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The 10 Biggest Employers in the Seattle Area
A list of the Top Employers in Seattle.
Is Seattle Ready for a Major Earthquake?
An assessment of the preparation level of the Northwest's biggest city.
Seafair Events 2015
A listing of events taking place for Seafair 2015, from Fleet Week to the Hydroplane races to the Blue Angels--back this year!
Seattle vs. Portland - Northwest Cities Compared
A comparison of Seattle and Portland with a look at cost of living, transportation, public parks, population and other factors.
Grey’s Anatomy Intern House Location in...
Grey’s Anatomy Intern House Location in Seattle
What is Seattle famous for?
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!
Why is Seattle called the Emerald City?
The short answer to why is Seattle called the Emerald City is—because the city and surrounding areas are filled with greenery!
Disasters in Seattle
The biggest natural threats to Seattle may seem unlikely, but are still best to understand and prepare for.
The 10 Most Popular Microbreweries in...
The best (and best-known) locally crafted and brewed beers and breweries in Seattle and Tacoma.
What's the Weather in Seattle Really Like?
Find out why its rains so much in Seattle, how much rain Seattle gets, and some other rain trivia about the Emerald City.
What's the Sales Tax in Washington State?
A listing of sales tax rates in each city in King and Pierce counties, as well as the sales tax rate for Washington State.
72 Hours in the San Juan Islands
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.
All about Seattle's Awesome Seafair
Details about Seafair and its many events, front the hydroplanes to the Blue Angels to the Torchlight Parade.
Who Are the 10 Biggest Celebrities from Seattle...
A List of the 10 Biggest Artists/Entertainers from Seattle / Tacoma.
Camp, Hiking, Boat and More at National Parks...
There are four national parks within an easy drive of Seattle or Tacoma, including Mt. Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Park.
Get to Know Seattle's Finest Shopping Malls
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.
Marijuana Laws in Washington State
The details of I-502, which passed in Washington in the 2012 election and legalized pot in the state.
10 Best Free Attractions in Tacoma
A list of free things to do and places to go in Tacoma.
Discover Seattle's Most Bizarre Attractions
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.
Check Out the Best Seattle Wedding Venues
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.
Free Things to do in Seattle
A list of more free and fun things to do in Seattle.
Tacoma Beaches
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.
The BoltBus: Take the Bus in Style from Seattle...
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.
Moving to Tacoma? Find the Right Neighborhood...
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.
Washington Lottery Games
Learn how to play the many Washington State Lottery games, from Powerball to Lotto to Scratch tickets.
Seattle Earthquakes
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.
Free Museum Days in Seattle and Tacoma
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.
Movies Filmed in Seattle and Tacoma
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.
Seattle Great Wheel
Facts about Seattle's Ferris wheel, from its height to how much it will cost.
Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Seattle
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.
What's the Legal Drinking Age in Washington?
The Legal Drinking Age in Washington
Where to Buy Legal Marijuana in Seattle and...
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.
Affordable Weddings and Receptions in Seattle
There are many affordable places to have wedding receptions and ceremonies in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
Best Tacoma Bakeries
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.
Tacoma Day Trips
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.
Seattle Taxis - Getting a Cab in Seattle
Find out where to find taxis and taxi stands in Seattle, as well as some tips about cabs at SeaTac International Airport.
24 Hour Restaurants in Seattle
Need a meal late at night? From Mexican to diner food, Seattle has several 24/7 restaurants ready to serve up late-night eats.
Woodland Park Zoo vs. Point Defiance Zoo
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.
20+ Free Things to Do in the Seattle Area
Explore all the free things you can do in Seattle / Tacoma.
Seattle vs. San Francisco
Comparing Living in Seattle and Living in San Francisco
Seattle Jobs at Fortune 500 Companies
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.
Seattle-Tacoma Casinos
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.
Point Defiance
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.
Venture Beyond Seattle with These 3 Romantic...
Surprise your special someone with a romantic getaway for a special occassion. Find three options from high-end elegance to down home country fun.
What to Know Before Getting a Motorcycle...
