Celebratory Confections

9 Seattle Bakeries for One-of-a-Kind Birthday Cakes

Guava-filled, unicorn-themed, and everything in between.

09/24/2020 By Annette Maxon

Beacon Hill Neighborhood Guide

Where to Eat (and Drink) on Beacon Hill

This corner of the city takes tacos and pizza as seriously as its higher-end dining.

09/16/2020 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Get Out

Washington’s 25 Best Beaches

Sunbathing, swimming, hiking, kite-flying...we found the state's best stretches of sand for all of it.

08/24/2020 By Allison Williams

Feature

The 15 Best City Trails in Seattle

The greatest urban escape routes in the Seattle area, threading downtown, the waterfront, far-flung neighborhoods, and the abundant nature beyond.

08/10/2020 By Allison Williams

West Seattle Neighborhood Guide

Where to Shop in West Seattle

Brush off the sand and browse these stores stocked with tie-dye, plants, and handmade accessories.

07/27/2020 By Nicole Martinson

GO GREEN

13 Seattle Plant Shops for Growing an Urban Oasis

From West Seattle to Bellevue.

07/22/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Vanilla? Not so much.

Seattle’s Best Ice Cream

A complete list, from chocolate to chocolate fudge…to Mexican chocolate, to dairy-free chocolate date.

07/16/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle’s Essential Burgers

Of-the-moment smashes, classic doubles, international influences—burgers sustain us through good times and through uncertainty. They’re pretty portable, too.

07/10/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Outward Bound

Best Washington Hikes

Hit the trail on 20 of the most spectacular and most accessible routes in the state.

07/02/2020 By Allison Williams, Craig Romano, and Seattle Met Staff

Cover Story

The Great Seattle Restaurant Rush of 2019

The thrill of discovery. A surge of great new spots.

10/22/2019 By Rosin Saez and Allecia Vermillion

COVER STORY

15 Enchanting Small-Town Getaways Across the Northwest

Escape Seattle for adventures in the hamlets of the Pacific Northwest.

09/24/2019 By Allison Williams

Critic's Picks

Seattle's 100 Best Restaurants Right Now

From the finest of dining to worthwhile holes in the wall, and all points in-between.

09/10/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Cover Story

Party Time, Excellent: The Ultimate Guide to Entertaining in Seattle

Let the good times roll—a guide to the ice luges, catering choices, and personality-packed private rooms that will ensure your celebration is a total blast.

08/20/2019 Edited by Allecia Vermillion Photography by Taylor Castle

West Seattle Neighborhood Guide

The Best Restaurants in West Seattle

Buzzy newcomers, marvelous classics, tons of pizza—this part of town eats absurdly well.

07/29/2019 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff Edited by Anna Coumou

Cover Story

The Secrets of Mount Rainier

The uncrowded campsites, tucked-away trails, rare wildlife, and hidden histories inside the crown jewel of the Cascades.

07/23/2019 By Allison Williams

Cover Story

78 Ways to Make the Most of a Seattle Summer

Our season is short, but it’s full of promise. Here’s how to maximize the sunny spell.

05/29/2019 Edited by Allison Williams

SUMMER ON THE WATER

A Shipshape Guide to Boating in Seattle

Water is the city’s favorite playground—a place for sports, relaxation, even a creative commute. Come aboard with our guide to splashing around Seattle’s lak...

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams Photography by Tegra Stone Nuess

Cover Story

The Complete Guide to Washington Ferries

Inside the most expansive floating transit system in the U.S.

04/23/2019 Edited by Rosin Saez

Cover Story

New Adventures in the Historic Chinatown–International District

Shop, slurp noodles, and take in the story of Seattle’s most singular neighborhood.

02/26/2019 Edited by Allecia Vermillion Photography by Chona Kasinger Illustrations by Junichi Tsuneoka

Year in Review

Seattle Met's 6 Most-Read Stories of 2018

From an unclaimed Seattle rock star to a world-changing card game, these were our most poplar long-form articles of the year.

12/19/2018 By Seattle Met Staff