Face it, no matter how much you love the family, you’re probably going to need an escape during the holidays. Seattle is located near the mountains for a quick ski day or weekend, and close enough to the Pacific Ocean to venture out to watch the winter storms. The Skagit River valley and flats offer many opportunities for birders to see migratory snow geese and bald eagles. The small artist town of La Conner offers art galleries, fine dining and lodging. For short jaunts, the Washington state ferry system has many great routes to ride the ferry, enjoy the scenery and feel the breeze. These are the best holiday escapes near Seattle.
There are lots of Santa sightings this weekend, plus fun family events, markets, parades, food and drink and more to mark the merriness of the season. Here are some of our favorite happenings.
In light of the NBC benefit concert on television tonight, Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together, the Seattle area has benefits and organizations that are reaching out to help those whose lives have been directly affected by Hurricane Sandy. Here are ways you can help.
Work and family too often put romance on the back burner for many couples. This list of destinations and day trips promises to help rekindle the romance right near home. Leave the stress behind and spend a day with each other, remembering how it all started, at the best places to rekindle the romance in Seattle.
Outdoor arts festivals abound during the summer in Puget Sound! Lots of artists, amazing original artwork to admire and buy, along with kids’ activities, food and drink. Here are some of our favorites.
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — The search continues Wednesday for a state Department of Natural Resources diver presumed drowned off Bainbridge Island. The department says the 24-year-old Puyallup man, David D. Scheinost (SHYN’-ohst), was part […]
Ready to get out of town this weekend? Whether it’s noshing, sailing, aviation, garden touring, art festivals, or beer and wine tasting (did we mention noshing?), there’s plenty to do in Washington state!
A mere 30-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle, Bainbridge Island feels a world away. The island overflows with quiet country roads, lovely gardens, beautiful beaches, wineries and even a farmers market. A hop to the island is a favorite day trip from Seattle because it boasts a lively arts community including a performing arts center and arts and crafts gallery. Visitors may also enjoy shopping in historic Winslow which is full of locally owned shops featuring everything from practical house wares to unique gifts from the Northwest. If outdoors is more your thing, enjoy a walk through the Bloedel Reserve, or go boating, hiking, biking, horse riding, out to the greens for a little golf or hit the tennis courts. No matter the endeavor, make Brainbridge Island your next big adventure.
A grand parade sets the tone for America’s Birthday, followed by fun and fireworks, of course! Head out on Independence Day to catch one of these community parades!
From the waters of Puget Sound to the forest of the Cascades and the backwoods of Snohomish County, a new adventure awaits at every turn just a few miles out of Seattle. If it’s got to be a staycation, it should be one with an enjoyable drive, not just an exciting destination. Meander through Seattle’s scenic countryside and make a pit stop or two on the city’s most stunning drives.