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Seattle/Tacoma: Most Popular Articles

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Seattle New Year's Eve Events and Parties 2016
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.
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.
The Best Thanksgiving Restaurants in Seattle
A list of Seattle dining establishments that offer Thanksgiving dinner, whether you want a casual or upscale meal, turkey or vegetarian food.
Shopping Black Friday in Seattle
Where should you go shopping for Black Friday in Seattle? Here's a list of Seattle and Tacoma-area malls as well as a few resources to help you on your way.
The 10 Biggest Employers in the Seattle Area
A list of the Top Employers in Seattle.
What to do for Thanksgiving in Seattle
Thanksgiving in Seattle can mean dining out at an upscale restaurant, or cooking a full meal at home, or even buying a pre-prepared meal. Here are your options.
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!
Seattle Christmas Events 2015
Find out what kinds of Christmas things to do there are in Seattle in November and December 2015--concerts, festivals, and more.
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.
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
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!
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.
Fantasy Lights - The Northwest's Largest...
Check out Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park near Tacoma, the largest drive-through Christmas lights display in the Northwest.
Who Are the 10 Biggest Celebrities from Seattle...
A List of the 10 Biggest Artists/Entertainers from Seattle / Tacoma.
Seattle Christmas Lights Displays
Christmas light displays in and around Seattle, including walk-through and drive-through displays and some more unique options like the Christmas Ship Festival.
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.
Christmas Tree Farms in Western Washington by...
Christmas Tree Farms in Western Washington by County. Find a Tree Farm in King, Pierce, Snohomish, Mason, Kitsap, Skagit, or Whatcom Counties.
Candy Cane Lane
Candy Cane Lane
2015 Seattle Christmas and Holiday Guide
Resources for things to do in the Seattle area for Christmas.
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.
Marijuana Laws in Washington State
The details of I-502, which passed in Washington in the 2012 election and legalized pot in the state.
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.
The 10 Most Popular Microbreweries in...
The best (and best-known) locally crafted and brewed beers and breweries in Seattle and Tacoma.
Why Tacoma Zoolights are the Best Christmas...
There's no better place to see Christmas lights in the South Sound than Tacoma's Zoolights. Here's why it's worth a trip to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in December.
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.
Seattle Events Calendar for December 2015
Your at-a-glance Seattle Events Calendar for December 2015 with holiday happenings, Christmas lights displays as well as concerts and headliners.
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.
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.
Washington Lottery Games
Learn how to play the many Washington State Lottery games, from Powerball to Lotto to Scratch tickets.
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.
Disasters in Seattle
The biggest natural threats to Seattle may seem unlikely, but are still best to understand and prepare for.
Seattle Great Wheel
Facts about Seattle's Ferris wheel, from its height to how much it will cost.
The 7 Best Breakfasts in Tacoma
Learn where you can find the best Tacoma breakfasts from greasy spoons to top brunch spots.
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.
Seattle vs. San Francisco
Comparing Living in Seattle and Living in San Francisco
Tacoma Mall - The Best Place to go Shopping in...
Tacoma Mall is the place for the best shopping in Tacoma with a range of stores, businesses and restaurants.
10 Best Free Attractions in Tacoma
A list of free things to do and places to go in Tacoma.
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.
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.
Tacoma Events Calendar - December 2015
Tacoma Events Calendar for December 2015 - An at-a-glance listing of Christmas and holiday happenings as well as regular events this month.
Tacoma Christmas Tree Lighting
The Tacoma Christmas tree lighting ceremony features one of the largest Christmas trees in the Seattle-Tacoma area as well as some great family fun, but it's also one of the most historical events around.
Start the Holidays Right with the Seattle...
The Seattle Macy's Holiday Parade is a day-after-Thanksgiving tradition that ends with Santa and the lighting of the Macy's Star.
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.
Christmas Ship Festival
Argosy Cruises in Seattle has put on its fabulous Christmas Ship Festival every year since 1949! Join in the fun by waiting on shore or booking passage on one of the boats in this floating parade.
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.
What Are the 10 Best Italian Restaurants in...
A list of the top 10 Italian Restaurants in the Seattle Area.