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).
What to pack for a trip to Seattle
Packing tips for trips to Seattle, for both warm and cold weather months.
10 Best Athletic Clubs in Seattle
Top 10 Seattle Athletic Clubs
SeaTac International Airport Overview
An overview of SeaTac Airport, including shops and restaurants, transportation options, and baggage claim.
8 Seattle Pizza Joints You Can't Miss
The pizzerias in Seattle and Tacoma offer all types slices with unique twists. Come take a look and read about their tastes and ambiance.
What Are the 10 Best Italian Restaurants in...
A list of the top 10 Italian Restaurants in the Seattle Area.
Romantic Things to do in Tacoma
Find the best romantic places in Tacoma for couples on dates or Valentine's Day outings.
Girls' Night Out: Fabulous Ideas, from Mild to...
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!
Seatac Airport Shuttles and Towncar Services
There are multiple ways to get to Seattle's SeaTac Airport. A resource on airport shuttle services and town car and limo services.
Bridge of Glass
The Bridge of Glass in Tacoma features an amazing array of artwork by local glass artist Dale Chihuly and offers views of downtown and Mt Rainier second to none in downtown Tacoma.
Malls Near Tacoma
A list of malls near Tacoma and other South Sound cities, from Federal Way to Olympia.
Seattle Events - July 2015
Seattle July Events - Independence Day fireworks, Seafair hydroplane races and festivals just about every weekend. Summer in Seattle is so much fun!
The 7 Best Breakfasts in Tacoma
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.
Walking Across the Narrows Bridge in Tacoma
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.
The most romantic restaurants in Seattle and...
The very best places to find a romantic dinner in Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue for Valentine's Day, anniversaries or just special nights out.
Waterfront in Tacoma
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 Prom Dresses
A list of great shopping spots to find great prom dresses, including thrift stores, local malls, and trendy boutiques.
Seattle Events Calendar - August 2015
Seattle Events Calendar for August 2015 - August is a great month to get out to any number of summer festivals, block parties or even a Tomato Battle!
The Gorge Amphitheatre
Details about The Gorge in George, including location, what kinds of shows take place here, best seats, camping options, and nearby hotels.
Should You Move to Seattle?
Should you move to Seattle? The decision is yours, but here are some facts about Seattle to help your decision along.
Seattle’s Top 10 Irish Pubs
Seattle’s Top 10 Irish Pubs
Best Places to Get Brunch in Tacoma, WA
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.
Things to do at Seatac Airport
Got some time to kill at Sea-Tac International Airport? Find out what you can do to pass the time.
Washington Apples
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.
2015 Washington State Fair Events and Concerts
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.
Tacoma Mall
Tacoma Mall has possibly the best shopping in Tacoma with a range of stores, departments stores, and restaurants.
9 Best Happy Hour Bars in Tacoma
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.
Seattle Allergies - Western Washington...
A vast number of Seattle residents suffer from allergies each year. Learn about which allergens are most common in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
B&I Tacoma
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.
Best Tacoma Hotels
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.
Seattle Events Calendar May 2015
Seattle May Events Calendar - Find out what concerts, shows and festivals are happening in May 2015.
Is Seattle a Safe City?
Is Seattle a safe city? Yes, Seattle is safe, but it pays to know a few areas to avoid as well as basic safety tips.
The Best Museums in the Puget Sound
A Look at the Best Museums in Seattle
Movies Filmed in Tacoma
Several movies have been filmed in Tacoma and other South Sound cities.
Gardening in Seattle
Seattle's weather is not always ideal for gardening, but knowing which vegetables and herbs do well here can help!
Seattle-Tacoma Car Sharing
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.
Best Seattle Bookstores
A list of some of the best book shops in Western Washington
Seattle Airport Parking
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.
Tacoma Neighborhoods and Districts
Tacoma is divided into several neighborhoods and districts, but also is close to several other towns such as Puyallup and Gig Harbor.
What are Seattle summers like? (hint: they're...
What are summers in Seattle like? They're gorgeous! Here are a few reasons why!
