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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.
Seattle Easter
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.
Seattle Easter Egg Hunts 2014
Easter egg hunts take place in parks, at zoos, and other public spaces in the Seattle area. If you don't want to set up an egg hunt on your own, find out who's hosting egg hunts in your area.
Marijuana in Washington State
The details of I-502, which passed in Washington in the 2012 election and legalized pot in the state.
Ten Biggest Employers in Seattle Area
A list of the Top Employers in Seattle
Tacoma Brunch 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 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.
Top 10 Microbreweries in Seattle and Tacoma
The best (and best-known) locally crafted and brewed beers and breweries in Seattle and Tacoma.
Seattle Events - April 2014
A listing of things to do in Seattle in April 2014, from The Lion King to Video Games Live.
10 Biggest Seattle/Tacoma Celebrities
A List of the 10 Biggest Artists/Entertainers from Seattle / Tacoma.
Seattle Wedding Locations
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 Prom Dresses
A list of great shopping spots to find great prom dresses, including thrift stores, local malls, and trendy boutiques.
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 vs. Portland
A comparison of Seattle and Portland with a look at cost of living, transportation, public parks, population and other factors.
Rain in Seattle
Find out why its rains so much in Seattle, how much rain Seattle gets, and some other rain trivia about the Emerald City.
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.
National Parks near Seattle-Tacoma
There are four national parks within an easy drive of Seattle or Tacoma, including Mt. Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Park.
Affordable Weddings and Receptions in Seattle
There are many affordable places to have wedding receptions and ceremonies in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
Seattle's Wall of Gum at the Market Theater
Seattle's Wall of Gum at the Market Theater
Skagit Valley Tulip Fields
Mount Vernon Tulip Fields
Three Romantic Getaways Near Seattle
Surprise your special someone with a romantic getaway for a special occassion. Find three options from high-end elegance to down home country fun.
Best Tacoma Neighborhoods
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 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.
Seattle Malls - Seattle Shopping
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.
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.
Seattle Allergies
A vast number of Seattle residents suffer from allergies each year. Learn about which allergens are most common in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
Seattle's Top 10 Italian Restaurants
A list of the top 10 Italian Restaurants in the Seattle Area.
Weird Seattle: Seattle’s Oddities and...
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.
Free Things to do in Tacoma
A list of free things to do and places to go in Tacoma.
Top 10 Seattle Athletic Clubs
Top 10 Seattle Athletic Clubs
Seattle Taxis
Find out where to find taxis and taxi stands in Seattle, as well as some tips about cabs at SeaTac International Airport.
Best Tacoma Happy Hours
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.
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 Ferris Wheel
Facts about Seattle's Ferris wheel, from its height to how much it will cost.
Top 10 Seattle Mexican Restaurants
Seattle's best Mexican food can be found at local taco trucks, casual joints and trendy upscale restaurants.
Washington State Fair Discounts and Coupons
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.
Seattle Events - May 2014
An events listing for what's on in Seattle in May 2014.
Free Things to do in Seattle
A list of more free and fun things to do in Seattle.
Free Things to Do in Seattle
Explore all the free things you can do in Seattle / 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.
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.
Gardening in Seattle
Seattle's weather is not always ideal for gardening, but knowing which vegetables and herbs do well here can help!
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.
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 Lottery Games
Learn how to play the many Washington State Lottery games, from Powerball to Lotto to Scratch tickets.
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 Bachelorette Party Places and Ideas
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!
Best Seattle Pizza
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 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.
Romantic Things to do in Tacoma
Find the best romantic places in Tacoma for couples on dates or Valentine's Day outings.
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 Spring Festivals & Events
There is always something to do when the flowers start to bloom. Spring events and festivals in the Seattle area start in March with more events and festivals arriving in April, May and June. Some have been around for decades and others are new additions. Either way there is something for everyone.
Seattle's Summer Festivals
The Best Summer Festivals in Seattle
Tacoma Events - April 2014
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Is Seattle Ready for a Major Earthquake?
An assessment of the preparation level of the Northwest's biggest city.
Seattle vs. San Francisco
Comparing Living in Seattle and Living in San Francisco
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!
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.
Grey’s Anatomy Intern House Location in...
Grey’s Anatomy Intern House Location in Seattle
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.
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’s Top 10 Irish Pubs
Seattle’s Top 10 Irish Pubs
Disasters in Seattle
The biggest natural threats to Seattle may seem unlikely, but are still best to understand and prepare for.
A Night Out in Seattle Without Drinking
A guide to a fun night out in Seattle without drinks
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).
Seatac Airport Shuttles and Towncar Services
Using airport shuttle services like Shuttle Express or Town Car services, you can get to SeaTac Airport. If you prefer privacy and have a schedule to stick to, opt for a Town Car or limo. If you want to save money, look to shuttles.
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.
SeaTac International Airport Overview
An overview of SeaTac Airport, including shops and restaurants, transportation options, and baggage claim.
Tacoma Restaurants
Find out the best Tacoma restaurants on the Waterfront, in downtown Tacoma, on 6th Avenue, and more.
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.
Movies Filmed in Tacoma
Several movies have been filmed in Tacoma and other South Sound cities.
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.
Top 10 Seattle Wine Bars
Seattle's best wine bars from Purple Cafe and Wine Bar to Smash and Phoenecia.
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.
Seattle Mother's Day
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.
Seattle's Best Parks
A look at some of the best parks in the city of Seattle.
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.
