Boredom Buster

Our 50 Favorite Things to Do In and Near Seattle

The best attractions, day trips, activities, events, and boredom-busters for when you live in or are visiting the Emerald City and Pacific Northwest.

10/07/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Live Laugh Leaf

We Heart Fall: Seattle's Top Autumnal Activities

Entertain yourself with the best things to do in fall, from larch tree hikes and pumpkin spice to Halloween events and gourd-themed home goods.

10/04/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Rent Report

After 7 Months of Increases, Seattle Rents Finally Went Down

How has the local housing market crash affected the rental landscape in the Seattle-area and Eastside cities of Issaquah, Redmond, Kirkland, and Bellevue?

10/03/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Coming Soon

Bizarre Brewing Is Packed with Seattle Beer Talent

Veterans of Holy Mountain, Cloudburst, and Fremont Brewing specialize in low-alcohol lager, pale ale, and stout at this new Seattle brewery.

09/29/2022 By Allecia Vermillion


25 Essential Seattle Shops

From midcentury furniture to timeless menswear to the oldest comic book store around, these are the local boutiques everyone should know about.

09/22/2022 By Seattle Met Staff and Zoe Sayler

Helping Hands

How to Help Puerto Rico from Seattle

Donate to these nonprofits and organizations helping the Caribbean island after yet another devastating natural disaster.

09/20/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Suburban State of Mind

How Are the Suburbs Faring in the Housing Market Cooldown?

Some former darlings of the local real estate market are still showing signs of robust price growth. Others are dipping as interest rates rise.

09/16/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Real Estate Report

Where Did Home Prices Fall the Most in Seattle Last Month?

The Seattle real estate market isn't quite in a crash, more a return to pre-pandemic normal, according to local housing experts.

09/13/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

School's Out

Child Care Options During the Seattle Public Schools Strike

Alternatives for Seattle parents scrambling to figure out what to do with their kids as the Seattle Education Association and SPS hash it out.

09/11/2022 By Seattle Met Staff


The Best Oktoberfests In and Near Seattle

Bring on the steins and beer at these Oktoberfests near Seattle, from Kirkland and Fremont to Leavenworth and Puyallup at the Washington State Fairgrounds.

09/09/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Rent Report

Yep, Seattle-Area Rents Went Up Again Last Month

The most expensive places to rent an apartment in the Seattle area were on the Eastside in Issaquah, Redmond, Kirkland, and Bellevue.

09/09/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Best of the City

Top Doctors 2022

Seattle Met's annual list of the best health care professionals in the region.

09/07/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Make Plans

What to Do for Labor Day Weekend

From the Evergreen and Washington State Fairs to soccer matches in and around Seattle, here's how to fill the long weekend that marks the end of summer.

08/29/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Made in WA

Washington’s 60 Most Timeless Inventions

The World’s Fair put Seattle's ingenuity on the map six decades ago. But before and since, our quirky and vital innovations have endured.

08/23/2022 Edited by Benjamin Cassidy By Seattle Met Staff

Made in WA

A Suite of Seattle Tech's Ubiquitous Products

The HQ of Amazon and Microsoft can claim Windows, Kindle, and Xbox, among other inventions.

08/23/2022 Edited by Benjamin Cassidy By Seattle Met Staff

Made in WA

6 Washington Ideas That Went National

From the $15 minimum wage to the modern shopping mall, we haven't been afraid to test our theories.

08/23/2022 Edited by Benjamin Cassidy By Seattle Met Staff

Made in WA

11 Games, Toys, and Tools Invented in Washington

Pickleball, Pictionary, and Magic: The Gathering all started here.

08/23/2022 Edited by Benjamin Cassidy By Seattle Met Staff

Made in WA

12 of Washington's Most Vital Medical Inventions

The Scribner shunt, Seattle Foot, and direct current defibrillator are just a few of the health essentials created in this state.

08/23/2022 Edited by Benjamin Cassidy By Angela Cabotaje and Seattle Met Staff


Fall Arts Field Guide

Shows at the Crocodile and the Moore Theatre, dancing at Century Ballroom, browsing and bagels at Third Place Books—fall is packed with things to do.

08/22/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Suburban State of Mind

8 Seattle Suburbs Where Home Prices Rose and Fell in July

The year-over-year price growth actually went down in some Seattle-area cities, while it's rising in others. What that means for potential home-buyers.

08/18/2022 By Seattle Met Staff