Seattle/Tacoma: Most Popular Articles
There are many ways to get discounts and coupons for Washington State Fair admission, rides, food, and more. Buy your tickets in advance for the best deals.
The best (and best-known) locally crafted and brewed beers and breweries in Seattle and Tacoma.
A comparison of Seattle and Portland with a look at cost of living, transportation, public parks, population and other factors.
A list of the Top Employers in Seattle.
A listing of sales tax rates in each city in King and Pierce counties, as well as the sales tax rate for Washington State.
Find out why its rains so much in Seattle, how much rain Seattle gets, and some other rain trivia about the Emerald City.
The top places to get married in Seattle, whether you want to say your vows on the shore, at a convention center, or on a mountain top.
The details of I-502, which passed in Washington in the 2012 election and legalized pot in the state.
As the seasons turn warmer, Pacific Northwest waters glisten and dance, and the inviting sea mist beacons travelers to the San Juan Islands. The ferry-serviced islands in Northern Washington are the biggest draw for locals and visitors: Orcas, San Juan (Friday Harbor), Lopez and Shaw. And each island offers something different.
BoltBus is a whole new way to travel by bus, with cheap fares yet convenient touches such as Wi-Fi and increased legroom. From Seattle, BoltBus goes to Portland, OR, and Vancouver, B.C.
A listing of corn mazes, haunted corn mazes, and pumpkin patches in Seattle, Tacoma, and other Puget Sound cities.
What is Seattle famous for? Try coffee, rain, grunge bands and glassblowing--and a few other things too. Find out what Seattle is most known for and why!
A List of the 10 Biggest Artists/Entertainers from Seattle / Tacoma.
A list of great shopping spots to find great prom dresses, including thrift stores, local malls, and trendy boutiques.
A vast number of Seattle residents suffer from allergies each year. Learn about which allergens are most common in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
Shopping malls located between Tulalip to the north of Seattle down to Tukwila to the south. Whether you want to go on a high-end shopping spree or just need to pick up cheap clothes for the kids, the Seattle area malls have an option for you.
What are the strangest sights to see in Seattle, Tacoma and other nearby cities? The Aurora Bridge Troll, giant Lenin in Fremont, gum wall and mummies at Ye Olde Curiosity Shop are just a few of Seattle's weirdest attractions.
Washington State Fair (formerly the Puyallup Fair) rides run the gamut from kids rides to hair-raisers. The best rides at the fair include rides for parents and kids to ride together (the Train) and the classic ACE-rated Giant Coaster.
The Tacoma Dome is one of the city's most iconic landmarks and is by far the largest venue in the area. It hosts sports events, major concerts, and regional events as well.
A list of the top 10 Italian Restaurants in the Seattle Area.
There are many affordable places to have wedding receptions and ceremonies in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
Learn a little bit about which timezone Seattle, Tacoma and other Washington cities are in.
The best Halloween parties and happenings in Seattle, Tacoma and other Puget Sound cities.
A guide to new Seattle mayor Mike McGinn's first year.
Surprise your special someone with a romantic getaway for a special occassion. Find three options from high-end elegance to down home country fun.
The best Tacoma bakeries offer everything from delightful cupcakes and coffee to world-class wedding cakes to savory baked goods. There are options for bakeries all over town.
Learn where you can find the best Tacoma breakfasts from greasy spoons to top brunch spots. Surprising options like Puget Sound Pizza and the Lobster Shop add extra dimension to these sumptuous options and prove Tacoma has something interesting to offer for your morning meal.
There are four national parks within an easy drive of Seattle or Tacoma, including Mt. Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Park.
Puyallup Fair concerts and events are some of the major draws to this Western Washington attraction. Concerts range from major headliners like Weird Al Yankovic to smaller free shows, like hypnosis stage shows.
The best Tacoma bed and breakfasts are located in many parts of town. From North Tacoma to Lakewood, there are options here from affordable to luxurious.
The best Tacoma neighborhoods might have easy freeway access, affordable housing, or many things to do. North Tacoma and University Place are among the safest neighborhoods in this area.
There are many, many apple varieties grown in Washington State, but there are nine main cultivars that make up the bulk of Washington apples. These include Red Delicious, Fuji, Gala, Braeburn, Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp, and more. Learn what makes each distinct.
Learn about the types of earthquakes possible in the Seattle area, as well as the history of past quakes in the region--from the 2001 Nisqually quake back to one in 900 A.D.
