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    Default Attractions for kids San Fran to Seattle


    I'm taking a road trip with my seven year old son from San Francisco to Seattle in two weeks and wondered if anyone could suggest interesting routes and especially any interesting sites/activities/destinations for kids on the way?

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    Washington state coast/Olympic Peninsula


    Driving through the huge drive-through Redwood in Redwood National Park

    Riding dune biggies at the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

    River rafting on the Rogue River

    The Oregon Caves

    The Oregon Vortex near Gold Hill, OR

    Newport, OR: great aquarium, Ripley's Believe it or Not, Undersea Gardens

    The Sea Lion Caves

    Take wind-surfing lessons in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge...especially in the Hood River area

    Mt. St. Helens

    Museum of Flight in Seattle

    Riding any of the ferries or harbor cruises in Seattle

    Paddle a kayak or canoe in Lake Union in Seattle

    Ye Olde Curiousity Shoppe on the waterfront in Seattle

    Space Needle

    These are just a few things most kids should enjoy off the top of my head. If you want more specifics, please let me know.

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    We just returned from a similar trip...last night, actually! I'm assuming you're taking the 101. If not, please do! We took the I-5 north, and man was it boring! The 101 is all kinds of interesting. Our favorite stops:

    Trees of Mystery
    Devil's Churn State Park, which we found quite by accident. The website says plan several hours, but we spent about an hour at high tide and that was sufficient.
    Tillamook Cheese Factory; my 7-year-old son's top pick.

    Have a great time!

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