The very first big trip we took with our baby boy was to Seattle and Vancouver. If you haven’t noticed already, our travel style is pretty relaxed so Seattle and Vancouver were the perfect fit as we ventured out with our 8 month old baby. We went during October when it was pretty cold. We live in Texas, so our description of cold may be different to that of someone used to the real cold weather!
We packed several things to make our trip easier like clothing we could layer, comfortable shoes, coats, baby blankets, stroller, and carrier. I have to say the stroller and carrier were the things we were most thankful we packed!
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Originally we used our Peg Perego Booklet stroller and our Chicco carrier, but now that we have our second baby, we definitely prefer and recommend the ones listed below instead. They are way more convenient and easy to use!!
The Space Needle
We flew straight to Seattle and the first thing we decided to do after checking in at our hotel was go to the iconic Space Needle! The observation deck requires you to purchase tickets, but it is definitely worth it as the view is mesmerizing! The day we went, it was pretty gloomy and cold, but we still enjoyed our time there.
Pike Place Market
Another must see is Pike Place Market, one of the oldest and famous markets in the country! There is a little bit of something for everyone. The vendors are just as unique as the products they sell!
The Seattle Great Wheel
I think this was one of our favorite things in Seattle as the view was amazing and the weather was too! Of course our little one had a blast.
Original Starbucks Location
I am not a huge fan of Starbucks like my husband, but if you are, then dropping by the original shop is definitely a must.
Sheraton Grand Seattle
Our hotel was amazing when it came to service, location, and comfort. We were able to relax and eat in as well as enjoy the indoor heated pool with our baby.
Train to Vancouver
We had never traveled by train before and we were even more scared to travel with our baby, but the experience was simply amazing! The staff was very informative and helpful throughout the entire time. Damian enjoyed the view and ride just as much, if not, more than my husband and I did!
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
Since we were spending a couple more days in Canada than we did in Seattle, we decided to splurge a little and reserve our stay with The Four Seasons. The staff was great and paid attention to every single detail! They even sent up some baby food after we were checked in and settled. The location of the hotel was also a huge plus as it was very centric!
Canada Place was a spot we visited quite a few times as there’s tons to see. Whether you want to shop, eat, or just walk and relax, this is the perfect place!
I remember searching for things to do in Vancouver on Pinterest, and Stanley Park kept coming up. The pictures posted were breathtaking and I honestly thought they may be a bit edited. Well I’m glad to say I was wrong. Stanley Park is just as beautiful as the pictures portray it! We loved exploring it and spend a lot of time there.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Capilano Suspension Bridge was definitely tied with Stanley Park as our favorite Vancouver activities! Your senses are definitely heightened when you are there! In order to cross the suspension bridge, baby is required to be in a carrier, so we were so relieved we brought ours! Everywhere you looked, the view was astounding! It all seemed like it came out of a book or something!! My husband is a little scared of heights, but honestly, the environment and fresh air, make you feel so relaxed!
Gastown is definitely beautiful, but we did not get to enjoy it as much because of the weather. We did get a chance to see the steam clock and hopefully next time, have some more time to enjoy the stroll more.
Our trip to Seattle and Vancouver was a little over a week, but I think its safe to say we were able to see and experience a lot! Having our 8 month old did not stop us, in fact, it made us enjoy our trip a little more because taking that first big trip as a family is a memory we will always treasure!
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