Seattle doesn’t really care what you think of it—the weather, the coffee, the flying fish. It’s heard it all before. The Emerald City prefers to keep a low profile, like a celebrity (say Bill Gates) living in the suburbs, but we can’t help but call it out. You need to know the truth: It’s one of the best cities in the U.S. for foodies (the holy seafood trifecta—Dungeness crab, wild salmon, and oysters—is totally local!); it has a lively indie music scene that has nothing to do with grunge; and, framed by Elliot Bay and snow-capped Mount Rainier, it’s got to be one of the prettiest in the country.
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Seattle’s Space Needle Unveils Its $100M Renovation
Today, it opened a revolving glass floor it's calling The Loupe.
A Book-Worm Pilgrimage to Washington's Vashon Island
Betty MacDonald, the author of the beloved Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books, used to be one of America’s most successful writers. Now literary pilgrims can spend a weekend surrounded by her legacy, a farm on Vashon.
11 Best Things to Do in Seattle Right NowFrom the Puget Sound to downtown, what to see in the Emerald City.
13 Best Hikes in SeattleAlpine lakes and wildflowers for days.
Four Best Day Trips from SeattleOur picks for weekend getaways from Seattle.
The Seattle Beach To Visit On a Rainy DaySummer may be dying down, but that doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to beach season quite yet in the Pacific Northwest.
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American ExperienceThis 60,000-square-foot facility pays tribute to the confluence of Asian and Pacific American history.Read full review
21 Best Restaurants in SeattleWhere to eat when you're in the Emerald City.
15 Best Bars in SeattleGloomy weather breeds creative drinking habits.
10 Best Sushi Restaurants in SeattleBetween the easy access to the Pacific and the cultural history, this is American sushi at its best.
10 Best Coffee Shops in SeattleWeak-brew drinkers need not apply.
12 Best Breweries in SeattleBring on the hops.
10 Best Brunch & Breakfast Places in SeattleA city surprisingly obsessed with biscuits.
MeeshaFor candles, cocktails, and food with some heat on a date night.
Pho Bac Súp ShopIn a city swimming in good pho, the bowls here are simply some of the best.
KamonegiFor rather wild soba and sakes.
Lil Red Takeout and CateringCome with a group when you're ravenous and feeling decadent.
Champagne DinerChampagne flavors with a greasy-spoon soul.
Sushi Kappo TamuraAn all-star for both its omakase and a la carte menus.
CanlisSometimes an occasion requires something extra, and those are the occasions to which Canlis caters so winningly.
SpinasseIn a city where Italian menus often promise more than they deliver, chef Stuart Lane manages to do both.
LarkThe ultimate night-away-from-the-kids restaurant.
The Walrus and the CarpenterForget Pike Place Market. Eating at Renee Erickson's oyster bar is the one thing you must do on a trip to Seattle.
SawyerA Ballard staple for those craving something comfortable.
Dacha DinerDoughy, rich, and achingly delicious, the food at Dacha Diner will warm you from the inside out.
MusangFilipino food with a sense of coming home.
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