Learn how to play the many Washington State Lottery games, from Powerball to Lotto to Scratch tickets.
There are multiple ways to get to Seattle's SeaTac Airport. A resource on airport shuttle services and town car and limo services.
Comparing Living in Seattle and Living in San Francisco
Grey’s Anatomy Intern House Location in Seattle
Cities from Seattle to Tacoma have frightful haunted houses just waiting to scare your socks off. From Fright Fest at Wild Waves to the KUBE 93 Haunted House to milder attractions for kids, haunted houses are an excellent thing to do for Halloween.
Looking for events, concerts, or other fun things to do in Seattle? Check out this list of events in September 2014.
Seattle's weather is not always ideal for gardening, but knowing which vegetables and herbs do well here can help!
Need a meal late at night? From Mexican to diner food, Seattle has several 24/7 restaurants ready to serve up late-night eats.
Photo Tour of Monte Cristo Hike
Top 10 Seattle Athletic Clubs
The best Tacoma beaches include Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park and Titlow Beach, but there are others located along lakes as well. Tacoma beaches may not be the first things that come to mind for things to do in a town situated along the Puget Sound, but they exist.
Facts about Seattle's Ferris wheel, from its height to how much it will cost.
Point Defiance is one of the best attractions in Tacoma Washington. Within this park, you will find the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Owen Beach, a number of hiking trails, and more.
Ideas for things to do on Mother's Day in Seattle and Tacoma, including the best brunch spots, places to go out and about, and some local gift shops for gifts and flowers.
The Washington State Fair is large, but this guide will help you know what not to miss. Of the many things to do at the fair, some of the best include baby piglets, foot massages, and the Extreme Scream.
Many films have been filmed and set in the Puget Sound from Seattle to Tacoma. Tracking down and checking out some of the locations can be a cool thing to do.
The short answer to why is Seattle called the Emerald City is—because the city and surrounding areas are filled with greenery!
A list of more free and fun things to do in Seattle.
The best Tacoma happy hours feature something unique. From cheap drinks to upscale food and appetizers, the top Tacoma bars and pubs are great places to head after work or for a night out.
The biggest natural threats to Seattle may seem unlikely, but are still best to understand and prepare for.
A list of free things to do and places to go in Tacoma.
If you don't want to go all the way to Vegas to enjoy some casino action, don't worry. There are plenty of local casinos near Seattle and Tacoma.
Find the best romantic places in Tacoma for couples on dates or Valentine's Day outings.
Oktoberfest Northwest in Puyallup, WA, the best and biggest Oktoberfest in the Tacoma area, is home to the areas best events, food, and drink in the Northwest.
A list of parking lots and park and fly deals near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Learn the prices, locations, contact information, and coupons available at all major lots near the airport.
A listing of the best cupcake shops in Seattle and Tacoma.
Need ideas for where to go for the ultimate bachlorette party? Get some tips for the best party places in Seattle, whether you want a chilled out evening or a wild party!
August 2014 has a great lineup of events and concerts, as well as summer concerts!
The Gold Gate at the Puyallup Fair is one of the Fair's most iconic sites, with its cow heads overlooking surrounding Puyallup.
Explore all the free things you can do in Seattle / Tacoma.
Find out what to do on Valentine's Day in Seattle and Tacoma, from burlesque shows to symphony performances to concerts.
The pizzerias in Seattle and Tacoma offer all types slices with unique twists. Come take a look and read about their tastes and ambiance.
Many of Seattle and Tacoma's best museums have free days. Seattle's First Thursday and Tacoma's Third Thursday arts events are some of the top ways to get in for free, as is the Blue Star Museums program.
Find out where to find taxis and taxi stands in Seattle, as well as some tips about cabs at SeaTac International Airport.
A listing of where to buy legal, recreational marijuana in Seattle and Tacoma. The number of retail stores is gradually increasing as Washington State approves more licenses.
The best of the best--Seattle Events, Concerts and Shows in January 2014 at venues around the city from the 5th Avenue to the Washington State Convention Center.
An overview of SeaTac Airport, including shops and restaurants, transportation options, and baggage claim.
Find out what kinds of Christmas things to do there are in Seattle in November and December 2013--concerts, festivals, and more.