Seattle/Tacoma Pro Sports
Guide to pro sports teams in Seattle/Tacoma area.
Seattle's Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill, Seattle's hippest, most dynamic neighborhood.
Earth Day 2014
What to do for Earth Day 2014 in Seattle? There are several ways to celebrate the day with your family!
Tacoma Mall
Tacoma Mall has possibly the best shopping in Tacoma with a range of stores, departments stores, and restaurants.
Malls Near Tacoma
A list of malls near Tacoma and other South Sound cities, from Federal Way to Olympia.
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.
Best Mother's Day Brunches
Best Places for Brunch in Seattle / Tacoma.
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.
Seattle and Tacoma Walmart Stores and...
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.
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.
What's the Legal Drinking Age in Washington?
The Legal Drinking Age in Washington
Seattle Events - May 2013
The best things to do in Seattle in May 2013, from Broadway shows to headliner concerts to Mariners games.
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.
The Best Museums in the Puget Sound
A Look at the Best Museums in Seattle
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.
Six Great Seattle Happy Hours
Six Suggestions for your late afternoon drinks and snacks in Seattle
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.
Best Seattle Bookstores
A list of some of the best book shops in Western Washington
Washington State Marathon Calendar
A listing of major marathons throughout Washington State for Seattle-Tacoma runners looking for the best races and runs.
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.
Seattle June Events
Find something to do in June. Seattle / Tacoma.
Seattle Summer Camps
Summer camp programs in Seattle and other Puget Sound cities are a great way to keep your kids engaged during the summer. This list of some of the best summer camps has options for sports, arts, theater, dance camps, and more.
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.
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.
Romantic Restaurants in Seattle and Tacoma
The very best places to find a romantic dinner in Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue for Valentine's Day, anniversaries or just special nights out.
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.
Tacoma Stadium District
Tacoma Stadium District is home to Stadium High School, restaurants, shops, salons, and also has some events to check out.
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.
What is the Seattle Freeze?
Is the Seattle Freeze real or just a myth?
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 and Tacoma Community Colleges
A list of community colleges in Seattle, Tacoma, and other Puget Sound cities.
What is the Population of Seattle?
Learn facts about Seattle and Tacoma's population as well as some key statistics about the area.
6th Avenue Tacoma
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.
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.
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.
Seattle Fireworks - Western Washington 4th of...
A list of July 4th celebrations and fireworks from Everett to Tacoma, and everything in between.
Seattle-Tacoma Timezone
Learn a little bit about which timezone Seattle, Tacoma and other Washington cities are in.
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.
Daffodil Festival
Read about the Daffodil Festival as well as the Daffodil Parade. Learn what you can do to join in the spring festival fun and what happens where.
Seattle Colleges and Universities
A list of universities and colleges, both public and private, located between Everett and Olympia, Washington.
Old Town Tacoma
Learn about businesses, restaurants, coffee shops, and things to do in Old Town Tacoma Washington.
Tacoma Trails - Moderate Hikes
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.
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.
Best Seattle-Tacoma Doughnuts
Seattle and Tacoma have a delicious lineup of local doughnut shops, from Top Pot Doughnuts in Seattle to Legendary Doughnuts in Auburn and Tacoma.
Tacoma Farmers Markets
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 Events - May 2014
What's happening in Tacoma in May 2014? Find out with this listing of events, concerts, shows and more.
Skagit Valley Tulips
Skagit Valley Tulips. Seattle / Tacoma.
The Best Movie Theaters in Seattle / Tacoma
Best Movie Theaters in Seattle. Seattle / Tacoma.
Mother's Day in the Seattle Area
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. On Sunday, May 10 Seattle area beauty shops, restaurants, spas and more will be offering specials for that lovely woman in your life.
Washington State Fair
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 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, Concerts and Shows - January 2014
The best of the best--Seattle Events, Concerts and Shows in January 2014 at venues around the city from the 5th Avenue to the Washington State Convention Center.
Puyallup
Tacoma's neighboring town of Puyallup is one of the top areas to live in the region due to lots of large homes for a good price built here in the last fifteen years. A profile of the schools, apartments, malls, will also demonstrate why it's so desirable.
Mountains of Washington State
Mountains of Washington State. Seattle / Tacoma.
How to Make Friends in Seattle
Do you find that the Seattle freeze is real in your experience? Get a few ideas on how to make friends in Seattle.
Best Seattle Tea Rooms
A Guide to the Best Tea Rooms in the Seattle Area
EMP Museum
Details about Seattle's EMP Museum, including hours, address, exhibits, and some tips to find coupons and discounts to make admission cheaper.
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.
Paramount Theatre Seattle
The Paramount Theatre Seattle is one of the cities oldest and most historic venues in town. Today, it offers a cool mix of shows, musicals, concerts, and performances--and free tours too.
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.
What to do in Seattle for Valentine's Day
The best things to do on Valentine's Day in the Seattle-Tacoma area. Learn your options from going out to dinner to the top romantic hotels to local parties.
San Juan Islands
San Juan Islands
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.
Amazon.com's Headquarters
Amazon.com's Headquarters. Seattle / Tacoma. Page 6.
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.
Free Tours Seattle
Free tours in Seattle and Tacoma are available to the public at museums, theatres, and even major attractions such as Pike Place Market.
Seattle Events - June 2014
A listing of the best events in Seattle in June 2014.
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.
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.
Seattle-Tacoma Events Calendar - April 2013
The best shows, concerts and happenings in Seattle and Tacoma in April 2013.

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