Seattle November 2015 Events Calendar
Seattle Events Calendar for November 2015 - An at-a-glance listing of concerts, Seahawks games, musicals, plays and holiday happenings.
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.
Free Things to do in Seattle
A list of more free and fun things to do in Seattle.
Seattle Prom Dresses
A list of great shopping spots to find great prom dresses, including thrift stores, local malls, and trendy boutiques.
Affordable Weddings and Receptions in Seattle
There are many affordable places to have wedding receptions and ceremonies in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
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.
Olympic Manor
Olympic Manor
SeaTac International Airport Overview
An overview of SeaTac Airport, including shops and restaurants, transportation options, and baggage claim.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What to pack for a trip to Seattle
Packing tips for trips to Seattle, for both warm and cold weather months.
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.
Skiing in Washington State
From November until sometimes May, Washington State is a mecca of mountains for skiers, snow boarders, snowshoers, and sledders.
Malls Near Tacoma
A list of malls near Tacoma and other South Sound cities, from Federal Way to Olympia.
Tacoma Events Calendar for November 2015
Tacoma Events - November 2015: Check out the shows this month, go out to eat for Thanksgiving, or wait for the Tacoma holiday tree lighting and Christmas lights displays.
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.
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.
10 Best Athletic Clubs in Seattle
Top 10 Seattle Athletic Clubs
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.
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.
Tacoma Thanksgiving Restaurants
Looking for a Thanksgiving restaurant in Tacoma? Here's a list to help you find a place for Thanksgiving dinner, whether you want to go affordable or upscale.
A Night Out in Seattle Without Drinking
A guide to a fun night out in Seattle without drinks
Romantic Things to do in Tacoma
Find the best romantic places in Tacoma for couples on dates or Valentine's Day outings.
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie Trees
Tips for Cutting Down Christmas Trees in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
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.
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’s Top 10 Irish Pubs
Seattle’s Top 10 Irish Pubs
Seattle Events Calendar - January 2016
Seattle events calendar for January - Find out what's on when at Seattle venues, from concerts and shows to conventions and festivals.
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 See at Ivar's Claim Lights
Ivar’s Clam Lights at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park in Renton is one of the Seattle area's coolest Christmas light displays, situated right along the water.
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.
Where is the first Starbucks?
Where is the original Starbucks store? It's located near the Pike Place Market main entrance and is a popular stop for Seattle tourists.
Seattle Thanksgiving Weekend Events
Looking for things to do during Thanksgiving weekend in Seattle? Here's an events listing to help you on your way.
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.
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.
The Best Museums in the Puget Sound
A Look at the Best Museums in Seattle
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.
Is Seattle Ready for a Major Earthquake?
An assessment of the preparation level of the Northwest's biggest city.
Thanksgiving Recipes for a Northwest Meal
Want to cook up a Thanksgiving dinner using local Northwest ingredients? Salmon, Heritage turkeys, squash and pumpkins, mushrooms, onions, and more are all excellent additions to any Thanksgiving feast.
Theatres and Venues in Seattle and Tacoma
A list of theatres and venues in Seattle and Tacoma, including both major theatres such as the 5th Avenue and smaller venues like Lakewood Playhouse.
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.
Victorian Country Christmas - A Cozy Holiday...
Victorian Country Christmas at the Washington State Fairgrounds has got it all - music, food, and fun for all.
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.
Outlet Malls near Seattle
Seattle Outlet Malls - From the Outlet Collection to Seattle Premium Outlets, where you can shop great deals within driving distance of Seattle.
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 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.
Bellevue's Snowflake Lane
Snowflake Lane lights up the streets around Bellevue Square with Christmas cheer, including drummer boys and falling snow!
Kerry Park Viewpoint
Kerry Park Viewpoint
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.
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).
The Best Places to Christmas Shop in Seattle
Looking to go Christmas shopping in Seattle? You have many options, from heading to a mall to a thrift store to a 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.
What to Wear in Seattle
Find out what to wear in Seattle to fend off winter winds, frequent rain and occasional sunny days.
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!
