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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 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!
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.
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 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.
Who Are the 10 Biggest Celebrities from Seattle...
A List of the 10 Biggest Artists/Entertainers from Seattle / Tacoma.
The 10 Most Popular Microbreweries in...
The best (and best-known) locally crafted and brewed beers and breweries in Seattle and Tacoma.
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.
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.
Marijuana Laws in Washington State
The details of I-502, which passed in Washington in the 2012 election and legalized pot in the state.
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.
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.
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.
10 Best Free Attractions in Tacoma
A list of free things to do and places to go in Tacoma.
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.
Washington Lottery Games
Learn how to play the many Washington State Lottery games, from Powerball to Lotto to Scratch tickets.
2015 Halloween Parties in Seattle
The best Halloween parties and happenings in Seattle, Tacoma and other Puget Sound cities.
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.
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 Things to do in Seattle
A list of more free and fun things to do in Seattle.
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-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.
Disasters in Seattle
The biggest natural threats to Seattle may seem unlikely, but are still best to understand and prepare for.
Seattle vs. San Francisco
Comparing Living in Seattle and Living in San Francisco
Where to Find Washington State Fair Discounts...
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.
Affordable Weddings and Receptions in Seattle
There are many affordable places to have wedding receptions and ceremonies in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
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.
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.
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.
Tacoma Mall
Tacoma Mall has possibly the best shopping in Tacoma with a range of stores, departments stores, and restaurants.
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.
Seattle Great Wheel
Facts about Seattle's Ferris wheel, from its height to how much it will cost.
10 Best Athletic Clubs in Seattle
Top 10 Seattle Athletic Clubs
What's the Legal Drinking Age in Washington?
The Legal Drinking Age in Washington
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 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.
Is Seattle Ready for a Major Earthquake?
An assessment of the preparation level of the Northwest's biggest city.
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.
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).
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.
Seattle Prom Dresses
A list of great shopping spots to find great prom dresses, including thrift stores, local malls, and trendy boutiques.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At-A-Glance Seattle Events Calendar for...
A listing of concerts and headliners visiting area venues as well as major annual events, Bumbershoot and the Washington State Fair.
Romantic Things to do in Tacoma
Find the best romantic places in Tacoma for couples on dates or Valentine's Day outings.
Seattle Events Calendar - August 2015
Seattle Events Calendar for August 2015 - August is a great month to get out to any number of summer festivals, block parties or even a Tomato Battle!
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!
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.
What Are the 10 Best Italian Restaurants in...
A list of the top 10 Italian Restaurants in the Seattle Area.
What to pack for a trip to Seattle
Packing tips for trips to Seattle, for both warm and cold weather months.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SeaTac International Airport Overview
An overview of SeaTac Airport, including shops and restaurants, transportation options, and baggage claim.
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.
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.
20+ Free Things to Do in the Seattle Area
Explore all the free things you can do in Seattle / Tacoma.
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 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.
What to Wear in Seattle
Find out what to wear in Seattle to fend off winter winds, frequent rain and occasional sunny days.
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.
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.
A Night Out in Seattle Without Drinking
A guide to a fun night out in Seattle without drinks
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.
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.
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.
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’s Top 10 Irish Pubs
Seattle’s Top 10 Irish Pubs
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.
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 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.
Movies Filmed in Tacoma
Several movies have been filmed in Tacoma and other South Sound cities.
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.
Gardening in Seattle
Seattle's weather is not always ideal for gardening, but knowing which vegetables and herbs do well here can help!
The Best Museums in the Puget Sound
A Look at the Best Museums in Seattle
Malls Near Tacoma
A list of malls near Tacoma and other South Sound cities, from Federal Way to Olympia.
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.
Why is Seattle so Awesome?
Why is Seattle such a great place to live? Let me count the ways.
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.
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.
Seattle/Tacoma Pro Sports
Guide to pro sports teams in Seattle/Tacoma 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.
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.
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.
Seattle Community Colleges - Tacoma Community...