A Night Out in Seattle Without Drinking
A guide to a fun night out in Seattle without drinks
Washington Lottery
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.
Seattle Summer Concerts in 2015
Seattle summer concerts take place at Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodland Park Zoo, Marymoor Park and other great venues. Find out who not to miss this year.
Where to Find Washington State Fair Discounts...
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.
Tacoma Dome
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.
At-A-Glance Seattle Events Calendar for...
A listing of concerts and headliners visiting area venues as well as major annual events, Bumbershoot and the Washington State Fair.
Walmart in Seattle and Tacoma
A listing of Walmart stores in and around Seattle or Tacoma, including many that are open 24 hours a day (such as the Tacoma Supercenter).
2015 Halloween Parties in Seattle
The best Halloween parties and happenings in Seattle, Tacoma and other Puget Sound cities.
Best Tacoma Hair Salons
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.
Seattle's Summer Festivals
The Best Summer Festivals in Seattle
Seattle New Year's Eve Events and Parties 2015
If you want to go out for New Year's Eve, Seattle offers many options--from parties at nightclubs to several parties at Seattle Center and the Space Needle.
Restaurants with a Scenic View in Seattle
A listing of Seattle's best restaurants with a view of the water, cityscape and more for Valentine's Day and other special occasions.
Tacoma August Events Calendar
Tacoma events calendar for August 2015 - A listing of events from the Renaissance Faire to Brew Five Three and more.
EMP Museum
Details about Seattle's EMP Museum, including hours, address, exhibits, and some tips to find coupons and discounts to make admission cheaper.
Why is Seattle so Awesome?
Why is Seattle such a great place to live? Let me count the ways.
Tacoma Trails - Easy Hikes
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.
Seattle Community Colleges - Tacoma Community...
A list of community colleges in Seattle, Tacoma, and other Puget Sound cities.
Seattle's Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill, Seattle's hippest, most dynamic neighborhood.
Seattle Coffee
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.
Seattle Marriage Proposal Places and Ideas
Looking for idea and places to propose in the Seattle area? Find out some of the best and most romantic spots.
Seabrook Cottage Rentals
Tucked away on the Olympic Peninsula is a quaint beach town called Seabrook. When you arrive at Seabrook you step into a time when life was much simpler. The town is a wonderful place to reenergize and enjoy a family vacation with several amenities for kids and it’s just across the street from the Pacific Ocean.
Tacoma Antique Stores
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.
What to Wear in Seattle
Find out what to wear in Seattle to fend off winter winds, frequent rain and occasional sunny days.
Top 10 Seattle Mexican Restaurants
Seattle's best Mexican food can be found at local taco trucks, casual joints and trendy upscale restaurants.
Tacoma Events and Festivals - July through...
The best Tacoma festivals and events take place in the second half of the year, once the summer starts. Fall, winter, and the Christmas seasons also brings top Tacoma events like Fantasy Lights and Zoolights.
What is the Population of Seattle?
Learn facts about Seattle and Tacoma's population as well as some key statistics about the area.
Tacoma Farmers Markets
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.
What is the Seattle Freeze?
Is the Seattle Freeze real or just a myth?
Seattle/Tacoma Pro Sports
Guide to pro sports teams in Seattle/Tacoma area.
What to do in Seattle in July 2015
Looking for things to do in July 2015 in Seattle? Make sure to check this at-a-glance Seattle events calendar.
North Tacoma Neighborhood Profile
Learn about everything from North Tacoma schools to restaurants and other highlights of this quiet but attractive part of Tacoma, Washington.
Top 10 Seattle Wine Bars
Seattle's best wine bars from Purple Cafe and Wine Bar to Smash and Phoenecia.
Movie Theaters that Serve Alcohol in Seattle
Looking for 21+ theaters that serve food and alcohol? Seattle has plenty, from theaters with bars in the lobby to full-service, seat-service venues.
Mountains of Washington State
Mountains of Washington State. Seattle/Tacoma.
Queen Anne & Belltown Neighborhoods
Queen Anne & Belltown Neighborhoods
Washington Renaissance Faire Fun!
