Road Trips

Flower Power

Guide to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

The rural farmland north of Seattle erupts into a rainbow of color during the state's biggest flower fest, creating a prime spring road trip destination.

03/18/2022 By Allison Williams

Short Stops

A Heavenly Greek Bakery Hides in South Central Washington

This Columbia Gorge road trip destination offers delightful baklava and other Greek baked goods in Washington.

10/27/2021 By Allison Williams

Fair Game

Our State Fair Is...Which State Fair?

A guide to the Evergreen State Fair, Washington State Fair, Seafair, and more.

08/27/2021 By Allison Williams

Northwest Travel

18 Amazing Northwest Cabin Destinations

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

05/13/2021 By Allison Williams

Roll Yuletide

Day Trips from Seattle for Christmas Day

Go the distance for distanced holidays, or skip the Noel altogether.

12/15/2020 By Allison Williams

Day Tripper

How to Hunt for Chanterelles Near Seattle

It’s easy. But if you poison yourself, I’m not responsible.

10/27/2020 By Stefan Milne

House hunt

7 Washington Towns to Kick Off Your Airbnb Search

The best spots for weekend rentals, whether you're looking for a classic mountain experience or hours in a hot tub.

10/23/2020 By Allison Williams

Basalt and Pepper

Ellensburg is the Center of the Earth (Or Washington, At Least)

The geologic wonderland of Central Washington finally gets a rock solid restaurant—and a friendly guide to the world famous landscape.

04/08/2020 By Allison Williams

Cannonball

Great Swimming Holes within 2 Hours of Seattle

You don’t even need a boat for water hijinks—just hit the road to the region’s best swimming holes.

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams

Lover's Package

A Very Good and Very Seattle Valentine's Day Guide

Upgrade your Netflix and chill plans with cooking classes, cozy getaways, and a Robyn dance party.

02/04/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Insta-Worthy Spots

Fall's Most Instagrammable Locations

Cute AF places around Washington to #liveauthentic this autumn, zero hiking required.

09/27/2018 By Sara Marie D’Eugenio

Morel High Ground

How to Spend a Day Mushroom Hunting

Is there anything more quintessentially Pacific Northwest than foraging for fungi in the woods?

09/11/2018 By Stefan Milne

Speedy Sightseeing

How to Take a Road Trip on a Time Crunch

These seven destinations are a mere two hours (or less!) from Seattle.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Shell Game

Lilliwaup Offers Getaway Vibes and Oyster Hunting

Yep, oyster tourism is a thing. Book a cabin, RV, or tent and head to the waters for briny bivalves.

09/11/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Cover Story

15 Picture-Perfect Road Trips

Even when it’s not what you expect, Pacific Northwest highways lead to vacation perfection.

09/11/2018 Edited by Allison Williams By Stefan Milne, Hayat Norimine, and Allecia Vermillion

White Out

So You Want to Snowshoe

But you'd rather follow an expert. Take a winter walk with 12 ranger- and guide-led snowshoe trips.

01/05/2018 By Manola Secaira

Long Weekends

Go to Vancouver for the Urban Snow Sports—Stay for the Great Food

Escape to Canada and discover easy-access slopes and outstanding global cuisine.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Long Weekends

How to Spend 3 Days in Scenic, Lakefront Coeur D’Alene

Water is front and center in Idaho’s laid-back panhandle town.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Long Weekends

How to Take Advantage of Alaska’s New Nonstop Flight to San Luis Obispo

In less than 3 hours, find yourself eating BBQ and drinking fresh-pressed juice underneath that Central California sunshine.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Long Weekends

An LA Food Tour: Eat Your Way Through the City’s New Star-Studded Restaurant Scene

From Tartine to Eataly, heavy-hitting restaurateurs are suddenly congregating in La La Land.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams