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The 10 Biggest Employers in the Seattle Area
A list of the Top Employers in Seattle.
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'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 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 Most Popular Microbreweries in...
The best (and best-known) locally crafted and brewed beers and breweries in Seattle and Tacoma.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 Best Free Attractions in Tacoma
A list of free things to do and places to go in Tacoma.
Marijuana Laws in Washington State
The details of I-502, which passed in Washington in the 2012 election and legalized pot in the state.
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!
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 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.
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.
Washington Lottery Games
Learn how to play the many Washington State Lottery games, from Powerball to Lotto to Scratch tickets.
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.
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.
Seattle Events Calendar May 2015
Seattle May Events Calendar - Find out what concerts, shows and festivals are happening in May 2015.
Seattle Prom Dresses
A list of great shopping spots to find great prom dresses, including thrift stores, local malls, and trendy boutiques.
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.
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 Things to do in Seattle
A list of more free and fun things to do in Seattle.
What to pack for a trip to Seattle
Packing tips for trips to Seattle, for both warm and cold weather months.
Disasters in Seattle
The biggest natural threats to Seattle may seem unlikely, but are still best to understand and prepare for.
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.
Is Seattle Ready for a Major Earthquake?
An assessment of the preparation level of the Northwest's biggest city.
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.
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 Great Wheel
Facts about Seattle's Ferris wheel, from its height to how much it will cost.
Affordable Weddings and Receptions in Seattle
There are many affordable places to have wedding receptions and ceremonies in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
10 Best Athletic Clubs in Seattle
Top 10 Seattle Athletic Clubs
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.
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.
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).
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'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.
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!
20+ Free Things to Do in the Seattle Area
Explore all the free things you can do in Seattle / Tacoma.
Food Trucks in Tacoma
Tacoma's food truck scene is just getting warmed up. Find out where to find the trucks and which ones are the most popular.
Seattle vs. San Francisco
Comparing Living in Seattle and Living in San Francisco
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.
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.
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.
What Are the 10 Best Italian Restaurants in...
A list of the top 10 Italian Restaurants in the Seattle 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Romantic Things to do in Tacoma
Find the best romantic places in Tacoma for couples on dates or Valentine's Day outings.
A Night Out in Seattle Without Drinking
A guide to a fun night out in Seattle without drinks
Gardening in Seattle
Seattle's weather is not always ideal for gardening, but knowing which vegetables and herbs do well here can help!
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.
Movies Filmed in Tacoma
Several movies have been filmed in Tacoma and other South Sound cities.
The Best Brunch in Seattle
Seattle's best brunches, from locally sourced at Local 360 to Mediterranean fare at Tom Douglas's Lola. Here are six choices at which you can't go wrong.
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.
Tacoma Events Calendar May
Tacoma Events Calendar for May - Concerts, shows, plays and more taking place in May 2015.
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.
Tacoma Mall
Tacoma Mall has possibly the best shopping in Tacoma with a range of stores, departments stores, and restaurants.
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.
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.
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.
Seattle’s Top 10 Irish Pubs
Seattle’s Top 10 Irish Pubs
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.
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.
Top 10 Seattle Wine Bars
Seattle's best wine bars from Purple Cafe and Wine Bar to Smash and Phoenecia.
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!
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.
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.
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.
What is the Seattle Freeze?
Is the Seattle Freeze real or just a myth?
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.
What to Wear in Seattle
Find out what to wear in Seattle to fend off winter winds, frequent rain and occasional sunny days.
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.
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.
Malls Near Tacoma
A list of malls near Tacoma and other South Sound cities, from Federal Way to Olympia.
Memorials and Monuments in Seattle, Tacoma and...
A listing of the more major monuments and memorials in Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia, including the Capitol Campus, War Memorial Park, Des Moines Memorial Drive and the UW campus in Seattle.
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.
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 Summer Festivals
The Best Summer Festivals in Seattle
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.
The Best Museums in the Puget Sound
A Look at the Best Museums in Seattle
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/Tacoma Pro Sports
Guide to pro sports teams in Seattle/Tacoma area.
