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The 10 Most Popular Microbreweries in...
The best (and best-known) locally crafted and brewed beers and breweries in Seattle and Tacoma.
Great Ideas for Spending Valentine's Day in...
Find out what to do on Valentine's Day in Seattle and Tacoma, from burlesque shows to symphony performances to concerts.
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!
The 10 Biggest Employers in the Seattle Area
A list of the Top Employers in Seattle.
Who Are the 10 Biggest Celebrities from Seattle...
A List of the 10 Biggest Artists/Entertainers from Seattle / Tacoma.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Washington Lottery Games
Learn how to play the many Washington State Lottery games, from Powerball to Lotto to Scratch tickets.
Affordable Weddings and Receptions in Seattle
There are many affordable places to have wedding receptions and ceremonies in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
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.
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.
National Parks near Seattle-Tacoma
There are four national parks within an easy drive of Seattle or Tacoma, including Mt. Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Park.
Marijuana Laws in Washington State
The details of I-502, which passed in Washington in the 2012 election and legalized pot in the state.
Tacoma Mall
Tacoma Mall has possibly the best shopping in Tacoma with a range of stores, departments stores, and restaurants.
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!
10 Best Free Attractions in Tacoma
A list of free things to do and places to go in Tacoma.
Grey’s Anatomy Intern House Location in...
Grey’s Anatomy Intern House Location in Seattle
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.
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.
Valentine’s Day in Tacoma
Find romantic things to do in Tacoma Washington from the best restaurants to places to stroll together or enjoy a great view.
Romantic Restaurants in Seattle and Tacoma
The very best places to find a romantic dinner in Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue for Valentine's Day, anniversaries or just special nights out.
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.
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.
Best Tacoma Sports Bars
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.
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.
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.
What Are the 10 Best Italian Restaurants in...
A list of the top 10 Italian Restaurants in the Seattle Area.
Seattle Prom Dresses
A list of great shopping spots to find great prom dresses, including thrift stores, local malls, and trendy boutiques.
Seattle vs. San Francisco
Comparing Living in Seattle and Living in San Francisco
10 Best Athletic Clubs in Seattle
Top 10 Seattle Athletic Clubs
Seattle Events - February 2015
Seattle events - February 2015 - A listing of headliners, concerts, shows, sports games and other things to do.
Seattle Bachelorette Party Places and Ideas
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!
Free Things to do in Seattle
A list of more free and fun things to do in Seattle.
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.
Seattle Allergies
A vast number of Seattle residents suffer from allergies each year. Learn about which allergens are most common in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
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.
Romantic Things to do in Tacoma
Find the best romantic places in Tacoma for couples on dates or Valentine's Day outings.
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.
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.
The 5 Best 2014 Easter Egg Hunts in Seattle
Easter egg hunts take place in parks, at zoos, and other public spaces in the Seattle area. If you don't want to set up an egg hunt on your own, find out who's hosting egg hunts in your area.
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 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.
20+ Free Things to Do in the Seattle Area
Explore all the free things you can do in Seattle / Tacoma.
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.
What to do in Seattle for Valentine's Day
The best things to do on Valentine's Day in the Seattle-Tacoma area. Learn your options from going out to dinner to the top romantic hotels to local parties.
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.
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.
What is the Seattle Freeze?
Is the Seattle Freeze real or just a myth?
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.
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.
Valentine's Day Ideas in Seattle-Tacoma
A few ideas of what to do for Valentine's Day in the Seattle-Tacoma.
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.
Disasters in Seattle
The biggest natural threats to Seattle may seem unlikely, but are still best to understand and prepare for.
SeaTac International Airport Overview
An overview of SeaTac Airport, including shops and restaurants, transportation options, and baggage claim.
What's the Deal with That New Seattle Ferris...
Facts about Seattle's Ferris wheel, from its height to how much it will cost.
What's the Legal Drinking Age in Washington?
The Legal Drinking Age in Washington
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.
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.
