First, let’s just acknowledge that if you’re going to take a car on a ferry, it’s not cheap. But, you’re getting a lot of, “Wow!” for your money, and it’s definitely not setting you back as much as that Disney trip your kids’ pals are on. One of our favorite ferry trips is from Seattle to Bremerton. It’s long enough to make you feel like you’re really going somewhere, and the kids have plenty of time to explore inside and outside.
Once you arrive, Bremerton is home to some outstanding (and Free!) museums for kids, including the Naval Undersea Museum, a particularly good choice for kids who like science and things that ,”Go!” and the Bug Museum. That’s Henry below at the Undersea Museum listening for enemy subs. Could someone get that child a haircut, please??
Now, if you’re one of my Kitsap area readers, this may not seem like a very exotic destination. We’ve also done walk-on ferry rides from the terminal at Pt.Defiance to Vashon (We didn’t get off, just enjoyed the ride-which is cheap if you just walk on). Picnic at the beach afterwards, or spend some time at the zoo.
For folks closer to Seattle, Bainbridge Island, with its Kids’ Discovery Museum is another good ferry trip destination.
For much more Kitsap area fun, you can check out the Macaroni Kid Kitsap newsletter from my friend, Diane.
For more staycation/daycation ideas, you’ll want to make sure you’ve read some of these great posts:
There’s still time to seize the summer, so if you’ve got another great day destination, feel free to chime in! I always love to hear your ideas.
Looking for something to do around the South Sound, like now?? Head to my weekly list for plenty of South Sound family fun. Don’t forget it’s Touch a Truck in Bonney Lake this morning!