EMP Museum
Details about Seattle's EMP Museum, including hours, address, exhibits, and some tips to find coupons and discounts to make admission cheaper.
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.
Tacoma's Coolest Landmark - the 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.
20+ Free Things to Do in the Seattle Area
Explore all the free things you can do in Seattle / Tacoma.
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.
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's Best Restaurants
Find out the best Tacoma restaurants on the Waterfront, in downtown Tacoma, on 6th Avenue, and more.
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 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.
9 Best Happy Hour Bars in Tacoma
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.
Submit Your Christmas Light Displays
Submit Your Christmas Light Displays
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.
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.
What is the Seattle Freeze?
Is the Seattle Freeze real or just a myth? Here's one local resident's thoughts as well as some theories and ways to make friends in Seattle.
Why is Seattle so Awesome?
Why is Seattle such a great place to live? Let me count the ways.
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.
Puyallup: Tacoma's Neighbor and a Great Place...
Tacoma's neighboring town of Puyallup is one of the top areas to live in the region due to its affordable homes, many things to do, and great school district.
Ice Skating Rinks in Seattle and Tacoma
You can go ice skating all year round in Seattle or Tacoma, but during the holidays season rinks open up in Bellevue, Seattle and Tacoma.
Mountains of Washington State
Mountains of Washington State. Seattle/Tacoma.
The Christmas Revels at Rialto Theatre Tacoma
There are tons of Christmas shows to choose from in Seattle and Tacoma, but none quite like The Christmas Revels, a variety show, at Tacoma's Rialto Theatre.
What to do with 24 hours in Seattle
With 24 hours in Seattle, you can easily see many of Seattle's iconic attractions downtown, from the Space Needle to the Great Wheel.
Where to Shop on Small Business Saturday in...
Here are the best places to shop on Small Business Saturday to give Seattle businesses a little love.
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.
Movies Filmed in Tacoma
Several movies have been filmed in Tacoma and other South Sound cities.
Seattle vs. Denver - Which City is Best?
Seattle vs. Denver -- A comparison of two awesome Western cities and what they have in common as well as what makes each unique.
Seattle/Tacoma Pro Sports
Guide to pro sports teams in Seattle/Tacoma area.
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.
Gardening in Seattle
Seattle's weather is not always ideal for gardening, but knowing which vegetables and herbs do well here can help!
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 the Awesome Deck the Hall Ball
The lineup for Deck the Hall Ball at KeyArena, as well as information about parking, food, and the concert schedule.
Seattle Events Calendar
Seattle Events Calendar 2015 - A listing of things to do, annual events, concerts and plays in Seattle.
Seattle's Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill, Seattle's hippest, most dynamic neighborhood.
Frugal in Seattle - Things to do on the Cheap
Frugal in Seattle - Things to do for free or very cheap, including cheap and free parking options, cheap food, and free attractions.
Seattle-Tacoma Timezone
Learn a little bit about which timezone Seattle, Tacoma and other Washington cities are in.
Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival
Check out this annual event at the Tacoma Dome where you can find an array of gifts, vendors, food, and performances to start your holidays off right.
Getting Around Seattle: Maps, Transportation,...
Getting Around Seattle: Maps, Transportation, Traffic Cameras, & Visitor Resources
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.
Why 6th Avenue Tacoma is Worth Checking Out
Check out lively and fun 6th Avenue Tacoma, which is one of the best places in Tacoma if you want to enjoy a laid-back hangout or have a large selection of restaurants to try.
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).
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.
Queen Anne & Belltown Neighborhoods
Queen Anne & Belltown Neighborhoods
Best Seattle Bookstores
A list of some of the best book shops in Western Washington
Tacoma Stadium District
Tacoma Stadium District is home to Stadium High School, restaurants, shops, salons, and also has some events to check out...
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.
Top 10 Seattle Wine Bars
Seattle's best wine bars from Purple Cafe and Wine Bar to Smash and Phoenecia.
The Best Corn Mazes and Places to Pick Pumpkins...
A listing of corn mazes, haunted corn mazes, and pumpkin patches in Seattle, Tacoma, and other Puget Sound cities.

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