Wine Country Escape

Columbia Gorge: The Wild Frontier

A one-day itinerary—including where to stop and eat—in the Columbia Gorge AVA.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oompah Yourself

Oktoberfest Is Still On in the Northwest

Where to drink German beers and celebrate the Bavarian fall tradition near Seattle. Plus, what happened to Leavenworth's famous Oktoberfest?

09/14/2021 By Allison Williams

Scenic & Sparkling

Where to Drink Wine in the Yakima Valley

Here are some of the best wineries in the region, from Yakima to Prosser to the Tri-Cities.

09/10/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Valley Whirl

What to Do in Yakima

Once billed as the Palm Springs of Washington, this agricultural town boasts outdoor recreation and serious beer tasting.

09/10/2021 By Allison Williams and Seattle Met Staff

Local Gems

Where to Eat in Yakima

The Central Washington town has everything from famous Mexican fare to well-crafted cocktails.

09/10/2021 By Allison Williams

Planner

What to Do in Washington in September

Scottish games, state fair scones, and a tour to watch elk get busy.

09/03/2021 By Allison Williams

Fall Report

Northwest Travel Fall 2021: Where to Go, What to Know

From Walla Walla's Fall Release Weekend to a musical from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, chillier weather doesn't mean there's any less to do.

09/02/2021 By Allison Williams

Branch Out

The Best Treehouse Vacation Rentals in Washington

Make like a squirrel by overnighting in cabins suspended in Pacific Northwest trees.

09/01/2021 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

The Mountain

An Insider’s Guide to Visiting Mount Rainier National Park

Make the most of a visit to Washington State's famous volcano.

08/25/2021 By Allison Williams and Seattle Met Staff

Tasting Notes

The Ultimate Guide to Walla Walla

All you need to know about visiting Washington wine country.

08/18/2021 By Allison Williams and Sean P. Sullivan Photography by Brooke Fitts

Coastal Croissants

Canlis Alums Bring Two New Projects to Seabrook

Rising Tide Tavern and Vista Bakeshop (and Cookie's Country Chicken) create a critical mass of new restaurants on Washington's coast.

08/17/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Tasting Notes

The Best Wineries to Visit in Walla Walla

From Sleight of Hand in the Southside District to tasting rooms downtown Walla Walla, here are our favorite places to experience Washington wine.

08/13/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Not

Things to Do in Walla Walla

There's plenty of history to explore, plus golf, skiing, and electric bike tours. Oh, and the original Batman.

08/13/2021 By Allison Williams

Pinkies Down

The Best Breweries and Distilleries in Walla Walla

Where to drink in Walla Walla—even if you're not a huge wine fan.

08/13/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Main Dish

Where to Eat in Walla Walla

From breakfast at Bacon and Eggs to dinner at Walla Walla Steak Co., fine wine is only part of the equation.

08/13/2021 By Allison Williams

Water's Fine

Swimply Rents Backyard Swimming Pools by the Hour

The Airbnb of swimming pools lets renters borrow a Seattle-area backyard for an hour or two. Here's our review.

08/10/2021 By Allison Williams

Flame Out

Seattle Guide to Wildfires and Smoke

How to track fires and breathe safely during our most apocalyptic season.

07/30/2021 By Allison Williams

Wet and wild

11 Swimming Holes within Two Hours of Seattle

Dive in to Washington’s glistening lakes and rivers—the water's fine.

07/27/2021 By Allison Williams

Northern Exposure

The Canadian Border Will Reopen to Travelers This August

We can almost taste the poutine.

07/19/2021 By Allison Williams