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Seattle Travel Guide

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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From Beer Halls to Bakeries, Where to Find Seattle’s Scandinavian Influences

Seattle's Ballard neighborhood has a surprising Nordic influence.

These Century-Old Businesses Define Seattle's Japantown

The neighborhood remains vibrant 80 years after the Japanese Internment.


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.

A Long Weekend on Whidbey Island, the Playground of the Pacific Northwest

Think of it as the Pacific Northwest's answer to Nantucket

15 Best Hotels in Seattle

Where to cozy up in the Pacific Northwest.

Urban Wine Trails Are Popping Up Across the U.S., from Seattle to Brooklyn

Bucolic vineyards are nice and all, but city wineries and tasting rooms have a charm of their own.

The Most Beautiful Places in the Pacific Northwest

All the foggy beaches and wooded mountains you could need. 

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