Seasonal Send-offs

Winter Weekend Travel Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest travel ideas worth the search: truffles, snowbound mountain huts, and Kurt Cobain's favorite spot in Aberdeen.

12/17/2021 By Allison Williams

Winter Report

Northwest Travel Winter 2021–22: Where to Go, What to Know

From Walla Walla to Port Townsend, the PNW offers an abundance of winter and holiday getaways within easy driving distance of Seattle.

11/23/2021 By Allison Williams

Due South

Portland Opens Back Up to Travelers with a Few New Twists

Find the Hotel Grand Stark, the Lot at Zidell Yards, new restaurants like Oma's Hideaway, and a new vibe in a city that feels more grown up than ever.

09/24/2021 By Allison Williams

Northwest Travel

18 Amazing Northwest Cabin Destinations

Bungalows, chalets, yurts: Like home, but better.

05/13/2021 By Allison Williams

Bright Breaks

Seeking a Sunny Vacation? Here's Where to Find It Near Seattle

This ain’t Baja. But there are some Covid-safe retreats with a few (chilly) rays just a day’s drive away.

01/22/2021 By Allison Williams

Apocalypse Right Now

Where Can You Go When the State Is on Fire?

Blocked highways, closed forests—here's how to plan a weekend during a statewide disaster.

09/10/2020 By Allison Williams

Home Away From Home

8 Cute and Cozy Washington Airbnbs

From tucked-away tree houses to subterranean abodes, who can resist a PNW getaway?

09/11/2019 By Lily Hansen

Getaway Guides

Guide to the San Juan Islands

The San Juans are Washington’s special, secluded archipelago, a tiny realm barely tucked into Puget Sound’s pocket. And they’re ripe for exploration.

05/25/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Cabins & Cottages

The Best Washington State Park Cabins

Some are simple, some are surprising, and all sit on public land—and that means they rent for cheap.

05/14/2017 By Allison Williams

Get Out of Town

Northwest Travel Dispatch, Summer 2016

Where, why, and how to take a summer vacation.

06/21/2016 By Allison Williams

52 Weekends

Summer Weekends

Work up an appetite for the year's best feast with cowboys, boats, and beaches.

12/30/2015 By Allison Williams

52 Weekends

Spring Weekend Trips and Getaways

Get outside for Shakespeare, a whitewater rafting festival, or the wildest parade this side of the Cascades.

12/30/2015 By Allison Williams

52 Weekends

Fall Weekend Road Trips and Getaways

Cider on Hood Canal, leaf peeping on an Oregon mountain pass, and Halloween on a whole new level.

12/30/2015 By Allison Williams

Mountain Adventures

5 Places to Stay in Washington's Wilderness

These lodges are truly above it all.

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

Three Day Play

5 Destinations for Memorial Day 2015

Yes, it's happening already. Don't waste your Memorial Monday off.

05/11/2015 By Allison Williams

Northwest Travel

Seattleites Guide to PDX

How to visit, enjoy, explore—and understand—Portland.

02/01/2014 Edited by Allison Williams

Weekend Away

30 Winter Lodges We Love

Cuddle up by the fire at the Northwest's coziest retreats.

11/27/2012 By Allison Williams

Deals

Alaska Offers Wine Country Plane Perks

Drinking on vacation gets a little easier with special flight and tasting deals.

09/05/2012 By Allison Williams

Trails

Try This Trail: Saddle Rock

We can’t guarentee sun, but it’s a pretty good bet.

05/18/2012 By Craig Romano

Getaways

Washington’s Five Most Romantic Destinations

These places make us feel all cuddly inside.

02/01/2012 By Allison Williams