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.
Tacoma Events Calendar - July 2015
Tacoma events calendar for July - Find out what's on when, from Freedom Fair to the Maritime Fest and beyond.
Mini Golf Courses in Seattle and Tacoma
Miniature golf is a great thing to do with the kids, for a fun date night, or with a group of friends. There are courses in and around both Seattle and Tacoma.
Seattle's Best Parks
A look at some of the best parks in the city of Seattle.
LeMay Family Collection
The LeMay Family Collection at the Marymount Events Center in Spanaway is lesser-known than the large car museum downtown, but actually houses more vintage vehicles.
Seattle’s Best Summer Activities
Get out and enjoy the beautiful Seattle summer with this list of the best activities in town, from going to a beach to ideas to keep the kids busy.
Tacoma Restaurants
Find out the best Tacoma restaurants on the Waterfront, in downtown Tacoma, on 6th Avenue, and more.
Tacoma Parks
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.
Best Seattle Staycations
Want to get away, but don't have the money to go far? Go on a staycation! Seattle is close to beaches, national and state parks, museums, has a great theatre scene, and more.
Seattle Marathon Calendar
A listing of major marathons throughout Washington State for Seattle-Tacoma runners looking for the best races and runs.
Best Tacoma Pizza Restaurants
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.
Tips for Driving in Seattle
Depending on your perspective, driving in Seattle can be a pain or no big whoop, but here are a few things to expect from Seattle drivers and streets.
Best Places in Seattle/Tacoma to Take...
The Best Places to Visit With Out of Town Visitors in Seattle and Tacoma
LeMay - America's Car Museum
LeMay - America's Car Museum in Tacoma features part of the biggest private car collection in the world, collected by Harold LeMay and his wife over several decades, as well as classic cars from other collections.
Seattle Events Calendar
Seattle Events Calendar 2015 - A listing of things to do, annual events, concerts and plays in Seattle.
Three Best Seattle Christmas Light Displays
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.
Tacoma Art Museum
Tacoma Art Museum is the largest art museum in Tacoma and has a fabulous collection ranging from world-class artists to local standouts. TAM also features cool temporary exhibitions.
Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market is one of Seattle's top attractions and has much to offer both tourists and locals. Fresh flowers, baked goods, restaurants, and more await anyone who visits.
Exploring Downtown Gig Harbor
Downtown Gig Harbor is a great place to wander--explore shops, galleries and boutiques, 7 Seas Brewery and Heritage Distilling, or rent a kayak!
Pike Place Fish Market and Its Flying Fish
Pike Place Fish Market is Seattle's most famous fish market for a reason - namely, fishmongers who throw fish. Learn all about this cool seafood shop.
Six Great Seattle Happy Hours
Six Suggestions for your late afternoon drinks and snacks in Seattle
Downtown Seattle
An overview of downtown Seattle, including things to do and attractions, shopping areas, restaurants, and resources to find apartments and condos.
Lopez Island Ferry Landing
Lopez Island Ferry Landing. Seattle / Tacoma. Page 36.
San Juan Islands
San Juan Islands
Downtown Tacoma
Learn what to expect in downtown Tacoma from the best restaurants to museums and other attractions found in this up-and-coming part of town.
Best Seattle Beaches and Waterfronts
The best Seattle shorelines range from industrial wonders like the Ballard Locks to completely natural beaches right in the city like Alki Beach or Discovery Park.
Free Tours Seattle
Free tours in Seattle and Tacoma are available to the public at museums, theatres, and even major attractions such as Pike Place Market.
Seattle Events Calendar April 2015
Seattle April Events Calendar - Things to do, concerts, events and other happenings taking place in April 2015. Find out what's on when!
How to Vote in Washington State
Learn all about how to vote in Washington State, whether you live in the state, overseas, are active military, or need special accommodations.
San Juan Island Ferry Boat
San Juan Island Ferry Boat. Seattle / Tacoma. Page 35.
Seattle's Wall of Gum at the Market Theater
Seattle's Wall of Gum at the Market Theater

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