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The 26 best things to do in Seattle

Curbed Seattle’s greatest hits

We’ve closed up shop for the time being, but we’re leaving you with a curated selection of best stories and maps.

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The 25 best things to do in Seattle with kids

From beaches that will make you feel like you’re in California to top-notch theater productions geared towards the younger set, the Emerald City is full of things to do as a family.

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20 iconic Seattle buildings

From the Suzzallo Library to Hat ‘n’ Boots, these buildings all have something to say about Seattle.

10 weird and wonderful San Juan Islands vacation rentals

Island life is a little different, and so are these rentals—from treehouses to a gnome chalet.

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A quick guide to the Seattle Center Monorail

The monorail is more than a tourist trap. Here’s our guide to where to board, how to pay, and the future of the line.

10 treehouse rentals near Seattle

Get above it all—literally—on your next vacation, with treehouses from Seattle to the San Juan Islands.

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Seattle’s 22 best furniture and home decor stores

Give your pad a local makeover

Everything you need to know about Sea-Tac Airport

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, or Sea-Tac, is a local behemoth—an airport in an aviation town. Here’s how to eat, navigate, and relax as you wait for your flight.

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9 skyscrapers under construction in and around downtown Seattle

Projects transforming the downtown skyline

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13 houseboats and floating homes for sale in Seattle right now

Live the floating life—literally—on Lake Union with these on-the-water homes in Westlake, Eastlake, and Wallingford.

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Where do Washington State's billionaires live?

The homes of the rich and sometimes-famous of Washington State, from Bill Gates to Howard Schultz.

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19 must-see small towns near Seattle

Try these day and weekend trips to villages, islands, arts enclaves, and mountain towns.

Paine Field Airport: Everything you need to know

Our guide on how to eat, navigate, and relax

Alaskan Way Viaduct demolition is complete

Bye forever, viaduct!

In Seattle’s Bryant neighborhood, an eclectic shop finds a sense of place

A small row of neighborhood businesses overlooking a cemetery is a pocket-size time capsule in a changing city.

The multifaceted Horace Mann building has spent more than a century with Seattle Public Schools

The Horace Mann Building—currently home to Nova High School—is the district’s oldest, and perhaps most colorful.

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Where to see salmon runs in and around Seattle

It’s time to go salmon spotting—and these creeks and rivers are breathtaking places to witness the circle of life.

Future of Seattle tenant protections is slow-moving, but bright

A law requiring landlords to accept the first qualified candidate is the latest Seattle housing law to get the green light.

Offer to buy the Showbox could keep it a venue long-term

STG, which operates historic Seattle venues like the Paramount, Moore, and Neptune theaters, has joined up with Historic Seattle to submit an offer to purchase the Showbox.

Pike Place’s Butterworth Building has pretty much been creepy since day one

The Beaux Arts building started its life as a massive mortuary

Where to ski and snowboard near Seattle

Looking for adventure? Here’s the essential intel for skiing and snowboarding near the Emerald City.

A quick guide to Seattle’s SR 99 tunnel

Everything you need to know about the toll road lurking beneath downtown.

Car-tab gutting initiative likely to pass—and projects are already being put on pause

The initiative, which is leading by 10 points, would slash vehicle registration fees, but wipe out funding for transit and road projects—even voter-approved local measures.

Giant Rainier Square project gets a slight adjustment

A hotel slated for the block isn’t happening—so amid-rise building connecting an old and new skyscraper will look just a little different.

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Have you visited every one of Seattle’s downtown parks?

There are beautiful parks all over Seattle, but sometimes the ones right in the heart of the city get overlooked

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The Re-Bar building has racked up nine decades of ghosts

While the physical building isn’t especially significant, it has a rich history in arts and community—and plenty of stories to tell.

Trailhead Direct performance shows demand for transit to trails

The Seattle hiking shuttle’s ridership grew 75 percent in its second year—but its future is unclear.

Seattle’s long history of transit funding

The Emerald City’s reliance on car tabs is fueled by a complicated history.

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Seattle’s 16 coolest playgrounds

From fire trucks to gardens

Voting in Seattle: Everything you need to know

We’re all mail-in! Postage is pre-paid!

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Private Firm Buys Iconic Pioneer Square Restaurant Merchant’s Cafe

The historic spot has been around since the 1800s

7 cute and cozy A-frame rentals in the Cascade Mountains

Relax after hitting the slopes—or just relax—in these picture-perfect mountain cabins.

Seattle’s favorite clown keeps goofing around in Fremont

‘Late for the Interurban’ keeps breathing life into iconic Seattle character J.P. Patches and his girlfriend Gertrude.

Historic condo with hot tub terrace asks $869K in Capitol Hill

Modern updates don’t sacrifice a century-old aesthetic—and vice-versa—in this stately home.

What $2,200 rents in Seattle right now

Apartments, houses, and even storefronts

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Where to buy houseplants in Seattle

Turn your home into a jungle with these local shops, whether you’re an experienced green thumb or a beginning gardener.

The new Burke Museum brings history and culture out into the open

A brand-new facility for the natural history museum gives its visitors, its artifacts, and Pacific Northwest culture a breath of fresh air

Whimsical modern home with rooftop sauna asks $1.3 million in Wallingford

A shipwright and designer made this boxy home into a colorful palace

Georgetown Steam Plant is getting a refresh

The historic property received some extra funds for renovation as it explores avenues for activation