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The 10 Most Popular Microbreweries in...
The best (and best-known) locally crafted and brewed beers and breweries in Seattle and Tacoma.
The 10 Biggest Employers in the Seattle Area
A list of the Top Employers in Seattle.
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
A comparison of Seattle and Portland with a look at cost of living, transportation, public parks, population and other factors.
Seattle Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches
A listing of corn mazes, haunted corn mazes, and pumpkin patches in Seattle, Tacoma, and other Puget Sound cities.
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.
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.
Marijuana Laws in Washington State
The details of I-502, which passed in Washington in the 2012 election and legalized pot in the state.
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.
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.
Who Are the 10 Biggest Celebrities from Seattle...
A List of the 10 Biggest Artists/Entertainers from Seattle / Tacoma.
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-Tacoma Timezone
Learn a little bit about which timezone Seattle, Tacoma and other Washington cities are in.
Seattle Prom Dresses
A list of great shopping spots to find great prom dresses, including thrift stores, local malls, and trendy boutiques.
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.
What Are the 10 Best Italian Restaurants in...
A list of the top 10 Italian Restaurants in the Seattle Area.
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.
Seattle and Tacoma Haunted Houses
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.
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.
2014 Halloween Parties in Seattle
The best Halloween parties and happenings in Seattle, Tacoma and other Puget Sound cities.
Affordable Weddings and Receptions in Seattle
There are many affordable places to have wedding receptions and ceremonies in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
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.
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.
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!
Washington Lottery Games
Learn how to play the many Washington State Lottery games, from Powerball to Lotto to Scratch tickets.
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.
Grey’s Anatomy Intern House Location in...
Grey’s Anatomy Intern House Location in Seattle
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.
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.
10 Best Free Attractions in Tacoma
A list of free things to do and places to go in Tacoma.
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.
Disasters in Seattle
The biggest natural threats to Seattle may seem unlikely, but are still best to understand and prepare for.
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.
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 Deal with That New Seattle Ferris...
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
Seattle vs. San Francisco
Comparing Living in Seattle and Living in San Francisco
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 Allergies
A vast number of Seattle residents suffer from allergies each year. Learn about which allergens are most common in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
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.
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.
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.
Seattle Taxis
Find out where to find taxis and taxi stands in Seattle, as well as some tips about cabs at SeaTac International Airport.
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 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 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!
Seattle Thanksgiving Restaurants
A list of Seattle dining establishments that offer Thanksgiving dinner, whether you want a casual or upscale meal, turkey or vegetarian food.
Free Things to do in Seattle
A list of more free and fun things to do in Seattle.
Seattle’s Top 10 Irish Pubs
Seattle’s Top 10 Irish Pubs
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.
What to do in Seattle in August 2014
August 2014 has a great lineup of events and concerts, as well as summer concerts!
Top 10 Seattle Wine Bars
Seattle's best wine bars from Purple Cafe and Wine Bar to Smash and Phoenecia.
Romantic Things to do in Tacoma
Find the best romantic places in Tacoma for couples on dates or Valentine's Day outings.
Tacoma Restaurants
Find out the best Tacoma restaurants on the Waterfront, in downtown Tacoma, on 6th Avenue, and more.
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.
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.
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.
Seattle Christmas Events 2013
Find out what kinds of Christmas things to do there are in Seattle in November and December 2013--concerts, festivals, and more.
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.
What's the Legal Drinking Age in Washington?
The Legal Drinking Age in Washington
A Night Out in Seattle Without Drinking
A guide to a fun night out in Seattle without drinks
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.
2014 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.
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.
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.
20+ Free Things to Do in the Seattle Area
Explore all the free things you can do in Seattle / Tacoma.
What to do in Seattle in September 2014
Looking for events, concerts, or other fun things to do in Seattle? Check out this list of events in September 2014.
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's Wall of Gum at the Market Theater
Seattle's Wall of Gum at the Market Theater
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is Seattle Ready for a Major Earthquake?
An assessment of the preparation level of the Northwest's biggest city.
SeaTac International Airport Overview
An overview of SeaTac Airport, including shops and restaurants, transportation options, and baggage claim.
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.
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.
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.
