Sunny Days

What's the Best Sunscreen to Get for Seattle Weather?

Virginia Mason dermatologist Dr. Natalie Moriarty explains why we need sunscreen every day, the best sunscreen for babies, what SPF to get, and more.

07/28/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

PSA

How to Keep Cool During a Seattle Heat Wave

It's no Heat Dome, but this week's weather forecast in Washington state is worth taking note. Here's everything from air-conditioned spots to tips on cooling down your home.

07/26/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

STRAIGHT FIRE

Bring the Drama This Leo Season with These Local Gifts

Bring the drama this Leo season with a necklace from Wolf Circus, a purse from Cult Gaia, a party trick from Chambong, and more Seattle gifts.

07/22/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Cool Data

How Many Households in Washington State Have Air Conditioning?

A new nationwide survey gives us the best clue yet about the number of central AC and window units in the state.

07/07/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Planner

What to Do in Washington State in July

Berries and bluegrass take center stage for relief from the impending summer heat. Here's what to do this week and this weekend in Washington.

07/01/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Summer Book Report

Pacific Northwest Beach Reads

If a Seattle summer ever materializes, these are the local authors you should bring to the beach, from Angela Garbes to Putsata Reang.

06/22/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

WE'VE BEEN FRAMED

Summon Brighter Days with These Unique Sunglasses

Trendy pastel frames with colored lenses, unexpected patterns like split-tone and checkers, and performance sunglasses that actually look cool.

06/17/2022 By Zoe Sayler

TREND FORECAST

Shop 5 Summer Trends Fresh-Picked by Seattle Style Experts

Vegan leather Aritzia skirts, chunky Vagabond sandals, layer-ready mesh shirts, and more of what's trending in summer 2022.

06/07/2022 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Patrick Tak

Explainer

The Different Shades of Tree Equity in Seattle Neighborhoods

As Seattle summers warm, neighborhoods in South Seattle where there are fewer trees are whole degrees hotter than their northern neighbors.

06/07/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy Illustrations by Gage Murrey

Gorge Yourself

Music Festivals Worth a Trip

From the Gorge Amphitheatre to Fort Worden, our favorite live music destinations are coming back to life with fests like Watershed and Thing.

06/03/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Mini Break

Where to Go for Long Weekends from Seattle

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, summer is full of extra Mondays and Fridays off work. Here are the best three-day weekend trips in the Pacific Northwest.

05/26/2022 By Allison Williams

Enclaves

Andrews Bay Is Where Seattle Spring Breaks All Summer Long

A tranquil Lake Washington cove next to Seward Park has become Seattle’s rowdiest summer party spot—and a Nextdoor nightmare.

05/26/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Seattle Dining Guide

Perfect Patios for Sunny Days

Seattle's best restaurant and bar patios for a sunny day, from Bangrak Market in Belltown to Linda's Tavern and Monsoon in Capitol Hill.

05/23/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Above All

A Summer-Ready Guide to Rooftop Patios

From the Mountaineering Club in the U District to South Lake Union's Mbar, our growing number of rooftop patios let you spend the summer on high.

05/11/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Fair Thee Well

Seafair 2022 Is On, and It’s Going to Be Bigger (and Louder) Than Ever

The iconic festival will return with its Lake Union fireworks display, the Boeing Air Show featuring the Blue Angels, and the Torchlight Parade this July.

02/11/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Code Blue

The ER Is (Not) the Place to Be This Summer

Fireworks and fingers don’t mix.

07/19/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Hard Sell

Taste Testing Washington’s Hard Seltzer Boom

Alcoholic seltzers have proliferated around these parts; Seattle Met's editors have a definite favorite.

06/25/2021 By Allecia Vermillion and Zoe Sayler Photography by Jane Sherman

Quote Unquote

Case Berrysmith Guards Seattle's Busiest Beaches

"I’m a bigger dude. I’m an older brother, the oldest in my family of the cousins and stuff. So I’ve always been, like, the protector."

06/21/2021 By Allison Williams

THE BRIGHT SIDE

Your Seattle Summer Guide to Outdoor Entertaining Anywhere

From colorful carafes to designer pools to a fancy cooler fit for park cocktails, here’s how to outfit a summer outside.

06/18/2021 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Jane Sherman

TELL ME MORE

Seattle Summer Is Not Canceled

Soak up the elusive Washington sun with these pandemic-approved activities, from camping to making your own frosé.

08/12/2020 By Seattle Met Staff