Local Attractions to Entertain Your Kids in the Evergreen State This Summer 

Renters Insurance
August 7, 2023
Kids playing bounce the balls at summer camp

Is your apartment or rental home feeling curiously smaller these days? Well, it’s summer, and the kids are home, bored, and eager to let you know it. That could even make the Taj Mahal feel cramped. 

Here’s what you do. First, scope out an affordable renters insurance policy to keep the whole family financially protected for a very low cost. 

Then, check out the following suggestions of local attractions in Washington that will keep the little darlings productively engaged for the rest of this summer — or at least for a few hours at a time. You’ll all be glad you did. 

Summer Camps for the Day, the Week, or More 

Kids of all ages can find summer camp memories that last a lifetime. They have a chance to make new friends and find entertainment in a multitude of indoor and outdoor activities. 

Some summer camps specialize in particular areas, including music, science and technology, arts and crafts, outdoor exploration, sports, or other specialized pursuits. Others give the young ones a taste of all of the above and lots more. 

If your younger child (or you) feel a bit intimidated at the prospect of being away for a week or longer, you also have the option of summer day camps. Just like it sounds, this type of summer camp keeps your children occupied for the day while you get your work done or earn a little rest and recuperation all alone. They still get tucked into their own beds every night. 

Start your Washington summer camp search here

Park ‘Em in Washington Water Parks and Amusement Parks 

What kid hates an amusement park or a day spent in soggy bathing suits? We don’t know of any. 

Depending on where you live in the Evergreen State, theme park or water park outings might be local attractions for an afternoon, an overnight summer adventure, or as part of your vacation plans. However you play it out, your kids will thank you (and be boredom-free for at least several hours this summer). 

Check out this site for parks that might be just down the street or a vacation destination a little further away. 

Family at a water park

Batter Up! 

Catch a ballgame with the whole family. 

If your child is crazy over baseball, they might be totally immersed in the action for nine innings. Maybe even hoping for an extra-innings victory. But even young ’uns not quite as focused on the game can avoid boredom with an order of shelled peanuts, a ballpark frank, and a soda as big as their heads. 

Sure, its bribery, but totally legal in this state. 

The ultimate baseball trip is to T-Mobile Park in Seattle to see the Major League Mariners. But that’s not your only option. Minor league parks for Washington teams such as the Everett AquaSox, Spokane Indians, Tacoma Rainiers, and the Tri-City Dust Devils in Pasco might be closer to home, less costly for large families, more approachable, closer to the action, and just as much fun as a Mariners game. 

There might even be a home run or two or a captured baseball or autograph at your park of choice. Keep your fingers crossed. 

However You Stave Off Summer Boredom, Start Wwith Renters Insurance 

Maybe you already have an affordable renters insurance plan. After all, a growing number of property managers require coverage before you can even sign a lease. 

But even if it isn’t mandatory, affordable renters insurance should be seriously considered before you and the kids head out to your favorite summer destination. You wouldn’t want to return home to find your rental unit has been looted. But even if that were the case, you’d be covered if you have the financial protection of renters insurance. 

You’re similarly covered if a water pipe breaks or your personal property suffers flame or smoke damage. Suppose you get displaced for weeks or months at a time by damage that leaves your house or apartment building uninhabitable until it can be restored. In that scenario, your insurance settlement would pay for temporary housing for you and your family for as long as you need it, up to your coverage limits. 

Best of all, you can usually get a renters insurance policy in Washington for just a few dollars a month. 

Find Affordable Renters Insurance in Washington Today 

We hope your long, hot Washington summer doesn’t seem too long. It could if the kids stay bored for three straight months. That’s why we offered you these entertainment suggestions. But we suggest you only seek fun and adventure after a chat with your independent renters insurance agent at Vern Fonk Insurance. 

Simply call us at (800) 455-8276, or let us give you a quick online quote. You can also consult our Washington office locator for a Vern Fonk location near you.