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11 transit-accessible camping trips near Seattle

Does your idea of an outdoor adventure involve transit?

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15 Seattle parks with outdoor exercise equipment

Seattle parks can basically replace a gym—for free.

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11 transit-accessible hikes in and around Seattle

For those who hate driving, and more importantly, those without a car who still want to access the region’s amazing natural areas, it’s possible to go hiking by transit both within the city and nearby.

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15 parks near Seattle with cabin rentals

Get outdoors, but not too outdoors, on the cheap, with cabins along the beach, in the woods—or even on a small island.

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Where to watch outdoor movies in and around Seattle this summer

If you haven’t seen Black Panther or Coco yet, here’s your big chance.

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Seattle’s most significant terra cotta buildings

From window bays to walrus heads

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11 offbeat Seattle-area museums you may not have heard of

The odd, the obscure, and the extremely specific

11 iconic fire lookout hikes in the Cascade Mountains

These towers were placed for big views—and now, they beckon adventure

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Downtown Seattle is full of private-public spaces

Try these spots—including free views at Columbia Center—for secret little coffee breaks.

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20 beach towns near Seattle for little waterfront vacations

Some are perfect for a day, others are perfect for a weekend.

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The very best lesser-known parks around Seattle

Try something new

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10 Seattle-area ‘Twin Peaks’ filming locations

The real-life spots in Washington State built the fictional town of Twin Peaks—25 years ago and now.

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16 breathtaking Seattle-area botanical gardens

The Puget Sound has so many beautiful gardens to explore.

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Something to do or see at every Seattle Link Light Rail stop

Public transit is a great way to see the city—and Link Light Rail will take you on a tour from University of Washington to Othello.

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13 small towns near Seattle to visit car-free

A car-free vacation is more than possible

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Washington State’s bummer place names, mapped

As much as we love it here, we all know it can be dreary sometimes in the Pacific Northwest—and as it turns out, many of our towns and geographical features have names to match.

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15 secret Seattle parks to seek out

Explore the nooks and crannies of Seattle with these hidden parks—from pocket parks to lesser-known gems.

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Where to watch Fourth of July fireworks in Seattle

The Fourth will be here before you know it (specifically, Tuesday) so take some time now to figure out your game plan.

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7 places to find free, outdoor fitness classes this summer

The weather is getting warmer and sunnier by the day, so it’s a great time to get outside and get moving.

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13 places to rent a boat in and around Seattle—for cheap

Get out on the water on a kayak, paddleboard, canoe, or even a floating hot tub.

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Where to find sandy beaches in and around Seattle

For when you’ve had enough rocks

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Seattle buildings and places designed by Space Needle architects

Their influence on the city goes way beyond one landmark

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Frank Lloyd Wright's 5 closest homes to Seattle, mapped

He doesn’t have a huge presence in the Pacific Northwest—but there are a few homes around.

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14 Washington State campgrounds with historic buildings to explore

Campouts for history buffs, architecture aficionados, and abandoned-place enthusiasts.

Seattle-area camping trips for everyone

Want to leave the car at home? Stay by the water? Rent a cabin? Hit the backcountry?

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The best outdoor swimming spots around Seattle

Summer is here. Beat the heat by hitting the beach.

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21 of Seattle and Puget Sound’s best wedding venues

Whichever tone you want to strike—highfalutin with downtown views, laid back with mountains in the distance, just you two and a judge, or something else entirely—here are some A+ options to consider for your big day.

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9 dog-friendly campgrounds near Seattle

Get your pup tent—and your pup—ready for an adventure.

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Where ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ filmed in the Emerald City

Our ultimate guide to the classic film’s actual Seattle locations, including the floating home, Pike Place Market, and Gas Works Park.

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8 essential backpacking trips near Seattle

When was the last time you found bliss in the backcountry?

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15 Seattle places to take your mom this Mother’s Day

Don’t just get brunch. Here are 15 rain-or-shine ideas for things to do with your mom.

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21 Seattle-area comic book shops, mapped

Seattle is packed with great comic book stores to explore.

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Seattle’s 16 best places to Instagram outside

Take advantage of Seattle’s gorgeous sights

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Where to see cherry blossoms in Seattle

The pink blooms usher in an end to winter gloom.

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Irish heritage sites in and around Seattle for St. Patrick’s Day

From Whidbey Island to Tacoma

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6 Olympic National Forest hikes for all seasons

Explore the Olympics with these outdoor excursions

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The Seattle locations of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Seductively mapped

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Seattle’s best places to cry in public, mapped

Go on; let it out.

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11 Seattle works designed by black architects

From ECC to NAAM