Movies Filmed in Tacoma
Several movies have been filmed in Tacoma and other South Sound cities.
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.
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.
Top 10 Seattle Mexican Restaurants
Seattle's best Mexican food can be found at local taco trucks, casual joints and trendy upscale restaurants.
Tacoma Mall
Tacoma Mall has possibly the best shopping in Tacoma with a range of stores, departments stores, and restaurants.
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.
Third Thursday Wine Walks in Woodinville
All about Third Thursday Wine Walks in Woodinville, including where to buy tickets, which wineries participate and themes of this year's wine walks.
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.
What is the Seattle Freeze?
Is the Seattle Freeze real or just a myth?
Things to do in Tacoma in August 2014
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.
EMP Museum
Details about Seattle's EMP Museum, including hours, address, exhibits, and some tips to find coupons and discounts to make admission cheaper.
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.
Seattle & Tacoma Farmers' Markets
Seattle & Tacoma Farmers Markets
Gardening in Seattle
Seattle's weather is not always ideal for gardening, but knowing which vegetables and herbs do well here can help!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tacoma Bed and Breakfasts
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.
What to do in Tacoma in September 2014
Looking for things to do in Tacoma? Check out this listing of events and Washington State Fair concerts for September 2014.
Six Great Seattle Happy Hours
Six Suggestions for your late afternoon drinks and snacks in Seattle
Best Seattle Bookstores
A list of some of the best book shops in Western Washington
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.
Seattle and Tacoma Community Colleges
A list of community colleges in Seattle, Tacoma, and other Puget Sound cities.
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.
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 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.
Maritime Festival Tacoma
Find out what to expect at the Tacoma Maritime Fest, from tall ships to harbor tours and train rides.
Malls Near Tacoma
A list of malls near Tacoma and other South Sound cities, from Federal Way to Olympia.
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.
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 Pro Sports
Guide to pro sports teams in Seattle/Tacoma area.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best Places in Seattle/Tacoma to Take...
The Best Places to Visit With Out of Town Visitors in Seattle and Tacoma
Seattle Events - October 2013
Read about what events are taking place in Seattle in October 2013, including the Run Scared 5K, Carrie: The Musical, Brew at the Zoo, Josh Groban and more.
Puyallup Fair
The Gold Gate at the Puyallup Fair is one of the Fair's most iconic sites, with its cow heads overlooking surrounding Puyallup.
Why is Seattle so Awesome?
Why is Seattle such a great place to live? Let me count the ways.
Seattle's Best Parks
A look at some of the best parks in the city of Seattle.
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.
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).
Seattle's New Mayor
A guide to new Seattle mayor Mike McGinn's first year.
Thanksgiving in Seattle
Turkey Day in Seattle and Tacoma can mean dining out at an upscale restaurant, or cooking a full meal at home. There are many options for places to go, and markets to buy pre-prepared meals, too.
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.
The Best Museums in the Puget Sound
A Look at the Best Museums in Seattle
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where to Trick or Treat in Seattle
The best neighborhoods, malls and other areas to trick or treat or enjoy other Halloween activities in Seattle.
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.
Seattle's Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill, Seattle's hippest, most dynamic neighborhood.
Seattle Colleges and Universities
A list of universities and colleges, both public and private, located between Everett and Olympia, Washington.
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.
Seattle-Tacoma Halloween
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.
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.
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.
Tacoma Greek Festival
Check out the Tacoma Greek Festival and the many delicious entrees and desserts within, as well as other facets of Greek culture like dance performances.
Tacoma Stadium District
Tacoma Stadium District is home to Stadium High School, restaurants, shops, salons, and also has some events to check out.
Washington State Marathon Calendar
A listing of major marathons throughout Washington State for Seattle-Tacoma runners looking for the best races and runs.
Christmas Tree Farms in Western Washington by...
Christmas Tree Farms in Western Washington by County. Find a Tree Farm in King, Pierce, Snohomish, Mason, Kitsap, Skagit, or Whatcom Counties.
Zoolights
Check out the Tacoma Zoolights and find out what to expect at this popular Christmas lights display in North Tacoma.
Tacoma Home Show
Learn all about the Tacoma Home Show--from how to get there, what kinds of vendors are there, where to park, and nearby hotels.
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