Dec 08

Five things to do with your family in Seattle over the holidays

So your family is in town for the holidays and it’s great! But after the presents are opened and the eggnog drunk, there’s still a few days to kill before you drop everyone back off at the airport. Not only that, but winter has finally hit and everything lies under a blanket of sleet and frost. Cabin fever is beginning to threaten the familial good cheer, but no one wants to go outside. Well, we have just the remedy for you! Here are five  things to do with your family over the holidays that don’t require a puffy jacket or old-timey long johns!

#5 Cafe MOX – 

In this golden age of analog gaming, it’s not totally uncommon for a major city to have a board game cafe or two, but we think Seattle still hosts one of the best. Mox Boarding House in Ballard is not only a place to buy games, but it’s also a great place to hang out. With a full menu, plenty of seating, and an expansive, free to play, game library it’s easy to lose track of time.

#4 Beneath the Streets

Okay, you might need to bundle up a bit for this one, but the Beneath the Streets tour will give you and your family a unique look into a part of Seattle’s strange history that you simply can’t get anywhere else. The tour is absolutely fascinating, and if you get Rick as your guide you’re in for a treat!

#3 The MoPop Museum –

If you want a one of a kind experience that is also educational, then the MoPop is the cure for what ails you! Eschewing the normal museum exhibits, the MoPop features exhibitions on everything from Minecraft, to Prince, to our personal favorite: Horror movies! 

#2 The Frye Art Museum – 

The Frye is a Seattle treasure. Admission is always free, and it hosts the work of the best local and international fine artists around. The Frye dedicates itself to showcasing art that is challenging, evocative and important to our ever changing culture and modern thought. 

#1 Escape Rooms Hourglass Escape

Can you stop Ah-Ramen?

Okay, maybe we’re a little biased here, but when push comes to shove, we can’t think of anything better than solving some puzzles with your friends and family. Hourglass Escapes has one game that can play up to 14 of your closest friends and family And you’d be surprised how wearing a santa hat can suddenly make a haunted sarcophagus or a deadite infested cabin feel, somehow, festive. Need to find more escape rooms? Learn how to find an escape room near you – 

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