The day after Thanksgiving, many individuals are racing to get in like for the best deals. They’re dealing with elbows and cranky shoppers. But you, you can do things differently. Because why spend the day off cramped, crowded, and wishing you’d just stayed home when you could make the day a continued celebration of gratitude?

This year, skip the crazy. Use the following Black Friday alternatives to shopping in Seattle to make the most of your day. Each family-friendly activity offers a fun and exciting way to savor the season.

Urban Hiking

Bundle up and explore Seattle’s quaint neighborhoods on a DIY urban hiking tour. Bring your fur baby on a dog-friendly loop around Lake Union. Climb North Capitol Hill. Or, make your way to Kerry Park, one of the city’s most iconic viewpoints. 

Gas Works from a Seaplane

Scenic Flight Tour

Soar over the crowds on a Seattle Scenic Flight Tour and take in the city like you’ve never seen it before. 

Book Your Scenic Flight Tour

Eggs Benedict

Brunch the Day Away in Victoria

Victoria was named Canada’s brunch capital thanks in large part to its impressive selection of eggs Benedict (known to Victoria locals as ‘Bennies’). Catch a quick flight to the northern gem to savor brunch in style. Discover our favorite eggs Benedict destinations.

Plan Your Victoria Trip

Lime Kiln Lighthouse

Day Hike in the San Juan Islands

With its windswept grasslands and breathtaking views, the San Juan Islands are filled with fabulous hiking trails. Discover five of our favorite on San Juan Island.

Secure Your Seat to San Juan Island