Seattle/Tacoma: Most Popular Articles
The best (and best-known) locally crafted and brewed beers and breweries in Seattle and Tacoma.
The best Tacoma bed and breakfasts are located in many parts of town. From North Tacoma to Lakewood, there are options here from affordable to luxurious.
The details of I-502, which passed in Washington in the 2012 election and legalized pot in the state.
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.
A comparison of Seattle and Portland with a look at cost of living, transportation, public parks, population and other factors.
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.
Find out why its rains so much in Seattle, how much rain Seattle gets, and some other rain trivia about the Emerald City.
A listing of sales tax rates in each city in King and Pierce counties, as well as the sales tax rate for Washington State.
A list of the Top Employers in Seattle.
There are many ways to get discounts and coupons for Washington State Fair admission, rides, food, and more. Buy your tickets in advance for the best deals.
A List of the 10 Biggest Artists/Entertainers from Seattle / Tacoma.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
There are four national parks within an easy drive of Seattle or Tacoma, including Mt. Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Park.
Surprise your special someone with a romantic getaway for a special occassion. Find three options from high-end elegance to down home country fun.
Find out what to do on Valentine's Day in Seattle and Tacoma, from burlesque shows to symphony performances to concerts.
Seattle's weather is not always ideal for gardening, but knowing which vegetables and herbs do well here can help!
There are many affordable places to have wedding receptions and ceremonies in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
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.
A list of the top 10 Italian Restaurants in the Seattle Area.
Grey’s Anatomy Intern House Location in Seattle
An assessment of the preparation level of the Northwest's biggest city.
Check out the best of what's happening in Tacoma in August 2014, from Music and Art in Wright Park to LeMay car shows and Brew Five Three beer festival.
Learn how to play the many Washington State Lottery games, from Powerball to Lotto to Scratch tickets.
August 2014 has a great lineup of events and concerts, as well as summer concerts!
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.
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.
A list of great shopping spots to find great prom dresses, including thrift stores, local malls, and trendy boutiques.
A vast number of Seattle residents suffer from allergies each year. Learn about which allergens are most common in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
The biggest natural threats to Seattle may seem unlikely, but are still best to understand and prepare for.
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.
A list of free things to do and places to go in Tacoma.
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.
Top 10 Seattle Athletic Clubs
Need a meal late at night? From Mexican to diner food, Seattle has several 24/7 restaurants ready to serve up late-night eats.
Comparing Living in Seattle and Living in San Francisco
Details about The Gorge in George, including location, what kinds of shows take place here, best seats, camping options, and nearby hotels.
A list of more free and fun things to do in Seattle.
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 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.
The short answer to why is Seattle called the Emerald City is—because the city and surrounding areas are filled with greenery!
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.
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.
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.
Find out the best Tacoma restaurants on the Waterfront, in downtown Tacoma, on 6th Avenue, and more.
Looking for events, concerts, or other fun things to do in Seattle? Check out this list of events in September 2014.
Find the best romantic places in Tacoma for couples on dates or Valentine's Day outings.
Find out where to find taxis and taxi stands in Seattle, as well as some tips about cabs at SeaTac International Airport.
The Legal Drinking Age in Washington
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.
Explore all the free things you can do in Seattle / Tacoma.
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!
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.
Facts about Seattle's Ferris wheel, from its height to how much it will cost.
The pizzerias in Seattle and Tacoma offer all types slices with unique twists. Come take a look and read about their tastes and ambiance.
A listing of corn mazes, haunted corn mazes, and pumpkin patches in Seattle, Tacoma, and other Puget Sound cities.
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.
Tacoma Mall has possibly the best shopping in Tacoma with a range of stores, departments stores, and restaurants.
Seattle's Wall of Gum at the Market Theater
A list of malls in the Seattle-Tacoma area as well as a few resources to help you find the best Black Friday sales and deals.
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.
There are multiple ways to get to Seattle's SeaTac Airport. A resource on airport shuttle services and town car and limo services.
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.
Several movies have been filmed in Tacoma and other South Sound cities.
The very best places to find a romantic dinner in Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue for Valentine's Day, anniversaries or just special nights out.
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.
Is the Seattle Freeze real or just a myth?
Seattle’s Top 10 Irish Pubs
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.
A list of malls near Tacoma and other South Sound cities, from Federal Way to Olympia.
How to walk across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, including where to park, how to get to the bridge path, and what you'll see and experience along the way.
The 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 best wine bars from Purple Cafe and Wine Bar to Smash and Phoenecia.
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.
An overview of SeaTac Airport, including shops and restaurants, transportation options, and baggage claim.
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's best Mexican food can be found at local taco trucks, casual joints and trendy upscale restaurants.
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.
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.
