Welcome to Seattle

Never Have I Ever: Summited the Space Needle

A longtime Washington resident makes his maiden voyage to Seattle's most visible landmark.

09/16/2021 By Stefan Milne

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Book Some Breathing Room Close to Home

There’s never been a better time for a couples’ staycation in Seattle.

04/14/2021 By Ben McBee

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Create New Family Memories

Seattle staycations are a great chance to get the kids (and the parents) out and about.

04/14/2021 By Ben McBee

Magical Mystery Tour

Would You Let Strangers Send You Anywhere in the World?

Local travel company Explorer X will build a custom mystery trip—one designed to transform your life.

08/20/2019 By Allison Williams

Island Time

A Seattleite’s Guide to Visiting Hawaii After the Eruption

Volcanic eruptions reshaped the island of Hawaii last year—and what’s left is a brand-new, dramatic landscape.

11/20/2018 By Pam Mandel


PubliCalendar: Is the U.S. Visa System Costing Seattle Money?

Today's picks for civic nerds

02/17/2015 By Darren Davis


PubliCalendar: An American Reckoning

Today's picks for civic nerds

02/16/2015 By Darren Davis


PubliCalendar: The Character of Seattle in Literature

Today's picks for civic nerds

02/12/2015 By Darren Davis


PubliCalendar: Historical Lessons

Today's picks for civic nerds

02/11/2015 By Darren Davis

Local Tourism

All the Tourists Of the Rainbow: Seattle's LGBT Visitor Center

The Emerald City is among the first to target gay travelers.

08/06/2013 By Allison Williams


The Great Outdoors: North Cascades National Park

Hiking, swimming, camping, eating, and wine tasting: Get out to our hidden gem of a national park and lakeside retreat.

08/01/2013 By Allison Williams

Tourist Attraction

Curious Things on Display at Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

Here's where to go when you want your mummy.

05/23/2013 By Neal Thompson


Insider’s Guide to the Seattle Icons You Thought You Knew

Behind-the-scenes secrets of everything from the Space Needle to the Duck Tour. Remind yourself what the city’s 10 million tourists are just finding out—Seattle is full of surprises.

05/22/2013 By Allison Williams


Six New Seattle Tourist Attractions

Space Needle, Sculpture Park, monorail? They're old news.



Seattle Gets A New Trolley Service

Hop on, hop off: The city has yet another form of transportation, but this one's for tourists.

05/16/2013 By Brianna Lantz and Allison Williams

City Hall

McGinn Responds to Downtown Street Disorder Complaints

Mayor Mike McGinn responds to criticism of the city's response to street disorder and nuisance crimes downtown.

10/05/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Northwest Travel Awards

Our favorite hotels, restaurants, sights, and arts around the Pacific Northwest.

09/19/2012 With Laura Dannen and Allecia Vermillion By Allison Williams


Kenmore Float Plane Sightseeing Deal

Book ASAP and get above it all this weekend.

09/12/2012 By Allison Williams


Inside Seattle’s New Great Wheel

We’ve been up and around, even inside the VIP car.

07/09/2012 By Allison Williams

Local Sights

Seattle Great Wheel Opens June 28 (Tentatively) [UPDATED]

Our Ferris wheel finally looks like a Ferris wheel.

06/06/2012 By Allison Williams