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Seattle/Tacoma: Most Popular Articles

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2015 Halloween Parties in Seattle
The best Halloween parties and happenings in Seattle, Tacoma and other Puget Sound cities.
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.
The 10 Biggest Employers in the Seattle Area
A list of the Top Employers 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!
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.
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!
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.
Grey’s Anatomy Intern House Location in...
Grey’s Anatomy Intern House Location in Seattle
Who Are the 10 Biggest Celebrities from Seattle...
A List of the 10 Biggest Artists/Entertainers from Seattle / Tacoma.
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.
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.
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 Halloween
While Tacoma does not have as many Halloween parties as Seattle, there are still lots of haunted houses, corn mazes, and places to go trick or treating.
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.
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.
The 10 Most Popular Microbreweries in...
The best (and best-known) locally crafted and brewed beers and breweries in Seattle and Tacoma.
Disasters in Seattle
The biggest natural threats to Seattle may seem unlikely, but are still best to understand and prepare for.
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.
The Best Things to do for Halloween in Seattle...
From Seattle to Tacoma, there are tons of great ways to enjoy Halloween. Corn mazes, haunted houses, and Halloween costume shopping are just the tip of the iceberg.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Events Calendar - October 2015
October 2015 Events Calendar for Seattle: An at-a-glance listing of concerts, headliners, plays and seasonal events for the month.
Seattle Great Wheel
Facts about Seattle's Ferris wheel, from its height to how much it will cost.
10 Best Free Attractions in Tacoma
A list of free things to do and places to go in Tacoma.
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.
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.
Oktoberfest Northwest - The South Sound's Best...
Oktoberfest Northwest in Puyallup is the best and biggest Oktoberfest in the Tacoma area! Here's what to expect, from German food and drink to live music.
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 Prom Dresses
A list of great shopping spots to find great prom dresses, including thrift stores, local malls, and trendy boutiques.
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.
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 vs. San Francisco
Comparing Living in Seattle and Living in San Francisco
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.
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.
The Best Places to Trick or Treat in Seattle
The best neighborhoods, malls and other areas to trick or treat or enjoy other Halloween activities in Seattle.
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 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.
The Best Places to Trick or Treat in Tacoma
The best neighborhoods, malls and other areas to trick or treat on Halloween in Tacoma.
What's the Legal Drinking Age in Washington?
The Legal Drinking Age in Washington
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
Free Things to do in Seattle
A list of more free and fun things to do 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.
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.
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.
Tacoma Events Calendar - October 2015
Tacoma Events Calendar for October 2015 - An at-a-glance calendar listing concerts, plays and seasonal Halloween events for the month.
Romantic Things to do in Tacoma
Find the best romantic places in Tacoma for couples on dates or Valentine's Day outings.
What to pack for a trip to Seattle
Packing tips for trips to Seattle, for both warm and cold weather months.
SeaTac International Airport Overview
An overview of SeaTac Airport, including shops and restaurants, transportation options, and baggage claim.
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.
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.
Maris Farms - Haunted Woods, Monster Safari,...
Maris Farms is one of the best places to get into the fall spirit in the Seattle-Tacoma area. Located in Buckley, the farm has tons of family fun as well as some of the craziest scares you'll find anywhere.
Is Seattle Ready for a Major Earthquake?
An assessment of the preparation level of the Northwest's biggest city.
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.
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.
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.
What Are the 10 Best Italian Restaurants in...
A list of the top 10 Italian Restaurants in the Seattle Area.
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.
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).
The Best Museums in the Puget Sound
A Look at the Best Museums in Seattle
Seattle’s Top 10 Irish Pubs
Seattle’s Top 10 Irish Pubs
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
20+ Free Things to Do in the Seattle Area
Explore all the free things you can do in Seattle / Tacoma.
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.
Malls Near Tacoma
A list of malls near Tacoma and other South Sound cities, from Federal Way to Olympia.
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.
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.
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.
Seattle/Tacoma Pro Sports
Guide to pro sports teams in Seattle/Tacoma area.
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.
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 November 2015 Events Calendar
Seattle Events Calendar for November 2015 - An at-a-glance listing of concerts, Seahawks games, musicals, plays and holiday happenings.
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.
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 Wine Bars
Seattle's best wine bars from Purple Cafe and Wine Bar to Smash and Phoenecia.
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.
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.
Seattle's Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill, Seattle's hippest, most dynamic neighborhood.
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.
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.
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.
2015 Seattle Christmas and Holiday Guide
Resources for things to do in the Seattle area for Christmas.
Why is Seattle so Awesome?
Why is Seattle such a great place to live? Let me count the ways.
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-Tacoma Timezone
Learn a little bit about which timezone Seattle, Tacoma and other Washington cities are in.
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!
Showbox at the Market - Showbox SoDo
Information about both Showbox venues, including things to do nearby, ticket information, and what kinds of events to expect at Showbox at the Market and Showbox SoDo.
Getting Around Seattle: Maps, Transportation,...
Getting Around Seattle: Maps, Transportation, Traffic Cameras, & Visitor Resources
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 Celebrate Oktoberfest in Seattle
Where can you celebrate Oktoberfest in Seattle with style? Here's a listing of the city's best German beer and food festivals to ring the autumn in right!
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.
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.
Seattle Community Colleges - Tacoma Community...
A list of community colleges in Seattle, Tacoma, and other Puget Sound cities.
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.
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.
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.
Tacoma Restaurants
Find out the best Tacoma restaurants on the Waterfront, in downtown Tacoma, on 6th Avenue, and more.
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.
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.
Dance the Night Away at Seattle Night Clubs
Seattle night clubs and dance clubs are located mainly downtown, in Capitol Hill and in Pioneer Square. Choose your place and dance the night away!
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.
The Best Fall Festivals and Events in Seattle
Fall is a great time to enjoy Seattle's events scene! Here's a list of the best fall festivals, fairs and events in Seattle.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Mountains of Washington State
Mountains of Washington State. Seattle/Tacoma.
What is the Population of Seattle?
Learn facts about Seattle and Tacoma's population as well as some key statistics about the area.
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.
Top 10 Seattle Mexican Restaurants
Seattle's best Mexican food can be found at local taco trucks, casual joints and trendy upscale restaurants.
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.
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.
Best Seattle Tea Rooms
A Guide to the Best Tea Rooms in the Seattle Area
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.
Tacoma Stadium District
Tacoma Stadium District is home to Stadium High School, restaurants, shops, salons, and also has some events to check out...
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.
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.
Queen Anne & Belltown Neighborhoods
Queen Anne & Belltown Neighborhoods
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.
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.
East Tacoma
East Tacoma is still pulling itself up by its bootstraps, but can be a part of town worth venturing into and worth living in as well.
Amazon.com's Headquarters
Amazon.com's Headquarters. Seattle/Tacoma. Page 6.
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 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 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.
Lakewood Washington
Lakewood is both a neighboring town and suburb of Tacoma. There are both cheap and expensive homes and apartments here, schools, and lots of things to do for area residents.
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.
New Tacoma
New Tacoma is a neighborhood in Tacoma, Washington, that encompasses several other parts of town. There are many homes and apartments here, as well as many things to do.
Seattle Marathon Calendar
A listing of major marathons throughout Washington State for Seattle-Tacoma runners looking for the best races and runs.
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.
Why You Should Check Out Seattle Restaurant Week
Why is Seattle Restaurant Week such a worthwhile dining experience? For starters, the price, but here are five other reasons to tempt you into giving it a try.
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 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.
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.
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.

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