The Scenic Drives within 60 Miles of SeattleFrom 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.
Top Fishing Destinations In The USA look at five of the best fishing destinations in America.
Lunar New Year 2013 Events in Seattle 2013 marks the Year of the Snake on the Lunar calendar! Come out to one of these festive events - enjoy dances, to food extravaganzas, music and culture from Hmong, Japan and Vietnam!
Best Holiday Escapes Near SeattleFace 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.
Best of This Weekend in Seattle November 30 - December 2There 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.
Best Local Ways to Help Hurricane Sandy Relief EffortsIn 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.
Best Places For Rekindling Romance In SeattleWork 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.
Best Summer Art Festivals in Puget SoundOutdoor 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.
Best Weekend Road Trips in WA July 13 - 15Ready 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!
Getaway Guide: One Tank Trip to Bainbridge IslandA 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.
Best Independence Day Parades Around the SoundA 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!
Best Bakeries for Dog Treats in Puget SoundIf you are looking to celebrate Rover's birthday, or just want some local, organic and natural treats for your pet, we've found some great places in Seattle that put four-legged friends first!
Get Ready! Farmer's Markets Opening for SpringSpring is a great time in Puget Sound - the 2012 seasonal farmers markets begin to open! Check out these neighborhood markets that are opening in April and May!
Guide to Seattle Area Distilleries Since 2008, Washington has allowed small-scale distillers to sell and offer samples of their spirits if at least half the ingredients were sourced in WA. Now with I-1183, beginning March 1, Washington's small distilleries are able to self-distribute to local restaurants and bars. The Seattle area is filled with great distilleries. Here are some of our favorites.
Best of This Weekend, August 12 - 14Put some fun in your 'staycation' and head out to one of these weekend activities. From celebrating Brazilian culture, to fairs, festivals and fireworks, there's something for everyone!