Best Seattle Bookstores
A list of some of the best book shops in Western Washington
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.
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.
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.
Seattle's Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill, Seattle's hippest, most dynamic neighborhood.
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 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 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.
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.
Holiday Ducks Tours in Seattle
Need a fun family outing idea during the Christmas season in Seattle? Check out the Holiday Ducks Tours.
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.
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.
Northwest Folklife Festival
Northwest Folklife Festival details, such as location, types of events, places to park, and more.
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.
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.
Washington State History Museum
The history museum in Tacoma Washington is one of the area's best museums. It is a great place for children, but also interesting enough for adults.
All about Seattle's Awesome Seafair
Details about Seafair and its many events, front the hydroplanes to the Blue Angels to the Torchlight Parade.
Six Great Seattle Happy Hours
Six Suggestions for your late afternoon drinks and snacks in Seattle
Rosario Resort on Orcas Island
Rosario Resort on Orcas Island. Seattle / Tacoma. Page 24.
Mount Constitution Views at Moran State Park
Mount Constitution Views at Moran State Park. Page 21.
The "Up House" in Seattle
The Up House in Seattle has become a symbol of something much larger than former owner Edith Macefield ever intended.
Mountains of Washington State
Mountains of Washington State. Seattle/Tacoma.
Why is Seattle so Awesome?
Why is Seattle such a great place to live? Let me count the ways.
Seattle Fireworks - Western Washington 4th of...
A list of July 4th celebrations and fireworks from Everett to Tacoma, and everything in between.
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.
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.
Seattle Community Colleges - Tacoma Community...
A list of community colleges in Seattle, Tacoma, and other Puget Sound cities.
EMP Museum
Details about Seattle's EMP Museum, including hours, address, exhibits, and some tips to find coupons and discounts to make admission cheaper.
Funk & Junk Antiques on Friday Harbor
Funk & Junk Antiques on Friday Harbor. Page 29.
Starbucks Reserve Roastery
The Starbucks Reserve Roastery is a unique way to connect with Seattle's coffee culture - taste, explore, watch beans getting roasted or learn.
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.
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.
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.
Crescent Beach Reserve on Orcas Island
Crescent Beach Reserve on Orcas Island. Page 18.
View of Mount Baker from a top Mount Constituti...
View of Mount Baker from a top Mount Constitution at Moran State Park. Page 23.
Old Town Tacoma
Learn about businesses, restaurants, coffee shops, and things to do in Old Town Tacoma Washington.
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.
Underground Tours at Pioneer Square
Underground Tours at Pioneer Square. Page 14.
Getting Around Seattle: Maps, Transportation,...
Getting Around Seattle: Maps, Transportation, Traffic Cameras, & Visitor Resources
Seattle Marathon Calendar
A listing of major marathons throughout Washington State for Seattle-Tacoma runners looking for the best races and runs.
Mount Constitution Observation Tower on Orcas...
Mount Constitution Observation Tower on Orcas Island. Page 20.
Museum of Glass
The Museum of Glass in Tacoma Washington is a world-class glass museum with an array of 20th and 21st century glass pieces on exhibition. There is also the largest glass hot shop in the world here and during most museum hours, visitors can watch artists live.
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.
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.
What to do for Father's Day in Seattle
Things to do, places to go, car shows and other ideas to make your Father's Day in Seattle just about perfect.
Queen Anne & Belltown Neighborhoods
Queen Anne & Belltown Neighborhoods
University Place Washington
University Place WA is a largely residential city with a few cool things to do, nice places to live, and many shops, restaurants, and parks to enjoy.
Seattle-Tacoma Timezone
Learn a little bit about which timezone Seattle, Tacoma and other Washington cities are in.
Top 10 Seattle Mexican Restaurants
Seattle's best Mexican food can be found at local taco trucks, casual joints and trendy upscale restaurants.
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 Parking
Resources for street parking, pay lot parking, and contact information for Seattle parking management companies.
Woodland Park Zoo
Woodland Park Zoo. Seattle / Tacoma. Page 15.
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.

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