There are several Fortune 500 companies located in Seattle, including Starbucks, Costco, Nordstrom, Weyerhaeuser, Microsoft and Amazon. These are great places to find employment with amazing benefits.
A list of Seattle dining establishments that offer Thanksgiving dinner, whether you want a casual or upscale meal, turkey or vegetarian food.
Washington State's lottery games include multi-state games like Powerball and Mega Millions, as well as state-only games. Learn about how to play, what to do if you win, and more.
An assessment of the preparation level of the Northwest's biggest city.
The best brunch buffets in Tacoma offer a number of ways to dine out on a Sunday morning. Whether you want to eat a luxurious meal or something cheaper, Tacoma has restaurants to accommodate you.
The best shows, concerts and happenings in Seattle and Tacoma in April 2013.
Seattle's Wall of Gum at the Market Theater
Seattle’s Top 10 Irish Pubs
Find out the best Tacoma restaurants on the Waterfront, in downtown Tacoma, on 6th Avenue, and more.
The Legal Drinking Age in Washington
Seattle's best wine bars from Purple Cafe and Wine Bar to Smash and Phoenecia.
Seattle's best Mexican food can be found at local taco trucks, casual joints and trendy upscale restaurants.
The ten tallest buildings in Seattle, including Columbia Center (the tallest), Space Needle, Smith Tower and other skyscrapers that help make up the Seattle skyline.
Seattle & Tacoma Farmers Markets
The best Tacoma hair salons cater to those who want to be pampered, whether this means a fine haircut, hair color, updos, or even some luxurious spa treatments.
You won't find Walmart stores in Seattle or Tacoma city limits, but you can find plenty of Walmart stores and supercenters in neighboring cities. Find locations and hours for all the stores in the Puget Sound region.
The Washington State Fair is one of the largest events in Washington State and takes place just outside of Tacoma. Here you will find rides, fair food, games, concerts, a rodeo, and more.
While Tacoma does not have as many Halloween parties as Seattle, there are still lots of haunted houses, corn mazes, and places to go trick or treating.
The Seattle-Tacoma area has two zoos--Woodland Park Zoo and Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. Find out the pros and cons and which one is best for your to visit.
Find out the best places to watch the Superbowl in Tacoma or where to watch sports games anytime of year over a cold beer and good food.
Seattle is known for its coffee, including major brands like Starbucks and Seattle's Best Coffee, but the city's small local roasteries are gathering significant attention for a reason.
The Waterfront in Tacoma is a great place to stroll, cruise, or picnic at anytime of year. Due to the restaurants located along the shore, it is also one of the best places to dine.
Seattle's car sharing and short-term rental market is growing. So far, you can choose from Zipcar, Car2Go and peer-to-peer network RelayRides.
Why is Seattle such a great place to live? Let me count the ways.
Looking for things to do in Tacoma? Check out this listing of events and Washington State Fair concerts for September 2014.
Is the Seattle Freeze real or just a myth?
Tacoma has lots of things to do, but there is even more to discover day trips within a short drive from town. Venture out to the ocean shore, to Eastern Washington, or into the mountains.
All about Third Thursday Wine Walks in Woodinville, including where to buy tickets, which wineries participate and themes of this year's wine walks.
The very best places to find a romantic dinner in Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue for Valentine's Day, anniversaries or just special nights out.
Details about The Gorge in George, including location, what kinds of shows take place here, best seats, camping options, and nearby hotels.
Tacoma may not strike you as an antiques town, but there are clusters of amazing antique stores and great antique malls alike, sure to please almost anyone shopping for vintage items, collectibles, comics and more.
The best Tacoma trails, hikes, and walking paths are located all over town. These trails are accessible to all and are easy and often beautiful places to walk.
A listing of things to do in Seattle in April 2014, from The Lion King to Video Games Live.
Drive or walk through the three best Seattle Christmas light displays, or see big holiday light displays in the Seattle area that are walk through only. Check out all your options for holiday lights.
A list of malls near Tacoma and other South Sound cities, from Federal Way to Olympia.
A profile of ACT Theatre in Seattle, including location, parking, things to do near by, and what types of events and shows take place here.
Tacoma Mall has possibly the best shopping in Tacoma with a range of stores, departments stores, and restaurants.
Looking for idea and places to propose in the Seattle area? Find out some of the best and most romantic spots.
Several movies have been filmed in Tacoma and other South Sound cities.