Washington State Fair (formerly the Puyallup Fair) rides run the gamut from kids rides to hair-raisers. The best rides at the fair include rides for parents and kids to ride together (the Train) and the classic ACE-rated Giant Coaster.
Find out what kinds of Christmas things to do there are in Seattle in November and December 2013--concerts, festivals, and more.
Do you want to help local kids in need, foster kids, or just bought a few too many school supplies? Find out how you can help with this list of Seattle-area back to school supply drives.
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 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.
A listing of the best cupcake shops in Seattle and Tacoma.
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.
Looking for idea and places to propose in the Seattle area? Find out some of the best and most romantic spots.
Packing tips for trips to Seattle, for both warm and cold weather months.
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).
A guide to new Seattle mayor Mike McGinn's first year.
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.
A guide to a fun night out in Seattle without drinks
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.
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.
National Burger Month in Seattle
Tacoma is divided into several neighborhoods and districts, but also is close to several other towns such as Puyallup and Gig Harbor.
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.
Monorail at Westlake Center. Seattle / Tacoma. Page 12.
Seattle summer concerts take place at Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodland Park Zoo, Marymoor Park and other great venues. Find out who not to miss this year.
Six Suggestions for your late afternoon drinks and snacks in Seattle
A list of some of the best book shops in Western Washington
A listing of major marathons throughout Washington State for Seattle-Tacoma runners looking for the best races and runs.
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.
Learn facts about Seattle and Tacoma's population as well as some key statistics about the area.
Seattle & Tacoma Farmers Markets
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.
Looking for things to do in Tacoma? Check out this listing of events and Washington State Fair concerts for September 2014.
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.
A Look at the Best Museums in Seattle
All about Third Thursday Wine Walks in Woodinville, including where to buy tickets, which wineries participate and themes of this year's wine walks.
The Washington State Fair is one of the largest events in Washington State and takes place just outside of Tacoma. Here you will find rides, fair food, games, concerts, a rodeo, and more.
If you plan to rely on public transportation to get from Seatac International Airport to your destination, know your options. There are many.
The Washington State Fair is large, but this guide will help you know what not to miss. Of the many things to do at the fair, some of the best include baby piglets, foot massages, and the Extreme Scream.
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.
Check out events like the airshow, vendors, food, music, and fireworks at Tacoma's Freedom Fair, the best 4th of July event in the area.
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.
Guide to pro sports teams in Seattle/Tacoma area.
Learn about everything from North Tacoma schools to restaurants and other highlights of this quiet but attractive part of Tacoma, Washington.
Rosario Resort on Orcas Island. Seattle / Tacoma. Page 24.
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.
A look at some of the best parks in the city of Seattle.
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.
From the Washington State Fair to Fremont Oktoberfest and concerts by The Lumineers, September 2013 has plenty of things to do in Seattle.
Ideas for things to do on Mother's Day in Seattle and Tacoma, including the best brunch spots, places to go out and about, and some local gift shops for gifts and flowers.
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.
San Juan Islands
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.
A list of universities and colleges, both public and private, located between Everett and Olympia, Washington.
Funk & Junk Antiques on Friday Harbor. Page 29.
Read about what events are taking place in Seattle in October 2013, including the Run Scared 5K, Carrie: The Musical, Brew at the Zoo, Josh Groban and more.
Mountains of Washington State. Seattle/Tacoma.
A Guide to King County's New Light Rail System
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.
Tacoma Stadium District is home to Stadium High School, restaurants, shops, salons, and also has some events to check out.
Northwest Trek is a unique zoo where animals have large roaming areas rather than cages. Many of the animals are in one particularly large free-roaming area where visitors can take a tram and see the animals in something much like their natural habitats.
What is there to do in October 2014 in Seattle? Everything from haunted houses to headliner concerts.
A list of community colleges in Seattle, Tacoma, and other Puget Sound cities.
Bumbershoot is one of Seattle's largest and oldest festivals. Each year in late summer, this Seattle music festival celebrates all things music, arts, film, and more.
What to expect on the Redhook Brewery Tour, from which beers you'll get to taste to where to register for the tours.
Details about Seattle's EMP Museum, including hours, address, exhibits, and some tips to find coupons and discounts to make admission cheaper.
Cheney Stadium is a baseball field home to AAA team, the Tacoma Rainiers. With a recent renovation, the park is now very cool, features lots of seating options, and fireworks throughout the season.
Check out Proctor District in North Tacoma, which is a great place to find good restaurants, fun family events, and many everyday essentials.
The Tacoma Narrows Bridge is one of the most famous Tacoma landmarks from its original incarnation as Galloping Gertie to the twin bridges there today.
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.
What to do on a date in Seattle? Here's a list to help you get some ideas, from 21+ movie theaters to mini golf courses to the best date restaurants.
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.