A list of community colleges in Seattle, Tacoma, and other Puget Sound cities.
Seattle's Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill, Seattle's hippest, most dynamic neighborhood.
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.
What is the Seattle Freeze?
Is the Seattle Freeze real or just a myth?
Seattle Back to School Drives 2013
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.
At-A-Glance Events Calendar for Tacoma -...
Tacoma's top September events in an an-a-glance format--from the Washington State Fair to headliners at the Pantages Theatre.
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.
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.
Six Great Seattle Happy Hours
Six Suggestions for your late afternoon drinks and snacks in Seattle
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tacoma August Events Calendar
Tacoma events calendar for August 2015 - A listing of events from the Renaissance Faire to Brew Five Three 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.
Top 10 Seattle Wine Bars
Seattle's best wine bars from Purple Cafe and Wine Bar to Smash and Phoenecia.
EMP Museum
Details about Seattle's EMP Museum, including hours, address, exhibits, and some tips to find coupons and discounts to make admission cheaper.
Seattle-Tacoma Timezone
Learn a little bit about which timezone Seattle, Tacoma and other Washington cities are in.
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.
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.
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.
Where to Find the Best Seattle Views
Where can you find the best views in Seattle? Find out with this listing of view restaurants, viewpoints and places high above the city.
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.
What not to miss at the Washington State Fair
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.
Washington State Fair Information Guide
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.
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.
Queen Anne & Belltown Neighborhoods
Queen Anne & Belltown Neighborhoods
Is Seattle a Safe City?
Is Seattle a safe city? Yes, Seattle is safe, but it pays to know a few areas to avoid as well as basic safety tips.
Top 10 Seattle Mexican Restaurants
Seattle's best Mexican food can be found at local taco trucks, casual joints and trendy upscale restaurants.
Seattle Events Calendar
Seattle Events Calendar 2015 - A listing of things to do, annual events, concerts and plays in Seattle.
Tacoma Narrows Bridge
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.
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.
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).
Seattle's Wall of Gum at the Market Theater
Seattle's Wall of Gum at the Market Theater
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 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.
Best Tacoma Pizza Restaurants
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.
Seattle Events Calendar May 2015
Seattle May Events Calendar - Find out what concerts, shows and festivals are happening in May 2015.
Mountains of Washington State
Mountains of Washington State. Seattle/Tacoma.
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.
Washington State Fair Rides
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.
What are your options for commuting into Seattle
What are your best options for commuting to Seattle? Here's a rundown of freeways, trains, light rail, ferries and more that can get you from point A to B.
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.
San Juan Islands
San Juan Islands
Oktoberfest Northwest
Oktoberfest Northwest in Puyallup, WA, the best and biggest Oktoberfest in the Tacoma area, is home to the areas best events, food, and drink in the Northwest.
Best Places in Seattle/Tacoma to Take...
The Best Places to Visit With Out of Town Visitors in Seattle and Tacoma
Seattle Dinner Shows
Seattle Dinner Shows and Music Shows
Best Seattle Bookstores
A list of some of the best book shops in Western Washington
Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market is one of Seattle's top attractions and has much to offer both tourists and locals. Fresh flowers, baked goods, restaurants, and more await anyone who visits.
Seattle Marathon Calendar
A listing of major marathons throughout Washington State for Seattle-Tacoma runners looking for the best races and runs.
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.
What to Expect on the Redhook Brewery Tour
What to expect on the Redhook Brewery Tour, from which beers you'll get to taste to where to register for the tours.
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.
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.
What is the Population of Seattle?
Learn facts about Seattle and Tacoma's population as well as some key statistics about the area.
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.
Seattle Events Calendar April 2015
Seattle April Events Calendar - Things to do, concerts, events and other happenings taking place in April 2015. Find out what's on when!
Driving Tour of Seattle’s Waterfront
Take a photo tour through Seattle's waterfront Pier by Pier.
Old Town Tacoma
Learn about businesses, restaurants, coffee shops, and things to do in Old Town Tacoma Washington.

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