Most Tacoma parks are managed by Metroparks Tacoma and are great places to enjoy the view, have a BBQ, hang out at the beach, or even get a free Wi-Fi connection.
A guide to a fun night out in Seattle without drinks
How to walk across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, including where to park, how to get to the bridge path, and what you'll see and experience along the way.
A list of things to do on Easter in Seattle and Tacoma, as well as the dates for Easter for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Check out the best of what's happening in Tacoma in August 2014, from Music and Art in Wright Park to LeMay car shows and Brew Five Three beer festival.
Find out how to get a motorcycle endorsement on your driver license. Find a program to learn to ride a motorcycle safely and find out what you need to know before you go (it's not as easy as you think).
If you plan to rely on public transportation to get from Seatac International Airport to your destination, know your options. There are many.
The B&I Tacoma is a significant piece of T-Town's history, and was once known for its circus animals and rides and famous visitors. But today it gets little attention as the landmark it deserves to be.
Read about what events are taking place in Seattle in October 2013, including the Run Scared 5K, Carrie: The Musical, Brew at the Zoo, Josh Groban and more.
Guide to pro sports teams in Seattle/Tacoma area.
The best Tacoma hotels are largely located in downtown Tacoma, but there are both upscale and cheap options in many parts of town. Where to stay varies largely on what part of town you'd most like to stay in, so follow this guide for your best bet.
Learn what you need to know about Washington State and the Affordable Health Care Act, and find out what resources are already online to help you.
Learn all about how to vote in Washington State, whether you live in the state, overseas, are active military, or need special accommodations.
Mountains of Washington State. Seattle/Tacoma.
Monorail at Westlake Center. Seattle / Tacoma. Page 12.
Tacoma's Monkeyshines event happens around the Chinese New Year and entails a community-wide scavenger hunt for handblown glass.
Tacoma is divided into several neighborhoods and districts, but also is close to several other towns such as Puyallup and Gig Harbor.
The Washington State Fair is filled with food booths--from fried to salty to sweet to decadent. Find out which foods you have to try at the Fair!
Six Suggestions for your late afternoon drinks and snacks in Seattle
Tacoma Stadium District is home to Stadium High School, restaurants, shops, salons, and also has some events to check out.
The best Tacoma pizza ranges from delivery places to cute little sit-down restaurants, but the ultimate best is subjective as every pizza place has something unique to offer.
What is the 12th Man? It's a big deal for Seattle Seahawks fans!
Learn all about the Tacoma Home Show--from how to get there, what kinds of vendors are there, where to park, and nearby hotels.
New to the Area. Seattle / Tacoma.
Seattle and Tacoma have a delicious lineup of local doughnut shops, from Top Pot Doughnuts in Seattle to Legendary Doughnuts in Auburn and Tacoma.
South Hill Mall is located in Puyallup, not far from Tacoma. This is one of the best area malls with a good array of stores and restaurants.
A look at some of the best parks in the city of Seattle.
The best things to do for the month of November 2013 in Seattle and surrounding areas, including concerts, plays, and the start of the Christmas season!
These markets are the best places to go for fresh produce, meats and seafood, flowers and entertainment. There are farmers markets located all over Tacoma and in nearby Puyallup.
Find out what to expect at the Tacoma Maritime Fest, from tall ships to harbor tours and train rides.
Getting Around Seattle: Maps, Transportation, Traffic Cameras, & Visitor Resources
From the Washington State Fair to Fremont Oktoberfest and concerts by The Lumineers, September 2013 has plenty of things to do in Seattle.
Learn about everything from North Tacoma schools to restaurants and other highlights of this quiet but attractive part of Tacoma, Washington.
What to do for Earth Day 2014 in Seattle? There are several ways to celebrate the day with your family!
Capitol Hill, Seattle's hippest, most dynamic neighborhood.
Tacoma's neighboring town of Puyallup is one of the top areas to live in the region due to lots of large homes for a good price built here in the last fifteen years. A profile of the schools, apartments, malls, will also demonstrate why it's so desirable.
National Burger Month in Seattle
A list of some of the best book shops in Western Washington
The best events, concerts, shows and more in Tacoma during the month of January 2014.
The Washington Midsummer Renaissance Fair is the largest festival of its type in the area and is located in Bonney Lake. Expect to see an array of performers, musicians, and merchants selling Celtic items, Renaissance clothing, and medieval items.