Seattle Events Calendar - January 2015
Seattle events calendar for January - Find out what's on when at Seattle venues, from concerts and shows to conventions and festivals.
Washington State Skiing, Boarding, & Sledding...
Washington State is a mecca of mountains for skiers, snow boarders, snowshoers, and sledders. Our mountains can open as early as mid-November or later in December depending on snowfall and usually close for the season in April sometimes May.
A Night Out in Seattle Without Drinking
A guide to a fun night out in Seattle without drinks
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.
Seattle’s Top 10 Irish Pubs
Seattle’s Top 10 Irish Pubs
Top 10 Seattle Wine Bars
Seattle's best wine bars from Purple Cafe and Wine Bar to Smash and Phoenecia.
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.
Is Seattle Ready for a Major Earthquake?
An assessment of the preparation level of the Northwest's biggest city.
Is Seattle Minimum Wage Really \$15?
Seattle minimum wage - Is it really $15/hour? Also learn some facts about what minimum wage was in the past.
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.
Gardening in Seattle
Seattle's weather is not always ideal for gardening, but knowing which vegetables and herbs do well here can help!
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.
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.
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.
Tacoma Restaurants
Find out the best Tacoma restaurants on the Waterfront, in downtown Tacoma, on 6th Avenue, and more.
Seattle Colleges - Seattle Universities
A list of universities and colleges, both public and private, located between Everett and Olympia, Washington.
Seattle's Wall of Gum at the Market Theater
Seattle's Wall of Gum at the Market Theater
Seattle Community Colleges - Tacoma Community...
A list of community colleges in Seattle, Tacoma, and other Puget Sound cities.
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.
Seattle/Tacoma Pro Sports
Guide to pro sports teams in Seattle/Tacoma area.
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.
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.
Tacoma Home Show
Learn all about the Tacoma Home Show--from how to get there, what kinds of vendors are there, where to park, and nearby hotels.
Best Bars in Seattle
The best bars in Seattle - from speakeasies like Bathtub Gin and Co. to well-known watering holes like Tavern Law and more.
An Easy-To-Use Restaurant Guide for Seattle
A guide to the best Seattle restaurants, including cuisine types like Italian and Mexican, as well as help finding 24-hour restaurants or places with a view.
Movies Filmed in Tacoma
Several movies have been filmed in Tacoma and other South Sound cities.
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.
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.
Seattle's Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill, Seattle's hippest, most dynamic neighborhood.
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.
Proctor District Tacoma
Check out Proctor District in North Tacoma, which is a great place to find good restaurants, fun family events, and many everyday essentials.
Best Seattle Bookstores
A list of some of the best book shops in Western Washington
Malls Near Tacoma
A list of malls near Tacoma and other South Sound cities, from Federal Way to Olympia.
Top 10 Seattle Mexican Restaurants
Seattle's best Mexican food can be found at local taco trucks, casual joints and trendy upscale restaurants.
The Best Museums in the Puget Sound
A Look at the Best Museums in Seattle
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.
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.
Six Great Seattle Happy Hours
Six Suggestions for your late afternoon drinks and snacks in Seattle
Events in Seattle in February 2014
February 2014 in Seattle brings with it lots of events to enjoy, including Imagine Dragons, Toad the Wet Sprocket and the Pixies.
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 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.
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).
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.
Glass Art Walking Tour of Downtown Tacoma
Find out where to see the best glass artwork on this downtown Tacoma walking tour, including exhibits at the Tacoma Art Museum and the Bridge of Glass.
Seattle and Tacoma Walmart Stores and...
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.
Old Town Tacoma
Learn about businesses, restaurants, coffee shops, and things to do in Old Town Tacoma Washington.
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.
Where to Get the Most Intense Scares 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.
Seattle Spring Festivals & Events
There is always something to do when the flowers start to bloom. Spring events and festivals in the Seattle area start in March with more events and festivals arriving in April, May and June. Some have been around for decades and others are new additions. Either way there is something for everyone.
