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Seattle/Tacoma: Most Popular Articles

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Great Ideas for Spending Valentine's Day in...
Find out what to do on Valentine's Day in Seattle and Tacoma, from burlesque shows to symphony performances to concerts.
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!
Monkeyshines Tacoma
Tacoma's Monkeyshines event happens around the Chinese New Year and entails a community-wide scavenger hunt for handblown glass.
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.
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.
Valentine's Day Ideas in Seattle-Tacoma
A few ideas of what to do for Valentine's Day in the Seattle-Tacoma.
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.
What Should You Do for Valentine's Day in Tacoma?
Find romantic things to do in Tacoma Washington from the best restaurants to places to stroll together or enjoy a great view.
Grey’s Anatomy Intern House Location in...
Grey’s Anatomy Intern House Location in Seattle
Seattle Events - February 2016
Seattle events - February 2016 - A listing of headliners, concerts, shows, sports games and other things to do.
Washington Lottery Games
Learn how to play the many Washington State Lottery games, from Powerball to Lotto to Scratch tickets.
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.
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!
Who Are the 10 Biggest Celebrities from Seattle...
A List of the 10 Biggest Artists/Entertainers from Seattle / Tacoma.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 10 Most Popular Microbreweries in...
The best (and best-known) locally crafted and brewed beers and breweries in Seattle and Tacoma.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Free Seattle Attractions Worth Checking Out
A list of free things you can do in Seattle, from going to museums for free to the city's best parks to some of Seattle's very top attractions.
Romantic Things to do in Tacoma
Find the best romantic places in Tacoma for couples on dates or Valentine's Day outings.
10 Best Free Attractions in Tacoma
A list of free things to do and places to go in Tacoma.
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.
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.
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.
Best Places to Kiss in Seattle
Seattle is just a romantic kind of place! Here are the best places to kiss in the Emerald City, from ferries to parks to under the cherry blossoms.
The 7 Best Breakfasts in Tacoma
Learn where you can find the best Tacoma breakfasts from greasy spoons to top brunch spots.
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 5 Best 2015 Easter Egg Hunts in Seattle
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.
Seattle Prom Dresses
A list of great shopping spots to find great prom dresses, including thrift stores, local malls, and trendy boutiques.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seattle's Most Romantic Hotels
Seattle's most romantic hotels include boutique and historical hotels right in the downtown core, as well as quieter places outside the city.
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.
Disasters in Seattle
The biggest natural threats to Seattle may seem unlikely, but are still best to understand and prepare for.
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.
What's the Legal Drinking Age in Washington?
Learn about the legal drinking age in Washington state as well as penalties if minors are caught drinking or driving under the influence.
Seattle vs. San Francisco
Comparing Living in Seattle and Living in San Francisco
Visit Seattle in February - It’s Museum...
Seattle Museum Month takes place in February each year and makes this winter month a great time to visit the Emerald City. Here's why!
All about Playing Washington State's Lottery
Washington State's lottery games include multi-state games like Powerball, as well as state-only games. Learn about how to play, what to do if you win, and more.
Seattle's History of Earthquakes
Learn about the types of earthquakes possible in the Seattle area, as well as the history of past quakes from the 2001 Nisqually quake back to one in 900 A.D.
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 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.
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!
Seattle Great Wheel
Facts about Seattle's Ferris wheel, from its height to how much it will cost.
What to pack for a trip to Seattle
Packing tips for trips to Seattle, for both warm and cold weather months.
Affordable Weddings and Receptions in Seattle
There are many affordable places to have wedding receptions and ceremonies in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
Seattle’s Top 10 Irish Pubs
Seattle’s Top 10 Irish Pubs
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.
What Are the 10 Best Italian Restaurants in...
A list of the top 10 Italian Restaurants in the Seattle area, including The Pink Door, Serafina and other romantic choices!
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.
Gardening in Seattle
Seattle's weather is not always ideal for gardening, but knowing which vegetables and herbs do well here can help!
Seattle's Best Museums and Why They're Worth...
A look at the best museums in Seattle, from the well-known Seattle Art Museum to lesser known spots like the Frye Art Museum.
Tacoma Events - February 2016
Tacoma Events - February 2016 - A listing of things to do, concerts, comedy shows and more at Tacoma's venues.
A Night Out in Seattle Without Drinking
A guide to a fun night out in Seattle without drinks
How to Vote in Washington State
Learn all about how to vote in Washington State, whether you live in the state, overseas, are active military, or need special accommodations.
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.
The 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.
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.
9 Best Happy Hour Bars in Tacoma
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 Best Athletic Clubs in Seattle
Top 10 Seattle Athletic Clubs
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.
Where to propose in Seattle
Looking for idea and places to propose in the Seattle area? Find out some of the best and most romantic spots.
Where to Stay in Tacoma
The best Tacoma hotels are located in downtown Tacoma, but there are both upscale, mid-range and cheap options in many parts of town.
