Winged Victories

It's the Perfect Time to Bird-Watch in Seattle

Peak avian migration time means the skies are full of songbirds.

05/06/2020 By Nicole Martinson

Exit Strategies

It's Easier Than Ever to Get the Heck Out of Seattle

We've got a new airport, better roads, and greener ferries on the way.

12/23/2019 By Allison Williams

The Joy Next Door

With Waterfront Whimsy, Tacoma Is So Much More Than a Mini Seattle

Slides for adults, swimming with sharks. When did our neighbor get so cool?

10/22/2019 By Allison Williams

Rainy Day Rescues

What to Do Indoors in Seattle When Bad Weather Strikes

8 places around the city that channel summer vibes, even on cloudy days.

05/29/2019 By Philip Kiefer

All Aboard

Sail the Local Seas on These 8 Boat Rentals and Cruises

How to travel our waterways the easy way.

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams

SUMMER ON THE WATER

A Shipshape Guide to Boating in Seattle

Water is the city’s favorite playground—a place for sports, relaxation, even a creative commute. Come aboard with our guide to splashing around Seattle’s lak...

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams Photography by Tegra Stone Nuess

Cover Story

The 15 Best City Trails in Seattle

The greatest urban escape routes in the Seattle area, threading downtown, the waterfront, far-flung neighborhoods, and the abundant nature beyond.

03/26/2019 By Allison Williams

Picture Perfect

The Most Instagrammable Spots for Spring

Cute AF places around Washington to #liveauthentic this spring—do it for the 'Gram.

03/12/2019 By Elizabeth Podlesnik

Slush Advisory

How to Build a Seattle Snowman

Constructing a classic sculpture in this town is not child’s play.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

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

Hang Around Town

19 Urban Adventures for the Whole Family

Where to embrace the city sights, the great outdoors, or a rainy afternoon.

09/21/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Shade Index

7 More Reasons Why Dining by Ferry Rules

Who knew taking public transit to dinner could be so magical?

08/14/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Hipster Lodging

Local Hotels Have Personality in Order

Taking a local overnight got a lot more interesting.

08/14/2018 By Allison Williams

Destination Dinner

Washington’s Best Ferry Feasts

Make a reservation (for your table, but probably also the boat) and set sail for some incredible meals.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion, James Ross Gardner, Rosin Saez, and Allison Williams

Destination: Lummi Island

Willows Inn: The One That Started It All

Blaine Wetzel transformed a sleepy bed and breakfast into an international fine dining destination.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Destination: San Juan Island

Brunch Means Bibimbap at Friday Harbor House

Come for the seasonal fare and Korean fusion, stay for the revamped patio.

08/14/2018 By Allison Williams

Destination: Port Townsend

Finistère Celebrates Each Season with Pasta

From mussels to oyster mushrooms, Canlis alum Deborah Taylor puts the Olympic Peninsula on full display.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Destination: Lopez Island

Locavore Goes Hardcore at Ursa Minor

Nick Coffey hews to strict limitations in the kitchen, but his dishes look like art—and taste just as inspired.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Destination: Bremerton

A Food Scene Rises in Manette

Craft beer, flaky croissants, and seasonal fare—these three restaurants are worth the hour-long journey.

08/14/2018 By Rosin Saez

Destination: Bainbridge Island

The Accessible Magic of Hitchcock and Bruciato

Whether it's sublime charcuterie or Neapolitan pizza, chef Brendan McGill puts comfort first.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion