Seattle / Tacoma: Most Popular Articles
The best (and best-known) locally crafted and brewed beers and breweries in Seattle and Tacoma.
A comparison of Seattle and Portland with a look at cost of living, transportation, public parks, population and other factors.
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.
Find out why its rains so much in Seattle, how much rain Seattle gets, and some other rain trivia about the Emerald City.
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.
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.
The details of I-502, which passed in Washington in the 2012 election and legalized pot in the state.
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.
A List of the 10 Biggest Artists/Entertainers from Seattle / Tacoma.
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.
Seattle's Wall of Gum at the Market Theater
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.
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!
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.
A listing of events taking place for Seafair 2014, from Fleet Week to the Hydroplane races to the Blue Angels--back this year!
A list of the top 10 Italian Restaurants in the Seattle Area.
Learn how to play the many Washington State Lottery games, from Powerball to Lotto to Scratch tickets.
A list of free things to do and places to go in Tacoma.
Surprise your special someone with a romantic getaway for a special occassion. Find three options from high-end elegance to down home country fun.
Grey’s Anatomy Intern House Location in Seattle
There are many affordable places to have wedding receptions and ceremonies in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
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.
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.
Check out what you'll find at Tacoma's Ethnic Festival, one of the best and most fun festivals in Pierce County, and one that focuses on the multicultural diversity of this area.
A list of great shopping spots to find great prom dresses, including thrift stores, local malls, and trendy boutiques.
Top 10 Seattle Athletic Clubs
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.
Need a meal late at night? From Mexican to diner food, Seattle has several 24/7 restaurants ready to serve up late-night eats.
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 more free and fun things to do in Seattle.
The Legal Drinking Age in Washington
The short answer to why is Seattle called the Emerald City is—because the city and surrounding areas are filled with greenery!
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.
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.
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.
Comparing Living in Seattle and Living in San Francisco
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!
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.
Find the best romantic places in Tacoma for couples on dates or Valentine's Day outings.
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.
Find out where to find taxis and taxi stands in Seattle, as well as some tips about cabs at SeaTac International Airport.
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.
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.
Explore all the free things you can do in Seattle / Tacoma.
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.
The Best Summer Festivals in Seattle
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.
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.
Seattle's best wine bars from Purple Cafe and Wine Bar to Smash and Phoenecia.
Seattle's best Mexican food can be found at local taco trucks, casual joints and trendy upscale restaurants.
A list of malls near Tacoma and other South Sound cities, from Federal Way to Olympia.
Seattle’s Top 10 Irish Pubs
Details about The Gorge in George, including location, what kinds of shows take place here, best seats, camping options, and nearby hotels.
The biggest natural threats to Seattle may seem unlikely, but are still best to understand and prepare for.
There are multiple ways to get to Seattle's SeaTac Airport. A resource on airport shuttle services and town car and limo services.
Tacoma Mall has possibly the best shopping in Tacoma with a range of stores, departments stores, and restaurants.
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.
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.
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.
A vast number of Seattle residents suffer from allergies each year. Learn about which allergens are most common in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
A look at some of the best parks in the city of Seattle.
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 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.
An overview of SeaTac Airport, including shops and restaurants, transportation options, and baggage claim.
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.
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.
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.
Seattle's weather is not always ideal for gardening, but knowing which vegetables and herbs do well here can help!
An assessment of the preparation level of the Northwest's biggest city.
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.
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.
From Independence Day fireworks shows to the ritzy zoo fundraiser Zoobilee, the Tacoma events calendar in July 2014 has lots of great things to do.
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.
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 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.
Details about Seafair and its many events, front the hydroplanes to the Blue Angels to the Torchlight Parade.
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).
Several movies have been filmed in Tacoma and other South Sound cities.
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.
A guide to a fun night out in Seattle without drinks
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.
Learn about everything from North Tacoma schools to restaurants and other highlights of this quiet but attractive part of Tacoma, Washington.
Seattle events in July 2014 include many July 4th fireworks shows, the Bite of Seattle, Seafair events throughout the city and a second run of The Book of Mormon!
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.
A Look at the Best Museums in Seattle
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.
Find out the best Tacoma restaurants on the Waterfront, in downtown Tacoma, on 6th Avenue, and more.