10 Items Made in Seattle That Make Great Gifts
Shop local! To help you get inspired, here are ten local businesses, crafters or types of items made in Seattle that make great gifts!
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.
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.
SeaTac International Airport Overview
An overview of SeaTac Airport, including shops and restaurants, transportation options, and baggage claim.
Skiing in Washington State
From November until sometimes May, Washington State is a mecca of mountains for skiers, snow boarders, snowshoers, and sledders.
Seattle-Tacoma Timezone
Learn a little bit about which timezone Seattle, Tacoma and other Washington cities are in.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Seafair Events 2016
A listing of events taking place for Seafair 2016, from Fleet Week to the Hydroplane races to the Blue Angels--back this year!
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.
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.
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.
Tacoma's Best Restaurants
Find out the best Tacoma restaurants on the Waterfront, in downtown Tacoma, on 6th Avenue, and more.
Is Seattle Ready for a Major Earthquake?
An assessment of the preparation level of the Northwest's biggest city.
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.
Why is Seattle so Awesome?
Why is Seattle such a great place to live? Let me count the ways.
Seattle's Most Unique Florists
Seattle's best florists, from shops with unique arrangements to places where you can buy all local, organic blossoms.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Places in Seattle/Tacoma to Take...
The Best Places to Visit With Out of Town Visitors in Seattle and Tacoma
The Proctor District in North Tacoma
Check out Proctor District in North Tacoma, which is a great place to find good restaurants, fun family events, and many everyday essentials.
What to Wear in Seattle
Find out what to wear in Seattle to fend off winter winds, frequent rain and occasional sunny days.
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.
7 Ways to Spend Easter in Seattle
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.
The Best Bookstores in Seattle and Tacoma
A list of some of the best book shops in Western Washington
Vida Spa Seattle
Vida spa offers a uniquely luxurious, personal and restorative spa experience.
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.
Seattle Community Colleges - Tacoma Community...
A list of community colleges in Seattle, Tacoma, and other Puget Sound cities.
Seattle Events Calendar - January 2016
Seattle events calendar for January - Find out what's on when at Seattle venues, from concerts and shows to conventions and festivals.
Getting Around Seattle: Maps, Transportation,...
Getting Around Seattle: Maps, Transportation, Traffic Cameras, & Visitor Resources
Where to View Cherry Blossoms in Seattle
Where can you see cherry blossoms in Seattle? Find out the very best places for viewing these spectacular pink blossoms.
Chinese, Vietnamese and More Lunar New Year...
Lunar New Year celebrations in Seattle and Tacoma mean amazing food, lion dances, and all kinds of family-friendly fun. Here are the biggest and best!
Malls Near Tacoma
A list of malls near Tacoma and other South Sound cities, from Federal Way to Olympia.
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.
Why 6th Avenue Tacoma is Worth Checking Out
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 Pro Sports
Guide to pro sports teams in Seattle/Tacoma 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for a hotel with a shuttle and parking...
Looking for hotels with shuttles and parking? Here's a list of the best hotels near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to choose from.
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.
Facts about Seattle
Have questions about Seattle? How often does it show, what to do with kids, what's Seattle like, etc? Here are some answers for you!
Seattle Dinner Shows
Looking for a unique night out in Seattle? Here's a list of places where you can enjoy a dinner show or live music with dinner.
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.
Puyallup: Tacoma's Neighbor and a Great Place...
Tacoma's neighboring town of Puyallup is one of the top areas to live in the region due to its affordable homes, many things to do, and great school district.
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 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.
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.
Seattle Christmas Lights Displays
Christmas light displays in and around Seattle, including walk-through and drive-through displays and some more unique options like the Christmas Ship Festival.
Frugal in Seattle - Things to do on the Cheap
Frugal in Seattle - Things to do for free or very cheap, including cheap and free parking options, cheap food, and free attractions.
Queen Anne & Belltown Neighborhoods
Queen Anne & Belltown Neighborhoods
Places to go on a Date in Seattle
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.
What to Do in Seattle This St. Patrick's Day
Things to do on St Patrick's Day 2014, including local Irish pubs to check out, the Seattle St Patrick's Day Parade, and more.
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.
Tacoma's Best Museums
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.
The Biggest, Baddest Mountains of Washington...
Washington State is home to several massive mountains as well as a few active volcanoes! Here are photos and a bit about them all.
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.
LeMay Family Collection - An Impressive Car...
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 for Father's Day in Seattle
Things to do, places to go, car shows and other ideas to make your Father's Day in Seattle just about perfect.
Tips for Driving in Seattle
Depending on your perspective, driving in Seattle can be a pain or no big whoop, but here are a few things to expect from Seattle drivers and streets.
Seattle New Year's Eve Events and Parties 2016
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.
10 Things to do in Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill is hands down one of Seattle's best neighborhoods and here are 10 things to do there--from nightlife to exploring Volunteer Park.
Seattle Marathon Calendar
A listing of major marathons throughout Washington State for Seattle-Tacoma runners looking for the best races and runs.

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