Travel & Outdoors
Whether looking for a romantic hideaway or outdoor activities, the greater Seattle area is filled with wonderful places to spend Valentine’s Day or a weekend.
Seattle is home to running groups tailored to each individual’s needs and wants. Whether you are new to running or a seasoned veteran, there is a group for every runner.
Kettlebell workouts provide overall conditioning to the entire body, and these fitness centers offers some of the best kettlebell workouts in Seattle.
There are several ways to camp in the winter, from a state campground to backcountry in the mountains, and these are the best options.
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.
For info on traffic and road closures, the best places to park, viewing locations and what eateries are nearby, check out this spectator’s guide to the marathon.
Whether you are a novice skater, a budding professional or a dedicated hockey player, the Seattle area offers a few of the best year-round rink locations to hit the ice.
For the best chance at a good scare, visit Seattle’s best haunted graveyards for a little tour with big potential.
A busy city surrounded by mountains, water and hundreds of parks, Vancouver has plenty to do both indoors and out.
The city of Woodinville is a mere 30 minutes northeast of downtown Seattle, a quick drive past 520 in the Sammamish River Valley. The city itself offers an array of activities for visiting patrons, but the area is best noted for wine country. The wine industry began back in 1976 when Cheateau Ste Michelle established its vineyards, and today there are more than 90 local wineries with tasting rooms just a stone’s throw away. A majority of the wineries grow their grapes in the warm climate of Eastern Washington’s Columbia Valley, where they are carefully harvested and passionately fermented to craft the Northwest’s best world class wines. With so many wineries in such close proximity, you’d imagine there would be alot of competition between winemakers, but you’ll find the folks running the wineries here come together as a community to share their passion for great wine. Take advantage on a one-tank trip filled with sweet, red-wine memories.