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 Best Parks
A look at some of the best parks in the city of Seattle.
Why is Seattle so Awesome?
Why is Seattle such a great place to live? Let me count the ways.
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.
Third Thursday Wine Walks in Woodinville
All about Third Thursday Wine Walks in Woodinville, including where to buy tickets, which wineries participate and themes of this year's wine walks.
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.
What is the 12th Man?
What is the 12th Man? It's a big deal for Seattle Seahawks fans!
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.
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.
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.
What to Wear in Seattle
Find out what to wear in Seattle to fend off winter winds, frequent rain and occasional sunny days.
Monkeyshines Tacoma
Tacoma's Monkeyshines event happens around the Chinese New Year and entails a community-wide scavenger hunt for handblown glass.
Seattle Marathon Calendar
A listing of major marathons throughout Washington State for Seattle-Tacoma runners looking for the best races and runs.
What's Going On in Seattle in March 2013?
The best events, concerts, plays, festivals and more in Seattle, Tacoma and other Puget Sound cities in March 2013.
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.
Freighthouse Square in Tacoma
Freighthouse Square in Tacoma is a piece of local history. Formerly, the sight of it welcomed immigrants arriving at the port, and today it is a cute shopping center close to the downtown area.
Seattle-Tacoma Timezone
Learn a little bit about which timezone Seattle, Tacoma and other Washington cities are in.
Go on a Seattle-escape
Find diverse spring and summer packages for the Seattle area at desirable destinations including Alderbrook Resort & Spa on Hood Canal, Cave B Inn at SageCliffe, Hotel 1000, Willows Lodge and The Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa.
What to pack for a trip to Seattle
Packing tips for trips to Seattle, for both warm and cold weather months.
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.
Emerald City ComiCon
Media and voice talent guests for Emerald City ComiCon 2013, as well as resources for how to get here, where to stay, restaurants nearby, and more.
Tacoma Trails - Moderate Hikes
While many of the hiking and walking trails in Tacoma are easy to do, some offer a bit more of a challenge. If you want some incline or a bit of adventure, these trails are the best you'll find in town.
7 Ways to Spend Easter in Seattle
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.
EMP Museum
Details about Seattle's EMP Museum, including hours, address, exhibits, and some tips to find coupons and discounts to make admission cheaper.
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.
Mountains of Washington State
Mountains of Washington State. Seattle/Tacoma.
Seattle Dinner Shows
Seattle Dinner Shows and Music Shows
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.
Getting Around Seattle: Maps, Transportation,...
Getting Around Seattle: Maps, Transportation, Traffic Cameras, & Visitor Resources
Seattle Wedding Show 2013
Find out what's on when at one of the biggest wedding events around, the Seattle Wedding Show, where you can essentially plan out your entire ceremony in two days.
Skagit Valley Tulip Fields
Mount Vernon Tulip Fields
Passport to Woodinville: Wine Tour
Passport to Woodinville: Wine Tour The Passport to Woodinville starts selling tickets in February each year for their wine country tour season. This special event hosted in April each year is very popular with Seattle area locals and it’s one of the only days in the year that all participating wineries in Woodinville are open at the same time.
South Tacoma
South Tacoma is a part of Tacoma. Here you will find some of the best shopping in town, lots of restaurants, and many homes and apartments to choose from.
The Swiss
The Swiss Tacoma is a cool spot to get a couple drinks, enjoy some artwork, or grab a tasty lunch in downtown Tacoma.
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.
Seattle Ski Areas
There are several ski and snowboard areas near Seattle, from Crystal Mountain in Western Washington to 49 Degrees North in Eastern Washington to Whistler Blackcomb in Canada.
Apple Tree on Orcas Island
Apple Tree on Orcas Island. Seattle / Tacoma. Page 13.
Tacoma Stadium District
Tacoma Stadium District is home to Stadium High School, restaurants, shops, salons, and also has some events to check out.
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.
How to Obtain a Marriage License and More in...
How to Obtain a Marriage License and More in King County
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