Tulalip Casino, outlets
Nov. 17: $35. This trip to the Seattle Premium Outlet Mall is perfect for the serious bargain hunter. Spend a full day shopping in Marysville at stores like Burberry and Calvin Klein, Coach and Chicos. If you get tired of shopping, a short walk will bring you to Tulalip Resort Casino, which opens up more opportunities for food and fun. Trip fee includes round-trip transportation. Popular family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs.
Sea kayak Lake Union
Nov. 17: $40. Head out with the Outdoor Recreation Program to paddle in the Seattle area. On Lake Union, well paddle past houseboats, yachts and a research facility. Lunch at the Aqua Verde Paddle Club. Difficulty: beginner to intermediate; distance: 5.5 miles; paddle time: 3.5 hours.
Nov. 18: $35. Often described as a game of high-tech hide and seek, geocaching is a great way to get outside with the family. In this seminar, youll learn how to use a GPS to navigate your way to hidden caches. Learn the basics at Lewis North and then spend the rest of the day searching for local caches. Fee includes instruction, equipment and transportation. (Ages 11 and younger: $10) Popular family trip.
Mountain biking basics
Nov. 18: $35. Have you ever been mountain biking? Want to? Join us for this instructional guide designed for beginners looking to try something new. Youll spend the day learning the basics involved in mountain biking and get plenty of time to work on your newfound skills. We provide the bike, helmet, gloves and transportation! Location will be determined based on conditions. Difficulty: easy; distance: 5 to 6 miles; ride time: 4 hours. Minimum age: 12.
Crabbing at Westport
Nov. 24: $30. Join us for a day of fun at Westport. Learn how to catch, identify and cook crabs. Gear, bait and transportation are included. A fishing license is required and can be purchased separately. Popular family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs.
Hike Twin Falls
Nov. 24: $30. Join us on this four-mile hike through the lush forests of Twin Falls State Park. Youll see amazing views of the Twin Falls on this hike, so be sure to bring your camera! Difficulty: easy; distance: 3 miles; elevation gain: 200 feet; time: 2.5 hours. Popular family trip
Nov. 25: $135. Head to the base of Mount St. Helens to bungee jump off the highest bungee bridge in the country its 20 stories high and nestled in a forest above a river. If youre craving adrenaline, you wont be disappointed. Trip fee includes two jumps and the coveted Dangerous Sports Club T-shirt. Minimum weight: 90 pounds.
Explore Victoria, B.C.
Nov. 25: $100. Hop on the ferry and spend the day exploring Victoria, B.C., on foot. The downtown area has everything from antique shops to artisan chocolate shops. Plus, you can stop in at the Royal B.C. Museum. Trip fee includes walk-on round-trip ferry ticket and transportation to and from Port Angeles. A passport is required. (Ages 511: $85; age 04: $55) Popular family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs.
Ride the Ducks in Seattle
Dec.1: $45. You havent seen Seattle until youve seen it from a Duck! Travelers of all ages love to ride the Ducks, World War II vehicles that show you the Emerald City from land and water. Coast Guard-certified maritime captains will take you on a musical tour, showing you downtown Seattle, Pike Place Market, historic Pioneer Square and funky Fremont before splashing into Lake Union for a spectacular view of the city skyline, luxurious yachts and Sleepless in Seattle houseboats. After the Duck ride, youll have time to walk around Pike Place Market for wonderful shopping and great food. Join us for a family-friendly day of fun. (Ages 312: $35, ages 02: $30) Popular Family trip; reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs.
Sea kayak Cutts Island
Dec. 1:Take a great sea kayaking trip with the Outdoor Recreation Program. Well begin our trip in Horsehead Bay and paddle north in Carr Inlet to Cutts Island. This small island has a steep rock face on the south end, and there are many birds that make this island their home. Well stop on the island to enjoy our packed lunches and explore. Dont miss this South Sound classic! Difficulty: beginner to intermediate; distance: 6 miles; paddle time: 3.5 hours. Minimum age: 12.