The Washington Midsummer Renaissance Fair is the largest festival of its type in the area and is located in Bonney Lake. Expect to see an array of performers, musicians, and merchants selling Celtic items, Renaissance clothing, and medieval items.
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.
Is the Seattle Freeze real or just a myth?
Do you find that the Seattle freeze is real in your experience? Get a few ideas on how to make friends in Seattle.
Looking for idea and places to propose in the Seattle area? Find out some of the best and most romantic spots.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Best Places to Visit With Out of Town Visitors in Seattle and Tacoma
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.
Monorail at Westlake Center. Seattle / Tacoma. Page 12.
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.
Learn all about how to vote in Washington State, whether you live in the state, overseas, are active military, or need special accommodations.
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.
San Juan Islands
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.
Facts about Seattle Center, including its top attractions like the Space Needle, nearby restaurants and hotels, and top events that take place here.
Learn about the types of earthquakes possible in the Seattle area, as well as the history of past quakes in the region--from the 2001 Nisqually quake back to one in 900 A.D.
The very best places to find a romantic dinner in Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue for Valentine's Day, anniversaries or just special nights out.
If you plan to rely on public transportation to get from Seatac International Airport to your destination, know your options. There are many.
Got some time to kill at Sea-Tac International Airport? Find out what you can do to pass the time.
Tacoma is divided into several neighborhoods and districts, but also is close to several other towns such as Puyallup and Gig Harbor.
Packing tips for trips to Seattle, for both warm and cold weather months.
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.
Seattle and Tacoma have a delicious lineup of local doughnut shops, from Top Pot Doughnuts in Seattle to Legendary Doughnuts in Auburn and Tacoma.
A list of some of the best book shops in Western Washington
Capitol Hill, Seattle's hippest, most dynamic neighborhood.
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.
Tacoma Stadium District is home to Stadium High School, restaurants, shops, salons, and also has some events to check out.
Guide to pro sports teams in Seattle/Tacoma area.
Find out what your options are for celebrating Oktoberfest in Seattle, Tacoma, and other Puget Sound cities.
Mountains of Washington State. Seattle / Tacoma.
Details about Seattle's EMP Museum, including hours, address, exhibits, and some tips to find coupons and discounts to make admission cheaper.
There is always something to do in the Seattle area.
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.
Free tours in Seattle and Tacoma are available to the public at museums, theatres, and even major attractions such as Pike Place Market.
Check out Proctor District in North Tacoma, which is a great place to find good restaurants, fun family events, and many everyday essentials.
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.
Getting Around Seattle: Maps, Transportation, Traffic Cameras, & Visitor Resources
A listing of corn mazes, haunted corn mazes, and pumpkin patches in Seattle, Tacoma, and other Puget Sound cities.
Learn about businesses, restaurants, coffee shops, and things to do in Old Town Tacoma Washington.
August 2014 has a great lineup of events and concerts, as well as summer concerts!
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 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.
Six Suggestions for your late afternoon drinks and snacks in Seattle
Funk & Junk Antiques on Friday Harbor. Page 29.
Looking for events, concerts, or other fun things to do in Seattle? Check out this list of events in September 2014.
The best Tacoma festivals and events take place in the second half of the year, once the summer starts. Fall, winter, and the Christmas seasons also brings top Tacoma events like Fantasy Lights and Zoolights.
Information about Woodinville Wine Country, the Warehouse District, and the annual Passport to Woodinville.
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.
A listing of major marathons throughout Washington State for Seattle-Tacoma runners looking for the best races and runs.
Facts and tips about the Bite of Seattle, including types of food and beverage, and other things to do at this summer festival.
While many of the hiking and walking trails in Tacoma are easy to do, some offer a bit more of a challenge. If you want some incline or a bit of adventure, these trails are the best you'll find in town.
A Guide to the Best Tea Rooms in the Seattle Area
The best Tacoma museums include the Tacoma Art Museum and the Washington State History Museum, but there are others here as well. These make a great way to get out and see what the city has to offer.
A Guide to King County's New Light Rail System
Seattle & Tacoma Farmers Markets
All kinds of things to do in Seattle in July 2013, including sports games, plays, concerts and more.