own backyards, and the Backyard Wildlife Festival is Tukwila’s way of celebrating this wildlife. Join in the fun for a day of presentations from local nature and gardening experts, educational exhibitions, guided tours, art shows, art and crafts vendors, and plant sales. This year’s featured speakers include Robin Haglund from the garden coaching firm Garden Mentors, and horticulturist and author Marianne Binetti.
If you have kids with you, they’ll enjoy the Kids’ Garden Party area. Here they can partake of child-friendly activities, make their own pinecone birdfeeders, and experience the Bubbleman from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
The Backyard Wildlife Festival is scheduled for the second Saturday in May. This year’s event will take place from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. You can find it at the Tukwila Community Center, not far from our hotel in Tukwila. Admission is free to the public. Learn more about the event by visiting the official Backyard Wildlife Festival website.
If you’re fascinated by the art of a wide variety of international cultures, don’t miss the chance to experience ArtXchange. This is a two-thousand square foot art gallery, dedicated to showcasing works of contemporary art for the purpose of inspiring exploration of different cultures and expand the global community. Here, you can expect to see paintings, sculptures, and mixed-media installations, as well as live performances like poetry readings, dances, and art workshops.There are new exhibits and events added all the time, so there’s no shortage of innovation to experience at ArtXchange!
You can find ArtXchange up north from our hotel in Tukwila, in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square district. The gallery opens at 11:00 am and closes at 5:30 pm every day from Tuesday to Saturday. If you go on the first Thursday of the month, you can take advantage of the extended hours until 8:00 pm as part of the monthly Pioneer Square Artwalk. Visit the official ArtXchange website to learn more about the gallery, its current exhibits, and its calendar of events.
Seattle’s Jewish Film Festival is a nine day event that explores and celebrates the life, history, and culture of the global Jewish and Israeli community. Now in its twenty-first year, this festival is returning with a new and exciting selection of films from artists throughout the world. Opening day kicks off with A Tale of Love & Darkness, the feature directing debut of Natalie Portman, as adapted from the best-selling memoir of Amos Oz. After this, look forward to over thirty films, along with a host of speakers, guest artists, and other events.
If you’re staying at our hotel in Tukwila early this April, don’t miss out on what The Seattle Weekly is calling “the best ethnic film festival in our region”. This year’s film festival is scheduled to start on April 2nd, after which it will run until the 10th. Films are to be screened throughout Seattle’s finest venues, including Cinerama Theatre, Uptown Cinema, the Dolby Digital cinema on Mercer Island, and more. Visit the official Seattle Jewish Film Festival website to learn more about the festival or the featured movies and artists.