If you're visiting Seattle in the springtime, you are bound to get some rainy days. Don't worry, there are plenty of indoor activities to keep you and the kids occupied . If you ARE travelling with kids, never fear, Seattle has a number of fantastic ways to let them burn off some energy and sometimes even learn something in the process.

The Museum of Flight is a perennial favorite. The old planes are always a hit with kids and they have some wonderful interactive exhibits.

The newly added K1 Speed indoor racing facility boasts 60,000-90,000 sq. ft. of pure racing entertainment on a real road course.   Have them race against friends and family, definitely a kid favorite.

Another must with to visit Experience Music Project and the Science Fiction Museum , both locat ed in Seattle Center .   EMP is dedicated to the exploration of creativity and innovation in popular music. By blending interpretative, interactive exhibitions with cutting-edge technology, EMP captures and reflects the essence of rock 'n' roll, its roots in jazz, soul, gospel, country and the blues. Have the kids go into soundroom and actually play the guitar or record a CD if being a performer suits them.  

Housed in the same building find the Science Fiction Museum or SFM. SFM is the world's first museum devot ed to the thought-provoking ideas and experiences of science fiction. SFM's exhibitions promote awareness and appreciation of science fiction literature and m ed ia while encouraging visitors to envision new futures for humanity. Parking is easy but if you are staying downtown, hop on the Seattle Center Monrail .   The monorail, originally built for the 1962 World’s Fair is a short and effective way to travel to Seattle Center and take in EMP/SFM as well as the Pacific Science Center and the Space Ne ed le

If you are NOT travelling with kids, Seattle as a wide variety of top notch museums and activities that will keep you out of the weather. Any of the attractions that follow could be enjoy ed by children, but more typically, these museums are geared for an older crowd. 

The Seattle Art Museum is the premier art museum in Seattle and offers a wide range of exhibits and galleries. A little-known secret: While a basic entrance fee is posted, they have an un-posted pay-what-you-can policy which allows visitors of all means the opportunity to explore the museum's exhibits.

The Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) has a top notch collection of works on Seattle ’s beginnings. It's a quick $2.50 ride on the South Lake Union Streetcar from 5th and Olive Way.

You could also take a leisurely drive to Tacoma , about 45minutes south of Seattle and visit the Tacoma Art Museum and the nearby The Museum of Glass which is linked to the downtown cultural corridor by the 500-foot-long p ed estrian overpass, Tacoma-born artist Dale Chihuly's Bridge of Glass .The Museum of Glass hosts international exhibitions and site-specific installations. They regularly have actual glass blowing going on at the museum – kids and adults alike will find themselves entranced as the molten glass is transformed and cooled right in front of them.

If museums aren't your thing, spend a Saturday in Woodinville , WA with a wine tour discovering distinctive Washington wines--enjoy exceptional wine tastings and professional pouring staff at a relaxed , easy pace.

Sample offerings from larger well-known establishments like Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia Winery, as well as from smaller, boutique wineries such as the awarding-winning Matthews Estate and Efeste. Mid-sized wineries include Brian Carter Cellars, which offers hand-crafted European-style blended wines, and DiStefano Winery, which focuses on producing both high quality whites and reds.

Family-own ed Patterson Cellars rounds out the group with its artisan red and white blends. This adult only tour will have you singing in the rain, not worrying about it.